Firearms Industry Operations & Strategy Conference 2017-11-18T16:18:21+00:00

Firearms Industry Operations & Strategy Conference

The inaugural 2017 event will be held December 11-12, 2017 at the Marriott Copley Place in Boston, Massachusetts. Gemini Southern, merchant bank and the event’s title sponsor will provide attendees with expert speakers pertaining to debt/equity capital structure and sources of financing, world class operations principles, consumer-focused market analytics, and operations technology.

The 2017 Firearms Industry Operations & Strategy Conference will provide manufacturing, distribution and retail leaders with intermediate to advanced level discussions on:

  • Market Analysis – Consumer patterns derived from Marketplace Insights Point of Sale analytics
  • Product Innovation – Strategies for getting to market and managing obsolescence
  • World Class Operations – Minimizing constraints and maximizing productivity
  • Sales & Operations Planning – Aligning demand with your operational capabilities
  • Growth Strategies – Vertical and horizontal mergers and acquisitions
  • Supply Chain Management – From supplier development to inventory reduction strategy
  • Technology Enablement – Implementing or configuring ERP/WMS/POS to drive the business

Who Should Attend? 

  • Firearm, Ammunition, and Sporting Goods Executives:
    Owners, CEO, COO, CFO, CIO, and VPs in the following functions: IT, Operations, Finance and Supply Chain

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Sponsors of the FIOPS will have a unique opportunity to present their products and services to an audience seeking assistance in transforming their organization. Packages are available on a first come, first-serve basis. Please download this form.


For questions about the Firearms Industry Operations & Strategy Conference, please contact Orchid Advisors via email or phone 855.ORCHID-0.

Conference Information

Monday, December 11, 2017
Track 1
Market Analysis, Connectivity
& Product Innovation
Track 2
Operations, Supply Chain & Technology
Track 3
Financial Management & Strategy
7:00 – 7:55 Breakfast
8:00 – 8:15 Keynote Speaker Conference Welcome and Kickoff
8:15 – 9:00 Keynote Speaker The Future Firearms, Ammunition and Sporting Goods Industry Supply Chain
9:00 – 9:45 Keynote Speaker Achieving World Class Financial and Operational Metrics
9:45 – 10:00 Break
10:00 – 10:45 Breakout Session Flying Blind? An analytical view of
Consumer-focused buying patterns. – Market Place Insight
The Foundation of Great Operations Intermediate Financial Management Strategy for
Operating Executives
11:00 – 11:45 Breakout Session New Product Introduction Cycle Integration of the S to OP Debt vs Equity Capital Structures and Obtaining
Sources of Financing
11:45 – 12:45 Keynote Speaker Visualizing your brand. Top Ad Videos & World Class Cinematography.
1:00 – 2:45 Keynote Speaker Understanding the Multiple Principles of World-Class Operations (Lean, Six Sigma, Quality Function Deployment, Throughput, JIT, 5S, and more)
2:30 – 3:00 Coffee, Networking
3:00 – 3:45 Breakout Session Retail Inventory Management Creating Value from the ERP Mergers & Acquisition In the Firearms & Ammunition Industry
4:00 – 4:45 Breakout Session How Fast? The need for speed, tips, tools, for rapid product development Supplier Development Strategy Regulatory Due Diligence Considerations
5:00 – 7:00 Cocktail Reception


Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Track 1
Market Analysis, Connectivity
& Product Innovation
Track 2
Operations, Supply Chain & Technology
Track 3
Financial Management & Strategy
7:00 – 7:55 Breakfast
8:00 – 8:15 Keynote Speaker Conference Welcome and Kickoff
8:15 – 9:00 Keynote Speaker Establishing Firearms Industry Data, Packaging and Labeling Standardization
9:15 – 10:00 Breakout Session Innovating for Product Category Leadership Sales & Operations Planning Best Practices Finding Sources of Financial Leakage in Your Company to Recover EBITDA and Cash
10:00 – 10:15 Break
10:15 – 11:00 Breakout Session Selling Direct, from Manufacturer to Dealer Major ERP Trends in the Firearms Industry Creating your Credit Facility, Integrated with S&OP
11:00 – 11:45 Breakout Session Rapid Inventory Liquidation Leadership Development:
The Secret Sauce
Managing Your Banking Relationship


Agenda subject to change.

On or Before 11/1/17 After 11/1/17
Conference Attendee $899 $699 $999 $799

Experience downtown Boston like never before at our stylish, perfectly located hotel. Whether you’re in Massachusetts for business or for fun, the Boston Marriott Copley Place has everything you need for a wonderful visit. Walk from our hotel to famous attractions including Boston Common and the Shops at Prudential Center, as well as beautiful Copley Square. Our beautifully appointed rooms and suites are designed to make your stay as comfortable as possible – from plush pillow top mattresses to flat-screen TVs and sleek bathrooms. Our hotel sports bar, Champions, serves delicious American cuisine and showcases a wall of TVs. Connexion Lounge is a welcoming spot for a glass of wine after a productive day of working or exploring downtown. Additional hotel perks include an indoor pool and a fitness center, not to mention over 61,000 square feet of meeting and event space. We look forward to making your stay here in Massachusetts truly unforgettable at the Boston Marriott Copley Place!


Sponsorship opportunities are available. Please contact Orchid Advisors at for more information.