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Inventors’ Revue

The Inventors Revue is a stage adjacent to the Inventors Corner. This area has become a major destination for Show attendees, providing education and expert advice to inventors as they work toward bringing their products to market. 

New Location: Hall of Global Innovation, Lakeside Center Lobby

The Schedule

Saturday, March 14

10 AM

Welcome to the Inventors Revue

IHA – Introductions & Welcome Speeches

10:30 - 11:15 AM

Intellectual Property at Home: Protecting Housewares Through Patents, Copyrights and Trademarks

Randy Huis, Volpe & Koenig PC, Intellectual Property Attorneys

11:30 - 12:15 PM

How to Make the Perfect Pitch

Elliott Bracket, Co-Founder & CEO, Exceptional Products, Inc.

12:30 - 1:30 PM

Boutiques, Buyers & Business: Independent Store Owners Discuss Their Strategies on How to Compete with Big Box, Amazon, etc.

Catherine Del Spina
Adam Badaway
, Posh

1:45 - 2:30 PM

United States Patent Office Panel: Resources for Inventors

Sean Wilkerson, Innovation Development Outreach & Program Specialist; James Wilson, Regional Outreach Officer; Craig Morris, Trademark Attorney

2:45 - 3:30 PM

The Perfect Product Launch – A 10 Day Plan

Luke Peters, CEO, Retail Band & Newair

3:30 - 5:30 PM

Pitch to the Pros

Dave Bartos, Endure Productive; Jim Norris, Canadian Tire; Eddie Sutton, Vanderbildt Home Collections; Edison Nation

Sunday, March 15

8:45 - 9:30 AM

Inside Trademarks – Understanding & Overview

Scott Baldwin, Trademark Attorney, USPTO 

9:30 - 11:15 AM

Pitch to the Pros

Jim DeBetter, We Know Inventing; Sharon Weisman, Licensing International; Luke Peters, Retail Band & Newair; Edison Nation; Pamela Mical, Honey-Can-Do International

11:15 - 12:00 PM

Angel Investing 101: What to Know and How to Get One!

Sandy Cleary, Founder & CEO, SLC Group Holdings; Dara Trujillo, CMO, SLC Group Holdings

12:15 - 1:15 PM

KEYNOTE: Target Funding – A Proven System to Get the Money & Resources You Need to Start or Grow Your Business

Kedma Ough, MBA & Author

1:15 - 2:30 PM

Building Housewares Brands with Brand Response TV

Karla Drawford Kerr; Allison Fishman, Global Brand Director, Dremel, RotoZip, Bosch; Catherine-Gail Reinhard, VP, Product Strategy & Marketing, StoreBound, Dash & Sobro; Steven Yde, VP Marketing, NAC Div, Wahl Clipper Corp.

2:30 - 3:30 PM

Shark Tank

Mindy Zemrak, Emmy Nominated Supervising Casting Producer for Shark Tank

3:30 - 5:30 PM

Pitch to the Pros

Dave Bartos, Endure Productive; Robert Yusim, Product Council; Sharon Weisman, Licensing International; Trish Dowling, All Star Products; Edison NationAllesandra Hankinson, The Grommet

Monday, March 16

8:45 - 9:30 AM

Storytelling: A Brand New Imperative

David Altman, CEO, MarketShare Advisors International

9:30 - 11:30 AM

Pitch to the Pros

Catherine Del SpinaRene Kussman, Silver Star Brands; Jim Norris, Canadian Tire; Matthew Canwell, KitchenCraft, Lifetime Brands Europe; Dave Bartos, Endure Productive

11:45 - 1 PM

KEYNOTE: HyVIDA – The Worlds First Hydrogen Infused Sparkling Water!

Rick Smith, Co-Founder, President / CEO, HyVIDA Brands, Inc.

1 - 2 PM

Coming Soon!

Doug Murless, Krunchbox

2 - 2:45 PM

You Don’t Have to Go It Alone When You’re Building Your Business

Steve DeBretto, Executive Director, Kinzie Industrial Development Corporation

2:45 - 3:30 PM

Mall and More

Catherine Del Spina

3:30 - 5:30 PM

Pitch to the Pros

Tanya Gross, Small Shop Chicago; Robert Yusim, Product Council; James Ryan, Canadian Tire

Tuesday, March 17

TBD

Coming Soon

Saturday, March 14

10 AM

Welcome to the Inventors Revue

IHA – Introductions & Welcome Speeches

10:30 - 11:15 AM

Intellectual Property at Home: Protecting Housewares Through Patents, Copyrights and Trademarks

Randy Huis, Volpe & Koenig PC, Intellectual Property Attorneys

11:30 - 12:15 PM

How to Make the Perfect Pitch

Elliott Bracket, Co-Founder & CEO, Exceptional Products, Inc.

12:30 - 1:30 PM

Boutiques, Buyers & Business: Independent Store Owners Discuss Their Strategies on How to Compete with Big Box, Amazon, etc.

Catherine Del Spina
Adam Badaway
, Posh

1:45 - 2:30 PM

United States Patent Office Panel: Resources for Inventors

Sean Wilkerson, Innovation Development Outreach & Program Specialist; James Wilson, Regional Outreach Officer; Craig Morris, Trademark Attorney

2:45 - 3:00 PM

The Perfect Product Launch – A 10 Day Plan

Luke Peters, CEO, Retail Band & Newair

3:30 - 5:30 PM

Pitch to the Pros

Dave Bartos, Endure Productive; Jim Norris, Canadian Tire; Eddie Sutton, Vanderbildt Home Collections; Edison Nation

Sunday, March 15

8:45 - 9:30 AM

Inside Trademarks – Understanding & Overview

Scott Baldwin, Trademark Attorney, USPTO 

9:30 - 11:15 AM

Pitch to the Pros

Jim DeBetter, We Know Inventing; Sharon Weisman, Licensing International; Luke Peters, Retail Band & Newair; Edison Nation; Pamela Mical, Honey-Can-Do International

11:15 - 12:00 PM

Angel Investing 101: What to Know and How to Get One!

Sandy Cleary, Founder & CEO, SLC Group Holdings; Dara Trujillo, CMO, SLC Group Holdings

12:15 - 1:15 PM

KEYNOTE: Target Funding – A Proven System to Get the Money & Resources You Need to Start or Grow Your Business

Kedma Ough, MBA & Author

1:15 - 2:30 PM

Building Housewares Brands with Brand Response TV

Karla Drawford Kerr; Allison Fishman, Global Brand Director, Dremel, RotoZip, Bosch; Catherine-Gail Reinhard, VP, Product Strategy & Marketing, StoreBound, Dash & Sobro; Steven Yde, VP Marketing, NAC Div, Wahl Clipper Corp.

2:30 - 3:30 PM

Shark Tank

Mindy Zemrak, Emmy Nominated Supervising Casting Producer for Shark Tank

3:30 - 5:30 PM

Pitch to the Pros

Dave Bartos, Endure Productive; Robert Yusim, Product Council; Sharon Weisman, Licensing International; Trish Dowling, All Star Products; Edison NationAllesandra Hankinson, The Grommet

Monday, March 16

8:45 - 9:30 AM

Storytelling: A Brand New Imperative

David Altman, CEO, MarketShare Advisors International

9:30 - 11:30 AM

Pitch to the Pros

Catherine Del SpinaRene Kussman, Silver Star Brands; Jim Norris, Canadian Tire; Matthew Canwell, KitchenCraft, Lifetime Brands Europe; Dave Bartos, Endure Productive

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11:45 - 1 PM

KEYNOTE: HyVIDA – The Worlds First Hydrogen Infused Sparkling Water!

Rick Smith, Co-Founder, President / CEO, HyVIDA Brands, Inc.

1 - 2 PM

Coming Soon!

Doug Murless, Krunchbox

2 - 2:45 PM

You Don’t Have to Go It Alone When You’re Building Your Business

Steve DeBretto, Executive Director, Kinzie Industrial Development Corporation

2:45 - 3:00 PM

Mall and More

Catherine Del Spina

3:30 - 5:30 PM

Pitch to the Pros

Tanya Gross, Small Shop Chicago; Robert Yusim, Product Council; James Ryan, Canadian Tire

Tuesday, March 17

TBD

Coming Soon!

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