Shoppertrak’s Annual Retail Summit, Welcome

by Bill McCarthy on 06-07-17

Exclusive conference explores how brick-and-mortar retailers can successfully navigate the changing retail landscape

Now in its 13th year, ShopperTrak’s annual Retail Summit, a complimentary, retailer-only event at the Palmer House Hilton in Chicago, begins today.  The annual event provides retailers with thought-provoking insight into the retail industry – including commentary from industry experts and a closed space to network with retail leaders, research analyst and peers. This event enables retailers to go beyond mere data usage and gain practical solutions to current challenges.

With more than 100 U.S. retail executives in attendance, ShopperTrak’s Retail Summit focuses on helping retailers drive better business decisions across their organization – this includes increasing marketing effectiveness, improving store performance, and boosting ROI on company initiatives. The robust agenda includes: keynote addresses, breakout sessions, solution showcases, networking opportunities, and an off-site event at the historic Walnut Room.

Among our keynote speakers are Bob Phibbs (‘The Retail Doctor’) and Neely Tamminga, CEO at DISTILL. Notable guest speakers will include: Peter Longo, past president of Macy’s Logistics and Operations, Allan Smith, former CIO of lululemon, Steven Platt, Director and Research Fellow at the Platt Retail Institute, and Hunter Harris, VP of Boston Retail Partners.

Additionally, ShopperTrak’s solutions will be showcased, allowing attendees to interact with subject matter experts and view solutions that help empower informed decision-making to drive results. Whether the objective is to minimize shrink, increase conversion rates, optimize inventory levels, or enhance overall store performance, the ShopperTrak team will demonstrate how to leverage the latest technology to deliver retail excellence.

Over the course of three days, retail participants will explore cutting-edge ideas, speak freely, question long-held assumptions, and work together to envision a future of retail that adapts to the preferences of contemporary shoppers. To learn more about the event and view the agenda, please visit:

Want to hear what our past attendees have to say? Check out the following video:

In the meantime, our greeters are checking in registered attendees on the 6th floor before tonight’s cocktail reception begins at 6 PM in the Monroe Ballroom — we hope to see you all there!


Registration is on the 6th floor, this year!

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More than 100 retailers registered for this year’s event.

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All of this year’s on-site events will take place on the 6th floor of the Palmer House Hilton, including tonight’s cocktail reception and dinner — see you there!

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Bill McCarthy is the General Manager of the Americas, in which he oversees regional efforts pertaining to the Traffic Insights business unit.