The latest trends and insights around: retail, technology and hospitality

About the Summit

For the past 10 years, Retail Summit has cultivated an environment that offers attendees the opportunity to connect with the most innovative companies in the industry ranging from start-ups, emerging leaders and established veterans. This year’s summit at the Point at Otterbein University will allow our panelists to address the most pressing and trending topics focused around: retail, technology, and hospitality.

Retail Summit Features

    • 3 local keynote speakers
    • 20 breakouts dedicated to trending topics in retail, technology, and hospitality
    • Ample networking opportunities with over 300 attendees
    • A complimentary copy of 2019 Franklin County Retail Report

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*Deadline for Registration is July 31, 2019

Who Attends

  • Owners, Managers, and Leaders in retail-focused industries
  • Representatives of industries that serve retail
  • Regional economic development officers
  • Leadership with interest in the future of our Region’s retail sector
  • Elected officials and community partners
  • Educators and students


  • 7-8 AM: Registration & Breakfast
  • 8-9 AM: Keynote #1
  • 9-9:30 AM: Networking
  • 9:30-10:30 AM: Breakout Session #1
  • 10:30-11 AM: Networking
  • 11-12 PM: Breakout Session #2
  • 12-12:30 PM: Lunch
  • 12:30-1:30 PM: Keynote #2
  • 1:30-2 PM: Networking
  • 2-3 PM: Breakout Session #3
  • 3-3:15 PM: Networking
  • 3:15-4:15 PM: Keynote #3
  • 4:15-6 PM: Happy Hour

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*Deadline for Registration is July 31, 2019

Advisors and Leadership

Cody Blair
Columbus Chamber of Commerce

Alisa Caton

Don DePerro
Columbus Chamber of Commerce

Robin Dever
Franklin County Economic Development and Planning

Trent Hoverman

Jess Laughlin
Columbus Chamber of Commerce

Bilal Nasser

Lee Peterson
WD Partners

Ericka Ponte

Megumi Robinson
Experience Columbus

Jim Schimmer
Franklin County Economic Development and Planning

Becky Ziegler
Big Lots

Get Engaged

Don’t miss this opportunity to join us in the planning and development of retail: partner, exhibit, attend, or volunteer.

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