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RETAILER TRACK

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Retailers remain the backbone of the industry by connecting businesses to the end consumer and cultivating a culture of gaming. We've designed a whole track of programming to connect retailers with publishers and distributors, learn from their peers, and try a wide variety of games! Explore the suggested schedule and seminar programming below.

Retailer Schedule Overview   Retailer Seminar Descriptions  GRD Election Candidates  Power Retail Award Nominations   Retailer Appreciation Box   Show Specials   Map of Peppermill

 

Retailer Room Promotion

Once again GAMA is offering our Retailer Buy One Night, Get One Night promotion. For each night you reserve at the Peppermill, GAMA will cover up to $99 for a second night at the hotel for a maximum of two additional nights. (i.e. stay for four nights and GAMA will pay for two nights of your stay for a credit of $198). Please note that when you reserve your room, your total will show that you are paying for all nights booked, but you will not be charged prior to your stay. The additional promo nights covered by GAMA will be removed from your total stay when you check out of the Peppermill.

The hotel block closes February 26! Please follow this link or call 800-282-2444 (mention group code AGAMA20) to view current rates and availability.


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Sunday, March 8


12pm - 8pm | Registration
Tuscany Foyer

Pick up your badge, lanyard, and site book during these times.


 2pm - 8pm | The Glass Die event
The Glass Die, 675 Holcomb Ave, Reno, NV 89502

GAMA Retail member The Glass Die will be hosting an event off-site at their cafe. Bring games, use their library, and enjoy their bar and local food truck with other members! RSVP here »


1pm - 10pm | Tahoe with Impressions event
Tahoe City Winter Sports Park, 251 N. Lake Blvd, Tahoe City, CA 96145

GAMA Distributor member Impressions Distribution will be hosting an event off-site. Get ready for snowshoeing, sledding, ice skating, and light cross-country trail skiing. Food and drink will be provided through Café Zenon. RSVP here »


8pm - 11pm | BYOG Night
Capri Ballroom

Bring your own games to learn and play with other Expo attendees. This casual event will ease you in to the week of networking, learning, and games!


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Monday, March 9


 8am - 6pm | Registration
Tuscany Foyer

Pick up your badge, lanyard, and site book during these times.


10am - 12pm | New Retailer Orientation
Naples 1

This two-hour presentation is designed for Introductory Retailer members who are new to the industry or any retailer who would like a refresher on the partnership opportunities available to them.


10am - 12pm | Seminars
Naples Rooms

Share experiences with peers and experts in the retail world. Download the full list of scheduled seminars at the link above.


12pm - 2pm | Welcome Lunch
Tuscany Ballroom

Kick off GAMA Expo with a seated lunch open to all attendees!


2pm - 6pm | Seminars
Naples Rooms

Share experiences with peers and experts in the retail world. Download the full list of scheduled seminars at the link above.


6pm - 8:30pm | GRD Dinner, Election, & Power Retail Awards
Tuscany Ballroom

Attend an open Retail Division meeting, vote for members to fill open seats, and congratulate the winners of the 2019 Power Retail Awards!

 

 6pm - 9pm | Meijia Games Factory Party
17th Floor, Sierra Room

Publishers and Retailers are invited to come join us for free drinks, dinner, and games! Publishers, bring an RFQ with you to get a quote on your next project - and we will give you a free $50 gift certificate to the Peppermill!


9pm - 12am | Game Night
Capri Ballroom

Mingle with attendees and exhibitors and try new releases during a casual evening of gaming! See list of game night participants on page 120 »


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Tuesday, March 10


 7:30am - 9am | Breakfast
Capri Ballroom

Get ready for a full day of programming by enjoying a catered meal just for retail members. Sponsoring publishers will also be in attendance and happy to connect with you!


 8am - 6pm | Registration
Tuscany Foyer

Pick up your badge, lanyard, and site book during these times.


9am - 11am | Seminars
Naples Rooms

Share experiences with peers and experts in the hobby games industry. Download the full list of scheduled seminars at the link above.


11am - 12pm | Premier Presentations
Naples Rooms

Attend sponsored presentations by our publisher members and be the first to know about upcoming releases and programs. Download the full list of scheduled presentations at the link above.


 12pm - 2pm | Lunch
Capri Ballroom

Take a break from educational programming and network with other retailers during a grab-n-go meal. Sponsoring publishers will also be in attendance and happy to connect with you!


2pm - 7pm | Premier Presentations
Naples Rooms

Attend sponsored presentations by our publisher members and be the first to know about upcoming releases and programs. Download the full list of scheduled presentations at the link above.


8:30pm - 11pm | TCGplayer Gathering
Edge Nightclub

Join your retailer partners and TCGplayer for a cocktail mixer and annual face-to-face exchange of ideas, and relationship-building. Hear and share new trends that will help your business and the industry!


9pm - 12am | Game Night
Capri Ballroom

Mingle with attendees and exhibitors and try new releases during a casual evening of gaming! See list of game night tables on page 121 here »

 

 9pm - 12am | Star Realms Tournament
Capri Ballroom

 

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Wednesday, March 11


 7:30am - 9am | Breakfast
Capri Ballroom

Get ready for a full day of programming by enjoying a catered meal just for retail members. Sponsoring publishers will also be in attendance and happy to connect with you!


 8am - 6pm | Registration
Tuscany Foyer

Pick up your badge, lanyard, and site book during these times.

 
 9am - 12pm | Premier Presentations
Naples Rooms

Attend sponsored presentations by our publisher members and be the first to know about upcoming releases and programs. Download the full list of scheduled presentations at the link above.

 

 12pm - 2pm | Lunch
Capri Ballroom

Take a break from educational programming and network with other retailers during a grab-n-go meal. Sponsoring publishers will also be in attendance and happy to connect with you!


12pm - 6pm | Exhibit Hall
Tuscany Ballroom

Explore the nearly 200 booths in the exhibit hall, discover the latest releases, and notice the latest trends in the industry.


 7pm - 8pm | Open Board Meeting
Naples 1-2

Make your voice heard and join the GAMA Board in discussing the latest concerns and projects for the association.


8pm - 11pm | Game Night
Capri Ballroom

Mingle with attendees and exhibitors and try new releases during a casual evening of gaming! See list of game night tables on page 124 here »


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Thursday, March 12


 7:30am - 9am | Breakfast
Capri Ballroom

Get ready for a full day of programming by enjoying a catered meal just for retail members. Sponsoring publishers will also be in attendance and happy to connect with you!

 

 7:30am - 9am | International Member Breakfast
Capri Ballroom

Join fellow GAMA members to network and provide feedback on how we can grow our programs and services for our international members.


 8am - 12pm | Registration
Tuscany Foyer

Pick up your badge, lanyard, and site book during these times.


 9am - 5pm | Exhibit Hall
Tuscany Ballroom

Explore the nearly 200 booths in the exhibit hall, discover the latest releases, and notice the latest trends in the industry.


 12pm - 2pm | Lunch
Capri Ballroom

Take a break from educational programming and network with other retailers during a grab-n-go meal. Sponsoring publishers will also be in attendance and happy to connect with you!


8pm - 10pm | Origins Awards Showcase
Capri Ballroom

Find out which products will be dubbed the final nominees for the 2020 Origins Awards! Close the show with a night of game demos and fun with the new connections you made during the week.


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Friday, March 13


All day | Discover Reno
Reno, NV and Tahoe, CA

What better way to end a productive week of trade show activities than spending the weekend on a Reno vacation? Extend your stay through the weekend and enjoy the local sites and activities! Browse local activities »

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