Next month, 1,000+ professionals thinkers from inside and outside the asset protection industry will gather in Dallas for the 2016 Retail Asset Protection Conference. With more than 70 speakers on board and retail registration on pace to break attendance records, here are five things to look forward at the 2016 event:
1. Retail Visionaries Stack the Speaker Lineup
• André Hawaux, Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer, DICK’S Sporting Goods
• Jon Grander, Vice President, Asset & Revenue Management, Caleres, Inc.
• Michael Silveria, Vice President, Loss Prevention, CVS Health
• Blue Montez, Vice President, Asset Protection, American Apparel
• David Lund, Vice President, Loss Prevention, DICK’s Sporting Goods
• And many more!
2. Refreshed Breakout Tracks (and a New One!)
The retail AP landscape never stops evolving, so why should your AP strategies? At the conference, breakout tracks have been refined and a new one has been added to ensure the program covers changing priorities and challenges. 2016 breakout tracks include technology and innovation, leadership and development, business intelligence and analytics (new!) and more.
3. Innovative Speakers Go Beyond Industry Challenges
RILA Senior Vice President of Retail Operations Lisa LaBruno recently sat down with some of the general session speakers, including Amy Walter, national editor of the Cook Political Report, and Joe Navarro, former FBI special agent, ahead of the conference. Read their Q&As on rila.org/news/retailcheckout and bring your best questions to their sessions.
4. Interaction Plays a Role
Interaction among speakers, attendees and exhibitors has always been a hallmark of the conference. This year should be no different with:
• 6 hours of exhibit hall time
• Networking with colleagues from top national retailers
• 90-minute open forums delivering valuable give and take
• Q&A in mobile app: great interaction between audience an speaker
• The MapYourShow tool provides opportunity for pre-event collaboration
5. Post-Conference Workshop: Tips for Evaluating Truthfulness Using Nonverbal Behavior
Building on his closing keynote, . David Matsumoto will lead a three-hour post-conference workshop, “Microexpressions: More Than Meets the Eye,” teaching participants through practical exercise how to evaluate truthfulness by recognizing micro-facial expressions of emotion. Participants will leave the workshop with a new skill that can be put to good use immediately.
There’s still time! Reserve your spot today at www.rila.org/ap. For registration information or questions, please contact Ryan Orange at ryan (dot) orange (at) rila (dot) org or (703) 600-2046.