Channel IQ 3rd Annual "Channel Management Summit" 2013 to Kick Off with Guest Speakers Gary Shapiro of CEA and Scot Wingo of ChannelAdvisor

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Industry leaders, Gary Shapiro of the Consumer Electronics Association(CEA) and Scot Wingo of ChannelAdvisor, to speak on today's successful online channel strategies at the 3rd annual Channel Management Summit. Special guest speakers include Bob Barchiesi | President, International AntiCounterfeiting Coalition; Soren Mills | CMO, NewEgg; Randy Smythe | VP Merchant Experience, Rakuten; Eugene Zelek | Partner, Freeborn & Peters LLC; Danny Silverman | VP, eCommerce Strategy, Etailing Solutions.

Doubling in size each year since it was first held in 2011, the Channel IQ "Channel Management Summit" will take place in Chicago from September 11-13, 2013 at the expanded venue of Hilton's Doubletree Hotel on the Magnificent Mile. Located in the heart of beautiful downtown Chicago, the two-day summit is an invaluable online channel learning experience. Presentations will be centered around the latest topics of interests driving discussion in the online industry, namely, brand protection, channel conflict, counterfeiting, managing marketplaces, pricing policy, and retailer authorization. On the last day, September 13, summit participants are invited to visit the Channel IQ offices and interact directly with product team members in open forums.

Top Movers and Shakers Join Channel Management Summit for Presentations

This year's summit is pleased to welcome industry leaders and features keynote speakers Gary Shapiro, President and CEO of the Consumer Electronics Association and Scot Wingo, CEO and Co-Founder of ChannelAdvisor. Their extensive knowledge, experience and influence in the online industry will tackle winning online strategies and resonate with attendees on the trending topics of online brand management and channel monitoring.

As the CEO of the Consumer Electronics Association, Gary Shapiro is a powerful voice championing innovation as a policy initiative for the technology and manufacturing industry. His New York Times bestselling books, "Ninja Innovation: The Ten Killer Strategies of the World's Most Successful Businesses" and "The Comeback: How Innovation will Restore the American Dream" have placed him at the forefront of the consumer electronics world. Attendees will receive a free copy of his Ninja Innovation book and the special opportunity to get up close and personal with him as they have their books signed during a meet-and-greet session. Shapiro is scheduled to speak on the first day of the summit.

"I look forward to speaking to manufacturers and retailers at Channel IQ’s summit about ‘ninja innovation,’ a term I coined to describe how an ‘innovate or die’ strategy guides today’s top enterprises."
                         Gary Shaprio
                         President and CEO of the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)®

Scot Wingo, CEO of ChannelAdvisor, is certainly a familiar name in the online channel industry. He regularly speaks at industry events and contributes his thoughts and ideas on various channel blogs. His experience and leadership in software development for manufacturers and retailers has greatly benefitted online product sales. Wingo has been honored with many awards, including Ernst and Young's Entrepreneur of the Year and Triangle Business Journal's Top 40 Under 40. Wingo will be speaking on day two of the summit.

“I’m excited to be a part of this year’s Channel Management Summit and offer insight on how consumer trends are shifting the e-commerce industry,” said Wingo. “These trends are disruptive and significantly impact the way manufacturers should be thinking about their business strategies. During my session, I will address how the e-commerce industry has evolved and how Amazon, mobile and social channels as well as globalization are changing the overall retail landscape.”
                         Scot Wingo
                         CEO & Founder, ChannelAdvisor

Discover NEW Methods to Improve Online Sales Performance

This year’s Channel Management Summit promises to be an eye-opening experience for brands who will learn the newest and best practices for brand protection, channel conflict, counterfeiting, managing marketplaces, pricing policy, and retailer authorization. Attendees will hear from speakers celebrated in the industry for their knowledge and experience. Attendees will also have the opportunity to participate in panel discussions, interactive sessions, and networking lunches. At the close of the first day, attendees will have the opportunity to visit Chicago’s historic Navy Pier, where Channel IQ is hosting a networking dinner for all attendees, and their annual client awards ceremony. The summit offers ample opportunities for attendees to make valuable connections with other industry participants.

For more information on the Channel IQ Management Summit, visit http://www.ciqsummit.com.

About Channel IQ

Channel IQ is the leading provider of online price monitoring, authorized retailer management, and brand protection solutions to manufacturers, distributors and retailers. Channel IQ provides real-time, online promotion and pricing information, empowering major manufacturers and retailers like LG, Panasonic, Dyson, Tumi, and Waterman to quickly and profitably handle channel issues and competitive situations. Only Channel IQ combines integrated reporting, interactive applications and services to enable manufacturers and retailers to automatically act on real-time data. For more information, visit http://www.channeliq.com.

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