The First Custom Apparel
Educational Experience
for Decorators

Transform your business with proven, actionable growth strategies from decorated apparel professionals who have been there and done that a thousand times over. Learn directly from the industry's most experienced professionals at the 40+ seminars and 10+ hands-on training classes.

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Transform your business with proven, actionable growth strategies from decorated apparel professionals who have been there and done that a thousand times over. Learn directly from the industry's most experienced professionals at the 40+ seminars and 10+ hands-on training classes.

CHECK OUT SPEAKER LINE-UP

What is decosummit?

The decorated apparel industry is growing by the minute… and so is the demand.

And that is why for the first-time ever, decorated apparel professionals are teaming up to create the first ever DecoSummit created by decorators for decorators.

Let’s face it, new technology is emerging every day along with new marketing tactics, new brands and competition, but trade shows, although great for networking, fail to deliver what apparel decorators really want: Knowledge.

It’s time that decorators came together for a common cause: to learn what's new, what's hot, and what's actually working RIGHT NOW in their industry.

Now, it's your turn.

If you're a first-time business owner, a crafter, an operator, a technician or even a decorating mogul, DecoSummit is YOUR event.

Welcome home.

REGISTER NOW FOR ONLY $195 $695

That's $500 in savings if you register in the next few days only! Hurry, before time runs out and prices go back up to $695.

Want hands-on training and the full VIP experience?

REGISTER NOW FOR VIP $795 $995

200

attendees

40+

Sessions

15

speakers

10

hands-on
training sessions


WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING

“Excited for this! Would love to experience some hands on training ☺️”

ANA REYES

“Totally would love a conference. Would be interested in business, marketing & sales topics specific to the industry.”

TRISTAN LOO

“I’m here for this!!! Hands on training, hats, digitizing, setting up the business, pricing, etc…”

LaRon Adams Howard

Register TODAY to save up to $500 before time runs out!

Who is DecoSummit for?

Business owners wanting to know, what’s next?

Entire teams wanting experience and training on new machines

Business-minded people wanting to get into the decorated apparel industry

New businesses that don’t know where to begin

Existing businesses that want to grow their businesses

Large shops that want to see the latest technology and trends

Crafters that want to make a side income

Part-time decorators that want to transition into full time

REGISTER TODAY FOR ONLY $195 $695

Are you a hobbyist that wants to learn more about sewing, printing or embroidery and wants to make a side income all while perfecting your craft?

DecoSummit is the perfect opportunity to learn everything you need to turn your passion into a potential side income or just how to perfect your craft. From training classes to speakers sharing all things business, you’ll learn best practices for building your business from the ground up and the tactics you need to start generating a profit from your hobby. Training classes are also available to help you perfect your craft and gain skills from leading industry experts.

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Are you a business owner that wants to stay up to date on the latest trends and expand your knowledge to be able to grow your business?

As a business owner, it’s important to stay up to date with the latest news and technologies in your industry. In order to succeed, you have to make sure your business can provide your customers with relevant services and skills. Knowledge is key to expanding your business and taking your ideas to new heights. DecoSummit is hosting multiple industry experts who are coming to share their own experience and knowledge, that can help you expand your business. You will have the opportunity to ask questions, attend seminars, and take home a plethora of exclusive resources.

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Are you business savvy and want to know if the decorated apparel industry is right for you?

Business is second-nature to you. You love the idea of starting and growing brand new businesses. You have come across the decorated apparel industry and think it could be your next business venture. At DecoSummit, you’ll be provided with exclusive industry knowledge that will help inform your future business decisions. Network with people who know the industry best or attend one of our exclusive training classes to get some hands-on experience.

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The Experience

Enter to win a FREE
EM-1010 + other prizes

Who doesn't want a FREE embroidery machine!? As a thank you for attending DecoSummit, each attendee can participate to win a free EM-1010, 10-needle, single-head embroidery machine worth $8,000! AND with the purchase of a VIP ticket, you'll be able to enter TWICE to increase your chances of winning.

BBQ, authentic Cuban
cuisine & food trucks

Trade show set up
showcasing machines

08:15am -09:00am

(45 minutes)

KEYNOTE: The Future of the Custom Apparel Business

Henry Ma

Main Stage


09:15am -10:00am

(45 minutes)

TBD

TBD

Main Stage


09:15am -10:15am

(1 hour)

Hooping Flats & Caps Hands-On Training

Julia Sos

Lower Showroom


10:30am -11:15am

(45 minutes)

How To 10X Your Profit Per Item

Laura Gomez

Lower Showroom


10:30am -11:45am

(1 hour and 15 minutes)

DTG Hands-On Training

Daniel Zas

Lower Conference Room


10:30am -11:15am

(45 minutes)

Starting a T-Shirt Business: The Ultimate Side Hustle

Gary Ajené

Main Stage


11:30am -12:15pm

(45 minutes)

Pricing For Profit with Henry Ma

Henry Ma

Main Stage


11:30am -12:15pm

(45 minutes)

Digitizing Basics with Chroma Software

Eve Lowry

Upper Conference Room


11:30am -12:15pm

(45 minutes)

How-To Obtain Customers on a Budget

Valeria Knight

Lower Showroom


12:30pm -01:15pm

(45 minutes)

The easiest and cheapest ways to grow your custom apparel business

Reyes Gasca

Lower Showroom


12:30pm -01:15pm

(45 minutes)

Digitizing: Special Project with Chroma Software

Eve Lowry

Training Room


12:30pm -01:15pm

(45 minutes)

Grow Your Business with Garmeo

Valeria Knight

Lower Conference Room


12:45pm -01:45pm

(1 hour)

Cap Embroidery: Hooping & Embroidering Hands-On Training

Julia Sos

Main Stage


01:15pm -02:30pm

(1 hour and 15 minutes)

LUNCH

TBD


01:30pm -02:15pm

(45 minutes)

DEMO: Avoiding Thread Breaks

Laura Gomez

Training Room


02:15pm -03:15pm

(1 hour)

Lettering/Monogramming Hands-On

Julia Sos

Main Stage


02:30pm -03:15pm

(45 minutes)

How To Launch a Profitable Promotion

Valeria Knight

Lower Showroom


02:30pm -03:15pm

(45 minutes)

3D Puff Digitizing

Lisa Shaw

Upper Conference Room


02:30pm -03:15pm

(45 minutes)

Tools of the Trade: Must-have embroidery accessories, supplies & blanks

Laura Gomez

Lower Conference Room


03:30pm -04:30pm

(1 hour)

A Beginners Guide on Sewing Hands-On Training

Jennifer Moore

Lower Conference Room


03:45pm -04:30pm

(45 minutes)

Top Selling Platforms for Small Businesses

Gary Ajené

Main Stage


03:45pm -04:30pm

(45 minutes)

Ask the Experts: Open Q+A to Embroidery Pros

Linda Russell, Danielle Lawrence, Robert Walker, Alexander Olivieri & Sandy Reitnauer

Lower Showroom


03:45pm -04:30pm

(45 minutes)

Digitizing Hacks

Lisa Shaw

Upper Conference Room


04:45pm -05:30pm

(45 minutes)

How to Generate Revenue with Heat Presses

Reyes Gasca

Main Stage


04:45pm -05:30pm

(45 minutes)

Ask the Experts: Open Q+A to Ricoma trainers

Julia Sos, Mark Torres & Daniel Zas

Training Room


05:45pm -06:15pm

(30 minutes)

Closing Remarks

Henry Ma

Main Stage


07:00pm -10:00pm

(3 hours)

VIP Party

VIP Party

Main Stage


08:15am -09:00am

(45 minutes)

KEYNOTE: 7 Steps to Success

Henry Ma

Main Stage


09:15am -10:00am

(45 minutes)

9 Tips to Market & Grow Sales At Your Shop

Bruce Ackerman

Main Stage


09:15am -10:15am

(1 hour)

Heat Press Hands-On Training

Reyes Gasca

Lower Showroom


10:30am -11:15am

(45 minutes)

How To Make Your Little T-Shirt Business Look Like a Big Business

Gary Ajené

Main Stage


10:30am -11:15am

(45 minutes)

Growing Your Business with Top Employees

Henry Ma

Lower Showroom


10:30am -11:45am

(1 hour and 15 minutes)

Embroidering Shoes Hands-On Training

Laura Gomez

Lower Conference Room


11:30am -12:15pm

(45 minutes)

Best Practices: Managing Your Business

Bruce Ackerman

Main Stage


11:30am -12:15pm

(45 minutes)

Digitizing: Sketch-y Embroidery

Lisa Shaw

Upper Conference Room


11:30am -12:15pm

(45 minutes)

11 Website Hacks to Boost Your Sales

Valeria Knight

Lower Showroom


12:30pm -01:15pm

(45 minutes)

Increasing Your AOV with Bundles & Upsells

Henry Ma

Lower Showroom


12:30pm -01:15pm

(45 minutes)

Digitizing Appliqué Designs

Lisa Shaw

Upper Conference Room


12:30pm -01:15pm

(45 minutes)

Pinterest vs. Etsy? Which Should You Choose

Laura Gomez

Lower Conference Room


12:45pm -01:45pm

(1 hour)

3D Puff Cap Embroidery Hands-On Training

Julia Sos

Main Stage


01:15pm -02:30pm

(1 hour and 15 minutes)

LUNCH

TBD


01:30pm -02:15pm

(45 minutes)

DEMO: In The Hoop Embroidery

Laura Gomez

Training Room


02:15pm -03:15pm

(1 hour)

Patch Embroidery Hands-On Training

Julia Sos

Main Stage


02:30pm -03:15pm

(45 minutes)

How To Choose the Right T-Shirt Blank for Your Target Audience

Gary Ajené

Lower Showroom


02:30pm -03:15pm

(45 minutes)

Digitizing: Creative Customizing

Lisa Shaw

Upper Conference Room


02:30pm -03:15pm

(45 minutes)

Graphic Design That Sells

Shane Mehta

Lower Conference Room


03:30pm -04:30pm

(1 hour)

Free-Standing Lace Hands-On Training

Laura Gomez

Lower Conference Room


03:45pm -04:30pm

(45 minutes)

TBD

TBD

Main Stage


03:45pm -04:30pm

(45 minutes)

How To Craft An Exceptional Customer Experience

Valeria Knight

Lower Showroom


03:45pm -04:30pm

(45 minutes)

Digitizing: Working with Textured Fabrics

Lisa Shaw

Upper Conference Room


04:45pm -05:30pm

(45 minutes)

Ask the Experts: Open Q+A to Printers & Speakers

Reyes Gasca, Eve Lowry, Jennifer Moore, Joyce Jagger, Gary Ajené & Lisa Shaw!

Main Stage


04:45pm -05:30pm

(45 minutes)

Ask the Experts: Open Q+A to Ricoma trainers

Julia Sos, Mark Torres & Daniel Zas

Training Room


05:45pm -06:15pm

(30 minutes)

CLOSING REMARKS + Machine Embroidery Winner Announcement

Henry Ma

Main Stage


10:00am -05:30pm

(7 hours and 30 minutes)

Technical Certification Class

Mark Torres

Main Stage



Upgrade to VIP Experience
Limited tickets available!

For just $600 more for a limited-time only, you can upgrade to a full VIP experience!
Read on to discover everything that comes with DecoSummit VIP.

Extra day

As a honorary VIP member, you'll receive an entire extra day of hands-on learning and a fun meet and greet before the event even begins!

Hands on training

As a DecoSummit VIP guest, you will get exclusive access to technical classes and hands on training. You will be able to learn first-hand from industry experts on how to use embroidery machines and DTG printers. VIPs will get the chance to ask questions on the spot and learn the best tips and practices for running a smooth production system.

Technical certification

VIP guests will receive a full hour technical certification, normally priced at approximately $500, included in their ticket. Become your own technician, rather than having to wait for one to fix your machine. This certification recognizes that you know your embroidery machine inside and out and ensures that you keep your production moving smoothly.

2 ballots to win an EM-1010

Would you like not one, but two chances to win one of our stunning EM-1010 embroidery machines? One of our lucky attendees will be taking this machine home with them and VIPs get to double their chances.

Tickets to the exclusive VIP party

Nothing says VIP quite like a ticket to an exclusive party! As our thanks to you for attending DecoSummit and purchasing a VIP ticket, we are throwing a party for all VIP members. This will be a great chance to meet people, eat, and share all about your DecoSummit experience.

REGISTER NOW FOR VIP $795 $995

Upgrade to VIP Experience
Limited tickets available!

For just $600 more for a limited-time only, you can upgrade to a full VIP experience!
Read on to discover everything that comes with DecoSummit VIP.

Extra day

As a honorary VIP member, you'll receive an entire extra day of hands-on learning and a fun meet and greet before the event even begins!

Hands on training

As a DecoSummit VIP guest, you will get exclusive access to technical classes and hands on training. You will be able to learn first-hand from industry experts on how to use embroidery machines and DTG printers. VIPs will get the chance to ask questions on the spot and learn the best tips and practices for running a smooth production system.

Technical certification

VIP guests will receive a full hour technical certification, normally priced at approximately $500, included in their ticket. Become your own technician, rather than having to wait for one to fix your machine. This certification recognizes that you know your embroidery machine inside and out and ensures that you keep your production moving smoothly.

2 ballots to win an
EM-1010

Would you like not one, but two chances to win one of our stunning EM-1010 embroidery machines? One of our lucky attendees will be taking this machine home with them and VIPs get to double their chances.

Tickets to the exclusive VIP party

Nothing says VIP quite like a ticket to an exclusive party! As our thanks to you for attending DecoSummit and purchasing a VIP ticket, we are throwing a party for all VIP members. This will be a great chance to meet people, eat, and share all about your DecoSummit experience.

REGISTER NOW FOR VIP $795 $995

Why Attend?

Business owners wanting to know, what’s next?

Entire teams wanting experience and training on new machines

Business-minded people wanting to get into the decorated apparel industry

New businesses that don’t know where to begin

Existing businesses that want to grow their businesses

Large shops that want to see the latest technology and trends

Crafters that want to make a side income

Part-time decorators that want to transition into full time

Register for only $195 before time runs out

Save $500 on regular tickets.


Featured Speakers & Exhibitors

Henry Ma

Apparel Academy, Ricoma COO

Henry Ma is the COO of Ricoma and the face of Ricoma’s YouTube series, Apparel Academy. As COO, he focuses on building processes and infrastructure to ensure high efficiency among teams. Henry is also in charge of new product development that extends beyond Ricoma’s core business.

Reyes Gasca

Reyes the Entrepreneur

With over 260k YouTube subscribers, Reyes Gasca, also known as Reyes the Entrepreneur, uses YouTube to teach his viewers everything they need to know about starting a business from home. From tackling DTG machinery to starting his own vending machine business, Reyes doesn't shy away from trying new things and being completely transparent about his process. The YouTuber reveals the obstacles he faces along the way and how he overcomes them in a comedic yet informative way.

Bruce Ackerman

Founder of Printavo

Bruce Ackerman is previously Head of Design at Avant and now the founder of Printavo, a simple shop management software which helps print shops easily run and manage their shops. As a seasoned public speaker, Bruce has led seminars for business owners and startups interested in increasing their efficiency and growing their businesses.

Lisa Shaw

Bubbles' Menagerie

Lisa Shaw is considered a trusted name in the machine embroidery world. She is the face of embroidery software program, Embrilliance, as well as her own company, Bubbles’ Menagerie. Having been in the industry since the 1990s, Lisa comes with a wealth of knowledge in both the technical and artistic sides of machine embroidery. Her main focus is educating others on everything embroidery related, from digitizing to how to use your embroidery machine for best results.

Jennifer Moore

The Sewing Report

Former CNN producer Jennifer Moore now reports on something a little more off-beat: sewing. The full-time YouTuber now runs the Sewing Report, a channel that covers crafting, sewing, machine embroidery and everything DIY. Her goal is to show new generations that sewing is a useful skill and creative outlet for all age groups.

Gary Ajene

T-Shirt Help Desk

Gary Ajene, founder of the T-Shirt Help Desk, is the go-to T-shirt business expert. He uses his YouTube channel to educate and interact with his audience. Gary reviews the best platforms to sell your shirts, teaches what actually works in the T-shirt business today, and shares key tips for running a productive and successful custom apparel business.

Eve Lowry

The Baby's Booty

Eve Lowry is known in the embroidery world for offering beginner embroidery tutorials, embroidery tips & tricks, and more. Eve’s YouTube channel, The Baby’s Booty, brings together a community of embroiderers who want to learn more about the industry and grow their businesses. Her main focus is helping embroidery beginners master the art of machine embroidery.

Laura Gomez

Embroidery Hub, Ricoma Content Manager

Laura Gomez is Ricoma’s Content Manager and the face of Ricoma’s very own YouTube series, Embroidery Hub. Her commitment to education knows no bounds, as she has flown cross country and even to Australia to teach fellow embroiderers about embroidery. When she’s not filming Embroidery Hub, she is writing content for Ricoma.

Valeria Knight

Ricoma Marketing Manager

Valeria Knight is Ricoma’s Marketing Manager. Currently, she oversees all marketing operations from content, social and email marketing to paid Facebook & Google campaigns for lead generation. She also works with design and product development to create exceptional user experiences across Ricoma’s platforms and beyond.

Shane Mehta

Ricoma Designer

Shane Mehta is Ricoma’s multi-award winning Graphic Designer. He has a wide range of experience from UX/UI design, illustration, branding, and web design. In charge of the graphics and designs for Ricoma’s websites, Shane works closely with the content team to come up with creative solutions to visually display Ricoma’s brand image.

Julia Sos

Ricoma Client Onboarding Specialist

Julia Sos is Ricoma’s Client Onboarding Specialist. She has first-hand interaction with our customers as she guides them through the process of learning their new embroidery machine. Holding weekly training courses for our customers, Julia fully trains Ricoma customers in how to operate, fix, and maintain their new embroidery machine.

Mark Torres

Assistant Service Manager

Mark Torres is Ricoma’s Assistant Service Manager, who has helped thousands of embroiderers receive and maintain their machine, in his 4 year career with Ricoma. Mark understands the ins and outs of all Ricoma equipment, assists in troubleshooting, and ensures that all Ricoma machines are running properly, before getting to the customer.

Daniel Zas

DTG Trainer + Customer Success Specialist

Daniel is Ricoma's customer success specialist and trainer for all things printed, such as DTG machines and heat presses. Having printed thousands of t-shirts, Daniel knows the ins and outs of every aspect of printing and how to make the most out of your machinery.

DECOSUMMIT IS
ALMOST HERE!

DECOSUMMIT IS
ALMOST HERE!


when & where

Date

October 10th Technical Certification (VIP Only)

October 11-12th, 2019 (General & VIP)

Location

Ricoma International Corp

11555 NW 124 Street Medley, FL 33178

Located in sunny Miami, Florida, Ricoma’s brand-new headquarters provide the perfect setting for learning, networking and relaxation.

Near plenty of hotels and restaurants, you’ll be just a short car ride away from local cuisine, shopping and fun in the sun!

REGISTER NOW TO SAVE UP TO $500 BEFORE TIME RUNS OUT!

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Medley & Doral
Neighbouring Hotels

Prices listed are for October 11th-13th. Prices are subject to change based on hotel availability.

Courtyard by Marriott

Miami West/FL Turnpilke

$107-$144 per night

Residence Inn by Marriott

Miami West/FL Turnpilke

$122-$169 per night

Holiday Inn

Miami West Airport Area

$95-$119 per night

Provident Doral

At the Blue Miami

$134-$199 per night

Hampton Inn & Suites

Miami-Doral/Dolphin Mall

$111-$149 per night

Extended Stay America

Miami - Airport - Doral

$84-$90 per night

Baymont by Wyndham

Miami Doral

$128-$172 per night

Nuvo Suites Hotel

Miami-Doral

$107-$150 per night

Aloft

Miami-Doral

$110-$116 per night

Courtyard by Marriott

Miami Airport West/Doral

$98-$102 per night

Quality Inn

Miami Airport

$110-$144 per night

Hyatt Place

Miami Airport - West/Doral

$125-$135 per night

Airport Suggestions

Miami International Airport

11.4 miles away from DecoSummit

Fort Lauderdale - Hollywood International Airport

28 miles away from DecoSummit