• March 1-4, 2019 • Nashville, Tennessee

    The Summit & Expo 2019 is a 4-day event beginning on March 1st and for the
    second year will be at the world-renowned Gaylord Opryland in Nashville, TN.

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    Summit Agenda ProSource Agenda TRIB Agenda

  • Keynote

    Jason Dorsey

    Crossing The Generational Divide at Work & In Sales
    Saturday March 2, 2019 • 8:30am

    Delta A • Ballroom Gaylord Opryland • Nashville, TN

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  • NOW OPEN! SoundWaves

    at Gaylord Opryland

    4 acre, 3-level upscale indoor/outdoor water attraction with dedicated recreation zones for adults, young children and families

    Something for Everyone

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REGISTRATION OPTIONS

DECEMBER 2 – JANUARY 14 JANUARY 15 – SHOW
3-Nights* $1,359.00 $1,459.00
4-Nights* $1,619.00 $1,719.00
Attendance Only** $699.00 $799.00

*Fast Cash Gtd Applies
**No hotel reserved. Badge – 2 people.

CANCELLATION POLICY

Before January 15, 2019: 
If paying via ACH: $200 cancellation fee
If paying via credit card: $50.00 cancellation fee

After January 15, 2019: 
If paying via ACH: $200 cancellation fee
If paying via credit card: $272.00 cancellation fee

SUMMIT AGENDA

Prepare for days of fun and discussion from some of the industry’s best and brightest.

Agenda is subject to change and may not be final.
Last updated on 02/06/2019

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  • Friday, March 1

    8:30 – 8:50 AM • Delta Lobby A

    Understanding Digital Marketing 101


    9:00 – 9:20 AM • Delta Lobby A

    Understanding Digital Marketing 102


    9:30 – 9:50 AM • Delta Lobby A

    Providing Value Through Content Marketing


    10:00 – 10:20 AM • Delta Lobby A

    Google Shopping: Reaching the Online Customer


    10:30 – 10:50 AM • Delta Lobby A

    Leading the Conversation About Your Brand Through Reputation Management


    11:00 – 11:20 AM • Delta Lobby A

    The Basics Of Social Paid Advertising


    11:30 – 11:50 AM • Delta Lobby A

    Your Second Store Front: An Introduction to Ecommerce


    12:00 – 12:20 PM • Delta Lobby A

    Chat Solutions: How, Why and What to Prepare For


    12:30 – 12:50 PM • Delta Lobby A

    The Future of Digital: Voice Search


    1:00 – 1:20 PM • Delta Lobby A

    Understanding Digital Marketing 101


    1:30 – 1:50 PM • Delta Lobby A

    Understanding Digital Marketing 102


    2:00 – 2:20 PM • Delta Lobby A

    Providing Value Through Content Marketing


    2:30 – 2:50 PM • Delta Lobby A

    Google Shopping: Reaching the Online Customer


    3:00 – 3:20 PM • Delta Lobby A

    Leading the Conversation About Your Brand Through Reputation Management


    3:30 – 3:50 PM • Delta Lobby A

    The Basics Of Social Paid Advertising


    4:00 – 4:20 PM • Delta Lobby A

    Your Second Store Front: An Introduction to Ecommerce


    4:30 – 4:50 PM • Delta Lobby A

    Chat Solutions: How, Why and What to Prepare For


    5:00 – 5:20 PM • Delta Lobby A

    The Future of Digital: Voice Search


    1:00 PM – 8:00 PM • Delta D Lobby

    BrandSource Registration


    1:00 PM – 5:00 PM • Canal AB

    Whirlpool Product Training

    1:00PM – 1:50PM – Laundry
    Whirlpool appliance training sessions will include new product introductions on Front Load, Future product transitions, features and benefits of the current lines, draw, step, sell merchandising strategy to maximize dealer profitability.

    2:00PM – 2:55PM – Dishwashers & KitchenAid Suites
    How to merchandise the entire KA suite including new product introductions, transitions, exciting new features and benefits. Also learn how the draw, step, sell merchandising strategy works and how to maximize dealer profitability.

    3:00PM – 3:55PM – Cooking & Refrigeration Benefits
    Learn about the great new features and consumer benefits of the new KitchenAid Wall Ovens with accessories. Discover Whirlpool’s industry leading connected appliances & how to maximize your opportunity in the marketplace.

    4:00PM – 5:00PM – New Whirlpool Portal Training


    1:00 PM – 3:50 PM • Bayou C

    Samsung Product Training

    1:00PM – 1:50PM
    2:00PM – 2:50PM
    3:00PM – 3:50PM


    1:00 PM – 4:55 PM • Canal C

    GE Product Training

    GE Appliances — House of Brands 2019
    1:00PM – 2:15PM
    2:20PM – 3:35PM
    3:40PM – 4:55PM


    1:00 PM – 2:45 PM • Canal D

    LG Product Training (LG Appliance – “Winning with LG”)

    1:00PM – 2:45 PM
    3:00PM – 4:45PM

    Understanding LG Go-to-Market Plans for 2019 (Sales), Size and Power of LG Brand and learn ways that retailers can tap into and leverage the LG brand name (Brand), Consumer Views of LG… Consideration, purchase intent, conversion, etc. (Consumer), & “Sneak Peak” at product innovations for 2019 (Product)


    1:00 PM – 3:50 PM • Bayou B

    Serta and Beautyrest Product Training

    1:00PM – 1:50PM
    2019 NEW Serta Product Review

    2:00PM – 2:50PM
    2019 NEW Beautyrest Product Review

    3:00PM – 3:50PM
    2019 NEW Serta and Beautyrest Adjustable Base Program Review


    1:00 PM – 4:00 PM • Bayou D

    TempurSealy Product Training

    1:00PM – 2:00PM – What’s New in 2019!
    2019 Tempur Breeze
    2019 Stearns and Foster
    2019 Bed in the Box
    2019 Pillow Program

    2:00PM – 3:00PM – Future of Retail – The Changing Consumer
    Consumer Journey
    New Insights
    Overview of New Program

    3:00PM – 4:00PM – Introducing Retail Edge
    Advertising
    In-Store
    Digital


    1:00 PM – 4:50 PM • Ryman Studio F

    Fisher & Paykel / DCS Product Training

    1:00PM – 1:50PM
    2:00PM – 2:50PM
    3:00PM – 3:50PM
    4:00PM – 4:50PM

    3:00 PM – 5:00 PM • Bayou E

    Electrolux Product Training

    3:00PM – 4:00PM – Frigidaire: So Fresh and So Clean
    By providing optimal freshness and easy access to food our new multi-door refrigerator is going to deliver an innovative and modern solution for food preservation. And our best performing dishwasher provides the ultimate cleaning and drying performance while providing time-saving solutions to help your customers clean up quickly and quietly. Come check out Frigidaire’s new refrigeration and dishwasher solutions.

    4:00PM – 5:00PM – Frigidaire’s Ready to Cook When You Are
    Our new wall ovens, cooktops, and front control free-standing ranges provide great-tasting results and time-saving solutions. Come see how Frigidaire is providing sleek, innovative designs to enhance your customer’s cooking experience. Plus with our new Fit Promise replacement and installation will be a breeze.


    1:00PM – 3:45PM • Ryman Studio A

    What’s Trending in Retail? with NPD

    1:00PM – 1:45PM
    3:00PM – 3:45PM


    1:00PM – 2:45PM • Ryman Studio C

    Engaging Your Connected Customer Across a Multi-Channel World with Storis

    1:00PM – 1:45PM
    2:00PM – 2:45PM


    2:30PM – 3:30PM • Ryman Studio B

    Digital Transformation & The Evolution of Incentives” with 360 Insights


    5:30 PM – 6:30 PM • Crystal Gazebo

    BrandSource 1st Time Attendees Reception

    RSVP


    7:00 PM – 10:00 PM • Delta A Ballroom & Lobby A

    Summit Welcome Reception


  • Saturday, March 2

    7:00 AM – 5:00 PM • Delta D Registration

    BrandSource Registration


    7:00 AM – 8:00 AM • Delta A Ballroom

    Summit Member Breakfast


    8:15 AM – 10:15 AM • Delta A Ballroom

    CEO State of the Union & Keynote Speaker

    Jason Dorsey – “Crossing The Generational Divide at Work & In Sales”


    10:30 AM – 12:45 PM • Various Rooms

    Region Meetings (with Lunch Served)

    Greater Midwest/Mid America – Bayou A
    Great Plains/North Central – Bayou B
    Maytag – Canal C
    Michigan – Canal A
    North Atlantic – Ryman Studio B/C
    Northwest/Rocky Mountain – Canal D
    Pacific Rim/Pacific Southwest – Canal B
    Power Dealers – Bayou E
    South Atlantic – Bayou D
    Southeast – Bayou C
    Southwest – Canal E
    Tri State – Delta Island ABC


    1:00 PM – 2:00 PM • Canal E

    Young Professionals Educational Session

    “Transition from Buddy to Boss” with Monica Wofford

    RSVP


    1:00 PM – 2:45 PM • Bayou E

    Mattress University

    RSVP


    1:00 PM – 1:45 PM • Various Rooms

    BrandSource Education

    John White – “Merchandising in the Digital Age” – Bayou A
    Jeff Korhan – “Getting To The Heart Of Customer Relationships” – Bayou B
    Larry Mersereau – “Stand Out! Differentiate or Disappear” – Bayou C
    Mike Peterson Stop Wasting “I’m Just Looking” Customers” -Bayou D


    2:00 PM – 2:45 PM • Various Rooms

    BrandSource Education

    Brian Wattier – “Marketing Budget Strategy” – Bayou A
    Jeff Korhan – “How To Discover And Perfect Your Brand Story” – Bayou B
    Larry Mersereau – “Stand Out! Differentiate or Disappear” – Bayou C
    Mike Peterson – “Stop Wasting “I’m Just Looking” Customers” – Bayou D


    3:00 PM – 4:30 PM • Delta A

    General Session


    4:30 PM – 6:00 PM • Delta A

    Stampede


    7:00 PM – 10:00 PM • BB King’s Blues Club

    BrandSource Offsite Dinner Event

    BB King’s Blues Club
    152 2nd Avenue North
    Nashville, TN 37201
    Shuttle Service Pickup @ Magnolia Portico beginning at 6:30 PM



  • Sunday, March 3

    7:00 AM – 7:00 PM • Ryman Hall B4

    Luggage Storage


    8:00 AM – 5:00 PM • Delta D Registration

    BrandSource Registration


    7:45 AM – 8:45 AM

    BrandSource Education & Breakfast Sessions

    John Egger & John McCloskey – Furniture Town Hall – Canal B
    Bruce Wilkinson – “Balancing Life, Work, Family and Friends – You’ve Got to Have a Sense of Humor” – Bayou B
    Dale Henry – “The Proverbial Cracker Jack: How to Get Out of the Box & Become the Prize!” – Bayou D


    7:45 AM – 9:45 AM

    BrandSource Educational Workshops with Breakfast

    Monica Wofford – “Making Difficult People Disappear” – Bayou A
    Jason Everett – “7 Ways To Crank Up Your Facebook Engagement Without Draining Your Kids College Fund” – Bayou C


    9:00 AM – 9:45 AM

    BrandSource Education

    Pamela Jett- “Say it with Backbone…Not Bite: Assertive Communication Skills” – Canal B
    Bruce Wilkinson – “Implementing a Culture of Superior, World Class Customer Service” – Bayou B
    Dale Henry – “The Proverbial Cracker Jack: How to Get Out of the Box & Become the Prize!” – Bayou D


    10:00 AM – 11:45 AM

    BrandSource Education

    Monica Wofford – “Making Difficult People Disappear” – Bayou A
    Jason Everett- “7 Ways To Crank Up Your Facebook Engagement Without Draining Your Kids College Fund” – Bayou C


    10:00 AM – 10:45 AM

    BrandSource Education

    Pamela Jett- “Say it with Backbone…Not Bite: Assertive Communication Skills” – Canal B
    Kim Firestone & Chris Trewin – “SquareTrade/Allstate – Revolutionizing Extended Warranties and the Customer Experience” – Bayou D


    11:00 AM – 11:45 AM

    BrandSource Education

    Pamela Jett – “Say it with Backbone…Not Bite: Assertive Communication Skills” – Canal B
    Phil Barbera – “Sleep Better At Night: How to Measure & Optimize Your Business’ Financial Health” Bayou D


    11:00 AM – 6:00 PM • Ryman Hall C

    EXPO


    12:00 PM – 1:00 PM • Ryman Hall C

    Lunch Served on Expo Floor


    12:00 PM – 1:30 PM • Canal A

    Women in Business Luncheon

    Pamela Jett – “The Relentlessly Positive Communicator: Powerful Communication Skills for Women”

    RSVP


    12:30 PM – 5:45 PM • Ryman Studio FG

    LINQ Workshops

    LINQ 101 Workshop (Matt Berry & Jim Schuett)
    12:30 PM – 1:15 PM
    3:30 PM – 4:15PM

    LINQ 201 Workshop (Matt Berry & Jim Schuett)
    2:00 PM – 2:45 PM
    5:00 PM – 5:45PM

    RSVP


    4:00 PM – 6:00 PM • Nashville Bus Tour, “The Ben & Morey Tour”

    Spousal Event

    RSVP


    4:30 PM – 6:00 PM • Ryman Hall C

    Expo Cocktail Reception


    6:00 PM

    Evening on Your Own


    6:00 PM – 7:00 PM • Water’s Edge

    Young Professionals Networking Event

    RSVP


    7:15 PM

    Haunted Downtown Walking Tour

    Shuttle Service Pickup @ Delta Portico (Starting @ 7:15 PM)

    RSVP


  • Monday, March 4

    7:00 AM – 8:00 AM • Delta D & Delta A Lobby

    Member Breakfast


    7:00 AM – 8:00 AM • Ryman Studio FG

    LINQ 101 Workshop & Breakfast

    Matt Berry & Jim Schuett

    RSVP


    7:00 AM – 1:00 PM • Ryman Hall B4

    Luggage Storage


    7:30 AM – 8:30 AM • Delta C

    Power Dealer Breakfast


    8:00 AM – 1:00 PM • Delta D Registration

    BrandSource Registration


    8:30 AM – 9:15 AM • Ryman Studio FG

    LINQ 201 Workshop

    Matt Berry & Jim Schuett

    RSVP


    8:00 AM – 12:00 PM • Ryman Hall C

    EXPO (Giveaway Day!)


    10:00 AM – 11:15 AM • Ryman Studio FG

    LINQ 101 Workshop

    Matt Berry & Jim Schuett

    RSVP


HOTEL & TRAVEL INFORMATION

  • Flight Information

    Nearest Airport

    Nashville International Airport (BNA)
    1 Terminal Drive
    Nashville, TN 37214
    (615) 275-1675

    Discounted Airport Transfers from
    Nashville International Airport to the Gaylord Opryland

    Use Discount Code: BRANDSOURCE
    http://tickets.gaylordopryland.com/2019AirportShuttle


    SOUTHWEST AIRLINES

    AVB’s Preferred Airline

    8% off Business Select and Anytime fares and 2% off Wanna Get Away fares. Discounts are available for travel February 26, 2019 through March 7, 2019. To book your flight, click here (SWABIZ/SGS CID # 99874876). No baggage fees (first two bags), no change or cancellation fees, no peak travel or fuel surcharges, consistently ranked the “Best in Customer Service” by DOT.


    DELTA AIRLINES

    UP TO 10% DISCOUNT

    You may book online at www.delta.com/meeting, select “Book a Trip.” Please enter the meeting code NMSRX when doing initial search then click on “Advanced Search” and enter the Meeting Event code 431653 on the form along with your trip information. You may also call the Delta Meeting Network® Reservations at 1-800-328-1111. Discount can be used for airfare scheduled February 23, 2019 to March 11, 2019 to Nashville (BNA).


    UNITED AIRLINES

    UP TO 10% DISCOUNT

    You may book online at www.united.com/meetings, then click on “Book Meeting Reservations” and enter your Offer Code ZG2B637061 when searching for your flights. If booking through a travel professional, or you would like to call United Meetings at 1-800-426-1122, give them the “Z” Code ZG2B and Agreement Code 637061. Discount can be used for airfare scheduled February 21, 2019 to March 8, 2019 to Nashville (BNA).

  • Hotel Information

    Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center

    2800 Opryland Drive
    Nashville, TN 37214
    (615) 889-1000
    Room must be booked through the Registration site.


    Check-in and Check-out

    • Check-in: 4:00 PM
    • Check-out: 11:00 AM
    • Express Checkout
    • Video Review Billing, Video Checkout

    Internet Access

    • Guest rooms: Wireless, Wired
    • High Speed: Check email + browse the Web for $14.99/day
    • Upgrade To Enhanced High Speed: Video chat, download large files + stream video for an additional $6.99/ per day

    Parking

    • On-site parking: $29/ daily
    • Valet parking: $38/ daily
    • Electric car charging stations: 4, Complimentary

    Car Rentals at this property
    Hertz – Ph: +1-615-391-0162

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THE COUNTDOWN IS ON

We’re so excited to see you in Nashville for The Summit 2019!

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