The world is complex and full of risks, threats and challenges. Loss prevention professionals work tirelessly to navigate between the challenges and abundant opportunities within the retail industry. But preventing loss in physical stores, digital sites and emerging channels is no longer enough.
“The industry has changed, and continues to change every day,” says Bob Moraca, vice president of loss prevention for the National Retail Federation. “But even with all of the different changes that continue to impact our business, and while it may fall under any number of different names, the essence of what we do is to PROTECT. We protect the people, the brands, the product–all of the different elements that drive the retail business.”
Next week in Los Angeles, NRF PROTECT 2015 will be bringing together the special breed of professionals responsible for securing retail’s success across various functional areas. More than 2,500 retail and law enforcement professionals attend. This diverse group of industry leaders will gather to share ideas, experiences, and resources; but will also be taking that information back to the professionals that serve as the heart of the profession and the foundation for tomorrow’s leaders.
“We have a very diverse blend of professionals in the industry that will be attending the event, from the more experienced leaders and top executives to the up-and-comers that will be helping to mold our future for years to come,” says Moraca. “We’re committed to ensuring that we take the steps to represent and develop all aspects of these professionals, and remain inclusive in our approach to the event.”
Each year at the conference, the NRF Women in Loss Prevention Caucus holds an event to further educate and support the women of loss prevention. This lunch features round table discussions on professional development, career enhancement, networking and mentoring opportunities and more.
“Our program is committed to growth and expansion as a means to help individual and professional growth,” says Moraca. “This year’s luncheon event hopes to attract the best and the brightest in the industry, and continue to propel the Women in Loss Prevention initiatives and enhance professional development.”
If you are interested in attending the event which will be held Thursday, June 25th at 12:00 noon, you must register to attend and request an invitation to the luncheon. For more information and to request your invitation, click here.