The sports collectible industry’s trade conference has a new owner.
Beckett Media announced Tuesday it has acquired The Industry Summit, the annual trade event for sports collectible executives, distributors and hobby shops, from Wisconsin-based Isaacson Consulting Group, LLC.
Summit founder Kevin Isaacson will continue to host the March 2015 Summit and additional events under a newly-formed Beckett Conferences division.
“This important acquisition reinforces Beckett’s unparalleled commitment to the sports collectibles category,’’ said Sandeep Dua, Beckett president. “The Summit has emerged as an essential event for our industry’s best and brightest retailers, manufacturers, licensors and service providers. We look forward to working with Kevin Isaacson to expand the Summit’s positive impact for many years to come.’’
Isaacson says the Summit’s growth created a significant need for expanded event management expertise.
“Pairing Beckett’s incredibly talented staff and significant assets with the Summit’s family-operated approach to customer service is a positive step for our industry,’’ Isaacson said. “This acquisition will help the Summit deliver even more value to our partners next March and into the future.’’
In addition to hosting the Summit, Isaacson will also serve Beckett as an Executive Consultant, supporting the company’s growth initiatives for Beckett Business Solutions and additional product lines.
For more information on the 2015 Industry Summit (March 15-18 in Las Vegas), contact Isaacson at [email protected]