Steve Geppi to Deliver Retailer Summit Keynote Address

Diamond Founder, President & CEO Steve Geppi will draw upon four decades of personal experience to provide keynote remarks during Diamond’s 2018 Retailer Summit, held in Chicago April 4-6 at the McCormick Convention Center.

Geppi’s address will focus on “The Past, Present and Future of the Comics Industry” and take place at the closing breakfast on Friday, April 6.

“I’m looking forward to delivering this year’s Summit keynote address,” Geppi said. “I want people to be excited about our industry, with so many things ahead of us. Even more, I’m looking forward to talking with our customers and vendors about how we can improve the comic book industry and continue moving forward.”

Geppi started with a single comic book shop in Baltimore in the 1970s, moving into the distribution business when he established Diamond in 1982. Since then, Diamond has become the largest distributor of English-language comic books, servicing thousands of retailers worldwide. Since Diamond’s opening, Geppi has developed and added numerous additional pop-culture companies under the Diamond umbrella, including Alliance Game Distributors, Baltimore Magazine, Diamond International Galleries, Diamond Select Toys, E. Gerber; Gemstone Publishing, Geppi’s Entertainment Museum, and Hake’s Americana & Collectibles.

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