BRA Retail Summit VI – Schedule of Seminars Released

BRA Retail Summit VI Schedule
April 22 – 24, 2009
Hilton Waterfront Beach Resort, Huntington Beach

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

10:00 AM Welcome and Introduction
Todd Roberts, BRA Chairman and Co-owner ZJ Boarding House
Mike Duncan, BRA President

10:30 AM Keynote Address: “Winning in Tough Times and Passion for the Surf Industry”
Tommy Knapp

11:30 AM ActionWatch 2008 Full Report: 2008-2009 Trending**
Cary Allington, ActionWatch

12:00 PM Lunch

1:00 PM State of the Skate Industry
Glenn Brumage, Tum Yeto and IASC Board Member

1:30 PM Skate Panel on Pricing and Discounting

2:15 PM SkateTech Seminar
Paul Schmitt, CreateAskate

4:00 PM Beach Demo and Welcome Reception Dinner and Cocktail Party

Thursday, April 23, 2009

10:00 AM Credit and Risk Management Seminar
Wells Fargo*

11:00 AM Leadership training, Executive Coaching and Customer Service Consultation
Dina Cipollaro, Fundamental Training Solutions

11:45 AM Tradeshow Update
Andy Tompkins, ASR
Steven Fisher, Surf Expo

12:15 PM Lunch

1:15 PM The Value of Your Customer: Consumer Research
Angelo Ponzi, Board-Trac

1:45 PM State of the Surf Industry
Dick Baker, SIMA Chairman Emeritus*

2:15 PM Surf Manufacturers Panel

3:30 PM Retail Shop Tour

Friday, April 24, 2009

10:00 AM Getting Product Sold: Merchandising and Visual Presentation
Charlie Cotton, Path to the Rack Consultant

11:00 AM The Tools of the Internet
Mike Duncan, Sage Island Marketing

11:45 AM Customer Service and Employee Training
Matt Ford,

12:00 PM Lunch

1:00 PM SurfAid International Update
Javier Guerrer

1:15 PM Specialty Retail Survey Results
Angelo Ponzi, Board-Trac

2:00 PM Action Sports Environmental Coalition Panel: Green Room Roll Out

6:00 PM Newport Beach Action Sports Film Festival Movie Premiere and Party

*Invited but not confirmed as of press time.
**Retailers only.