The #WesternSummit is a one-day business growth conference for western industry business owners, brands and influencers, who are looking to increase their knowledge in marketing trends, growth strategy, and to connect with fellow leaders in the industry.
Proudly presented by The Boutique Hub and Western Lifestyle Retailer, this conference is a grassroots effort, including the industry’s leading businesses boutique owners, apparel, accessory, footwear and tack brands, designers, social media influencers and service providers.
Attendees will be able to hear from the industry’s leading companies, have access to hands-on training and strategy, collaborate and connect with other like-minded business owners, and set goals for the upcoming year.
#WesternSummit is a spin-off of The Boutique Summit, the retail boutique industry’s premier business conference, presented by The Boutique Hub.
WE CAN’T WAIT TO MEET YOU AT #WESTERNSUMMIT!!
The Boutique Hub
Southern Fried Chics
The Boutique Hub
LORINDA VAN NEWKIRK
Original Cowgirl Clothing
Double J Saddlery
The Boutique Hub
Twisted J Apparel
Texas True Threads
Additional Speaker Announcements Coming Soon!
Interested in speaking at #WesternSummit in 2019 or at future events?
Email us and tell us about your story or your expertise!
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“The speakers including Dan Costa, Keith Mundee, and Dru Stewart were PHENOMENAL! We have already implemented changes at our store. We just had a wonderful time and it was a huge CONFIDENCE BOOST for me. I definitely want to attend more events like Western Summit!”
– Kelly, 2018 Western Summit Attendee
“The day was an experience I’ll always CHERISH as I learned so much and grew so much from a business perspective in that ONE DAY! ”
– Melanie, 2018 Western Summit Attendee
“It has helped DRIVE more customers to me. The breakout session I learned more from was the David Wechsler session. I am fairly new to retail and he helped me to UNDERSTAND some of the questions I had thought of but did not know where to go for the answers.”
– Kim, 2018 Western Summit Attendee
The Western Summit is presented by The Boutique Hub, where the voice of the boutique fashion industry. It’s two-sided platform connects shoppers with boutiques they love around the world on a single platform, while also connecting the greater boutique community of boutique owners, brands, designers, influencers, and service providers. It’s two sides, Boutique. Style and The Boutique Hub: Business reach tens of thousands of consumers, boutique owners, and apparel brands online, and through the community’s events, blog, trainings, and online platform.
Western Lifestyle Retailer is a business publication that bridges the gap between fashion retailers and manufacturers of apparel, headwear, footwear, accessories, jewelry, gifts, and home décor. Whether a retail operation focuses on the Western market or is simply interested in differentiating its store by adding elements of traditional Western flair, Western Lifestyle Retailer provides a comprehensive look at the latest in Western fashion, as well as longstanding, traditional elements of Americana. Find it in print, digital and social media. It’s been influencing the industry since 2005.
#WesternSummit provides an unmatched opportunity to directly connect with more than 200 thriving, western boutique and brand owners in a intimate setting–an opportunity unlike any other.
Join us at #WesternSummit to fuel the recognition and connection to your brand in a forum that has never been offered before.
Partnership opportunities are still available!
Thank You to all of our 2019 #WesternSummit Sponsors!
Denver-Western and English Sales Association (WESA)
Denver Mart: 451 E. 58th Avenue, Denver, CO 80216
1-25 and 58th Avenue, Exit 215, just north of downtown Denver
Denver International Airport (DEN)
Click here to find a list of Preferred Hotels, all of which offer a complimentary shuttle to and from Denver Mart.
Hotel selection is first come, first serve.
|7:30 AM||Doors Open|
|8:15 AM||Welcome Kick-off!|
|8:45 AM||Opening Panel|
|Creating Events + Experiences That Build Lasting Customer Relationships Online and Off
Sara Burks (The Boutique Hub)
Cody Johnson (Twisted J Apparel)
Joey Austin (Hooey)
|9:30 AM||Keynote Speaker #1|
|Candid Interview with a Mega Boutique Owner
Liz Ross (Southern Fried Chics)
|10:15 AM||Morning Breakout Sessions:|
|(A) Advanced Social Media Strategies For Brands & Retailers
Ashley Alderson (The Boutique Hub)
(B) Protecting Your Creative Intelligence and Protecting Your Growing Brand with Trademarks, Copyrights and Licensing Agreements
|11:00 AM||Keynote Speaker #2|
|Building a Nimble Brand That Hears Today’s Consumer
Beth Cross (President, Ariat)
|11:45 AM||Lunch (Provided)|
|12:30 PM||Brand Showcase|
|1:00 PM||Keynote Speaker #3|
|Fundamentals of Inventory Management
Ritchie Sayner (Management One)
|1:45 PM||Afternoon Panel|
|What It Takes to Acquire Customers Today Through Social Media Strategy, Marketplaces, Influencers and Brand Collaborations
Jessie Jarvis (Influencer/The Boutique Hub)
Jane Kasper (Rural Haze)
Chad Riggins (Texas True Threads)
|2:30 PM||Afternoon Breakout Sessions:|
|(A) Sales Strategy Training to 10x Your Sales Rep’s & Retail Staff’s Success
Ed Olvera (The Boutique Hub)
(B) Data is the New Black
|3:15 PM||Closing Keynote|
|Building a Dream Brand
Lorinda Van Newkirk
|4:00 PM||Sip, Shop & Social with Sponsors & Vendors|
Ready to take charge and shape the future of the western retail industry?
#WesternSummit will be held on January 10, 2019, at Denver’s Western and English Sales Association (WESA) Mart Building, in conjunction with WESA’s January Market (January 11-14).
Good news! You don’t have to worry about it at all! You can pick you preferred breakout session on the day of the event.
Registrations are non-refundable, but they are fully transferable to another boutique owner, brand, etc. If you need to transfer your registration to someone else, please email us that information prior to December 20, 2018.
#WesternSummit dress code is “boutique casual”. We want you to be comfortable since you’ll be sitting most of the day, but we represent the western boutique and brand industry, so of course we want to see your personal style shine!
There are quite a few hotels in the area, and each hotel also has a complimentary shuttle service available that will take you to WESA’s Denver Mart building for #WesternSummit, and for WESA’s January Market (January 11-14).
To secure lodging for #WesternSummit, click here to see this list of Preferred Hotels.
We have been told that these rooms are going fast, so we recommend booking as soon as possible.
Of course! If your spouse would like to attend #WesternSummit, you will want to purchase a registration for them.
Due to our anticipation of selling out, children are welcome to attend #WesternSummit as long as they can sit on your lap; otherwise an additional registration will need to be purchased in order for them to attend.
Food, beverages and snacks will be provided. We recommend bringing something to take notes, such as a notebook/pen, iPad/tablet, or laptop.
We are not offering a digital ticket option for #WesternSummit, so make plans to be in Denver!