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.
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
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
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
ORC’s Link to Human Trafficking
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
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!