Level Up in 2022
September 6-8, 2022
Grand Hyatt - Tampa, Florida
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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!
Attendees begin to arrive
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
VIP Tiki Bar Welcome Party
8:30 pm
Grand Opening of LevelUp Arcade
9 am - 4 pm
Keynote, breakouts and panels
6 pm - 9 pm
Amazing Amazon cruise
9 am - 2 pm
Keynote, breakouts and panels
Attendees depart
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
Get actionable advice from a fleet of ex-Amazonians, ground-breaking sellers of size, and the most knowledgeable experts in the industry. Leave with plan to shelter from economic storms, maximize your results on Amazon, and grow in the future.
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.
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!
Dan Ashburn
Chas Woodward
Head of Business Development
Whitney Gibson
Partner and Chair
Vorys eControl
Jared Orkin
8-figure seller
Maddy Henshaw
VP of Ecommerce Marketplaces
Yaniv Sarig
Co-Founder and CEO
Aterian Inc.
Phil Stolt
SVP Retail Operations - Innovation
Scott Needham
CEO & Founder
Mina Elias
Trivium Group
Lesley Hensell
Riverbend Consulting
Joe Zalta
Riverbend Consulting
Irving Safdieh
Project Retail
Riverbend Consulting
Lauren Barbera
VIP Consultant
Riverbend Consulting
Jay Morane
VIP Consultant
Riverbend Consulting
Cait Way
VIP Consultant
Riverbend Consulting
Sheiva Sajadpour
7-Figure Amazon Seller
Manish Chowdhary
Founder & CEO
Burak Yolga
Mark Casey
House Of AMZ
Carlos Alvarez
Founder/Chief Wizard
Wizards of Ecom
Lenny Ash
AZ Seller Kit
Jason Hanan
AZ Seller Kit
Tim Jordan
Private Label Legion
Izabella Ritz
Ritz Momentum
Irwin Dayan
Vice President
The Hedaya Capital Group
Klaidas Siuipys
AMZ Bees
Seth Broman
Chief Revenue Officer
Yoni Mazor
Co-Founder & CGO
Clayton Atchison
Community Ambassador
Carbon 6
Pinny Ackerman
Danan Coleman
Brand Dev & Strategic Partnerships
Carbon 6
Abe Chomali
XP Strategy Corp.
Steven Pope
My Amazon Guy
Don Henig
Dimitri Vorona
Hoster.com Corp
Shawn Hart
Master Marketer
Post Purchase Pro
Emanuela Elias
Director of Services
Riverbend Consulting
Joshua Gebhardt
CEO & Co-Founder
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.
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, and at SURGE! Each attendee at The SURGE Summit is required to register and purchase a ticket.
If your guest is not a Summit attendee, there will still be additional charges for their meals, the VIP Tiki Bar Welcome Party ($75), and the Amazing Amazon Cruise off-site event ($150)
Are meals included?
Breakfast and lunch will be provided on Wednesday and Thursday along with several coffee and snack breaks throughout the event. Tickets to the Tuesday evening VIP Tiki Bar Welcome Party
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 Wednesday 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 September on average are a high of 88.7 F and a low of 76.1 F.
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 August 16th, 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
Is my hotel room included in the ticket price?
No, the price of your hotel room is not included in your ticket price, however, by booking through our link provided on the confirmation page and below, you will have access to special rates for this event. We recommend booking early to ensure availability here:
Sellers, it is time to Level Up!