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Join Us for the Carolinas Organized Retail Crime Alliance Conference

7th Annual Conference to be held in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina

This year the Carolinas Organized Retail Crime Alliance will be hosting their 7th annual conference from the Sheraton Imperial in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina. The event will begin with an evening Welcome Reception on Wednesday, October 12th followed by a full day of conference activities on Thursday, October 13th.

Join us in a conversation with Andy Ellen, president and general counsel with the North Carolina Retail Merchants Association, to learn more about the upcoming conference, the outstanding schedule of speakers that will take part, and how you can join in the event:

This outstanding event hosts retailers and law enforcement from both North and South Carolina as part of CORCA’s continued focus on expanding networks, building relationships, and providing valuable educational opportunities. At the conference, you will hear from various speakers along with presentations on some of the most timely and important issues in happening in loss prevention.

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In addition to a lineup that will hold a little of something for everyone, the conference will also feature opportunities to win one of five LPCertified course scholarships, one of five LPQualified course scholarships, and one of five Organized Retail Crime Certificate course scholarships provided by the Loss Prevention Foundation simply by attending the event!

The Carolinas Organized Retail Crime Alliance (CORCA) was created in response to an increased level of retail crime in North and South Carolina and more sophistication surrounding complex schemes and organized efforts to obtain goods through illegal methods. CORCA focuses on bridging communication between law enforcement and retailers and offering a secure method of capturing content between different agencies.

With oversight provided by the professional staff of the state retail associations for all Alliance operations, CORCA allows retailers and law enforcement to further the mission of offering consumer education and awareness around the issues associated with retail crime while providing opportunities for continuing education credits for retail loss prevention professionals and law enforcement.

Schedule of Events

Wednesday, October 12th

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CORCA Welcome Reception 5:00pm – 6:30pm
Crystal Coast Ballroom

Thursday, October 13th

Registration & Vendor Networking 7:00am – 8:00am

Welcome & Annual Meeting 8:00am – 8:30am

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Morning Keynote General Session 8:30am – 9:30am
United to Safeguard America from Illegal Trade

General Session 9:40am – 10:40am
Homeland Security Collaboration and Partnership

Breakout Sessions 11:00am – 11:45am

Breakout 1
ORC’s Link to Human Trafficking

Breakout 2
District Attorney Partnership

Lunch and Vendor Networking 11:45am – 12:45pm

CORCA Awards Presentation 12:45pm – 1:00pm
North Carolina Law Enforcement Officer of the Year
South Carolina Law Enforcement Officer of the Year
Legislative Champion Awards

General Session 1:00pm – 2:00pm
New North Carolina Organized Retail Crime Legislation

Vendor Networking 2:00pm – 2:30pm

Breakout Sessions 2:30pm – 3:15pm

Breakout 1
Cyber Fraud

Breakout 2
USA-IT Partnership

General Session 3:15pm – 4:15pm
Loss Prevention Retailers Alliance Combating Organized Retail Crime

Closing Ceremony 4:15pm – 4:30pm

We look forward to seeing you there!

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