Level Up in 2022
September 6-8, 2022
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EARLY BIRD special includes discounted tickets ($649) + a complimentary
pass to the VIP Tiki Bar Welcome Party on September 6.
Level Up
SURGE 2022 brings together experienced sellers with serious know-how and savvy Amazon-focused experts for an exciting event like no other. Level up in 2022. Join us Sep 6-8 in sunny Tampa, Florida!
Agenda
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 6 
 
Attendees begin to arrive
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
VIP Tiki Bar Welcome Party
8:30 pm
Grand Opening of LevelUp Arcade
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 7
9 am - 4 pm
Keynote, breakouts and panels
6 pm - 9 pm
Amazing Amazon cruise
 
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 8
9 am - 2 pm
Keynote, breakouts and panels
 
Attendees depart
Why SURGE?
It’s an event like no other. 2022 is time to level up Amazon conferences, and SURGE will be the premiere seller event in the industry. Our vision and goals are clear, and we want you to join us on this exciting journey.
The best content
Day 1 starts with a C-level executive from Amazon’s largest third-party seller. The high-impact info continues from there, with strategies from sellers of size, advice from ex-Amazonians, and blueprints for success from the most knowledgeable experts in the industry.
Flat out fun
SURGE is built to be memorable, and every guest is a VIP. Included in your ticket price is
a sunset cruise and the always-on LevelUp Arcade. The first 100 ticket buyers will also receive free access
to our VIP Tiki Bar Welcome Party – including live music and games – on September 6.
Great contacts
Our 350 paid attendees plus 50+ speakers, sponsors and influencers include owners, operators and brand managers at large and mid-sized Amazon businesses. These are serious sellers looking for relationships that will move their business goals forward.
About SURGE
SURGE is the brainchild of Lesley Hensell, Joe Zalta, and their top-notch team at Riverbend Consulting. As long-time Amazon sellers and agency owners, Joe and Lesley know what makes a great conference. We hope you’ll join us in creating something new and different!
Speakers
Andreas Schulmeyer
CFO
Packable (formerly Pharmapacks)
Chas Woodward
Head of Business Development
Heyday
Whitney Gibson
Partner and Chair
Vorys eControl
Jared Orkin
8-figure seller
Maddy Henshaw
VP of Ecommerce Marketplaces
HighKey
Yaniv Sarig
Mohawk Group Holdings
Peter Kearns
VP of Marketplaces
Blue Wheel
Phil Stolt
SVP Retail Operations - Innovation
Tinuiti
Scott Needham
CEO & Founder
SmartScout
Thaddaeus Hay
CRO
Buy Box Experts (BBE)
Mina Elias
CEO
Trivium Group
Justin Maner
CEO
DataSpark
Lesley Hensell
Co-founder
Riverbend Consulting
Joe Zalta
Co-founder
Riverbend Consulting
Irving Safdieh
Partner
Project Retail
Kayleigh
Cockerill
Consultant
Riverbend Consulting
Lauren Barbera
ex-Amazonian
VIP Consultant
Riverbend Consulting
Jay Morane
ex-Amazonian
VIP Consultant
Riverbend Consulting
Cait Way
ex-Amazonian
VIP Consultant
Riverbend Consulting
Sheiva Sajadpour
7-Figure Amazon Seller
Manish Chowdhary
Founder & CEO
Cahoot
Nathan Bindschatel
Founder & Owner
My Prep Center
Burak Yolga
Co-Founder
Forceget
Mark Casey
CEO
House Of AMZ
Carlos Alvarez
Founder/Chief Wizard
Wizards of Ecom
Lenny Ash
Co-Founder
AZ Seller Kit
Jason Hanan
Co-Founder
AZ Seller Kit
Tim Jordan
CEO
Private Label Legion
Venue
Conference and Lodging
Grand Hyatt
Tampa Bay
2900 Bayport Drive
Tampa, Florida  33607

Your confirmation page will include a hotel link with special rates for this event.
FAQ
See below for answers to common questions about the event.
What is the cost of Registration for The SURGE Summit?
  • Full price tickets are $699, early bird tickets are discounted to $649.
What does the ticket price include?
  • Ground transportation to/from the Tampa International Airport unless you arrive/depart outside our scheduled hours of operation.
  • Expert sessions and no selling from the stage.
  • Breakfast, lunch and snacks on September 7 and 8.
  • One ticket and transportation to and from the Amazing Amazon Cruise on September 7, which includes dinner and drinks.
  • Ground transportation to/from the Amazing Amazon Cruise
  • Access to the LevelUp Arcade on the 12th floor of the hotel
  • Hotel Wi-Fi in your room and all common areas.
  • Swag!
Where can I see what sessions will be presented?
This site and the app will be constantly updated as the agenda is finalized.
Can I bring a guest?
Guests are welcome at the hotel. There will be an additional fee for their meals, the VIP Tiki Bar Welcome Party ($75)  and the Amazing Amazon Cruise off-site event.
Are meals included with my registration?
Yes!  Breakfast and lunch will be provided on Tuesday and Wednesday along with several coffee and snack breaks throughout the event. Tickets to the Monday evening VIP Tiki Bar Welcome Party will include food, beer and wine along with a cash bar for other options. The Amazing Amazon Cruise includes dinner and drinks on Wednesday evening. Please note dietary restrictions in your registration.
Will there be kosher meal options? 
Yes! We will have Glatt kosher meals and kosher-style options for our guests. There is an option to specify dietary needs in your registration form.
When should I arrive to and depart from SURGE 2022?
We encourage attendees to arrive by Tuesday afternoon (September 6) to relax and thaw out! That evening you are invited to join us at the Tiki Bar Welcome Party and LevelUp Arcade. Sessions begin Tuesday morning. The final sessions will end about 3 pm on Thursday, September 8. We will publish shuttle times ASAP.
Who can attend the VIP Tiki Bar Welcome Party?
Speakers, and first 100 registrants will be given a ticket! After that, tickets will cost $75 and can be purchased on this site.
How do I make changes to my registration?
If you need to make any changes to your arrangements after submitting your registration, you can submit your change request online by re-visiting this website and entering your confirmation number.
What is the attire for the conference?
Business casual (jeans acceptable). The Florida temperatures in February on average are a high of 74° and a low of 57°. The VIP Tiki Bar Welcome Party is outdoors. For the Amazing Amazon Cruise you will have the option of being inside or outside. Check the forecast here. 
Will I have access to hotel Wi-Fi?
Yes! Guests will have complimentary Wi-Fi thanks to our sponsors! Access information will be provided at check-in.
Will I need to provide a credit card at the hotel?
Yes, you will be required to provide a credit card upon hotel check-in to cover any incidental charges incurred during your stay. These charges include all non-program related expenses such as room service, restaurant charges, honor bar, telephone calls and laundry service. It is your responsibility to review your individual hotel bill and settle your incidental charges before checking out and departing the hotel.
Does SURGE have hotel meeting rooms available?
Yes! Please contact us at info@thesurgesummit.com if you need space for your staff or a place to meet with clients.
Can I cancel my registration?
Yes. To cancel your registration, please email us as soon as possible info@thesurgesummit.com. After February 1, 2022, no refunds will be given for event registration. 
Will there be booths?
We have a limited number of vendor spaces available. If you are interested please email sponsors@thesurgesummit.com.
What if I am interested in sponsoring or speaking at this event?
Most of our speaking opportunities are taken, but you can email sponsors@thesurgesummit.com. We will get back to you promptly!
Who do I contact with a question not answered on this site?
For all SURGE 2022 questions, please email info@thesurgesummit.com or call 732-905-4035
Sellers, it is time to Level Up!