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CBA International Christian Retail Show 2016

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EVENT

CBA - Association for Christian Retail

International Christian Retail Show is a 4 day event being held from 26th June to the 29th June 2016 at the Duke Energy Convention Center in Cincinnati, Ohio, United States Of America. This event showcases Christian and inspirational media and products, leading authors and artists, plus business training and plenary sessions.

VENUE LOCATION

Duke Energy Convention Center, 525 Elm Street, Cincinnati Ohio,

KEYNOTE SPEAKER

Jack Scott

After more than 30 years in publishing and Christian retailing, Jack Scott is owner of Scott Marketing & Training. He has trained for the U.S. State Department, the American Booksellers Association, CBA International, RBTE, CBA Canada, and numerous regional bookseller associations both in North America and overseas. Until last summer, he was director of training and member development for the ChristianTrade Association International (CTAI). Jack also served for over 20 years as the managing director of Provident Bookstores.

AGENDA

Jun 26   

8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

 
  • Room: 232
Author Boot Camp is the perfect place for both published and aspiring authors to learn how to market and promote their books. Author Boot Camp has separate tracks for published authors to focus on what to do after your book releases and for unpublished authors on how to get your... ...read more...
Presenting:
 
Keynote
Pam Farrel
Author, Co-Founder & Co-Director of Love-Wise
Harvest House Publishers
 
  • Free (Pre-Registration Required for Exhibit Floor)
Presentations:
 
  • Room: 233
  • Sunday, June 26, 9:15 AM - 11:30 AM
 
  • Room: 232
  • Sunday, June 26, 9:15 AM - 11:30 AM

Sunday, June 26, 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM

 
  • Room: 237
Getting to know your customers and shaping your enterprise to meet or exceed their expectations. Principles and techniques for making sure you have the right marketing, promotions, and publicity resources to get the word out about your store and then regularly communicate with your customers. Attend any of the $10 sessions,... ...read more...
Presenting:
 
Trainer
Jack Scott
Consultant
Scott Marketing & Training
 
  • $10 Pre-Registration Required

 
 

Sunday, June 26, 10:15 AM - 11:45 AM

 
  • Room: 237
The key financial measures that Christian retailers must measure and track as you work to create a sustainable, financially solid future. Understand how to work with your accountant and your staff with retail accounting as you strive to maximize the productivity of your staff, space, assets, and inventory. Attend any of... ...read more...
Presenting:
 
Trainer
Jack Scott
Consultant
Scott Marketing & Training
 
  • $10 Pre-Registration Required

Sunday, June 26, 11:30 AM - 3:00 PM

 
  • Room: 230&231
The Golden Scroll Awards Banquet brings authors, editors, and publishers together for the Advanced Writers and Speakers Association's (AWSA) annual presentation of the Golden Scroll Member, Editor, and Publisher of the Year Awards. AWSA is a professional support group made up of the top 10% of Christian women in publishing... ...read more...
 
  • (Pre-Registration Required)

Sunday, June 26, 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

 
  • Room: 237
Your staff is the one asset that can appreciate rather than depreciate with time -- but only if you make good hires, train them well, and then motivate them to serve your customers.  Here are checklists for hiring as well as checklists to be sure you are consistently and thoroughly... ...read more...
Presenting:
 
Trainer
Jack Scott
Consultant
Scott Marketing & Training
 
  • $10 Pre-Registration Required

Sunday, June 26, 2:45 PM - 4:15 PM

 
  • Room: 237
A tour of some of the best bookstores in the world, demonstrating excellence in layout, displays, and merchandising techniques.  Key principles to ensure your customers can serve themselves and find the products that meet their needs. Also, techniques for improving control of your space and how to lessen theft. Attend any... ...read more...
Presenting:
 
Trainer
Jack Scott
Consultant
Scott Marketing & Training
 
  • $10 Pre-Registration Required

Sunday, June 26, 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

 
  • Room: 202
 
 
  • Free (Pre-Registration Required for Exhibit Floor)

Sunday, June 26, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

 
  • Room: Junior Ballroom
UNITE in worship Sunday evening at Worship Him! Special programming brings the entire industry together in unity to honor God through praise, worship, offering, and prayer. Validate your mission in community and remember your first love as we fellowship together in our common Great Commission mission. Ministry In Action: This year, BLOC (Believing... ...read more...
Presenting:
 
Speaker
Bob Lenz
International Speaker & President
Life Promotions, Inc.
 
Keynote
Dr. Chris Hill
Senior Pastor at The Potter’s House of Denver
David C Cook
 
Worship Artists
Karen Peck & New River
 
Daywind Records / New Day Distribution
 
Worship Artists
Seth & Nirva
 
Integrity Music a division of David C Cook
 
Worship Artists
The Gettys
 
Getty Music
 
  • Free (Pre-Registration Required for Exhibit Floor)
Jun 27   

7:45 AM - 8:00 AM

 
  • Room: Exhibit Show Floor Entrance
Join in a time of prayer and thanks as we celebrate the opening of the UNITE 2016 convention and exhibit floor....
 
  • Free (Pre-Registration Required for Exhibit Floor)

8:00 AM - 11:30 AM

 
  • Room: Exhibit Show Floor
Monday and Tuesday: Show Floor open 8 a.m. - 11:30 a.m., close for our free general session, then reopen from 1:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. Wednesday: Show Floor open 8 a.m. - 3 p.m. with must be present to win attendee giveaways on the Show Floor at 1 p.m....
Sponsored by:
  • Badge Required

8:00 AM - 5:30 PM

 
  • Room: Exhibit Floor
Stop by and refuel or take a break to gather your thoughts. This space will be open for Church Bookstore Leaders to use during exhibit floor times. There also will be relevant Church Store Workshops taking place here daily. Church Store Connection Center will close during the General Session Hours on... ...read more...
Presenting:
 
Facilitator
Rachel Savage
Senior Director of Bookstore Operations
Calvary Chapel Melbourne
 
Facilitator
Susan Chipman
Director of Retail Services
Granger Community Church; The Church Bookstore Network
 
  • Badge Required

 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM

 
  • Room: Hall A Entrance to Show Floor
Stop by for prayer during exhibit-floor hours at the Prayer Center located by the Hall A entrance directly across from the CBA booth (1200). A local church’s prayer team will staff the prayer center to pray with you. Lift up you own prayer requests, pray for UNITE 2016’s impact, the industry... ...read more...
 
  • Badge Required

 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM

 
  • Room: Junior Ballroom
Apologist and Answers in Genesis President Ken Ham keynotes, “A Life Size Ark & A Scoffing World”,  exploring how he is engaging the culture in a big way with the opening of The Ark Encounter, an actual-size replica of Noah’s Ark near Cincinnati. He and a panel of experts bring practical... ...read more...
Presenting:
 
Panelist
Bob Lenz
International Speaker & President
Life Promotions, Inc.
 
Panelist
Brenda Harrison
Retail Store Owner
Lighthouse Christian Books and Gifts
 
Panelist
George Yancey
University of North Texas, Professor of Sociology; Author; Co-author; and Co-editor
InterVarsity Press
 
Keynote & Panelist
Ken Ham
President & Founder of Answers in Genesis (US) Creation Museum / Visionary of The Ark Encounter
The Ark Encounter & Answers in Genesis
 
  • Free ($18 for Pre-Registered Lunch)

 1:30 PM - 5:30 PM

 
  • Room: Exhibit Show Floor
Monday and Tuesday: Show Floor open 8 a.m. - 11:30 a.m., close for our free general session, then reopen from 1:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. Wednesday: Show Floor open 8 a.m. - 3 p.m. with must be present to win attendee giveaways on the Show Floor at 1 p.m....
 
  • Badge Required

, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

 
  • Room: Exhibit Show Floor
Learn how to best use Facebook, Instagram and Twitter to reach social media-savvy guests. What content, interaction and engagement are they looking for and how do you respond. Find out more about the Church Bookstore Connection Center here. ...
Presenting:
 
Trainer
Rachel Savage
Senior Director of Bookstore Operations
Calvary Chapel Melbourne
 
Trainer
Susan Chipman
Director of Retail Services
Granger Community Church; The Church Bookstore Network
 
  • Badge Required

 4:30 PM - 5:29 PM

 
  • Room: 236
Empty Storefronts: The Fiscal and Land Use Impacts of Online Retail Matt Cunningham is a partner with Civic Economics, an economic analysis and strategic planning consultancy that researched online retailers’ contributions to the strangulation of local small retailers, lost jobs, and the loss of millions of local tax dollars. Find out... ...read more...
Presenting:
 
Trainer
Matt Cunningham
Economic Analyst and Strategic Planning Consultant
Civic Economics
 
  • Training

4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

 
  • Room: 238
A foundational element of building and sustaining a strong and compelling culture is the talent that ensures its success. Dee Ann Turner, a VP and 30-year veteran of Chick-fil-A and author of It’s My Pleasure: The Impact of Extraordinary Talent and a Compelling Culture, has been an integral part of... ...read more...
Presenting:
 
Trainer
Dee Ann Turner
VP of Enterprise Social Responsibility
Chick-fil-A
 
  • Training

4:30 PM - 6:00 PM

 
  • Room: 237
Does your store not only have a goal of delivering excellent customer service, but also standards that everyone understands to measure and achieve those goals? Techniques and resources you can use to define, measure, reward, and live a culture for service. Attend any of the $10 sessions, but attend all six... ...read more...
Presenting:
 
Trainer
Jack Scott
Consultant
Scott Marketing & Training
 
  • $10 Pre-Registration Required

4:30 PM - 7:00 PM

 
  • Room: Junior Ballroom
The Christian Product Trends Workshop features gift, entertainment, fiction, and children’s product trends showcased on one stage.  Hear 12 fast-paced presentations featuring the strongest new releases in the industry and product trends analysis in this content-loaded workshop. Retailers will take home the latest products free, plus receive a Buyer’s Directory packed... ...read more...
 
  • $49 Pre-Registration Required

 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

 
  • Room: Exhibit Floor
If you are a church store manager, staff member, or church leader, enjoy a special reception with an inspirational message and time of fellowship, networking, and encouragement. Sign up when you register for Unite 2016 (or stop by Registration onsite prior to the event). Find out more about the Church Bookstore Connection... ...read more...
Jun 28   

7:00 AM - 8:30 AM

 
  • Room: MarketSquare on the Show Floor
Global Crossroads: International Business Fellowship is a gathering in the CBA International MarketSquare area for networking and socializing. CBA international host Jack Scott will lead a time of uplifting prayer, networking, and fellowship to kick off your UNITE 2016 show on the exhibit floor....
Presenting:
 
CBA International Host
Jack Scott
Consultant
Scott Marketing & Training
 
  • $10 Pre-Registration Required

Tuesday, June 28, 8:00 AM - 11:30 AM

 
  • Room: Exhibit Show Floor
Monday and Tuesday: Show Floor open 8 a.m. - 11:30 a.m., close for our free general session, then reopen from 1:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. Wednesday: Show Floor open 8 a.m. - 3 p.m. with must be present to win attendee giveaways on the Show Floor at 1 p.m....
 
  • Badge Required

Tuesday, June 28, 8:00 AM - 5:30 PM

 
  • Room: Exhibit Show Floor
Stop by and refuel or take a break to gather your thoughts. This space will be open for Church Bookstore Leaders to use during exhibit floor times. There also will be relevant Church Store Workshops taking place here daily. Church Store Connection Center will close during the General Session Hours on... ...read more...
Presenting:
 
Facilitator
Rachel Savage
Senior Director of Bookstore Operations
Calvary Chapel Melbourne
 
Facilitator
Susan Chipman
Director of Retail Services
Granger Community Church; The Church Bookstore Network
 
  • Badge Required

 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM

 
  • Room: Hall A Entrance to Show Floor
Stop by for prayer during exhibit-floor hours at the Prayer Center located by the Hall A entrance directly across from the CBA booth (1200). A local church’s prayer team will staff the prayer center to pray with you. Lift up you own prayer requests, pray for UNITE 2016’s impact, the industry... ...read more...
 
  • Badge Required

11:30 AM - 1:30 PM

 
  • Room: Junior Ballroom
In a time of uncertainty when people search for answers, the Tuesday general session brings together supplier and retail leaders to explore seismic shifts underway in faith, business, and culture. Kristen McLean, Nielsen BookScan director of new business development, keynotes the session featuring latest data on Christian consumers and how... ...read more...
 
  • Free ($18 for Pre-Registered Lunch)

 1:30 PM - 5:30 PM

 
  • Room: Exhibit Show Floor
Monday and Tuesday: Show Floor open 8 a.m. - 11:30 a.m., close for our free general session, then reopen from 1:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. Wednesday: Show Floor open 8 a.m. - 3 p.m. with must be present to win attendee giveaways on the Show Floor at 1 p.m....
 
  • Badge Required

 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

 
  • Room: Exhibit Show Floor
Have you asked yourself, “How do I get the other departments to use the bookstore and not order from Amazon?” We’ve all been there. We’ll discuss how to collaborate and build relationships in order to achieve a win/win rather than an us/them situation. Find out more about the Church Bookstore Connection... ...read more...
Presenting:
 
Trainer
Rachel Savage
Senior Director of Bookstore Operations
Calvary Chapel Melbourne
 
Trainer
Susan Chipman
Director of Retail Services
Granger Community Church; The Church Bookstore Network
 
  • Badge Required

 4:30 PM - 5:29 PM

 
  • Room: 236
Empty Storefronts: The Fiscal and Land Use Impacts of Online Retail Matt Cunningham is a partner with Civic Economics, an economic analysis and strategic planning consultancy that researched online retailers’ contributions to the strangulation of local small retailers, lost jobs, and the loss of millions of local tax dollars. Find out... ...read more...
Presenting:
 
Trainer
Matt Cunningham
Economic Analyst and Strategic Planning Consultant
Civic Economics
 
  • Training

 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

 
  • Room: 238
Learn insider tips on planning and executing an in-store event that builds faith, fosters community, and creates an experience customers won’t forget.   Have you ever considered hosting an in-store event? Perhaps you had one once upon a time, that didn’t quite meet your expectations. Join us for eight steps to a successful... ...read more...
Presenting:
 
Trainer
Kim Marquette
Brand Director
DaySpring
  • Training

 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM

 
  • Room: 237
Inventory is your largest, most expensive asset.  Techniques and principles for buying smarter with more discipline, as well as for managing your inventory to improve both your selection and turnover. Understand the principle of "Just in Time" to manage your systems to have the right products for sale when your... ...read more...
Presenting:
 
Trainer
Jack Scott
Consultant
Scott Marketing & Training
 
  • $10 Pre-Registration Required

6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

 
  • Room: The Ark Encounter (Off-site)
CBA members don’t miss this year’s free VIP Member Experience. The appreciation event, in partnership with Answers in Genesis, invites CBA members to enjoy a behind-the-scenes preview at The Ark Encounter before it opens July 7. The $80 million attraction features an actual-size replica of Noah’s Ark with exhibits and... ...read more...
 
  • (Pre-Registration Required)
Jun 29   

8:00 AM - 2:59 PM

 
  • Room: Exhibit Floor
Stop by and refuel or take a break to gather your thoughts. This space will be open for Church Bookstore Leaders to use during exhibit floor times. There also will be relevant Church Store Workshops taking place here daily. Church Store Connection Center will be open all day on Wednesday from... ...read more...
Presenting:
 
Facilitator
Rachel Savage
Senior Director of Bookstore Operations
Calvary Chapel Melbourne
 
Facilitator
Susan Chipman
Director of Retail Services
Granger Community Church; The Church Bookstore Network
 
  • Badge Required

 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM

 
  • Room: Exhibit Show Floor
 
  • Badge Required
 
  • Room: Hall A Entrance to Show Floor
 
  • Badge Required

 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

 
  • Room: Exhibit Show Floor
Bring your lunch and connect with other church store leaders. Topics like multi-store operations, staffing with volunteers, cafe operations, and what’s working in your store will be discussed. Find out more about the Church Bookstore Connection Center here. ...
Presenting:
 
Facilitator
Rachel Savage
Senior Director of Bookstore Operations
Calvary Chapel Melbourne
 
Facilitator
Susan Chipman
Director of Retail Services
Granger Community Church; The Church Bookstore Network
 
  • Badge Required

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