New Speakers Announced: 2018 Retail Supply Chain Conference

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​Earlier this week, RILA made an exciting announcement about the featured speakers confirmed to present at the 2018 Retail Supply Chain Conference in Phoenix, February 25–28. The educational content and the caliber and quality of speakers that make up the agenda are a large part of what makes the event the best-in-class, must-attend event for retail supply chain executives. Register now and prepare to gain insights to answer questions like:

What are the most valuable leadership lessons of the retail industry's top executives?

Kohl's Chief Operating Officer Sona Chawla will open the conference with firsthand insights on becoming a best-in-class omnichannel retailer, navigating today's fulfillment landscape, meeting the customer where she is and the supply chain of the future. The top supply chain executive from The Home Depot, Walgreen, and Walmart, will present their unique approaches to the complex challenges facing retail supply chains today.

What do the latest technologies transforming retail logistics mean for my supply chain?

From drones to AI to self-driving trucks, we have several sessions planned featuring leaders in supply chain solutions and retail technology to help you stay up-to-date on the innovations just around the corner. We'll have leaders from Google Express, IBM, DHL, and more discussing how these technologies are revolutionizing the way retailers deliver products to consumers.

How are America's largest retailers accelerating their own supply chains?

Hear directly from supply chain pros from Walmart, Five Below, PUMA North America, and more as they share how their companies are approaching supply chain management in the digital age. They'll cover everything from network design to fulfillment strategies to growth strategies, and more.

How will the current political and economic climate affect your supply chain?

Forbes Publisher, Editor-at-Large, and Global Futurist Rich Karlgaard will lead a session on the U.S. and global economic outlook for 2018, focused on the rapid evolution of technology and how it will continue to alter the business landscape.  Additional sessions will focus on the ongoing NAFTA renegotiations and their effects on retail operations throughout the continent, President Trump's trade policies and their impacts on global value chains, and, as infrastructure continues to become a hot button issue in Washington, we've added a diverse panel of the Executive Directors from West Coast, Gulf Coast, and East Coast ports to discuss the latest developments and key issues facing our ports today.

Where do I find "big picture" inspiration?

Retail Prophet Doug Stephens will give an amazing tour of the future, where the retail experience as we know it will be radically transformed. As we consider ways to navigate that change, Jake Woods, co-founder and president of Team Rubicon, will draw upon lessons learned in working with veteran volunteers responding to catastrophic eventsto provide a framework for becoming a better leader and building more agile organizations. Activist and Author Elizabeth Smart sharing her incredible story of perseverance in the face of unimaginable adversity.

Have more questions? See a speaker or session that interests you? Explore the agenda and register now for the 2018 Retail Supply Chain Conference. We can't wait to welcome you to Phoenix! 

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