On the fence? Don't know much about the Retailer Summit? We spoke with Diamond Events Manager Maryanne Marlowe about why this year's Retailer Summit is a do-not-miss event!
What is the Diamond Retailer Summit?
Each year, comic book specialty market decision makers from around the world come together at the Summit. It's a highly-anticipated three day event that provides them with the opportunity to experience educational workshops, share best practices, and learn about new publishing projects and upcoming merchandise. And it's more than that: It's a fun event to kick back and hang out with other comic shop retailers and talk shop with someone who has the same passion for the business as you.
Why should retailers go? What's new for this year?
Well, there's a lot of info and news to take away from the publishers and from other retailers. There will be a cool, fun-filled opening reception on Wednesday, and Thursday will feature some great workshops for you to chose from.
Plus, of course, the giveaways! Sponsoring publishers and vendors will give away variants and other goodies throughout the show and Diamond will be shipping a valuable Summit Thank You Pack after the event. The giveaways alone make the trip worthwhile for retailers who can recoup a lot of their travel and expense costs from the items given away!
Is the Summit for new retailers or retailers that have been in the business for a long while?
Both! We gear the Summit towards retailers who can benefit from new ideas and information and simultaneously assist tenured retailers in freshening their practices and recharging their businesses. Like last year, we have an expanding slate of workshop programming and there will be plenty of time in the schedule where you can talk shop with your peers - often leads to the best advice you'll get from the Summit!
This year's Diamond Retailer Summit will be held in Las Vegas, NV, at the Planet Hollywood. It is a three-day event, May 18 through May 20, with plans calling for Retailer Workshops, special panels, and publisher presentations during mealtimes.
"We're excited to bring the Summit back to the West," said Maryanne Marlowe, Diamond's Trade Show and Events Manager. "We had a great run in Chicago over the past several years, thanks to the support of ReedPOP and its C2E2 show, and we’re looking forward to a great event for retailers in Las Vegas in 2019.”
Where: Planet Hollywood, Las Vegas, NV
When: May 18 - May 20
Early Bird Registration available until January 31 at the discounted rate of $75/per person!
Register by April 30!
Diamond has teamed up with Planet Hollywood, the host site for the 2019 Retailer Summit in Las Vegas to offer retailers planning to attend the Retailer Summit discounted accommodations.
Dicounted room rates start at just $159/night. If you book your stay at Planet Hollywood by April 30th you could win a complimentary night's stay, an additional set of Summit comic variants, and more!
Click here for more details!
Check out the tentative schedule and be sure to check back in Diamond Daily and on the Retailer Summit website for additional information as it rolls in - including details on Summit Sponsors and meal presentations, workshops, giveaways, and more!