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Official Business Session Keynotes

Sunday, February 21 • 9:00 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.
Success in an Upside Down World
Peter Sheahan will interview our distinguished panel of retailers on the important issues facing our industry today and in the future. Sheahan has spent a decade teaching business leaders how to flip their thinking and find opportunities where others cannot. He believes the real money gets made in the cracks, and the opportunity for mind-blowing success is all around us. Join us for an insightful look into innovative and entrepreneurial thinking!
Traducción simultánea al Español. Free for all registration types; no ticket required.
Panelists: Gabe Cano, Specialty Services Custom Photo Lab; David Guidry, Lakeside Camera Photoworks; Richard Moross, MOO; Gaby Mullinax, Fullerton Photographics; Brad Jefferson, Animoto; Robert L. Hanson, Harold's Photo Center
Moderator:  Peter Sheahan


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Monday, February 22 • 9:00 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.
Becoming a Retail Superstar
George Whalin’s recent book, “Retail Superstars: Inside the 25 Best Independent Stores in America,” tells the story of 25 stores redefining what independent retailers can do in a highly competitive environment. These amazing retailers are growing and prospering alongside national chains and big-box stores of all kinds, even during a recession. Whalin’s presentation is jam-packed with strategies, ideas, and business-building tools to help independent retailers stand out and thrive. He will provide retailers, sales reps, suppliers, photographers, and framers with insights and actionable ideas anyone in the photographic marketing business can use to grow and prosper as we emerge from the recession. Free for all registration types; no ticket required.
Speaker: George Whalin, Retail Management Consultants

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Tuesday, February 23 • 8:00 a.m. - 9:15 a.m.
Building Your Business with Social Media
Guy Kawasaki is a Silicon Valley venture capitalist, an internet expert, and credited as one of the first to use evangelistic methods to promote a computer brand. He also understands how important it is to stay ahead of the social media curve by interacting with an audience and educating them, while staying on top of current trends. In Kawasaki’s “Building Your Business with Social Media,” he gives expert insight into the lesser-known practices of social networking. His little jewels of advice provide many “aha” moments, and will inspire you to use social media and interact with the public in ways that have never even occurred to you.
Tickets required; $29 member/$39 nonmember. No charge with the All Conference Connection Pass.
Speaker: Guy Kawasaki, Garage Technologies
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