RetailConnections Summit Readies Heady Agenda

Press Release   •   Nov 04, 2010 09:57 EDT

MIAMI, Nov. 4, 2010 — Content deep and wide. Inspirational voices. Exhilarating dialogue.

When senior retail executives gather for RetailConnections Business Executive Summit here Feb. 27-March 1, 2011, they’ll tackle a wide range of business-critical issues in an atmosphere that encourages cross-departmental dialogue. CXOs and VPs from finance, marketing, IT, e-commerce, payments, supply chain and merchandising will bring their ideas, challenges and questions to a highly interactive format that includes:

20 roundtable discussions

12 general session presentations

8 workshops

3 wrap-up group discussions

2 networking receptions and dinners

1 new 90-minute meet-and-greet confab

1 golf tournament with networking-based pairings and foursomes

Solo presenters include Bill Bass, President, Charming Direct, Charming Shoppes; Patrick Murray, Chief Financial Officer, Sephora USA; Miki Berardelli, Chief Marketing Officer, Tory Burch; and Lisa Bodell, Chief Executive Officer, FutureThink. Attendees will gain new insights into business continuity planning, mobile/social tactics that advance the brand, multichannel best practices, lifting the customer experience and optimizing the demand chain.

Workshop leaders include Bernie Brennan and Lori Schafer, authors of “Branded!: How Retailers Engage Consumers with Social Media and Mobility”; Betty Kildow, Principal at Kildow Consulting on business continuity strategies; and FutureThink’s Bodell, who’ll reveal new retail trends taking shape that will steer the marketplace in 2011.

Said one Summit retail executive: “I walked away energized, motivated and hungry to apply what I learned.”

To preserve the high level of networking, attendance is limited and sponsorships are nearly sold out. Already onboard are Epson, HP, Microsoft, Oracle, Sterling Commerce, TradeCard, TradeStone, Verizon, Avanade, Intel, Intuit, Microsoft Dynamics, SAF and several other sponsors are in contract for the few remaining spots.

The Summit is designed for senior-level (VP and CXO) retail and brand executives and seating is limited. Immediate registration is recommended to reserve a seat. For information on attending, contact Denise Power,, 773 573-3939 or visit For sponsorship opportunities, contact Tia Potter,, (917) 846-5185 or LuAnn Hallberg, (814) 516-4965.

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.