January 15, 2020

Retail Financial Summit

Anaheim Hilton, Level 2 • 8:30 am–4 pm

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An all-day immersion into financial strategies, trends and updates to grow your business

New for 2020, NAMM U presents the Retail Financial Summit, an interactive, entertaining, hands-on education experience for all music retailers.

This full-day, interactive workshop will provide the critical financial training all music retailers need to thrive in today’s competitive marketplace, while looking at new trends and developments that are certain to impact your business. As a bonus, this event will deep dive into your most pressing financial questions, feature an extended Q&A, and deliver new solutions and insight to help you make the most of 2020 and beyond.


Featured Hosts: Alan Friedman and Daniel Jobe

The Retail Financial Summit will be presented by industry financial gurus Alan Friedman and Daniel Jobe of Friedman, Kannenberg & Co. These NAMM U veterans have more than 60 combined years of experience in the financial management of music retailers, manufacturers and recording studios. They’re past presenters at NAMM U’s Retail Training Summit, Retail Boot Camp, NAMM Idea Center and Breakfast Sessions.


The Retail Financial Summit will feature a special focus on your most powerful tool for driving profitability and cash flow: inventory management. Friedman and Jobe will reveal industry best practices for buying, managing and producing the profit return you need on your largest asset.

The Retail Financial Summit will also address new financial trends, governmental updates and the burning questions every music retailer has these days. Friedman and Jobe will highlight recent changes in sales tax and labor laws that are impacting you and your business. Plus, they’ll address specific audience questions, so you’ll walk away with a clear picture of how to take control of your store’s financial health. This is a not-to-be-missed event that will financially pay back in spades.


Wednesday, January 15

8:30 AM


Doors open, registration and refreshments

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM


Retail Financial Summit

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM



1:00 PM - 4:00 PM


Retail Financial Summit

How to Register

Retail Financial Summit registration is free to NAMM retail members. Here's how to sign up:

1. If you are registered for a NAMM Show badge and have requested more information about Retail Financial Summit on your Attendee Profile, you will receive a follow-up email to complete your registration.

2. If you are an authorized contact for a NAMM retail member company, you can log in to access badge registration and select who you'd like to attend Retail Financial Summit. (If you need to check your contact role, visit your profile page). Once you are logged in, click on the "Registration Dashboard" button on the right-hand menu. Then, locate the name(s) on your registration list and check the box for Retail Innovation Summit. Those selected will receive a follow-up email to finalize their Retail Innovation Summit registration.

3. If you have difficulty signing up or have any questions about Retail Financial Summit, contact NAMM at 760-438-8001, or email nammu@namm.org. If you are a NAMM exhibitor/commercial member and would like to register for Retail Financial Summit, please email nammu@namm.org.