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Global Retailing Conference announces lineup of presenters
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Feb '14
The Global Retailing Conference of the University of Arizona’s Terry J. Lundgren Center for Retailing announced its 2014 lineup of presenters. With a theme of “Ignite the Customer Experience,” discussions will focus on how retailers engage customers in their brands and enhance the shopping experience through innovation, technology and techniques for meeting evolving consumer preferences. 
 
Among the speakers are senior executives from retailing, consumer brand and technology companies such as Macy’s, Bobbi Brown, GoDaddy, NIKE, Blue Nile, Intel, Fender Guitars, The Home Depot and Whole Foods.
 
The conference will be held April 10-11 at Loews Ventana Canyon in Tucson, AZ. The annual event serves as a forum and think tank for emerging ideas in a setting that fuses business and academia.
 
Speakers for the event include:
 
-Terry J. Lundgren, Chairman, President & CEO, Macy’s, Inc.
-Bobbi Brown, Founder and CCO, Bobbi Brown Cosmetics
-Ken Langone, Founder & CEO, Invemed Associates, and Co-Founder, The Home Depot
-Walter Robb, Co-CEO, Whole Foods
-Jeanne Jackson, President-Product and Merchandising, NIKE
-Brian David Johnson, Futurist, Intel Corporation
-Harvey Kanter, President & CEO, Blue Nile
-Michael P. Kercheval, President & CEO, International Council of Shopping Centers
-Blake Irving, CEO and Board Director, GoDaddy
-Tom Litchford, Vice President–Retail Strategies, National Retail Federation
-Richard McDonald, Senior Vice President-Global Marketing, Fender Guitars
-Nadia Shouraboura, Founder & CEO, Hointer
-Roman Tsunder, CEO, PTTOW!
-Ashlee Aldridge, SVP, CIO & Chief Integration Officer, Golfsmith International
-Rob Garf, Vice President-Industry Strategy, Demandware
-Greg Girard, Program Director-Merchandise Strategies, IDC Retail Insights.
-Details on the conference, including a complete agenda, are posted on “For 18 years, the University of Arizona’s Global Retailing Conference has been a forum to discuss new and dynamic directions of an industry that leads consumer trends. 
 
Leading retailers and brand marketers are looking differently at how they attract and retain customers, and how they develop the talent needed for the future,” said Terry J. Lundgren, chairman, president and chief executive officer of Macy’s, Inc., who will deliver opening remarks. “This year’s conference will examine how the shopping experience is evolving, as told by some of the industry’s most visionary thinkers.

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