NRF Retail Converge Preview: Top sessions and highlights for the June event

Retail Gets Real episode 221: What not to miss at NRF’s newest event

The theme coming out of the pandemic for retailers is resiliency, and as retailers forge new partnerships, stay close to their customers and continue to innovate, NRF Retail Converge is the place where these cutting-edge strategies come together.

NRF Retail Converge, to be held virtually June 21-25, is a new event that features a deep exploration of multiple specialties within the retail industry. The event offers focused tracks for supply chain, loss prevention, customer experience, retail technology, cybersecurity, marketing, ecommerce, store operations, and corporate strategy and leadership, and also brings all these disciplines together for visionary, high-level keynotes on the future of retail.

Martine Reardon, NRF’s CMO and EVP of content and membership, joins the Retail Gets Real podcast to share some of her top picks for the event.

Top keynotes

  • Valerie Jarrett, former senior advisor in the Obama Administration, will speak about policy affecting the industry
  • John Furner, president and CEO of Walmart U.S., will discuss how Walmart is leading in consumer-centered retail
  • Michelle Gass, CEO of Kohl's, will share what new things the retailer is testing to stay ahead
NRF Retail Converge
Don't miss out on the virtual event of the summer! Register now for NRF Retail Converge.

Trending topics for your agenda

  • Gather ideas for today’s diversity and inclusion challenges and share best practices for incorporating DE&I within the fabric of company culture
  • Discover how IT leaders play a vital role in guiding organizations through digital transformation
  • Learn how to address new LP and security challenges since the onset of the pandemic and much more

The retail industry is continually resilient — this year, last year, and throughout generations past. This is the spirit we’ll celebrate and foster at NRF Retail Converge 2021.

Listen to the full episode to learn more about NRF Retail Converge, why it’s an event you won’t want to miss and what insights Reardon is hearing from retailers and leaders across the industry.

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