Innovision is an invitation-only event that fosters cross-functional discussions to develop and explore innovative solutions in combating today’s complex issues in asset protection and loss prevention. It is a unique, high-end, two‑and‑a‑half day educational and networking event with a strong educational agenda exploring topics such as organized retail crime, cybersecurity, risk, and loss prevention reduction strategies, and evolving technology.
The event location and speakers are handpicked by experienced committee members composed of retail loss prevention, asset protection practitioners, and solution partner professionals. The conference agenda is designed to offer something for everyone, with general sessions, breakout sessions, meetings, workshops, and networking events. The goal is to provide attendees an opportunity to learn and develop, ultimately returning to their organizations with actionable intelligence and a strong desire to make positive change.
Innovision committee practitioners and solution provider partners are passionate about the industry, contributing as thought leaders, board members, participants in panel discussions, speakers, sponsors to events, and certification programs. Many of the partners provide scholarships, including LPQ and LPC certifications, through the Loss Prevention Foundation and CFI certification through Wicklander‑Zulawski and The International Association of Interviewers.
Leaders and decision makers working in the loss prevention, asset protection, and safety industry come to Innovision to network, learn, and break barriers between retailers and solution partners. Attendees are passionate about the field and have at heart the mindset to influence change and leave a mark on the industry. By absorbing new and innovative solutions, brainstorming fresh ideas, and sharing best practices with peers from across the loss prevention community we are making a difference together, strengthening the industry, and giving back. At the last Innovision conference, for example, more than $4,000 was raised at the closing gala for the Loss Prevention Foundation Benevolent Fund.
Innovision is unique because solution provider sponsors invite decision makers from their top retail clients to network and meet other professionals in a relaxed, low-pressure, non‑competitive, intimate setting. The only cost for retailers to attend the event is their travel to the conference. Solution provider booths surround the general session area, making it easy to visit with partners during breaks and between sessions. There is also the opportunity to attend solution partner presentations and schedule meetings for solutions that interest you.
Between brainstorming sessions with peers, focus groups in a cross-industry setting, and speaking with solution providers to develop new solutions, all attendees have the opportunity to help colleagues, mentor newcomers, and strengthen relationships with solution partners and peers, all while having a little fun.
Conference attendees are also eligible to receive continuing education units toward their LPC recertification.
To make the most out of the event experience, first-time attendees should come prepared to:
- Learn, with inspiring, forward‑thinking, and original keynote speakers who will present new tools essential to industry leaders.
- Network, with roundtables and focus groups meant to foster collaboration and become a form of “think tank” where everyone wins by openly sharing best practices.
- Make a difference, by getting together to explore new solutions to business problems in open forums while making a meaningful donation to a social cause.
- Be heard, throughout networking events and discussions with vendors who can include your suggestions as part of their future designs.
- Build new relationships. Whether they last a lifetime or a season, it is up to you. Innovision allows you to expand your rolodex considerably. Maximize your experience by staying in touch with peers who can support you all year-round.
This year’s Innovision event will be held in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, February 27 through March 1. Learn more at innovisionconference.com/.