Global Retailing Conference Agenda 2017
Listed below are dates and times for scheduled presentations, subject to change. Presentation titles are listed below speaker names and are currently being updated (Feb 2017)
Wednesday, April 19
Global Golf Tournament Shotgun Start
5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Terry J. Lundgren Center Corporate Advisory Board Meeting and Dinner Center Partners Only
Thursday, April 20
7:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m.
Registration and Breakfast
8:00 a.m. - 8:15 a.m
John-Paul Roczniak, President and CEO, University of Arizona Foundation
Terry J. Lundgren, Executive Chairman, Macy’s, Inc.
What's in Store
8:15 a.m. - 9:00 a.m
NRF Executive Committee Panel moderated by Terry J. Lundgren
Mindy Grossman - CEO & Director, HSN
Chris Baldwin - CEO, BJ's Wholesale Club
Matt Shay - President and CEO, NRF
Greg Sandfort - CEO, Tractor Supply
9:00 a.m. - 9:45 a.m
Sarah Quinlan, Senior VP, Market Insights, MasterCard
It's No Longer a Marathon....It's a Sprint! The new Retail
9:45 a.m. - 10:15 a.m
10:15 a.m. - 11:00 a.m
Chris Kobus, Vice President of Marketing and eCommerce, Sunglass Hut
Connecting the Digital and Physical Environments
11:00 a.m. - 11:45 a.m
Steve Bratspies, Chief Merchandising Officer, Walmart U.S.
Three Trends Fueling the Future of Retail
11:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m
12:45 p.m. - 1:30 p.m
Alex Komoroske, Lead Product Manager, Google
Luke Chatelain, West Elm
How technology lowers the friction to enhance the customer experience on mobile
1:30 p.m. - 2:15 p.m
Brian Amkraut, Executive Vice President of Real Estate, Strategy, Store Operations and Services, PetSmart
What’s In Store for Pet Parents
2:15 p.m. - 2:45 p.m
2:45 p.m. - 3:30 p.m
Gregg Throgmartin, General Manager, Fabletics
Brick-mining: Using Stores to Drive Digital Decisions
3:30 p.m. - 4:15 p.m
Jeffery R. Sears, Co-founder and former CEO, PIRCH
Retail and the Concept of “Love and Respect!”
4:15 p.m. - 5:00 p.m
Juan Carlos Escribano, Chief Executive Officer, El Palacio de Hierro
5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m
Sonoran Sunset Reception and Dinner
Friday, April 21
7:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m.
8:00 a.m. - 8:45 a.m.
Jeff Gennette, President and CEO, Macy’s, Inc.
8:45 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
Susan Hart, Global Retail Practice Leader, Spencer Stuart
Angela Ahrendts, Senior Vice President of Retail and Online Stores, Apple Inc.
Community, Culture and Creative Commerce
9:30 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.
10:15 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.
Marla Malcolm Beck, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Bluemercury Inc.
Barry Beck, Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer, Bluemercury Inc.
Startup, Scale-up, Build a Brand
10:45 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Chris Wantlin, Chief Digital Officer, Global Ecommerce, Ashley Furniture HomeStore
Beck Besecker, Co-founder and CEO, Marxent
AR, VR and Retail: 3D Product Strategies for the Whole Customer Journey
11:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
Kendra Scott, Designer, CEO and Philanthropist