The Industry Summit is returning to Las Vegas. The sports collecting business to business conference hosted by Beckett Media had been held there annually in the spring before shifting to Dallas last year.
The 2019 Summit will be held September 15-18 at the Westgate Las Vegas Resort Hotel and Casino. Managing and co-hosting the event will be Ray Schulte, president and CEO of Schulte Marketing & PR, and Ted Barker, senior sales executive at Beckett Media.
As usual, the event will offer networking with hobby shops and other retailers from around the country, one-on-one sessions with representatives from manufacturers in attendance, access to distributors and industry service providers, along with business sessions and panel discussions. Beckett and Summit leadership say they “are placing an emphasis on featuring best practices and information sharing.”
“We are excited to have the recent $200 million renovated Westgate Las Vegas Resort Hotel & Casino host this year’s conference, at a time that won’t conflict with other industry events,” Barker stated. “Scheduling the conference during September accommodates our attendees and sponsors which was one of our priorities. In addition, our attendees can expect exciting sponsor related activities throughout the conference.”
In recent years, Topps and Upper Deck have created their own industry events, hosting shop owners, distributors and league representatives.
Registration for the Industry Summit is open on the event’s website.
Organizers say the complete schedule will be posted soon including off-site Industry Summit conference activities.