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Top CEO's to gather at NRF Retail Show 2013
Jan '13
Bringing together the world’s leading retailers and their business partners, Retail’s BIG Show is set to commence next week, offering a speaker lineup never seen before.
The four-day convention, held January 13-16, 2013 at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York City, will feature topics ranging from digital and mobile retailing to corporate and social responsibility to  economic and consumer trends in the new year.
NRF’s 2013 BIG Show is expected be the biggest and best yet – welcoming CEOs from Starbucks, The Container Store, Walmart and Whole Foods, and drawing more than 27,000 retail professionals. The event will also host more than 490 exhibiting companies.
Retail’s BIG Show 2013 will place a special emphasis on the next generation of retail leaders, as well as the impact of retail on careers, communities, and innovation. Shop.org, NRF’s digital division, will host their second annual First Look during the show. 
Educational content will include a look back and ahead at e-commerce trends, social media, social commerce, and mobile retailing.  
Scheduled Super Sessions at Retail’s BIG Show include:
What Will It Take to Thrive in the Global Arena?
Sunday, 1/13/13, 3:15 p.m.
Speakers: Mango Senior Vice President, Business Development Jose Gomez; Delhaize Senior Vice President, Affiliated Retail and New Markets Denis Knoops; and McMillanDoolittle Senior Partner Neil Stern
NRF Update and Retail’s BIG Picture
Monday, 1/14/13, 8:30 a.m.
NRF’s President and CEO Matthew Shay will provide a look back at 2012 and some of NRF’s biggest accomplishments, as well as provide insight into what is top of mind for retailers as we enter a new year.
Building Strong Nations: The Three Pillars to a Prosperous Society
Monday, 1/14, 8:45 a.m.
Speakers: Macy’s Chairman, President and CEO and outgoing Chairman of NRF, Terry Lundgren; Former Secretary-General of the United Nations, Kofi Annan
Conscious Leadership: A Call to Action for the Retail Industry and Beyond
Monday, 1/14, 10:15 a.m.
Speakers: Whole Foods Co-CEO Walter Robb; Starbucks Chairman, President and CEO Howard Schultz; and the Container Store Chairman and CEO Kip Tindell
Annual Retail Industry Luncheon (ARIL) Awards and Special Presentation:
Fashioning Retail's Global Lifestyle and Innovation with Donna Karan
Monday, 1/14, 12:30 p.m.
Speaker:  Donna Karan New York Chief Designer and Founder, Urban Zen, Donna Karan

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