This year’s virtual meeting—our first ever—features a great line up of presentations on a wide variety of important issues from diversity to servant leadership to organized retail crime. Registration is open to everyone. Check out the Day 1 presentations below and REGISTER TODAY.
1:00 PM Eastern – Co-creating a More Equitable World
Organizations have issued statements of solidarity to reinforce company values about treatment of others, zero tolerance of bias, equality, and inclusion. That coupled with growing public scrutiny regarding organizational policies and practices has caused many leaders to re-evaluate their own commitment to racial equality and the impact of racism on the constituents and stakeholders they serve. As institutions seek to understand their role in responding to current incidents and historical, systemic issues, we have the possibility to transform in ways that may have seemed inaccessible in the past. Chevara Orrin, an award-winning equity and inclusion practitioner, believes that the only way through is together.
2:00 PM Eastern – The C-Suite Perspective on Retail’s Challenges in 2021
As president of the Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA), Brian Dodge works directly with CEOs of many of the largest retailers in the US. Based on this experience, he will offer his insights into this year’s difficulties from the COVID-19 pandemic, the focus on systemic racism, the financial recession, and what is on the C-suite’s agenda as retail moves into 2021. An experienced public affairs professional with extensive background in government affairs and public policy, Dodge has been with RILA for 13 years in multiple roles, moving from vice president to president effective January 2020.
2:30 PM Eastern – Marketing Strategies for the New Normal (For Solution Providers)
There is one question on every brand’s mind today: does my marketing need to change? With the help of Karen Morales, we’ll walk through the three marketing questions you must answer today—where to focus next and how you can turn a downturn into a business growth strategy. Morales is a former Fortune 500 ad agency executive who now runs her own marketing consulting firm, Marketing Magnet. Prior to forming her own company, she spent 20 years and more than $250M dollars in marketing funds growing global brands like Delta Air Lines, American Express, Fidelity Investments, and Panasonic.
4:00 PM Eastern – Social Networking Hour
One of the highlights of our LP Magazine Annual Meetings is the opportunity to get together after an afternoon of business meetings and presentations to visit with our peers, renew friendships, and meet new ones. Even though we are virtual this year, we’re offering attendees the opportunity to network virtually via Zoom meeting with video and audio so you can say “Hello,” wave to each other, or just check out those COVID beards and new hair styles.
Annual Meeting Sponsors
Thanks to all our sponsors for making this year’s event possible.