SMART REGION+

SMART RETAIL

August 9 & 10, 2017
Columbus, Ohio

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Day 1

Wednesday, August 9, 2017
9 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
GCCC, North Concourse

The Theatre of Retail Experience

Wednesday, August 9, 2017
5:30 - 7 p.m.
GCCC, North Concourse

Day 2

Thursday, August 10, 2017
9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
GCCC, North Concourse

WHO WILL ATTEND

 

Retail Summit brings together a diverse audience who unite through a common love of the business of retail.  Attendees include C-Suite executives, high-growth retail and consumer product entrepreneurs, retail service providers and students exploring careers in retail.

  • Future-focused Retail Sector Leadership and Talent
  • Retail and Restaurant Owners / Managers
  • Retail Servicing Industries - Real Estate | Architecture | Design | Construction | Professional Services
  • Start Ups and Entrepreneurs
  • Economic Development Officers
  • Public Officials
  • Educators and Students

Summit Location:

Greater Columbus Convention Center
400 North High Street
Columbus, OH 43215

North Concourse

Insights from Retail Experts & Pioneers

Share unique perspectives, strategies, and stories from today’s leading retail thought leaders, disruptors, and trailblazers.

The State of Retail

August 9  |  9 a.m.

The New Hub of Retail

August 9  |  1 p.m.

The Theatre of Retail

August 9  |  4:15 p.m.

Shaping Retail's Future

August 10  |  9 a.m.

The Future of Retail

August 10  |  Noon

Innovative Content & Notable Networking

Retail Summit delivers two days of inspired content and significant connections, putting you at the center of “What’s Next” in retail.

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Retail Showcase

Business 2 Business

Innovation I Trends I Connections
A showcase of the best and brightest retailers, and those leading industries that service and support the retail sector across the globe.
August 9, 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. | August 10, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

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The Theatre of Retail

Expand your community with an evening of inspired and value-driven significant connections.
August 9, 5:30 – 7 p.m.

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Education Retail Showcase

A showcase of the educational offerings within the Region around retail and the industries that service retail.

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Lightning Talks

Learn what's new, what’s trending and the resources to enhance your business in these blitz presentations from retail experts.
Lighting Talks will be presented within the Retail Showcase.

TOPIC DISCUSSIONS

August 9  |  10:45 a.m. – Noon and 2:30 – 3:45 p.m.
August 10  |  10:30 – 11:45 a.m.
Topic Discussions run concurrently.

Trends in Development

The Retail Consumer: Journey + Experience

Technology: Marketing | Enterprise E-Commerce | Trends

The Talent Challenge and Impact

The Logistics of Retail

Renew & Redevelop

Retail Analytics Trends and Tactics

START ME UP!

The Disruption of Retail

Visual Merchandising: Attract | Engage | Motivate

Smart City + Smart Columbus

Women in Leadership

THE PRICE OF THE EXPERIENCE

Conference

Individual

Includes One Two-Day Summit Pass (Feature Presentations I Topic Discussions I Retail Showcase) - Reception August 9 - Luncheon August 10
$ 400 per pass

Smart 10

Includes 10 Two-Day Summit Passes (Feature Presentations I Topic Discussions I Retail Showcase Reception) - August 9 - Luncheon August 10
$ 3,500 per package

Smart 25

Includes 10 Two-Day Summit Passes (Feature Presentations I Topic Discussions I Retail Showcase Reception) - August 9 - Luncheon August 10
$ 6,250 per package

Non-Profit 501c3

Includes One Two-Day Summit Pass (Feature Presentations I Topic Discussions I Retail Showcase Reception) - August 9 - Luncheon August 10
$ 200 per pass

Student

Includes One Two-Day Summit Pass (Feature Presentations I Topic Discussions I Retail Showcase) - Reception August 9 - Luncheon August 10
$ 100 per pass

Business 2 Business Showcase

16' x 16' Display

Includes 2 passes, four tables with linen
$ 2,000 each

10' x 10' Display

Includes 1 pass, two tables with linen
$ 1,000 each

8' Display

Includes one table with linen
$ 400 each

Exhibitor Pass

Includes One Two-Day Summit Pass
$ 200 each

Electric

$ 100 per display

PARTNER WITH RETAIL SUMMIT

Partnership Opportunities

Joining the Retail Summit as a partner connects you and your business to the brightest names and organizations in retail.

Connect and engage with leaders who represent businesses of all sizes, support the growth and development of retail in our region and enjoy visibility for your business through the marketing and promotion channels.

There are opportunities to partner at a variety of levels that will fit your budget and align with your business goals.

ADVISORS I LEADERSHIP I PARTNERS I PRESENTERS

Jim Schimmer - Franklin County Economic Development and Planning
Franklin County Board of Commissioners
Don DePerro - Columbus Chamber
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SUMMIT CHAIRS
Denny Gerdeman - Chute Gerdeman
Steve Morris - Asset Strategies Group
Yaromir Steiner - Steiner & Associates

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Anne Marie Thomas - bella crescita
Kenny McDonald - Columbus 2020
Marci Merriman - Ernst & Young
Lee Peterson - WD Partners

42 Solutions
Adept Marketing
Alliance Data
Ascena Retail Group
Asset Strategies Group
Bath & Body Works
Big Lots
CallisonRTKL
CareWorks
CareWorksComp
Cherry Advisory
Chute Gerdeman
City of Columbus
Columbus 2020
Columbus Consulting
design:retail
Dispatch Media Group
DSW
Easton Town Center
Energetic Retail
Ernst & Young
Exel
Franklin County
Goodwill Columbus
ICC
iLAB

International Institute of Analytics
Intersect HR Strategy
King Business Interiors
L Brands
Lamar Advertising Company
Live Technologies
Medical Mutual of Ohio
Morgan Services
National Center for the Middle Market
ODW Logistics
The Ohio State University Fisher College of Business
Orange Star Consulting
Pillar Technology
Pressworks
Project Search at DSW for Arc Industries
Schneider Downs
Sedlak Management Consultants
Southwest Airlines
Steiner & Associates
Summerfield Advertising
Supply Chain Solutions
Thread
Vernacular
WBNS-10TV
WD Partners
Zen Genius

Capital University
Columbus College of Art & Design
Columbus State Community College
Denison University

Kent State University
Ohio Dominican University
The Ohio State University
University of Cincinnati

Contact Us

Don't miss this unique opportunity to join us in the planning and development of retail in our Region...partner, exhibit, attend or volunteer.

To engage and for more information, contact Retail Summit.

Contact Us

Don't miss this unique opportunity to join us in the planning and development of retail in our Region...partner, exhibit, attend or volunteer. To engage and for more information, contact Retail Summit.