Join us on June 7 at the Palmer House Hilton in Chicago for ShopperTrak’s Retail Summit 2017, which provides retail leaders with 3 days during which to 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, check out the agenda for details on what to expect, and take a look below at our chosen Top 9 Reasons to attend ShopperTrak’s Retail Summit 2017:
- The historic Palmer House Hilton
Retail Summit attendees will stay in the nation’s longest-running, continually operating hotel, The Palmer House. A fun retail-related fact? Upon its opening on November 8, 1873, Potter Palmer, the hotel’s founder, was introduced by Marshall Field to his future wife, Bertha Hilton Honore. Many claim that when Potter gave Bertha the hotel, he presented what is the considered the most extravagant wedding gift of all time.
- Gain insight into broader economic trends affecting today’s consumers
Neely Tamminga’s keynote, Mindful Consumption, will examine the effects of shifting consumer behavioral patterns on retailers of all stripes, while examining the state of the contemporary consumer from an economic perspective .
- Network with like-minded retailers
Trade best practices with peers during structured concurrent sessions for Operations and Marketing leaders. Not to mention, everyone will get a chance to network and mingle with all attendees at both the Wednesday evening happy hour and the offsite event at the Walnut Room on Thursday night.
- Prepare for the Holidays, starting this June
Getting ready to marshal all your forces this holiday season? This informational session will provide insightful tactics for retailers to best prepare for the holidays, detailing everything from labor models to inventory management.
- A chance to get individualized advice
Retailer-led breakout sessions are your chance to get all of your questions answered by retail experts. You’ll have the opportunity to hear from leaders at Lucky Brand, Lids, DTLR, and Perry Ellis.
- A Touch of Magic
Ever wish that you could wave a magic wand and have all your retail problems be magically solved? Well, ShopperTrak may not be able to help you with such a request, but we can provide a night out that includes a magic show. Prepare to be amazed.
- Explore new retail solutions
Attendees will get a sneak peek into recent ShopperTrak and TruVUE solutions demos: e.g., Fitting Room Analytics, Cycle Counting, and ShopperTrak Analytics and Global Index. You’ll also get to chat with experts about how to best leverage these innovative solutions.
- Bob Phibbs, the Retail Doctor
Back by popular demand, Bob Phibbs will kick off the Summit with an energetic keynote in which attendees will gain practical tips for how to start and end a “great day” in retail, so that attendees leave feeling properly equipped to tackle industry “unknowns.” Check out ShopperTrak’s interview with the Retail Doctor to get more advice on tactics for achieving in-store success.
- Dine at a famous retail venue
This year’s offsite evening event will be held at the famous Walnut Room in the Macy’s on State Street. An important moment in retail history took place here, as the Walnut Room was the first restaurant ever opened in a department store.