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Summit Schedule

April 24-26, 2013

Chicago McCormick Place Convention Center

Time

Location

Event

WEDNESDAY
6:30pm - 9:00pm Sheraton Hotel
301 East North Water Street
Chicago, Illinois 60611
Early Registration
7:30pm - 9:00pm Sheraton Hotel, CHI Bar
Lobby Level
Opening Night Reception: Pop-culture Housewares & Other Hot Items
All events for Thursday and Friday held at McCormick Place Convention Center - West Building
THURSDAY
7:30am - 9:30pm Outside Room W375D Registration
8:00am - 9:15am Room W375D

Breakfast

  • Dialogue with Diamond
9:30am - 10:00am Room 470A
Room 470B
Room 475B
Workshop Session #1
  • Planning for Prosperity: Moving to a new location or opening a 2nd location

  • Can You Top This?!: Join Diamond's Sales Managers as they top each other with examples of good comics retailing

  • Test Your Diamond IQ: Learn something new about our Tools & Services
10:15am - 11:45am Rooms 470A, 470B, 475B

 Gold Sponsors Focus Group Session #1

  • Gold Sponsor Presentations:
    DC Entertainment, IDW Publishing, Image Comics
12:00pm - 1:45pm Room W375D

 Lunch

Sponsor Presentations: Image Comics, Diamond Select Toys, Dark Horse Comics

2:00pm - 3:30pm Rooms 470A, 470B, 475B

 Gold Sponsors Focus Group Session #2

  • Gold Sponsor Presentations
    Dark Horse Comics, Dynamite Entertainment, Marvel Comics
3:45pm - 7:30pm  TBD

 Roundtable Tracks

  • Retailers interact with 13 sponsors in a small group roundtable setting
7:45pm - 10:45pm Room W375D

Dinner

Sponsor Presentations: Marvel Comics, Dynamite Entertainment, IDW Publishing, BOOM! Studios, DC Entertainment

Diamond 2013 Best Practice Awards Presentation

 

FRIDAY
8:00am - 9:30am Room W375D

Continental Breakfast

  • Sponsor Display Tables
10:00am - 1:00pm C2E2 Exhibit Hall

C2E2 Professional Day Exhibit Hours

  • Summit Coupon Book Redemption for attendees at participating publisher and vendor booths


1:00pm - 1:50pm

2:00pm - 2:50pm

3:00pm - 3:50pm


1pm-6pm

Room 475B


Room 475B

Room 475B

Room W184A

Workshop Session #2

  • Planning for Prosperity: Moving to a new location or opening a 2nd location

  • Test Your Diamond IQ: Learn something new about our Tools & Services

  • Can You Top This?: Join Diamond's Sales Managers as they top each other with examples of good comics retailing

  • ComicSuite Users Conference

 

Click here to download the full schedule of events and workshops that will take place during the 2013 Retailer Summit!