Upcoming Elevation Summit to explore impact of global retailers
DENVER — There’s no doubt that global retailers are changing the U.S. retail map, but what does it mean for the future of our industry?
Looking to explore this question and much more, Bryan Gildenberg, Kantar Retail’s chief knowledge officer, will be among the speakers taking the stage during the Elevation Summit to be held Aug. 21 at Kevin Taylor’s at the Opera House in Denver.
During his presentation, titled “Top 10 Lessons Learned from Global Retailers,” Gildenberg will lay out the blueprint for operating with global retailers and will highlight the lessons learned and watch outs every company must understand to create a healthy and profitable business.
Hosted by Drug Store News and the Mack Elevation Forum, The Elevation Summit will start a day before the opening of the NACDS Total Store Expo and will challenge attendees to think differently about brand building, breaking through to today’s consumer, why “share of heart” matters in the currency of the new economy, how mobile and social are changing the rules, and what’s next in a totally connected, global retail world.
Additional speakers include —
- Beth Stiller, Walgreens’ group VP, retail brands and global sourcing
- Meg Columbia-Walsh, founder of Inverse Mobile and global lead of digital innovation and marketing excellence, Ernst & Young;
- Ryan Olohan, head of health care at Google;
- Karuna Rawal, EVP business lead at Arc/Leo Burnett Group;
- Marc Landsberg, president/COO at Social Deviant;
- Greg Kahn, advisor at Internet of Things Consortium; and
- Gary Preston, CEO of Preston Partners.
“People need to attend and take time from their busy schedules to gain fresh insights and ideas from cutting-edge experts in their related fields to help grow your business,” DSN publisher Wayne Bennett said. “We also strive to provide an environment for industry leaders and those interested in gaining new ideas that matter to your business and a place where you can learn what’s next and stay ahead of the competition.”
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