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Get more information on The Westin La Paloma Resort and Spa, site of the Conference, including directions to/from the hotel, and a link to register at the special Conference rate


Join us to play some great golf at one of the best courses in America, right before the Conference


Now in its 19th year, the Global Retailing Conference promises an engaging venue with great opportunities to develop relationships. Become a sponsor and raise your company's profile and create brand visibility.

The Amazing Future of Retail
Everywhere at once!

As if April weather wasn't reason enough to spend a couple days at a sunny Tucson resort, the University of Arizona's Terry J. Lundgren Center for Retailing puts together what's become one of the most thought provoking, smart, future-focused, and engaging events on retailing trends and strategies. Whether you're an independent retailer, business executive, CEO, marketer, HR executive or a future retail leader, this conference brings together the most innovative business leaders who share best practices that attendees can apply to their own businesses.

Retail touches every aspect of our lives with each day bringing new and innovative ways to offer goods and services. When you attend the 2015 Global Retailing Conference you gain insights and practical strategies to target and connect with your customers. "The AMAZING Future of Retail EVERYWHERE AT ONCE" is set for Thursday and Friday, April 23 and 24, 2015, at the Westin La Paloma Resort & Spa, in Tucson, AZ. Join Terry J. Lundgren, Chairman & CEO of Macy's, along with an amazing array of industry luminaries, including Margo Georgiadis, Google President of Americas; Michelle Peluso, Gilt CEO and Charles Best, Founder of, for direct access to the ideas today that will turn into tomorrow's successful industry tactics.

  • Why attend Global?

    Fact Sheet|Previous Attendess

    When you attend the Global Retailing Conference, you'll hear from our industry's dealmakers, rule breakers and trailblazers and how they turned their leadership styles into victory. Our presentations offer dynamic interactions with retail industry experts from throughout the world, each sharing their insight and expertise. And, nowhere else will you make those personal connections to further your work, your company and your success. [...]

  • Become a sponsor!

    Sponorship Form|2015 Sponsors

    As an industry leader, be a Global Retailing Conferencesponsor and receive a discount for your C-Suite to attend this top-ranked educational opportunity, sponsored by the Terry J. Lundgren Center for Retailing, part of the University of Arizona. The Global Retailing Conference is supported by the Terry J. Lundgren Center's Corporate Advisory Board, which includes retailers and partners from the world's largest and best-known organizations [...]

Why you should Attend

"The Global Retailing Conference is important because it gives the fashion industry an opportunity to come together to discuss trends and strategy for the future."

- Tommy Hilfiger, Principal Designer and Visionary, Tommy Hilfiger Group, 2011 Global Retailing Conference Presenter [...]



Be apart of global!

"The University of Arizona’s Lundgren Center for Retailing has developed an annual conference that is interesting, informative and very engaging. I was honored to be a part of it and to have the opportunity to share my thoughts on merchandising and strategy with executives who are passionate about the retailing business."

- Martha Stewart, Founder, Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, Inc. 2011 Global Retailing Conference Presenter[...]

Our Staff

  • Scott W Hessell

    Scott W. Hessell
    Terry J. Lundgren Center for Retailing
    Phone:520.621.1140 Fax:520.621.5896 Email

  • Kylee Vanek
    Assistant Director, Student Leadership & Development
    Terry J. Lundgren Center for Retailing
    Phone: 520.621.0802 Fax: 520.621.0802 Email

  • Kimberley Brooke
    Associate Director, Marketing & Corporate Relations Terry J. Lundgren Center for Retailing
    Phone: 520.626.7952 Email

  • Annette Garcia
    Administrative Associate
    Terry J. Lundgren Center for Retailing
    Phone: 520.621.1715 Fax: 520.621.5896 Email