The excitement is building in Charleston, South Carolina this week in anticipation of the back-to-back-to-back meetings that are taking place to support the Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA), LP Magazine, and the Loss Prevention Foundation. The annual events are once again expected to have strong attendance, with loss prevention leadership and solution providers in attendance to provide their advice, ideas, expertise and feedback as we review 2015 performance and present strategic agendas as we move forward into 2016.
The LP Magazine Vendor Advisory Board meeting will begin Wednesday afternoon, followed by the Editorial Board meeting on Thursday afternoon. During these meetings LP Magazine will review the various improvements and accomplishments that we have experienced over the past year, to include:
The content subjects and articles that have been presented;
- The various resources and platforms that are available for our audience
- How those offerings have been developed to better serve the LP community
An essential aspect of these meetings is to actively request input on previous content, potential topics, and how we can continue to improve our resources and our reach to bring the LP community the quality product that you have come to expect. Both board members and guests are asked to provide their thoughts and ideas on content, topics, delivery, and other important contributions to further enhance the information and quality provided to our readers. Our recent Readership Survey results will be summarized for the board members, along with initial strategies to address the needs and interests of our readership as we march onward into 2016.
Retail Industry Leaders Association
RILA’s Asset Protection Leaders Council will be held on Thursday morning, featuring industry-focused presentations, ongoing and upcoming initiatives, insights into many of the key issues faced by today’s loss prevention professionals, and other core topics that can help our industry move forward into the new year.
As a trade association representing leading retail companies in each retail vertical, RILA has served as the premier advocate for America’s most sophisticated retailers, providing a forum for executives to solve common problems and share leading practices.
The Loss Prevention Foundation
The Loss Prevention Foundation takes center stage on Friday morning. Following a board-only session to begin the day, guests will be invited to attend the rest of the meeting presenters review committee reports and specific discussion points regarding the progress of the LPF and the continuing growth of the certification programs.
The LPC and LPQ certifications continue to show an upward trend in course participation and certified members, with companies across the country showing a strong and growing commitment to the certification process. Academic support for certification has also continued to expand As part of continuing efforts the high quality and expectations established by the loss prevention community, the certifications are currently in the process of updating the LPC and LPQ courses, and revision progress will be reviewed as well.