Retail Executive Summit Keynoters Announced

Press Release   •   Oct 14, 2010 14:35 EDT

Charming Shoppes, Sephora, Tory Burch, FutureThink headline    speaker elite at RetailConnections Summit Feb. 27-March 1, 2011

TARRYTOWN, N.Y. Oct. 14, 2010 — RetailConnections Business Executive Summit, designed exclusively for senior retail executives, returns to Miami next year with a mandate to dissect and decode the forces shaping the future of commerce.

In keeping with its mission to inspire and illuminate, the 2011 Summit will feature provocative, insider views of new initiatives under way today, detailed by the retailers implementing them.

RetailConnections Business Executive Summit gets under way Feb. 27-March 1, 2011, at the Fairmont Turnberry Isle Resort & Club in Miami. An eclectic mix of executives will take the stage, including:

• Bill Bass, President, Charming Direct, Charming Shoppes

• Patrick Murray, Chief Financial Officer, Sephora

• Miki Berardelli, Chief Marketing Officer, Tory Burch

• Lisa Bodell, Chief Executive Officer, FutureThink

“The Summit program is shaping up in superior fashion,” said Marc Millstein, president of RetailConnections. “We have several more highly sought-after retail voices onboard and we’ll announce those additions in the weeks ahead.”

Attendees can count on hearing new strategies — grounded in reality — from executives in various disciplines across the retail organization. “We know it’s this diversity of perspectives that ignites the best ideas,” he said, “and we won’t settle for less.

“We will limit the number of sponsors and attendees to preserve the intimate group dynamic retailers tell us they like so much,” Millstein added.

The Summit’s distinctive format encourages peer-to-peer networking with thought-provoking, short-form presentations, lively workshop discussions and other activities that promote sharing in a trusted atmosphere. Retail and brand leaders have invested in the Summit like no other event, by guiding content that addresses issues most important to them and by stepping up to facilitate the dialogue among their peers.

"I walked away energized, motivated and hungry to apply what I have learned," said Moon Son of Orchard Supply Hardware. "This was truly a remarkable learning experience."

The Summit is designed for senior-level (VP and CXO) retail and brand executives and seating is limited, so immediate registration is encouraged to reserve your spot. For more information on attendance and register, contact Denise Power,, 773 573-3939 or visit

For sponsorship opportunities, contact Tia Potter,, (917) 846-5185 or LuAnn Hallberg, (814) 516-4965.


Marc Millstein


(914) 620-5947

RetailConnections serves senior retail executives by hosting events that provide exceptional learning and networking. We believe the value of establishing new business relationships in person far outweighs other forms of communication. In this era when knowledge from all retail departments is intertwined, events that bring together top-level management from every function area deliver the greatest business insights.