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2016 RETAILING SUMMIT

CREATING A CUSTOMER-CENTRIC WORLD

Hosted by the Center for Retailing Studies at Texas A&M University’s Mays Business School, the Retailing Summit gathers retailers worldwide for a day and a half to address broad but timely topics, while outlining practical solutions for business success, engaging with customers and employees, understanding changing trends, marketing strategy, financial planning and much more.

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  • $595April 1 - June 30
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  • $695July 1 - August 1
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  • $795August 2 - September 30
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SPEAKERS

Each year, the Retailing Summit features more than a dozen carefully selected, senior leaders as speakers. The line-up has included Marvin Ellison, CEO of JCPenney; Debbie Sterling, Founder and CEO of GoldieBlox; Karen Katz, CEO of The Neiman Marcus Group; Barry Beck, Co-Founder and COO of Bluemercury; Ann Mukherjee, Former SVP & CMO of Frito-Lay North America; Maxine Clark, Founder of Build-A-Bear; Craig Ceccanti, Co-Founder and CEO of Pinot’s Palette; and many more.

Here’s a sampling of who’s to come for 2016:

Melissa Phillips

President & COO

Stu Crum

President

Eran Cohen

Chief Customer Experience Officer

Shawn Baldwin

Senior Vice President
VIEW A SAMPLE AGENDA

Thursday

Friday

07:30 a.m.   

Registration & Breakfast

07:30 a.m.   

Breakfast

08:30 a.m.   

Opening Keynote

08:30 a.m.   

Keynote No. 7

09:15 a.m.   

Keynote No. 2

09:15 a.m.   

Keynote No. 8

10:00 a.m.   

Networking Break

10:30 a.m.   

Panel No. 2

10:30 a.m.   

Panel

11:15 a.m.   

Keynote No. 9

11:15 a.m.   

Keynote No. 3

12:00 p.m.   

Conference End

12:00 p.m.   

Lunch

1:15 p.m.   

Keynote No. 4

02:00 p.m.   

Keynote No. 5

03:15 p.m.   

Breakout Sessions

04:15 p.m.   

Keynote No. 6

05:00 p.m.   

Networking Reception

WHO SHOULD ATTEND

Over 63% of attendees are traditional retailers and include CEOs; Chief Merchandise, Marketing and Finance Officers; Vice Presidents of Store Operations, Business Development, Employee Engagement, Supply Chain, and IT; and, rising company stars.

WHY ATTEND

The Retailing Summit provides a unique learning environment for retail executives to share information, new perspectives, insights, future predictions about upcoming trends and big picture retailing concepts, and is accompanied with unmatched intimate networking opportunities.

COMPANIES REPRESENTED

Academy Sports + Outdoors

Adobe

ALDI

AT&T

BDO

Bridgestone

Buxton

Chain Store Age

Cisco

Citi

eBay

Exxon Mobile

FedEx

Finish Line

GameStop

H-E-B

J.C.Penney

The Kroger Company

MasterCard

Microsoft

Nature Nate’s

The Neiman Marcus Group

Office Depot

Oracle

OtterBox

PetSmart

Reflect

Retail TouchPoints

REVTECH

Salesforce

Sewell Automotive Co.

Signet Dallas (Zale)

Stage Stores, Inc.

The Container Store

UPS

Walgreens

Walmart

Women’s Wear Daily

Xerox

… and more!

*Fortune 500

WHAT PARTICIPANTS SAY

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The Center for Retailing Studies (CRS) at Texas A&M University’s Mays Business School was created in 1983 to meet the demand for highly-educated innovators in the fast-paced world of retail. Since its founding, the Center has become a renowned source of industry knowledge and relevant research that improves business practices. It is also known as one of the nation’s largest and best academic pipelines for developing business leaders for the retail sector skilled in theory, experienced in practice, and ethical in values.