Event Schedule
Retailer Summit 2015: Updated Schedule

The Retailer Summit is your chance to meet with all aspects of the comic book specialty market: fellow retailers, company leaders, supplier representatives, Diamond personnel and more! So, what's happening at the 2015 Summit?

Wednesday September 23: Catch a shuttle or get yourself to the Diamond Home Office in Hunt Valley, MD from 2-4pm for our Home Office Open House. There you can get a tour of the office and meet with your Retailer Services and Credit Reps and any other Diamond employees! Make sure you RSVP for this event on the Summit Registration Page. At night, head on over to our Opening Reception at Dempsey's Brew Pub with beer, wine, and hors d'oeuvres. It's a great time to mingle with other retailers, suppliers and Diamond staff!

Thursday September 24: A full day of Summit activities including Sponsor Presentations/Panels, Retailing Workshops, and Retailer Super Sessions. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner provided for all attendees! During dinner you'll hear exciting announcements from Sponsors and the winners of Diamond's Fall 2015 Retail Best Practices Awards will be announced!

What's a Retailer Super Session? That's where you meet in small groups of 25-30 retailers with 30 different suppliers and have a chance to ask questions, talk shop, and see what's in store for the future!

Friday September 25Gnosh on Breakfast and take part in our Dialogue with Diamond Q&A session. The Baltimore Comic-Con exhibit hall will be open from 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!


2015 SCHEDULE* Baltimore: Doing Business Better.




2:00pm- 4:00pm 10150 York Road
Hunt Valley, MD
Home Office Open House
(Meet with Retailer Services Reps/Diamond Staff)
3:30pm -
Baltimore Convention Center Summit Registration
7:30pm -
  Opening Night Reception @ Dempsey's Brew Pub
8:00am - 9:00pm  3rd floor, outside Rooms 327-329) Registration / Summit Silent Auction
8:00am - 9:40am  


    Welcome/Opening Remarks

Panel: Best Practices Award Winners Roundtable

9:45am - 12:30pm  

Super Sessions: Morning Trak (15 small group presentations w/publishers & suppliers)

12:35pm- 2:15pm  


12:45pm - 1:20pm  

Sponsor Presentations

    Panel: Premier Publishers & the State of the Business

2:25pm - 4:00pm   Super Sessions: Afternoon Trak #1 (8 presentations)
4:05pm - 5:00pm   Retailing Workshops
5:10pm - 6:30pm   Super Sessions: Afternoon Trak #2 (7 presentations)
6:45pm - 10:30pm  


  • Sponsor Presentations
  • BPA Award Winners
8:00am - 10:00am 3rd floor, outisde Rooms 327-329) Registration
8:00am - 9:45am   Breakfast (Dialogue with Diamond)

9:55am - 10:55am

  Retailing Workshops
11:00am - 1:00pm   Exhibit Hall Open Hours exclusive for Retailers
1:00pm - 7:00pm   Baltimore Comic Con Show Hours
2:00pm - 5:00pm  

ComicSuite & Point of Sale User's Conference

7:30pm- 9:30pm Geppi's Entertainment Museum Summit Closing Party @ GEM/ Eisner 75 Spirited Years Exhibit Opening

* Schedule subject to change and updates.