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Schedule for Debut Edition of P3 Independent Retailer Conference Announced


August 10, 2016

P3 Pet Progressive Products Trade Show announced the extensive educational line up for the Independent Retailer Conference taking place during the August 24 to 25, 2016, debut edition at Chicago’s Navy Pier. The Independent Retailer Conference at P3 aims to equip Midwestern pet retailers with fresh ideas and proven strategies to help indie pet retailers succeed in their retail goals.

Offering complimentary retail education sessions to retailers, wholesalers and industry leaders at P3 Pet Trade Show, the Independent Retailer Conference provides education-rich, action-packed events on the show floor so pet industry members can engage, learn and connect with some of the nation’s leading retail experts. Attendees of P3 Pet Trade Show can expect interactive experiences that leave them better educated and more inspired, with more than twenty educational sessions to take place over the course of the two-day trade event. Additionally, internationally recognized retail experts Kizer & Bender will serve as conference emcees while also delivering keynote presentations to attendees.

For more information, visit www.p3petshow.com.

FULL INDEPENDENT RETAILER CONFERENCE SCHEDULE:

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Simple Tips to Increase your Cash Flow
10:30 – 10:45 AM |Presented by: Cathy Donovan Wagner, Founder, RETAILMavens

Which numbers do you need to pay attention to in order to get more cash? How can you make this easier while still making it better? Gain insider tips from a multi-store, multi-million dollar retailer who will share how to make it easy to manage AND increase your cash flow with strategies you apply to your business right away!

Payment Technology & Business Solutions Delivered with Integrity
11:00 – 11:15 AM | Presented by:   Annette Cristerna, Director VIP Sales, Integrity Payment Systems

Retailers today want to be able to accept all forms of payment but there is so much more to consider when selecting a merchant services partner.  You’ll learn what kinds of services are important to request, get help understanding the true costs of credit card acceptance, and discover new developments in payment technology, plus how to navigate the electronic payments landscape to build your business.

Alpha Dog Status: Stop Working Like a Dog and Enjoy the Profits and Success you Deserve
11:30 – 11:45 AM |Presented by:   Candace D’Agnolo, Founder, Dogaholics

Shortly after starting your pet business you likely realized it’s not about playing with dogs all day. And as your business grew, you probably stopped doing the things you love and the things that inspired you to go into business in the first place. Long days and no time off can quickly become the norm for entrepreneurs, but having the freedom to leave your shop on a Saturday, for a holiday break or even for a whole month IS possible. In this session, you’ll learn the three secrets that will change everything.

What Really Happens on Your Sales Floor: How to Optimize the Shopper’s Journey
12:00 – 1:00 PM | Presented By: Rich Kizer and Georganne Bender, International Retail Strategists, KIZER & BENDER

The face of retail is changing almost faster than we can comprehend. Technologies that look like they belong in the movies are already being used to entice shoppers in stores worldwide. Your customers are changing as well: They want what they want, when they want it, the way that they want it. The future of retail is here. The big question is: Are you ready? During this presentation you will learn how to utilize Enablers to help create strong in-store experiences, how to eliminate Inhibitors, the “shopper-stoppers” that hide in plain sight on your sales floor, plus how to locate your store’s Impression Points, those 25+ important first impression interactions that stick with customers long after their visit to your store. You’ll leave this session armed with strategies, tactics, tips and techniques you will be able to implement the second you return to your business!

The 4 Steps To Motivating your Team
1:15 – 1:30 PM | Presented by:  Cathy Donovan Wagner, Founder, RETAILMavens

Your bottom line is only as good as your front line! Learn how to get your team focused, excited, and reaching goals better than ever. If you want your business to make money and do it with a team that is motivated and excited to help you do it, then this is a session you won’t want to miss!

How To Hire Your Next Superstar Employee
1:45 – 2:00 PM | Presented by: Miguel de Jesus, C-level leader, Purpose & Action, LLC

Have you made poor hires in the past that have impacted your store’s success… or lack of it? Learn the secrets of employee recruitment, plus steps you can take to retain and engage your top associates/performers/contributors. Remember, a bad hires seldom get better by themselves! Learn how to build a better culture that begins with hiring smart!

Trademarks and Licensing: Are Your Trademarks Ready?
2:15- 2:30 PM | Presented by:  Laurie Marshall, Trademark Attorney, Marshall Law Group

Major League Baseball makes billions of dollars every year licensing its trademarks to third-parties on thousands of consumer products and services.  In order to license these rights MLB, and any licensor, needs to ensure their trademarks are cleared and protected airtight for licensing.  In this presentation Laurie Marshall, Esq., former Trademark Counsel for MLB for 10 years, will provide all the information you need to make sure your trademarks are ready for licensing.

How to Set up a Winning Inventory System for Your Pet Store
2:45 – 3:00 PM | Presented By: Nicole Jenkins, Channel Account Manager, Vend

Whether you have one store or 50, or are dealing with 100 or 100,000 SKUs, modern inventory managements can help your pet business. In this session, Vend will share the ins and outs of stock control, and shed light on how to maintain inventory accuracy, reduce shrink, and close more sales.

10K Weekend: Secret Success Strategies to Make Money Fast
3:15- 3:30 PM |Presented By: Candace D’Agnolo, Founder, Dogaholics

Yes, you read that correctly! This one tactic can bring thousands of extra dollars into your business in a short amount of time. Have you cringed at the thought of looking at your checking account because you know there isn’t enough money in there to pay your bills next week? Have you panicked because things out of your control were going to kill your sales? Take control back! This one strategy will give you a cash infusion to put your panic to rest.

Payment Technology & Business Solutions Delivered with Integrity
3:45- 4:00 PM | Presented By: Annette Cristerna, Director VIP Sales, Integrity Payment Systems

Retailers today want to be able to accept all forms of payment but there is so much more to consider when selecting a merchant services partner.  You’ll learn what kinds of services are important to request, get help understanding the true costs of credit card acceptance, and discover new developments in payment technology, plus how to navigate the electronic payments landscape to build your business.

Thursday, August 25, 2016

How to Set up a Winning Inventory System for Your Pet Store
10:30 – 10:45 AM |Presented by: Nicole Jenkins, Channel Account Manager, Vend

Whether you have one store or 50, or are dealing with 100 or 100,000 SKUs, modern inventory managements can help your pet business. In this session, Vend will share the ins and outs of stock control, and shed light on how to maintain inventory accuracy, reduce shrink, and close more sales.

Stop Letting Your Business Run You and Learn How to Run Your Business!
11:00 – 11:15 AM |Presented by:  Miguel de Jesus, C-level leader, Purpose & Action, LLC

Stop letting your business run you and take control of running of your business. You’ll learn five key categories that every small business owner needs to consider: Numbers, time, resources, marketing, and leadership, plus ways to strengthen your business operations!

The Secret To Moving More Inventory Faster Than Ever
11:30 – 11:45 AM | Presented by:  Cathy Donovan Wagner, Founder, RETAILMavens

There is ONE SECRET to moving out the most inventory ever AND putting the most cash in your pocket. You have never been taught this before, and you’ll be shocked at how easy it is to implement NOW. Want more money? This is a session you won’t want to miss!

Digital in Diapers: Marketing to the Millennials and Generation Z
12:00 – 1:00 PM | Presented by: Rich Kizer and Georganne Bender, International Retail Experts

Welcome to the age of the NEW consumer, a younger consumer who demands to be taken seriously; a consumer who knows their way around social media and is not afraid to use it to their advantage. You’ll meet the Millennials and Generation Z and learn how they are changing how we do business. You’ll learn strategies to help you understand their personalities, things that motivate them, and most importantly, what’s required to connect with them in-store and online.

How to Set up a Winning Inventory System for Your Pet Store
1:15 – 1:30 PM | Presented by: Nicole Jenkins, Channel Account Manager, Vend

Whether you have one store or 50, or are dealing with 100 or 100,000 SKUs, modern inventory managements can help your pet business. In this session, Vend will share the ins and outs of stock control, and shed light on how to maintain inventory accuracy, reduce shrink, and close more sales.

Stop the Business Barking: End Employee Drama Forever
1:45 – 2:00 PM | Presented by:  Candace D’Agnolo, Founder, Dogaholics

Ever wondered why when one employee brings a bad attitude to work it runs through the company like a wild dog? Have you ever had a team member complain that another just isn’t pulling their work load? Conflict and negativity are toxic to your peace of mind and your bottom line. During this session you will learn how to avoid this, plus three rules every pet business should live by.

Payment Technology & Business Solutions Delivered with Integrity
2:15 – 2:30 PM | Presented by:  Annette Cristerna, Director VIP Sales, Integrity Payment Systems

Retailers today want to be able to accept all forms of payment but there is so much more to consider when selecting a merchant services partner.  You’ll learn what kinds of services are important to request, get help understanding the true costs of credit card acceptance, and discover new developments in payment technology, plus how to navigate the electronic payments landscape to build your business.

The 4 Steps to Motivating your Team
2:45 – 3:00 PM | Presented by: Cathy Donovan Wagner, Founder, RETAILMavens

Your bottom line is only as good as your front line! Learn how to get your team focused, excited, and reaching goals better than ever. If you want your business to make money and do it with a team that is motivated and excited to help you do it, then this is a session you won’t want to miss!

Trademarks and Brand Protection: Am I Protected from the Counterfeiters and Infringers?
3:15 – 3:30 PM | Presented by:  Laurie Marshall, Trademark Attorney, Marshall Law Group

In today’s world of merchandising, trademark and brand, business owners need to stay one step ahead of the pirates. As a trademark attorney for Major League Baseball, Laurie Marshall Esq. chased down counterfeiters for a decade.  In this presentation she will address the differences between trademark infringement and counterfeits to help you better understand if you have properly secured and protected your rights.

Marketing Motivation: Strengthen Customer Attraction and Engagement, while Building Brand Awareness
3:45 – 4:00 PM | Presented by:  Miguel de Jesus, C-level leader, Purpose & Action, LLC

What’s your Core Story? And that of your business? For that matter, what is a Core Story and why do you need one? During this session you will learn how to do this and more, including the purpose of buyer education and how it creates and builds brand loyalty. The end result? More customers AND more sales!

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