Beckett Media Appoints 2018 Industry Summit Co-Hosts


Beckett Media, the world’s most trusted brand in collectibles, announced Bill Sutherland, Beckett’s VP of Data Acquisitions and Ray Schulte, CEO / President of Schulte Sports Marketing & PR, Inc., will team up to manage and co-host the 32nd Annual 2018 Industry Summit, the ultimate    business-to-business trade event for sports collectible executives and insiders.

The Industry Summit is considered the essential event for our collectible industry’s leading retailers, manufacturers, licensors and service providers.” said Kevin Isaacson, VP Beckett Media Sales and Marketing. “With the appointment of Bill Sutherland and Ray Schulte as co-host I’m excited and confident the Summit will continue to thrive and evolve for many years to come.”

The Industry Summit conferences were previously held in Honolulu, Hawaii, in addition to locations in Arizona, Florida and most recently Las Vegas last year. The Industry Summit will be hosted by Beckett Media’s corporate headquarters in Dallas, Texas, February 25th through 28th, 2018.

“The Industry Summit provides meaningful business-to-business (B2B) value benefiting our collectible industry partners.” said Bill Sutherland, VP of Data Acquisitions. “I’m looking forward to working with many of the collectible industry senior executive and industry leaders and to co-hosting the event in Dallas with Ray Schulte. He brings a diversified collectible experience and meaningful perspective concerning the collectible industry.”

For more event information visit   Corporate sponsorship packets and early-bird registration for retailers and service providers can be obtained by contacting Bill Sutherland at and/or Ray Schulte at

For up-to-date event information be sure to follow The Industry Summit on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram at @industrysummit. Hashtag #industrysummit2018.

About The Industry Summit

The Industry Summit, a Beckett Media property, is the multi-billion collectible industry’s annual business-to -business trade conference comprised of industry professionals, including manufacturers, licensors, distributors, retailers and service providers.

About Beckett Media

Beckett Media has been the voice of the collectibles industry from the time Dr. James Beckett published his first Sport Americana Baseball Card price Guide book in 1979 to the launch of the first issue of Beckett Baseball magazine five years later. In the time since that rather simplistic first issue of Beckett Baseball, the magazine – and the company itself – has grown in significant proportions, similar to the very field it covers.

With over 30 years of serving the most trusted resource for collectors, Beckett Media continues to facilitate trade and lead the collectibles industry with dynamic products and services.

 About Bill Sutherland

Bill Sutherland is a 30+ year veteran of the industry, with over twenty years at Beckett. His passion for collecting led him to open a card shop business while in college, and since then he has spent twenty plus years working in various positions at Beckett. Bill has worn many hats during those twenty years, including management roles in the price guide department, e-commerce, auctions and more. Bill currently leads the Entrust Data Services division as VP of Data Acquisitions, which includes the pricing department at Beckett.

About Ray Schulte

Ray Schulte founded his sports agency in New York City back in the early eighties. Schulte Sports Marketing, Public Relations & Social Media agency specializing in corporate and non-profit relations and representation of professional athlete’s off the field activities, including but not limited to: corporate appearances, licensing, marketing, signature management, public relations, charitable relationships, social media and evaluating and analyzing all projects including opportunities presented to the player in any business capacity.




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