Sunday, July 30, 8:00 AM - 8:45 AM

  • Room: N245
Learn the A-B-C's of ASD Market Week. Shop like a pro, find the best margin-making merchandise and get the 4-1-1 on all the fun, too! Hosted by ASD's Buyer Concierge Manager, Amy Sadikoff and Mercedes Gonzalez, Director of Global Purchasing Companies....
Speaker(s)
Co-Presenter
Amy Sadikoff
Co-Presenter
Mercedes Gonzalez
Director
Global Purchasing Companies

    Sunday, July 30, 9:30 AM - 9:45 AM

    • Room: Central Lobby
    Join Rich Kizer and Georganne Bender and learn what you can expect from the Independent Retailer Conference at ASD, as well as ways you can maximize your experience through the many educational events, mini pod presentations, sponsor participation and more!...
    Speaker(s)
    Co-Presenter
    Georganne Bender
    Partner
    Kizer & Bender
    Co-Presenter
    Rich Kizer
    Kizer & Bender
    Tracks:
    • POD

    Sunday, July 30, 10:00 AM - 10:15 AM

    • Room: Central Lobby
    Retail is undoubtedly changing but that shouldn't mean you should be scared. Instead, discover how the future of retail may look and what you can do to stay alive and relevant in these changing times. We will discuss why Amazon continues to invest in specialty brick and mortar and what that... ...read more...
    Speaker(s)
    Speaker/Presenter
    Nick Stagge
    Experticity
    Tracks:
    • POD

    Sunday, July 30, 10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

    • Room: N245
    Have you been looking to start selling on Amazon.com? Travis breaks out how to get started selling on Amazon. From some of the basic rules of the platform, what sells well on Amazon, and the benefits of utilizing Amazon’s FBA program to increase conversions....
    Speaker(s)
    Speaker/Presenter
    Travis Ross
    Reseller Conference
    Tracks:

      Sunday, July 30, 10:30 AM - 10:45 AM

      • Room: Central Lobby
      Discover the importance of multiple locations for your small business inventory when selling on different marketplaces. Gain insight and resources you won’t want to miss to help manage your marketplace inventory....
      Speaker(s)
      Speaker/Presenter
      Kim Wren
      Sku Vault
      Tracks:
      • POD

      Sunday, July 30, 11:00 AM - 11:15 AM

      • Room: Central Lobby
      Millennials are transforming the relationship between retailer and consumer in search of a seamless experience from online to in-store, but nobody seems to understand how to engage with them. We’ll navigate some popular Millennial myths to help retailers provide the experience Millennials demand....
      Speaker(s)
      Speaker/Presenter
      Sean Lakind
      Dor
      Tracks:
      • POD

      Sunday, July 30, 11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

      • Room: N245
      Robyn Johnson and Eddie Levine will take you through 2 different methods of how to find wholesale sources at a trade show and analying them to find the most profitable items. We will be covering how to approach vendors, industry vocabulary, and how to overcome the "Do you... ...read more...
      Speaker(s)
      Co-Presenter
      Eddie Levine
      Co-Presenter
      Robyn Johnson
      Best From The Nest
      Tracks:

        Sunday, July 30, 11:30 AM - 11:45 AM

        • Room: Central Lobby
        The Buy Box is where most Amazon sales happen. Learn why it is important, how to win the Buy Box and key metrics for the Buy Box Algorithm. Getting favored by Amazon’s algorithms doesn’t have to be a headache....
        Speaker(s)
        Speaker/Presenter
        Tim Bildstein
        SellerActive
        Tracks:
        • POD

        Sunday, July 30, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

        • Room: Central Lobby
        It’s time to turn off the auto-pilot and make your sales floor crackle again! Join Kizer & Bender and learn what successful retailers do to create unique customer experiences.  If your Crackle! has fizzled out, then you won’t want to miss this exciting and profitable presentation. You’ll leave armed with... ...read more...
        Speaker(s)
        Co-Presenter
        Georganne Bender
        Partner
        Kizer & Bender
        Co-Presenter
        Rich Kizer
        Kizer & Bender
        Tracks:
        • Keynote

        Sunday, July 30, 1:00 PM - 1:45 PM

        • Room: N245
        Amazon is a great marketplace to sell your products and grow your brand. However, relying only Amazon is risky. Learn about how you can diversify your business by selling on Jet.com. This talk will cover how the Jet marketplace is different from Amazon and how you need to... ...read more...
        Speaker(s)
        Speaker/Presenter
        Barbara Boschen
        CoMerchant
        Tracks:

          Sunday, July 30, 1:15 PM - 1:30 PM

          • Room: Central Lobby
          There is one secret to moving out the most inventory ever AND putting the most cash in your pocket. You have never been taught this before, and you'll be shocked at how easy it is to implement NOW....
          Speaker(s)
          Speaker/Presenter
          Cathy Wagner
          RETAILMavens
          Tracks:
          • POD

          Sunday, July 30, 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

          • Room: Source Direct Seminar Stage
          New to SourceDirect? Learn the ins and outs of navigating the show floor and discover the tools and educational sessions available to ensure you have a profitable business experience....
          Speaker(s)
          Speaker/Presenter
          Mercedes Gonzalez
          Global Purchasing Companies
          Tracks:

            Sunday, July 30, 1:45 PM - 2:00 PM

            • Room: Central Lobby
            Amidst the potentially devastating landscape there are retailers rising above, proving the future isn't bleak but instead hopeful. These retailers are not only surviving, but completely thriving. And their success is not a fluke. Here's how despite an uber competitive market, Flight Club has made a name for itself. Discover some of... ...read more...
            Speaker(s)
            Speaker/Presenter
            Nick Stagge
            Experticity
            Tracks:
            • POD

            Sunday, July 30, 2:00 PM - 2:45 PM

            • Room: N245
            How to effectively manage your small business inventory....
            Speaker(s)
            Speaker/Presenter
            Kim Wren
            Sku Vault
            Tracks:

              Sunday, July 30, 2:15 PM - 2:30 PM

              • Room: Central Lobby
              If you’re holding inventory, it’s costing you big time. The question is: How much? This presentation will cover the following terms: inventory holding costs, turn rates, weeks on hand, GMROI, markdowns and markdown percent, sell through percent, sold at retail (no discount), sold off retail (with discount), and... ...read more...
              Speaker(s)
              Speaker/Presenter
              William English
              English Management Solutions
              Tracks:
              • POD

              Sunday, July 30, 3:00 PM - 3:30 PM

              • Room: Central Lobby
              Hear from Shark Tank alum Sun-Staches, Chapul and Three Jerks Jerky about how to gain retail success based on their own Shark Tank experiences and more. Moderated by Retail Minded Founder Nicole Leinbach Reyhle, this panel will explore the efforts that went into claiming the attention of the Shark Tank... ...read more...
              Speaker(s)
              Panelist
              Daniel Fogelson
              Three Jerks Jerky
              Panelist
              David Levich
              Marketing
              Sun-Staches
              Panelist
              Nicole Leinbach Reyhle
              Independent Retailer Conference
              Panelist
              Pat Crowley
              Chapul
              Tracks:
              • Panel

              Sunday, July 30, 3:00 PM - 3:45 PM

              • Room: N245
              Changes on the e-commerce marketplaces including new brand restrictions, category approval requirements, and product authenticity concerns have sellers worried about the impact to their business in 2017 and beyond. Having started his business 5 years ago with retail arbitrage, Eddie understands the challenges that many sellers are currently experiencing.... ...read more...
              Speaker(s)
              Speaker/Presenter
              Eddie Levine
              Tracks:

                Sunday, July 30, 3:45 PM - 4:00 PM

                • Room: Central Lobby
                Transportation impacts your business on a daily basis.  Learn how to reduce costs of small parcel and LTL freight.  Shipping LTL is not scary, let us show you how....
                Speaker(s)
                Speaker/Presenter
                Brian Gibbs
                Refund Retriever, LLC
                Tracks:
                • POD

                Sunday, July 30, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

                  The China Factor" outlines competitive strategy and solutions to the many challenges that Western businesses face today with emerging competitors....
                  Speaker(s)
                  Co-Presenter
                  Amy Karam
                  Karam Consulting
                  Tracks:

                    Sunday, July 30, 4:15 PM - 4:30 PM

                    • Room: Central Lobby
                    Did you know that almost nine out of every ten in-store dollars you make above or below your average is due to the weather? We’ll share stories of retailers who make inventory and staffing changes in response to weather trends and share takeaways of how you can plan for rainy... ...read more...
                    Speaker(s)
                    Speaker/Presenter
                    Sean Lakind
                    Dor
                    Tracks:
                    • POD

                    Sunday, July 30, 4:45 PM - 5:00 PM

                    • Room: Central Lobby
                    If bookkeeping doesn't top your list of favorite things to do, this is a session you won't want to miss. Discover the common faults people make when they do their own books PLUS how to avoid them....
                    Speaker(s)
                    Speaker/Presenter
                    Rob Pintwala
                    Bench
                    Tracks:
                    • POD

                    Monday, July 31, 8:00 AM - 8:45 AM

                    • Room: N245
                    Learn the A-B-C's of ASD Market Week. Shop like a pro, find the best margin-making merchandise and get the 4-1-1 on all the fun, too! Hosted by ASD's Buyer Concierge Manager, Amy Sadikoff and Nicole Leinbach Reyhle, Publisher, Retail Minded magazine and Co-Founder, Independent Retailer Conference...
                    Speaker(s)
                    Co-Presenter
                    Amy Sadikoff
                    Co-Presenter
                    Nicole Leinbach Reyhle
                    Independent Retailer Conference

                      Monday, July 31, 9:30 AM - 9:45 AM

                      • Room: Central Lobby
                      Join Rich Kizer and Georganne Bender and learn what you can expect from the Independent Retailer Conference at ASD, as well as ways you can maximize your experience through the many educational events, mini pod presentations, sponsor participation and more!...
                      Speaker(s)
                      Co-Presenter
                      Georganne Bender
                      Partner
                      Kizer & Bender
                      Co-Presenter
                      Rich Kizer
                      Kizer & Bender
                      Tracks:
                      • POD

                      Monday, July 31, 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

                      • Room: Source Direct Seminar Stage
                      New to SourceDirect? Learn the ins and outs of navigating the show floor and discover the tools and educational sessions available to ensure you have a profitable business experience....
                      Speaker(s)
                      Speaker/Presenter
                      Mercedes Gonzalez
                      Global Purchasing Companies
                      Tracks:

                        Monday, July 31, 10:00 AM - 10:15 AM

                        • Room: Central Lobby
                        Amidst the potentially devastating landscape there are retailers rising above, proving the future isn't bleak but instead hopeful. These retailers are not only surviving, but completely thriving. And their success is not a fluke. Learn how Sephora has embraced technology to create the ultimate in-store experience... and discover ways you can,... ...read more...
                        Speaker(s)
                        Panelist
                        Nick Stagge
                        Experticity
                        Tracks:
                        • POD

                        Monday, July 31, 10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

                        • Room: N245
                        Amazon is a great marketplace to sell your products and grow your brand. However, growing your business solely on Amazon can come with a lot of risks. Learn how to diversify your business by opening up your own online store and take back control of your customers. This talk will... ...read more...
                        Speaker(s)
                        Speaker/Presenter
                        Brennan Hyde
                        Miva
                        Tracks:

                          Monday, July 31, 10:30 AM - 10:45 AM

                          • Room: Central Lobby
                          Bookkeeping is an essential part of any strong business and in this session you'll discover the benefits of keeping good financial records, ways to strengthen your bookkeeping habits and more. Plus, we'll reveal the questions you should be asking your accountant. Ready to strengthen your biz? This is a session... ...read more...
                          Speaker(s)
                          Speaker/Presenter
                          Rob Pintwala
                          Bench
                          Tracks:
                          • POD

                          Monday, July 31, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

                          • Room: N243
                          Discover expert advice on making the most of your listings on Amazon, Ebay, and Walmart – ecommerce’s 3 major marketplaces that you need to know about. Gain new insight, expert perspectives and the opportunity to join in a Q&A to help you better understand the value, opportunities and potentials of listings... ...read more...
                          Speaker(s)
                          Speaker/Presenter
                          Kim Wren
                          Sku Vault
                          Tracks:
                          • BREAKOUT

                          Monday, July 31, 11:00 AM - 11:15 AM

                          • Room: Central Lobby
                          Did you know that each year UPS and FedEx rates rise? In this quick, 15-minute session we will share some tips on lowering your costs without sacrificing service. Join in discovering ways to save your company cash, plus join in a Q&A....
                          Speaker(s)
                          Speaker/Presenter
                          Brian Gibbs
                          Refund Retriever, LLC
                          Tracks:
                          • POD


                          Monday, July 31, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

                          • Room: Source Direct Seminar Stage
                          This session will cover the fundamentals of sourcing your products from overseas. The panel will share their varied expertise covering the process of finding new suppliers, supply chain strategies, the art of negotiation, and legal issues for newcomers to the industry.......
                          Speaker(s)
                          Panelist
                          Amy Karam
                          Karam Consulting
                          Panelist
                          Jim Ullum
                          Source International
                          Moderator
                          Kelly Raia
                          Dragonfly Global, LLC
                          Panelist
                          Mercedes Gonzalez
                          Global Purchasing Companies
                          Panelist
                          Nathan Resnick
                          Sourcify
                          Tracks:

                            Monday, July 31, 11:30 AM - 11:45 AM

                            • Room: Central Lobby
                            Video is a powerful tool that can increase both store traffic and overall dollars spent at your store. But, for retailers to take advantage of video, they need to see past the hype to find the strategies that make the biggest impact. Retail, video and TV expert Doug Garnett will... ...read more...
                            Speaker(s)
                            Speaker/Presenter
                            Doug Garnett
                            Atomic Direct
                            Tracks:
                            • POD

                            Monday, July 31, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

                            • Room: Central Lobby
                            Facebook Ads can be an incredible customer acquisition tool for almost any business — IF you know what you're doing. "Set-it-and-forget-it" just doesn't work here. And crossing your fingers is not an adequate ad strategy. THIS is where so many business owners get stuck. But fortunately, Facebook Advertising doesn't have... ...read more...
                            Speaker(s)
                            Speaker/Presenter
                            Jennifer Spivak
                            Jennifer Spivak
                            Tracks:
                            • Keynote

                            Monday, July 31, 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

                            • Room: Source Direct Seminar Stage
                            This session will cover the fundamentals to help aid you through the sourcing process. The panel will discuss in-depth the quality control process, legal contracts, and logistics of getting the products from the factory to your warehouse....
                            Speaker(s)
                            Speaker/Presenter
                            Greg Buhyoff
                            Law Office of Greg F Buhyoff
                            Tracks:

                              Monday, July 31, 1:00 PM - 1:45 PM

                              • Room: N245
                              Topic 1 - We will go over the 5 Steps it takes to find, list,rank and build a Private label brand on Amazon. Topic 2 would be, Our process of finding the right keywords for our Amazon listings and sponsored ads, using our proven formula with free and paid tools....
                              Speaker(s)
                              Co-Presenter
                              Andy Slamans
                              Worldwide Ecom
                              Co-Presenter
                              Liran Hirschkorn
                              1981 LLC
                              Tracks:

                                Monday, July 31, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

                                • Room: N237
                                Discover European Nail Trends, Gel Paint and Nude Collection...
                                Speaker(s)
                                Speaker/Presenter
                                Arturo Osorio
                                Mia Secret

                                  Monday, July 31, 1:15 PM - 1:30 PM

                                  • Room: Central Lobby
                                  Millennials are transforming the relationship between retailer and consumer in search of a seamless experience from online to in-store, but nobody seems to understand how to engage with them. We’ll navigate some popular Millennial myths to help retailers provide the experience Millennials demand....
                                  Speaker(s)
                                  Speaker/Presenter
                                  Sean Lakind
                                  Dor
                                  Tracks:
                                  • POD

                                  Monday, July 31, 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

                                  • Room: N243
                                  Want to increase your cash flow? This seminar will help you do just that! You’ll learn how to be more successful and profitable in your business - with the goal to increase cash flow and better sleep at night! You’ll learn simple, actionable, and thought provoking steps for immediate real-world... ...read more...
                                  Speaker(s)
                                  Speaker/Presenter
                                  Cathy Wagner
                                  RETAILMavens
                                  Tracks:
                                  • BREAKOUT

                                  Monday, July 31, 1:45 PM - 2:00 PM

                                  • Room: Central Lobby
                                  To cycle count or not to cycle count, that is the question! Why should a retailer do inventory cycle counts? What does it mean in terms of commitment of time and resources? And what’s the payback? This session will cover the physical inventory process, including taking a complete physical... ...read more...
                                  Speaker(s)
                                  Speaker/Presenter
                                  William English
                                  English Management Solutions
                                  Tracks:
                                  • POD

                                  Monday, July 31, 2:00 PM - 2:45 PM

                                  • Room: N245
                                  Ashlin Hadden of Voldico Insurance guides you through the necessities of insurance and how your insurance covers you as an Ecommerce professional....
                                  Speaker(s)
                                  Speaker/Presenter
                                  Ashlin Hadden
                                  Voldico - Ashlin Hadden Insurance Agency

                                    Monday, July 31, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

                                    • Room: Source Direct Seminar Stage
                                    In order to be successful buying in China there are some key practices that are critical to drive good purchasing decisions. With a highly developed infrastructure and the most diverse availability of raw materials in Asia, China is likely to remain a primary manufacturing center for all types of products... ...read more...
                                    Tracks:

                                      Monday, July 31, 2:15 PM - 2:30 PM

                                      • Room: Central Lobby
                                      The Buy Box is where most Amazon sales happen. Learn why it is important, how to win the Buy Box and key metrics for the Buy Box Algorithm. Getting favored by Amazon’s algorithms doesn’t have to be a headache....
                                      Speaker(s)
                                      Speaker/Presenter
                                      Tim Bildstein
                                      SellerActive
                                      Tracks:
                                      • POD

                                      Monday, July 31, 3:00 PM - 3:30 PM

                                      • Room: Generation Central Lobby
                                      Looking to understand your target audience better? Join Nicole Reyhle, Founder of Retail Minded, as she leads a discussion about women consumers and the various needs and wants they have based on what generation they fall into. We'll offer insight on consumers from their 20s to their 60s, shedding light... ...read more...
                                      Speaker(s)
                                      Panelist
                                      Georganne Bender
                                      Partner
                                      Kizer & Bender
                                      Panelist
                                      Meaghan Brophy
                                      Independent Retailer & Sumner Communications
                                      Panelist
                                      Nicole Leinbach Reyhle
                                      Independent Retailer Conference
                                      Tracks:
                                      • Generation Panel

                                      Monday, July 31, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

                                      • Room: N243
                                      Come join Bench for a discussion around how to streamline your back office, bookkeeping and more! We'll go over bookkeeping options and best practices for your particular business, as well as reveal tips, tricks and techniques to be more efficient in operating your business. Come with questions, as well, as... ...read more...
                                      Speaker(s)
                                      Speaker/Presenter
                                      Rob Pintwala
                                      Bench
                                      Tracks:
                                      • BREAKOUT

                                      Monday, July 31, 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

                                      • Room: Source Direct Seminar Stage
                                      This session will describe the pressures on each constituent in the commerce and content value chain. Whether an exporter, importer, distributor, or retailer, each member of the chain has challenges and opportunities to improve the customer’s experience. Putting up a web site, including going direct to the end... ...read more...
                                      Speaker(s)
                                      Speaker/Presenter
                                      Rick Chavie
                                      Enterworks Holding Company
                                      Tracks:

                                        Monday, July 31, 3:45 PM - 4:00 PM

                                        • Room: Central Lobby
                                        Retail is undoubtedly changing but that shouldn't mean you should be scared. Instead, discover how the future of retail may look and what you can do to stay alive and relevant in these changing times. We will discuss why Amazon continues to invest in specialty brick and mortar and what that... ...read more...
                                        Speaker(s)
                                        Speaker/Presenter
                                        Nick Stagge
                                        Experticity
                                        Tracks:
                                        • POD

                                        Monday, July 31, 4:15 PM - 4:30 PM

                                        • Room: Central Lobby
                                        Learn the exact steps to take to double your foot traffic - without putting anything on sale!  This is about selling full price goods.   Using the science of consumer psychology, you’ll learn the low cost and simple process to bring twice as many people through your door next Saturday than came through... ...read more...
                                        Speaker(s)
                                        Speaker/Presenter
                                        Cathy Wagner
                                        RETAILMavens
                                        Tracks:
                                        • POD

                                        Monday, July 31, 4:45 PM - 5:00 PM

                                        • Room: Central Lobby
                                        Ever feel like you’re playing hide and seek with your inventory? During this session discover how to layout and name your inventory locations to help your business thrive....
                                        Speaker(s)
                                        Speaker/Presenter
                                        Kim Wren
                                        Sku Vault
                                        Tracks:
                                        • POD

                                        Tuesday, August 01, 9:30 AM - 9:45 AM

                                        • Room: Central Lobby
                                        Join Rich Kizer and Georganne Bender and learn what you can expect from the Independent Retailer Conference at ASD, as well as ways you can maximize your experience through the many educational events, mini pod presentations, sponsor participation and more!...
                                        Speaker(s)
                                        Co-Presenter
                                        Georganne Bender
                                        Partner
                                        Kizer & Bender
                                        Co-Presenter
                                        Rich Kizer
                                        Kizer & Bender
                                        • POD

                                        Tuesday, August 01, 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

                                        • Room: Source Direct Seminar Stage
                                        This session will describe the pressures on each constituent in the commerce and content value chain. Whether an exporter, importer, distributor, or retailer, each member of the chain has challenges and opportunities to improve the customer’s experience. Putting up a web site, including going direct to the end... ...read more...
                                        Speaker(s)
                                        Speaker/Presenter
                                        Rick Chavie
                                        Enterworks Holding Company
                                        Tracks:

                                          Tuesday, August 01, 10:00 AM - 10:15 AM

                                          • Room: Central Lobby
                                          Organizing your inventory locations for ease of use and accuracy is important in running a successful business. During this quick, 15-minute session we will reveal 2 bad habits you actually need in eliminating your inventory organization. This is a session not to miss!...
                                          Speaker(s)
                                          Speaker/Presenter
                                          Kim Wren
                                          Sku Vault
                                          Tracks:
                                          • POD

                                          Tuesday, August 01, 10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

                                          • Room: N245
                                          Everyone knows the incredible power of Facebook Advertising and we all keep hearing about Sales Funnels. Bryan Bowman going to share the strategies and tactics to help create effective ads that send targeted traffic to congruent offers that keep your customers coming back for more...in other words, how to send... ...read more...
                                          Speaker(s)
                                          Speaker/Presenter
                                          Bryan Bowman
                                          AMZ Profit Pros
                                          Tracks:

                                            Tuesday, August 01, 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

                                            • Room: Central Lobby
                                            Want to strengthen your in-store experience? This session will reveal how Skullcandy is turning brick and mortar locations into a meaningful point of experience for their consumers with the help of Experticity... and show you ways you can do the same for your store. Gain insight, expertise and take away... ...read more...
                                            Speaker(s)
                                            Co-Presenter
                                            Derek Steiner
                                            Skullcandy
                                            Co-Presenter
                                            Nick Stagge
                                            Experticity
                                            Tracks:
                                            • Panel

                                            Tuesday, August 01, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

                                            • Room: N243
                                            If you think Amazon is stealing your business, you've got lots of company.  They're a behemoth that has completely changed how consumers think about shopping. But the truth is, if you're losing business to them,  it is only because you are letting it happen.  Sure, Amazon is gaining market share at... ...read more...
                                            Speaker(s)
                                            Speaker/Presenter
                                            Cathy Wagner
                                            RETAILMavens
                                            Tracks:
                                            • BREAKOUT

                                            Tuesday, August 01, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

                                            • Room: Source Direct Seminar Stage
                                            This interactive Q&A allows attendees to ask the panelists questions pertaining to sourcing and importing. Experts will address questions from the audience as well as answer questions that arose in previous seminar discussions leading up to this Q&A. We encourage an interactive dialogue where no sourcing topics are off limits.... ...read more...
                                            Speaker(s)
                                            Panelist
                                            Derek Newbold
                                            Sr. Business Development Manager
                                            The Grand Bahama Port Authority, Limited & Invest Grand Bahama
                                            Panelist
                                            Greg Buhyoff
                                            Law Office of Greg F Buhyoff
                                            Panelist
                                            Jim Ullum
                                            Source International
                                            Moderator
                                            Kelly Raia
                                            Dragonfly Global, LLC
                                            Panelist
                                            Nathan Resnick
                                            Sourcify
                                            Tracks:

                                              Tuesday, August 01, 11:15 AM - 11:30 AM

                                              • Room: Central Lobby
                                              The Buy Box is where most Amazon sales happen. Learn why it is important, how to win the Buy Box and key metrics for the Buy Box Algorithm. Getting favored by Amazon’s algorithms doesn’t have to be a headache....
                                              Speaker(s)
                                              Speaker/Presenter
                                              Tim Bildstein
                                              SellerActive
                                              Tracks:
                                              • POD

                                              Tuesday, August 01, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

                                              • Room: N243
                                              Speaker(s)
                                              Tracks:
                                              • BREAKOUT

                                              Tuesday, August 01, 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

                                                The China Factor" outlines competitive strategy and solutions to the many challenges that Western businesses face today with emerging competitors....
                                                Speaker(s)
                                                Speaker/Presenter
                                                Amy Karam
                                                Karam Consulting
                                                Tracks:

                                                  Tuesday, August 01, 1:00 PM - 1:45 PM

                                                  • Room: N245
                                                  Whats better than learning from the experts? How about learning from five of them! With 45+ years of combined experience, these ecommerce sellers & industry experts are here to share their knowledge of online selling with you. Robyn, Eddie, Kim, Doyle, & Liran – are here to take your questions... ...read more...
                                                  Speaker(s)
                                                  Panelist
                                                  Doyle Carver
                                                  DC Mach Inc
                                                  Panelist
                                                  Eddie Levine
                                                  Panelist
                                                  Kim Coghlan
                                                  Coghlan Family Enterprises
                                                  Panelist
                                                  Liran Hirschkorn
                                                  1981 LLC
                                                  Panelist
                                                  Robyn Johnson
                                                  Best From The Nest

                                                    Tuesday, August 01, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

                                                    • Room: N237
                                                    Discover European Nail Trends, Gel Paint and Nude Collection...
                                                    Speaker(s)
                                                    Speaker/Presenter
                                                    Arturo Osorio
                                                    Mia Secret

                                                      Tuesday, August 01, 1:15 PM - 1:30 PM

                                                      • Room: Central Lobby
                                                      Have you ever gone into a negotiation and wished you had the same information at your fingertips that FedEx or UPS brings to the table? This session will share which fees are negotiable, plus how to negotiate a better rate on your shipping. As a small business, there are details... ...read more...
                                                      Speaker(s)
                                                      Speaker/Presenter
                                                      Brian Gibbs
                                                      Refund Retriever, LLC
                                                      Tracks:
                                                      • POD

                                                      Tuesday, August 01, 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

                                                      • Room: N243
                                                      Everyone these days seems to be selling online. Should you? There are questions to be considered before creating an online shopping experience. For example, how can you interface with the Amazon and eBay, the two most popular selling venues, along with those that are up and coming? How much time do you... ...read more...
                                                      Speaker(s)
                                                      Speaker/Presenter
                                                      J Lombardi
                                                      English Management Solutions
                                                      Tracks:
                                                      • BREAKOUT

                                                      Tuesday, August 01, 1:45 PM - 2:00 PM

                                                      • Room: Central Lobby
                                                      Want to reach the Gen Z audience? This 15-minute presentation will reveal how independent retailers can target Gen Z shoppers by breaking down who they are, what they like, and how to reach them – both online and off....
                                                      Speaker(s)
                                                      Speaker/Presenter
                                                      Meaghan Brophy
                                                      Independent Retailer & Sumner Communications
                                                      Tracks:
                                                      • POD

                                                      Tuesday, August 01, 2:00 PM - 2:45 PM

                                                      • Room: N245
                                                      Robyn Johnson of Best From The Nest will be giving you actionable steps so that you can increase your profitability in your business....
                                                      Speaker(s)
                                                      Speaker/Presenter
                                                      Robyn Johnson
                                                      Best From The Nest
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                                                        Tuesday, August 01, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

                                                        • Room: Source Direct Seminar Stage
                                                        This session will cover the fundamentals to help aid you through the sourcing process. The panel will discuss in-depth the quality control process, legal contracts, and logistics of getting the products from the factory to your warehouse....
                                                        Speaker(s)
                                                        Speaker/Presenter
                                                        Greg Buhyoff
                                                        Law Office of Greg F Buhyoff
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                                                          Tuesday, August 01, 2:15 PM - 2:30 PM

                                                          • Room: Central Lobby
                                                          Video is a powerful tool that can increase both store traffic and overall dollars spent at your store. But, for retailers to take advantage of video, they need to see past the hype to find the strategies that make the biggest impact. Retail, video and TV expert Doug Garnett will... ...read more...
                                                          Speaker(s)
                                                          Speaker/Presenter
                                                          Doug Garnett
                                                          Atomic Direct
                                                          Tracks:
                                                          • POD

                                                          Tuesday, August 01, 3:00 PM - 3:30 PM

                                                          • Room: Central Lobby
                                                          Join industry shipping experts as they share a stage to reveal the best tips, tricks and techniques to help streamline and support all of your shipping needs. From importing, managing and shipping orders to identifying the value of parcel audit recovery and parcel management, this panel discussion will offer insight on... ...read more...
                                                          Speaker(s)
                                                          Panelist
                                                          Brian Gibbs
                                                          Refund Retriever, LLC
                                                          Panelist
                                                          Kim Wren
                                                          Sku Vault
                                                          Panelist
                                                          Nicole Leinbach Reyhle
                                                          Independent Retailer Conference
                                                          Tracks:
                                                          • Panel

                                                          Tuesday, August 01, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

                                                          • Room: N243
                                                          The consumers path to purchase is rapidly evolving. With an infinite amount of options and opinions consumers no longer know who to trust for advice on what to buy. Learn how brands like Reebok and Wusthof are changing this dynamic through trusted marketing and growing their business with Experticity. Plus, discover... ...read more...
                                                          Speaker(s)
                                                          Speaker/Presenter
                                                          Nick Stagge
                                                          Experticity
                                                          Tracks:
                                                          • BREAKOUT

                                                          Tuesday, August 01, 3:30 PM - 4:00 PM

                                                          • Room: Source Direct Seminar Stage
                                                          From large manufacturers to individuals, any size importer or exporter can take advantage of a foreign-trade zone (FTZ). However, many companies are unaware of the sizeable cost savings and other benefits they can achieve by taking advantage of an FTZ program. This session will talk about the benefits of... ...read more...
                                                          Speaker(s)
                                                          Speaker/Presenter
                                                          Derek Newbold
                                                          Sr. Business Development Manager
                                                          The Grand Bahama Port Authority, Limited & Invest Grand Bahama
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                                                            Tuesday, August 01, 3:45 PM - 4:00 PM

                                                            • Room: Central Lobby
                                                            There's a lot to learn - and a lot to shuffle through - when it comes to retail technology. This session provides an overview of the choices available to help retailers manage sales with the help of technology, while also discussing why you need it. From Pen and Paper to the latest in... ...read more...
                                                            Speaker(s)
                                                            Speaker/Presenter
                                                            William English
                                                            English Management Solutions
                                                            Tracks:
                                                            • POD

                                                            Tuesday, August 01, 4:15 PM - 4:30 PM

                                                            • Room: Central Lobby
                                                            If bookkeeping doesn't top your list of favorite things to do, this is a session you won't want to miss. Discover the common faults people make when they do their own books PLUS how to avoid them....
                                                            Speaker(s)
                                                            Speaker/Presenter
                                                            Rob Pintwala
                                                            Bench
                                                            Tracks:
                                                            • POD

                                                            Tuesday, August 01, 4:45 PM - 5:00 PM

                                                            • Room: Central Lobby
                                                            What numbers do I have to pay attention to get more cash? How can I make it easier to make it better?  Cash flow is often a struggle.  Once you know these 3 numbers, you will have the tools to create a big impact now. Insider tips from a 3 store multi-million dollar retailer... ...read more...
                                                            Speaker(s)
                                                            Speaker/Presenter
                                                            Cathy Wagner
                                                            RETAILMavens
                                                            Tracks:
                                                            • POD

                                                            Tuesday, August 01, 5:15 PM - 5:30 PM

                                                            • Room: Central Lobby
                                                            Did you know that almost nine out of every ten in-store dollars you make above or below your average is due to the weather? We’ll share stories of retailers who make inventory and staffing changes in response to weather trends and share takeaways of how you can plan for rainy... ...read more...
                                                            Speaker(s)
                                                            Speaker/Presenter
                                                            Sean Lakind
                                                            Dor
                                                            Tracks:
                                                            • POD

                                                            Wednesday, August 02, 9:30 AM - 9:45 AM

                                                            • Room: Central Lobby
                                                            Join Rich Kizer and Georganne Bender and learn what you can expect from the Independent Retailer Conference at ASD, as well as ways you can maximize your experience through the many educational events, mini pod presentations, sponsor participation and more!...
                                                            Speaker(s)
                                                            Co-Presenter
                                                            Georganne Bender
                                                            Partner
                                                            Kizer & Bender
                                                            Co-Presenter
                                                            Rich Kizer
                                                            Kizer & Bender
                                                            Tracks:
                                                            • POD

                                                            Wednesday, August 02, 10:00 AM - 10:15 AM

                                                            • Room: Central Lobby
                                                            If you’re holding inventory, it’s costing you big time. The question is: How much? This presentation will cover the following terms: inventory holding costs, turn rates, weeks on hand, GMROI, markdowns and markdown percent, sell through percent, sold at retail (no discount), sold off retail (with discount), and... ...read more...
                                                            Speaker(s)
                                                            Speaker/Presenter
                                                            William English
                                                            English Management Solutions
                                                            Tracks:
                                                            • POD

                                                            Wednesday, August 02, 10:30 AM - 10:45 AM

                                                            • Room: Central Lobby
                                                            Transportation impacts your business on a daily basis.  Learn how to reduce costs of small parcel and LTL freight.  Shipping LTL is not scary, let us show you how....
                                                            Speaker(s)
                                                            Speaker/Presenter
                                                            Brian Gibbs
                                                            Refund Retriever, LLC
                                                            Tracks:
                                                            • POD

                                                            Wednesday, August 02, 11:00 AM - 11:15 AM

                                                            • Room: Central Lobby
                                                            Discover the importance of multiple locations for your small business inventory when selling on different marketplaces. Gain insight and resources you won’t want to miss to help manage your marketplace inventory....
                                                            Speaker(s)
                                                            Speaker/Presenter
                                                            Kim Wren
                                                            Sku Vault
                                                            Tracks:
                                                            • POD

                                                            Wednesday, August 02, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

                                                            • Room: Central Lobby
                                                            One of the most challenging aspects of retailing is choosing the layout that’s right for your store’s unique configuration; another is to combine it with eye-appealing displays that pull customers in and convince them to buy. This presentation offers up ideas and advice you can take to the bank! Learn... ...read more...
                                                            Speaker(s)
                                                            Co-Presenter
                                                            Georganne Bender
                                                            Partner
                                                            Kizer & Bender
                                                            Co-Presenter
                                                            Rich Kizer
                                                            Kizer & Bender
                                                            Tracks:
                                                            • Keynote

                                                            Wednesday, August 02, 1:15 PM - 1:30 PM

                                                            • Room: Central Lobby
                                                            The Buy Box is where most Amazon sales happen. Learn why it is important, how to win the Buy Box and key metrics for the Buy Box Algorithm. Getting favored by Amazon’s algorithms doesn’t have to be a headache....
                                                            Speaker(s)
                                                            Speaker/Presenter
                                                            Tim Bildstein
                                                            SellerActive
                                                            Tracks:
                                                            • POD

                                                            Wednesday, August 02, 1:45 PM - 2:00 PM

                                                            • Room: Central Lobby
                                                            Bookkeeping is an essential part of any strong business and in this session you'll discover the benefits of keeping good financial records, ways to strengthen your bookkeeping habits and more. Plus, we'll reveal the questions you should be asking your accountant. Ready to strengthen your biz? This is a session... ...read more...
                                                            Speaker(s)
                                                            Speaker/Presenter
                                                            Rob Pintwala
                                                            Bench
                                                            Tracks:
                                                            • POD

                                                            Wednesday, August 02, 2:15 PM - 2:30 PM

                                                            • Room: Central Lobby
                                                            There is one secret to moving out the most inventory ever AND putting the most cash in your pocket. You have never been taught this before, and you'll be shocked at how easy it is to implement NOW....
                                                            Speaker(s)
                                                            Speaker/Presenter
                                                            Cathy Wagner
                                                            RETAILMavens
                                                            Tracks:
                                                            • POD

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