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Watch Vice President Mike Pence at Retail Advocates Summit
On Tuesday, July 18 at 10:00 am ET, the 48th Vice President of the United States addressed retailers from across the country about the industry’s role in the economy. Watch the video below.
This event is an important way for retailers to make a difference!
The Retail Advocates Summit rallies retailers of all sizes — national and local brands — to come to Washington to advocate for issues that are critical to a thriving retail industry.
One of the best ways to reach decision makers is speaking directly with them in person. The Retail Advocates Summit is a platform to do just that. We schedule meetings with your elected officials for you; we educate you on the full spectrum of issues that are most pressing to retailers today. You get to make great connections and make a difference in the future of our industry.
- Recognize your value. Your opinion matters and your representatives want to hear from you.
- Understand the issues. There are so many issues facing retailers so it’s important to be informed.
- Use your voice. Share how legislative decisions affect your business.
Anyone can be an advocate
Speaking to your elected officials may sound intimidating. That’s why we spend a full afternoon giving you an overview of what the meetings will be like, providing background on the issues and talking points, and scheduling time for you to meet with other retailers and NRF staff who will be meeting with you during your Hill visits.
8 a.m. – Breakfast
9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. – Small Business Retail Council/International Trade Advisory Committee
** 10 a.m. -- Featured Keynote Speaker: Vice President Michael Pence
9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. – Strategic Supply Chain Council
9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. – Policy Council
9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. – NCCR Board of Directors Meetings
11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. – Lunch
12:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. – General Session programming
1:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. – NCCR Food Supply Chain Meeting
5 p.m. to 6 p.m. – America’s Retail Champions Reception
6 p.m. to 8 p.m. – America’s Retail Champions Dinner
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