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Buy, Network, and Increase Your Knowledge

For the last ten years, ASD Market Week has offered free educational seminars for retailers. Hosted by Nicole Leinbach, the Independent Retailers Conference is held twice a year during ASD on the show floor.

The topics include everything from selling online, selling on Amazon, managing systems and operations, shipping and logistics, and more. While you may come to buy the best merchandise for your store, you may want to add a few classes to your schedule. Find the full schedule below. If you need to register, you can attend ASD for free

Industry Welcome Party

Work hard, play hard. Come celebrate getting back to business with old and new industry friends. Complimentary beer, wine, soda, and water will be available to all guests. There will also be a DJ, Elvis and Marilyn Monroe impersonators, and fun photo ops!

Date: Sunday, February 27, 2022
Time: 5:30pm-7:00pm
Location: West Hall, 3rd Floor Terrace

*NEW* One-on-One Retail Coaching Sessions

Meet the Experts activation offers attendees the opportunity for a 1:1 coaching session with an industry expert or successful retail boutique owner.

There are several 30-minute sessions throughout the day on the following topics:

  • Retail Operations
  • Design & Marketing
  • eCommerce
  • Merchandising
*NEW* Lifestyle Lounge

Check out the new Lifestyle Lounge activation featuring trending topics surrounding some of the hottest lifestyle trends today including:

  • Future Trends of CBD & Hemp
  • Sexual Wellness Trends and Products … and more
Cookies + Convo:  Independent Retailer Networking Event

Work or own an indie retailer/boutique?  Come grab an afternoon sugar rush and network with other independent store and boutique owners just like you.

Date: Sunday, February 27, 2022
Time: 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Location: North Hall, Meet the Experts Lounge (Booth N22403)

Boutique Owners Panel + Popcorn Party

5 Successful Boutique Owners Share How to be Successful in 2022

Date: Monday, February 28, 2022
Time: 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Location: North Hall, Meet the Experts Lounge (Booth N22403)

Cupcakes + Convo:  Independent Retailer Networking Event

Work or own an indie retailer/boutique?  Come grab an afternoon sugar rush and network with other independent store and boutique owners just like you. 

Date: Monday, February 28, 2022
Time: 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Location: North Hall, Meet the Experts Lounge (Booth N22403)

Brownies + Business Cards:  Independent Retailer Networking Event

Work or own an indie retailer/boutique?  Come grab an afternoon sugar rush and network with other independent store and boutique owners just like you. 

Date: Tuesday, March 1, 2022
Time: 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Location: North Hall, Meet the Experts Lounge (Booth N22403)

Trend Discovery

Discover new, unique and on-trend products that have been curated in display cases throughout the show featuring product you must check out.

Date: All Show Days
Time: All Day
Location: North Hall and West Hall Lobbies

Match Making Service

Let us help you connect with the vendors and products you are looking for.  ASD provides match-making stations throughout the show floor to help connect buyers with the right suppliers. Look for the match-making stations throughout the show floor or schedule an appointment with our Buyer Concierge today and get help finding vendors even before the show.

Schedule at a Glance

TIME   SESSION TITLE LOCATION  
10:00 AM 10:15 AM Opening Remarks: Independent Retailer Conference at a Glance Independent Retailer Conference West Hall – Lobby
10:00 AM 12:00 PM Exclusive 1:1 Coaching Session with Retail Experts Meet the Experts Lounge North Hall – Booth N22403
10:30 AM 10:45 AM Sellers’ Rights v. Brands’ Rights: The First Sale Doctrine Laws Independent Retailer Conference West Hall – Lobby
10:30 AM 11:15 AM CBD, Hemp & Wellness: How (& Why) You Should Market These Products Lifestyle Lounge West Hall – Booth W10001
11:00 AM 11:30 AM Multi-Channel Management: Tools to Succeed on Amazon, Walmart & Beyond Independent Retailer Conference West Hall – Lobby
11:45 AM 12:00 PM Benefits of Inland Ports and Why You Should Use Them Independent Retailer Conference West Hall – Lobby
12:00 PM 1:00 PM How to Market and Merchandise for your Customer Meet the Experts Lounge North Hall – Booth N22403
12:15 PM 1:15 PM The Amazon Boost: Use Amazon to Expand Your Brand and Grow Your Business Independent Retailer Conference West Hall – Lobby
1:00 PM 1:30 PM Content Marketing for CBD & Cannabis Brands Lifestyle Lounge West Hall – Booth W10001
1:30 PM 2:00 PM Connected Retail for Modern Sellers: How to Reach Customers No Matter Where They Want to Shop Independent Retailer Conference West Hall – Lobby
2:00 PM 4:00 PM Exclusive 1:1 Coaching Session with Retail Experts Meet the Experts Lounge North Hall – Booth N22403
2:30 PM 2:45 PM 5 Ways to Optimize Your Retail Business With Tagr in 2022 Independent Retailer Conference West Hall – Lobby
3:00 PM 3:30 PM CBDA versus CBD – What Is The Difference & Why Does It Matter? Lifestyle Lounge West Hall – Booth W10001
3:00 PM 3:30 PM Retail Uncensored: What’s Hot, What’s Not and What You Need to Incorporate Into Your Commerce Biz Right Now Independent Retailer Conference West Hall – Lobby
4:00 PM 6:00 PM Cookies + Convo: Independent Retailer Networking Event Meet the Experts Lounge North Hall – Booth N22403
5:30 PM 7:30 PM Welcome Networking Party + Complimentary Cocktails West Hall 3rd Floor Terrace
TIME SESSION TITLE LOCATION
10:00 AM 10:30 AM How to Build an Amazon Catalog as a Reseller Independent Retailer Conference West Hall – Lobby
10:00 AM 12:00 PM Exclusive 1:1 Coaching Session with Retail Experts Meet the Experts Lounge North Hall – Booth N22403
10:30 AM 11:15 AM Ins & Outs of Sexual Wellness: Hot Items, Best Practices & Adult Store Must Haves Lifestyle Lounge West Hall – Booth W10001
11:00 AM 11:15 AM Prepping for Amazon : How a Prep Center Can Benefit Your Business Independent Retailer Conference West Hall – Lobby
11:30 AM 12:00 PM Connected Retail for Modern Sellers: How to Reach Customers No Matter Where They Want to Shop Independent Retailer Conference West Hall – Lobby
12:00 PM 1:00 PM Boutique Owners Panel + Popcorn Party:
5 Successful Boutique Owners Share How to be Successful in 2022
Meet the Experts Lounge North Hall – Booth N22403
12:15 PM 1:15 PM Walmart.com: Who Should Sell On It & How Do They Get Started? Independent Retailer Conference West Hall – Lobby
1:00 PM 1:30 PM A Natural Alternative to Addictive Prescriptions That Your Stores Need to Know About Lifestyle Lounge West Hall – Booth W10001
1:30 PM 1:45 PM Digital Pricing with Tagr: What to Know & How It Benefits Retailers and Customers Alike Independent Retailer Conference West Hall – Lobby
2:00 PM 2:15 PM 5 Free Things You Didn’t Know You Could Do on Your Yelp Page Independent Retailer Conference West Hall – Lobby
2:00 PM 4:00 PM Exclusive 1:1 Coaching Session with Retail Experts Meet the Experts Lounge North Hall – Booth N22403
2:30 PM 2:45 PM Prepping for Amazon: How a Prep Center Can Benefit Your Business Independent Retailer Conference West Hall – Lobby
3:00 PM 3:30 PM Sellers’ Rights v. Brands’ Rights: Getting Around the Law Independent Retailer Conference West Hall – Lobby
3:00 PM 3:30 PM How CBD and Sexual Wellness Are Shaping Digital Commerce Lifestyle Lounge West Hall – Booth W10001
4:00 PM 6:00 PM Cupcakes + Convo:  Independent Retailer Networking Event Meet the Experts Lounge North Hall – Booth N22403
4:00 PM 4:15 PM Master Your Multi-Channel Strategy Independent Retailer Conference West Hall – Lobby
TIME   SESSION TITLE LOCATION  
10:00 AM 10:30 AM Sellers’ Rights v. Brands’ Rights: Specific Problems for Sellers and Specific Solutions for Brands to Regain Control Independent Retailer Conference West Hall – Lobby
10:00 AM 12:00 PM Exclusive 1:1 Coaching Session with Retail Experts Meet the Experts Lounge North Hall – Booth N22403
10:30 AM 11:15 AM Marketing & Distribution Into Adult Boutiques & Trade Lifestyle Lounge West Hall – Booth W10001
10:45 AM 11:00 AM Benefits of Inland Ports and Why You Should Use Them Independent Retailer Conference West Hall – Lobby
11:15 AM 11:30 AM 15 Minute Retail Check Up: What You Need to Know Right Now Independent Retailer Conference West Hall – Lobby
11:45 AM 12:05 PM 5 Free Things You Didn’t Know You Could Do on Your Yelp Page Independent Retailer Conference West Hall – Lobby
12:00 PM 1:00 PM Pleasure & Profit: 5 Lessons From Adult Star Eve Laurence on How to Overcome Challenges, Create Brand Awareness and Increase Revenue Opportunities Lifestyle Lounge West Hall – Booth W10001
12:00 PM 1:00 PM Email, SMS or Print? Marketing tactics for 2022! Meet the Experts Lounge North Hall – Booth N22403
12:15 PM 1:15 PM Bricks & Clicks: How to Retail with a Foot in Both Worlds Independent Retailer Conference West Hall – Lobby
2:00 PM 2:15 PM Master Your Multi-Channel Strategy Independent Retailer Conference West Hall – Lobby
2:00 PM 4:00 PM Exclusive 1:1 Coaching Session with Retail Experts Meet the Experts Lounge North Hall – Booth N22403
2:30 PM 3:00 PM Connected Retail for Modern Sellers: How to Reach Customers No Matter Where They Want to Shop Independent Retailer Conference West Hall – Lobby
3:00 PM 3:30 PM The Current State of CBD & Hemp Plus Future Trends to Look Forward To Lifestyle Lounge West Hall – Booth W10001
3:15 PM 3:45 PM How to Build an Amazon Catalog as a Reseller Independent Retailer Conference West Hall – Lobby
4:00 PM 5:00 PM Leveraging Technology to get more Shoppers in store and online Meet the Experts Lounge North Hall – Booth N22403
4:00 PM 6:00 PM Brownies + Business Cards: Independent Retailer Networking Event Meet the Experts Lounge North Hall – Booth N22403
TIME   SESSION TITLE LOCATION  
10:00 AM 10:15 AM 15 Minute Retail Check Up: What You Need to Know Right Now Independent Retailer Conference West Hall – Lobby
10:00 AM 11:15 AM Operations 101: What CBD & Hemp Merchants Need to Know to Best Optimize Their Business & Revenue Lifestyle Lounge West Hall – Booth W10001
10:00 AM 12:00 PM Exclusive 1:1 Coaching Session with Retail Experts Meet the Experts Lounge North Hall – Booth N22403
10:30 AM 10:45 AM 5 Ways to Optimize Your Retail Business With Tagr in 2022 Independent Retailer Conference West Hall – Lobby
11:00 AM 11:30 AM Retail Uncensored: What’s Hot, What’s Not and What You Need to Incorporate Into Your Commerce Biz Right Now Independent Retailer Conference West Hall – Lobby
11:45 AM 12:00 PM 5 Free Things You Didn’t Know You Could Do on Your Yelp Page Independent Retailer Conference West Hall – Lobby
12:15 PM 1:15 PM 2022 Update: New Obstacles & New Ways to Succeed when Selling on Amazon Independent Retailer Conference West Hall – Lobby
1:00 PM 1:30 PM The Future of Adult Novelty & Sexual Wellness:  What to Expect & How to Prepare for Profit Lifestyle Lounge West Hall – Booth W10001
2:00 PM 3:00 PM Exclusive 1:1 Coaching Session with Retail Experts Meet the Experts Lounge North Hall – Booth N22403

Register now to connect with buyers and vendors live and get back to business.