WASHINGTON – Leaders from some of the world’s largest retailers and other influential organizations are among a slate of speakers who will make their debut on the main stage at NRF 2022: Retail’s Big Show.
“We are thrilled to have nearly a dozen of the biggest and brightest business leaders appear on Big Show’s main stage for the first time. This talented group will offer their global insights and expertise on timely industry topics including consumerism, customer loyalty, merchandising and corporate social responsibility,” NRF Chief Marketing Officer and EVP of Content and Membership Martine Reardon said.
Keynote speakers appearing for the first time at Retail’s Big Show include:
- Corie Barry, CEO, Best Buy Inc.
- Nancy Green, President and CEO, Old Navy
- Carla Harris, Vice Chairman, Managing Director and Senior Client Advisor, Morgan Stanley
- Arvind Krishna, Chairman and CEO, IBM
- Pete Nordstrom, President and Chief Brand Officer, Nordstrom Inc.
- Javier Quiñones, CEO and Chief Sustainability Officer, IKEA U.S.
- Vivek Sankaran, CEO, Albertsons Companies Inc.
- Elizabeth Spaulding, CEO, Stitch Fix
- Steven Williams, CEO, PepsiCo Foods North America
Other industry leaders scheduled to speak at the conference include Amy Errett, founder and CEO, Madison Reed; Rodrigo Bazan, CEO, Thom Browne; and James Fripp, Chief Equity and Inclusion Officer, YUM! Brands. A complete list of NRF 2022 speakers is available here.
Following NRF’s 2021 virtual event, the 112th annual convention will be back in person in New York City at the newly expanded Javits Center. An estimated 15,000 retailers, vendors and industry experts are expected to attend the event Jan. 16-18.
Last month, NRF announced enhancements to existing health and safety protocols, which require proof of vaccination and indoor mask-wearing to attend the event. In addition, NRF will provide attendees and exhibitors of the annual convention with COVID-19 rapid self-tests, as well as access to PCR tests on-site at the Javits Center.
Complimentary registration is available to editorial members of the news media. For more information, visit the NRF 2022: Retail’s Big Show media registration page.
The National Retail Federation, the world’s largest retail trade association, passionately advocates for the people, brands, policies and ideas that help retail thrive. From its headquarters in Washington, D.C., NRF empowers the industry that powers the economy. Retail is the nation’s largest private-sector employer, contributing $3.9 trillion to annual GDP and supporting one in four U.S. jobs – 52 million working Americans. For over a century, NRF has been a voice for every retailer and every retail job, educating, inspiring and communicating the powerful impact retail has on local communities and global economies. nrf.com