Courtesy of Kevin Isaacson, promoter of the recent Industry Summit in Las Vegas are the top 15 quotes from the various speakers and conferences: “At a time when it would be easy to be negative, card stores have stepped up with optimism and a willingness to share ideas that need to be listened to, but more importantly, need to be implemented. Now the ball is … [Read more...] about Blog: Card Industry Insiders Talk
Victor Shaffer, who ran the company that began changing the sports trading card in the mid-1990s, has plenty of advice for card companies, dealers and others trying to earn the business of youngsters. Shaffer, EVP at Cartamundi USA and the one-time founder/CEO of the Press Pass trading card company, presented a 60-minute keynote address April 14 at The Industry Summit in Las … [Read more...] about Shaffer: Marketing to Kids an Industry Must
Panini America executives stunned more than 100 hobby retailers at The Industry Summit in Las Vegas by announcing sweeping, comprehensive changes to the company’s distribution network. “These are things we’ve wanted to do for 10 years,’’ said Mike Anderson, Panini VP. “We are no longer turning a blind eye to the problem that has been killing margins for hobby … [Read more...] about Panini Promises to Back Card Shops
Paid registration for the first-ever Industry Summit will exceed budget by more than 20 percent, organizers say. More than 185 paid registrants will gather at The Orleans Hotel & Casino April 11-14 for the inaugural trade event, including key representatives of all trading card manufacturers, 12 leading wholesale distributors and more than 80 brick-and-mortar hobby … [Read more...] about 80+ Hobby Shop Owners Will Attend Vegas Event
Among the attendees at the Vegas Industry Summit next month will be dealers who at least for one night will get the chance to be a kid. Hobby shops, as well as distributors and other attendees, are being encouraged to bring single cards to trade with attendees from other states to make their trip as valuable as possible. "I want to trade away my Yankees, Lakers, Cowboys … [Read more...] about Dealer Trading Night?
Adam Martin, co-owner of Dave & Adam's Card World, has agreed to launch the "10 Key Questions'' segment at the 2010 Industry Summit set for Las Vegas. The Industry Summit is a new venture designed to bring manufacturers, distributors, retailers and service providers together to network and discuss issues in the sports collectibles industry. The "10 Key Questions'' … [Read more...] about ’10 Key Questions’ to Kick off Industry Summit