On the heels of this week’s changes to the delivery system, Diamond Dist. has announced that their 2011 Retailer Summit will be held in Chicago in conjunction with C2E2 in March. Many Canadian retailers attend these events, and I’m sure this will be of interest to many of them. I know I’m now thinking of adding an extra day or two to my stay in Chicago on March 18-20 so that I can attend the summit. In my experience, C2E2 is the best show on the circuit to touch base with Publishers, as the show isn’t as busy as New York and San Diego.
What can comic book shops do to expand their customer base? What can retailers and suppliers do to attract new customers? That’s the focus for this year’s Diamond Retailer Summit: Connecting with New Customers.
The Retailer Summit is headed back to Chicago to be held as a two-day event, March 17-18, before Reed Exhibitions’ C²E² Show.
The Diamond Retailer Summit will be held inside the Chicago McCormick Place Convention Center, in close proximity to this year’s C²E² Exhibit Hall. The event will kick off with Retailing Workshops, Publisher Focus Groups, and an Opening Night Reception on March 17. A Keynote Breakfast with Platinum sponsor presentations is slated for Friday March 18.
This year’s Summit makes it as easy as possible to save money and attend two great industry events in one place! Retailers who attend the Summit will be admitted FREE to the entire run of the C²E² Show Friday, March 18 – Sunday, March 20.
In addition as a Summit attendee, you will be given a special Summit “Coupon Book” for giveaways, raffles, sales and limited edition items from many of your favorite publishers who will be exhibiting at the C²E² Show.