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Retailer Summit 2016: Schedule

The Retailer Summit is your chance to meet with all aspects of the comic book specialty market: fellow retailers, company leaders, publisher and supplier representatives, Diamond personnel and more! So, what's happening at the 2016 Summit?

Wednesday August 31: Join us for a baseball game! The Baltimore Orioles are playing the Toronto Blue Jays at 7:05pm. Before that, everyone is welcome to join us for a kick-off happy hour opening reception at Geppi's Entertainment Museum (GEM), whether or not you continue on to Oriole Park at Camden Yards!

Thursday September 1: A full day of Summit activities including Sponsor Presentations/Panels, Retailer Workshops, and Exhibit Hall hours. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner provided for all attendees! During dinner you'll hear exciting announcements from Sponsors and the winners of Diamond's Fall 2016 Retail Best Practices Awards will be announced!

What's the Exhibit Hall? That's where you'll have a chance to meet and talk with publishers and suppliers in an intimate setting for over three hours. You will have the freedom to meet with and talk to whichever industry partners you wish!

Friday September 2Enjoy Breakfast and take part in our Dialogue with Diamond Q&A session. The Baltimore Comic-Con exhibit hall will open at 11:00 am to 1:00 pm exclusively for retailers to visit with any attending suppliers. The full fun of Baltimore Comic-Con begins at 1pm! If you are a ComicSuite user - the User's conference is also Friday from 2-5pm. The event ends Friday night with a Comics Industry Karaoke Hour!

 

2016 SCHEDULE* Future Vision: Building the Comic Book Shop of Tomorrow

Time

Location

Event

WEDNESDAY
6:00pm- 8:00pm Geppi's Entertainment Museum Opening Reception

7:05pm-
Game Ends 

Oriole Park at Camden Yards

Baltimore Orioles vs. Toronto Blue Jays
THURSDAY
8:30am-10:10am

Host Hotel- Baltimore Hilton

Breakfast (Publisher Presentations, Retailer Best Practices Awards Panel)
10:15am-11:00am  

Retailer Workshops #1

11:05am-11:50am   Retailer Workshops #2
12:05pm-1:50pm  

Lunch (Publisher Presentations, Premier Publishers Panel)

2:00pm-2:45pm  

Retailer Workshops #3

2:45pm-3:15pm  

Cookie Break Social

3:00pm-6:30pm   Exhibit Hall Hours
6:30pm-10:00pm   Dinner (Publisher Presentations, BPA Fall 2016 Award Winners)
FRIDAY
8:00am - 9:45am

 

Breakfast (Diamond Select Toys Presentation, Dialogue with Diamond Panel)
10:00am-10:45am   Retailer Workshops #4

11:00am-1:00pm

  Baltimore Comic-Con VIP Retailer Hours
1:00pm-7:00pm   Baltimore Comic-Con at the Baltimore Convention Center
2:00pm-5:00pm   ComicSuite Point of Sale User's Conference
7:30pm- 9:00pm TBD Comics Industry Karaoke

Click Here to Download a PDF of the Summit Event Schedule

* Schedule subject to change and updates.