Arizona Conference • 12.04.2018

Leading retailers, technology and brand executives to deliver breakthrough insights

The Terry J. Lundgren Center for Retailing Global Retailing Conference comes to Tucson April 19-20, 2018

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Source: www.globalretailingconference.org

The Terry J. Lundgren Center for Retailing at the University of Arizona today announced the 2018 presenters at its 22nd Annual Global Retailing Conference, April 19-20 at the Westin La Paloma Resort in Tucson.

The retailing center, with its leading position as one of the industry’s largest and most advanced academic programs, brings together students, faculty and industry executives in a forum to present and discuss breakthrough insights. As retailing in all forms is moving and emerging faster than ever, presenters and participants will examine how innovations in technology and marketing are reimagining retailing – both currently and into the future. The annual conference has evolved over more than two decades to become a “must-do” event for those who want to understand trends as they develop.

Among the speakers are senior executives from retailing, technology and consumer brand companies such as Macy’s, Walmart, Walgreens, Google, Alibaba, Samsung, Yum! Brands and Hilton.

Speakers for the event include:

  • Terry J. Lundgren, Macy’s, Inc. Chairman and CEO, Retired
  • Greg Creed, CEO, Yum! Brands, Inc.
  • Tony Rogers, Chief Marketing Officer, Walmart U.S.
  • Jonathan Pelosi, Head of Industry, Mobile Apps Americas, Google
  • Karen Katz, recently retired CEO, Neiman Marcus
  • Lee McCabe, VP of North America, Alibaba Group
  • Rachel Shechtman, Founder and CEO, STORY
  • Andrew Critchell, Digital Manager, Walgreens
  • Michael Forrest, Senior VP for Retail, Samsung Electronics America
  • Shawn Gensch, Chief Marketing Officer, Sprouts Farmers Markets
  • Kian Gould, CEO and Founder, AOE
  • Rich Lennox, Chief Marketing Officer, Macy’s, Inc.
  • Ken Muench, Co-Founder and Chief Strategy Officer, Collider at Yum! Brands, Inc. 
  • Sarah Quinlan, Senior VP, Market Insights, MasterCard
  • Tom Schwarztrauber, Director, Global Category Management and Strategic Planning, Nestle Purina
  • Mark Weinstein, Senior VP and Global Head of Customer Engagement, Loyalty and Partnerships, Hilton.

“This Global Retailing Conference is unique in that it represents the confluence of academia and industry professionals with insights that bridge the world of retailing, technology and global brand management. It is important to have this holistic view to understand where retailing is today, especially in light of bold innovations in technology and marketing, and the directions our industry is heading into the future,” said Terry J. Lundgren, Macy’s, Inc. chairman and CEO, Retired, who will deliver opening remarks. “The future of our industry is more than a story of disruption. It involves new and innovative ways of serving consumer needs, presenting brands, developing talent and delivering convenience and value in ways we could never have imagined in the past. We are in an era of reimagination, and this conference helps bring thought leaders from numerous aspects of the retail, wholesale, fashion, marketing and technology worlds into focus in an environment where some of our next-generation talent can contribute to the conversation.”

Source: University of Arizona

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