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Neiman Marcus Group, Chobani CEOs to Speak at Retail’s Big Show

WASHINGTON – Neiman Marcus Group CEO Geoffroy van Raemdonck and Chobani Founder and CEO Hamdi Ulukaya will each headline keynote sessions at NRF 2023: Retail’s Big Show. The 113th annual convention will be held in New York City Jan. 15-17 and is expected to draw more than 35,000 retailers, vendors and industry experts from around the world.

“We are excited to welcome global visionary leaders like Hamdi Ulukaya and Geoffroy van Raemdonck to Retail’s Big Show,” NRF President and CEO Matthew Shay said. “As prolific authorities within the luxury retail and food manufacturing sectors, their unique perspectives will highlight the importance of workforce development and customer relationships across all industries.”

Closing the Monday, Jan. 16 program, Ulukaya will be interviewed by Financial Times’ editor-at-large Gillian Tett and will outline his personal experience immigrating to the U.S. from Turkey, and Chobani’s mission to incorporate refugees into its workforce. As the founder of Tent Partnership for Refugees, Ulukaya will discuss the benefits of hiring refugees and why retailers should embrace this talent pool in the face of global labor shortages.

The Main Stage fireside chat on Tuesday, Jan. 17 with van Raemdonck will focus on Neiman Marcus Group’s differentiated model and how it is leading the company’s growth strategy of revolutionizing luxury experiences.

Retail’s Big Show will feature three days of insights and innovations from leading voices of the retail industry. In addition to Ulukaya and van Raemdonck, NRF 2023 will feature keynote sessions with Express CEO Tim Baxter, Whole Foods Market CEO Jason Buechel, Target Corp. Board Chairman and CEO Brian Cornell, Walmart U.S. President and CEO John Furner, Macy’s Inc. Chairman and CEO Jeff Gennette, and Pilot Company CEO Shameek Konar, among others.

Complimentary registration is available to editorial members of the news media. For more information, visit the NRF 2023: Retail’s Big Show media registration page.

About NRF
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