May 21, 2009 // Franchising.com // Newport Beach, Calif., – Gamer Doc™, the retail video game store franchise that delivers a new and interactive customer experience, announces that Jim Belanger, president of Gamer Doc, will be a speaker at the "Successful Trade Show Marketing" workshop and complimentary luncheon on Monday, June 1 from Noon to 2:00 p.m. at the Long Beach Marriott. Mr. Belanger will be joined by Pete Lindsey, manager of Franchise Development for Mail Boxes, Etc., Inc., franchisor of The UPS Store brand.
The event is sponsored by Ruskin, Moscou, Falkischek Counselors at Law and Harold Kestenbaum, and will be hosted by MFV Expositions.
"Trade shows provide the ideal venue for franchisors to expand their systems. The decision to invest in a franchise is a very complex and deeply personal one, and the opportunity for potential franchisees to meet you face-to-face and ask questions about your business is how you begin building a successful relationship," Belanger said. "I have been in franchise sales and development for more than 25 years, and I look forward to meeting with other franchisors to discuss my experiences and share ideas on the best ways to maximize trade show business development opportunities."
Mr. Belanger previously served as senior vice president of franchise development for Play N Trade video games, COO of Faces Cosmetics, Inc., as well as director of operations for Hickory Farms. His background includes serving as divisional vice president of Rent-A-Center and president of RentClub, Inc., and he has also held executive positions with Poppin' Fresh Pies, Bally's Tom Foolery and Sierra Tucson.
Senior-level franchise executives are invited to attend the workshop and bring their questions and ideas for discussion. For more information or reservations, send an email to Lucia Bravo, director of sales development for MFV Expositions, at email@example.com.
Gamer Doc is an innovative franchise concept that offers the opportunity to own, develop and operate a retail video game emporium. Launched in December 2007, Gamer Doc delivers a new and interactive experience to all customers. From dedicated gamers to Mom or Dad who want to try out a game, trade-in some old games or check out the latest titles and consoles from Microsoft®, Nintendo®, and Sony®, all customers will enjoy the ultimate gaming experience. Gamer Doc offices are located in Newport Beach, Calif.