Leading Retail Experts Headline ASD Market Week Speaker Series

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ASD Market Week presents free education resources for retailers in every show category! Here’s a sampling of the most powerful must-attend retail strategy talks at ASD this July 31-August 3, 2016.


ASD Market Week, the premier wholesale merchandise trade show and retail education conference in the U.S., has announced its free speaker series!


The Retail Education Conference at ASD Market Week: Las Vegas Convention Center


nicole rehyleNew Buyer Orientation

Sun, Jul 31, 2016, and Mon, Aug 1, 2016 – 8:00 AM to 8:45 AM

Speaker: Amy Sadikoff, Buyer Concierge Manager, ASD Market Week and Nicole Leinbach Reyhle (pictured), Publisher, Retail Minded

Attend this brief 45-minute session, hosted by our own Buyer Concierge Manager, Amy Sadikoff and retail industry expert, Nicole Leinbach Reyhle, publisher of Retail Minded magazine and co-founder of the Independent Retailer Conference. In this session, you will learn how to navigate the sections of the show to maximize your time (and budget!) this week at ASD Market Week.


Register here for ASD Market Week to get your free ticket.


“The free retail and e-commerce educational sessions we provide at ASD give our attendees the expert knowledge they’ll need to then shop wholesale vendors on the show floor, and maximize their sales long afterwards,” Camille Candella, VP Marketing, ASD Market Week/Emerald Expositions


There are over 80 free educational sessions available for free to all ASD attendees on a wide range of topics:

  • Amazon and Marketplace Selling
  • E-commerce Selling
  • Merchandising
  • Inventory
  • Online Marketing
  • Mobile Commerce
  • International Sourcing

We’ve selected a few to get you started;

How to Shop the Show: Intro to SOURCEDIRECT

Sun, July 31, 2016 – 1:15PM to 2:00PM

Speaker: Stephen Stagliano, Int’l Business Development Director, Emerald Expositions

Learn the ins and outs of navigating the ASD Show and SOURCEDIRECT at ASD. Discover the essential tools available to help you connect with contract manufacturers from around the world.


Are you a first-timer to ASD? Or an ASD veteran looking to make your trip easier, more profitable (and more fun)? Read our popular post, 5 Things You Must Do Before You Go to a Trade Show


JohnLawsonIMA-ASD-e1453751299238Driving Sales and Traffic from Facebook

Tue, Aug 2, 2016 – 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM

Speaker: John Lawson, Internet Merchant’s Association

If you’re an e-commerce seller, online marketer, social media manager, or a business leader who wants to promote your company more effectively using Facebook as a tool, this workshop will help you take your Facebook marketing to the next level.

kizer_bender-contactGenerationSpeak: You can’t Connect with Customers If You Don’t Know Who They Are!

Sun, Jul 31, 2016 – 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM

Speaker: Rich Kizer, International Retail Expert, Kizer & Bender

Speaker: Georganne Bender, International Retail Experts, Kizer & Bender

Why should you care about how your customers think? Because each new customer brings with them a set of perceptions and expectations; your ability to meet their needs depends upon how much you know about people. During this presentation you’ll meet Baby Boomers, Gen Xers, Millennials, and the up-and-coming Gen Z-ers — and you’ll leave armed with the know-how to give your customers what they want, when they want it, the way that they want it.

katharyneThe Future is Bright, the Future is Amazon

Tue, Aug 2, 2016 – 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM

Speaker: Katharyne Shelton, Blue Skye Suite

2016 has been an amazing year for eCommerce and Q4 promises to be the best ever, especially if you’re selling on the World’s Biggest Marketplace. Amazon is expanding exponentially with new warehouses for their FBA program.

The Independent Retailer Conference (every day)

The Independent Retailer Conference at ASD Market Week, founded by Retail Minded’s Nicole Leinbach Reyhle, is a dedicated section positioned just inside the Central Lobby that offers attendees the opportunity to engage, learn and connect with some of the nation’s leading retail experts.


Want to attend over 90 free retail and online selling strategy sessions! Get your free ticket to the next ASD Market Week here – and take your new-found knowledge onto the show floor to fill your shop or site with the right wholesale products. 2,600 vendors will be waiting.


Already registered? Plan your visit and research all of the sessions here. 


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