The Independent Retailer Conference is dedicated to the unique lifestyle and responsibilities of indie store owners. It is has been noted as one of the Top 8 Retail Conferences to attend and nationally recognized as a unique, trusted destination for retailers to discover new market data, realistic insight and practical solutions specific  for their one-of-a-kind businesses. 
The educational interactive experience delivers indie-style expertise in the areas of store operations, marketing, publicity, merchandising and more;  providing takeaway tools and action steps to utilize in everyday business. Retailers have the opportunity to connect with industry thought leaders and retail business service providers for one-on-one discussions, demonstrations and to build business relationships. 
The Independent Retailer Conference is held at ASD Market Week, the most comprehensive B2B trade show that brings the world’s widest variety of retail merchandise together in one efficient shopping experience. 45,000 buyers from over 90 countries visit ASD Market Week each year. 


Meet our industry thought leaders and service providers offering valuable retail education, one-on-one discussions and business solution demonstrations. 

Cathy Wagner

Crystal Vilkaitis
Social Edge

Tim Bildstein

Terry Hawkins
Progress Retail

Jonathan Russell
Springboard Retail

Theresa Cox


We work with some of the the biggest players in retail; connecting our independent retailer attendees with the industry’s movers and shakers. Brands include:

meet the team

Nicole Leinbach Reyhle

Kerry Bannigan

Rich Kizer & Georganne Bender

Megan McAstocker
Event Coordinator