Wednesday, August 14 7:00am – 11:30am

Registration and Information Desk

Location: Sammons Registration
Presented By:
Altria Group Distribution Company
Matrix Capital Markets Group, Inc.
McLane Company, Inc.
Wednesday, August 14 7:00am – 10:30am

Social Enterprise Partnership Desk

Location: Sammons Registration
Presented By:
Mars Wrigley
Nestlé Waters North America
Wednesday, August 14 7:00am – 8:15am

Networking Breakfast

Location: Edison and Mountain View Terrace
Wednesday, August 14 8:15am – 9:15am

General Session

Location: Heritage Ballroom
Two Super Bowl Rings and Positive Comps?? How Peyton Manning Became a Leader On and Off the Field

Born into a football family and selected with the first overall pick in the 1998 draft, the legendary quarterback faced high expectations that raw talent alone couldn't satisfy. The future Hall of Famer will reveal how he became a leader on the gridiron and as a successful operator of 31 franchises, striving to live by his credo: "The Most Valuable Player is the one who makes the most players valuable." (If you’re not up on football trivia, Manning is the only five-time NFL MVP.) Being interviewed by Winsight's Chris Keating, a notorious Giants fan, Manning will also likely settle once and for all the debate over who's the better QB, him or his brother Eli.

Speakers:

Two-Time Super Bowl-Winning Quarterback & Five-Time NFL MVP

Wednesday, August 14 9:15am – 9:45am

Networking Break

Location: Heritage Ballroom and Presidents Lounge
Wednesday, August 14 9:15am – 9:45am

Photo Opportunity with Peyton Manning

Wednesday, August 14 9:45am – 11:40am

General Session

Location: Heritage Ballroom
Retailer Executive Panel: Do You Still Have It?

Our panel of top executives dives into the dramatic changes that have ruptured the world of retailing, creating a seismic gulf between the growing and the going. As multiples continue to drive some to the exit doors, others are enjoying historic success. In this session we talk to some of the best, understanding how they are reshaping their business models to adapt to the changing customer and altering retail landscape.

Speakers:

Vice President, Retailer Relations
Winsight Media

Senior Vice President Merchandising & Marketing
QuickChek Corporation

President
EG America LLC

Senior Vice President, General Manager of Get Go
Giant Eagle Inc

Executive Vice President
Delek US Holdings

Social Enterprise Grand Prize Drawing
Speakers:

Vice President of Trade Development | Honorary Co-chair
Mars Wrigley Confectionery

Presented By:
Mars Wrigley
Creating the Future of Commerce

In a world of accelerating change, where we are going and how do we build our organizations to thrive there?

 

Robots, AI and other emerging technologies of the fourth industrial revolution offer the opportunity and risk of transforming the retail industry. Embracing this future for ourselves and our organizations first requires one thing: innovation thinking. As a fifth-generation retailer turned retail futurist, Sterling has worked firsthand with countless retail businesses, including Mitsubishi, P&G and Wakefern, to develop leadership, processes and culture to achieve breakthrough performance amid unprecedented change. Take a journey through the retail value chain with the latest case studies, technologies and business models. And learn how to cultivate innovation thinking to gain perspective and clarity as we create new consumer experiences and redefine what retail is. 

Speakers:

Co-founder
CART (Center for Advancing Retail & Technology)