The Future of Retail is Bright…

and Changing at Lightning Speed

Retail Summit embraces this accelerated pace, offers a clear vision of what is happening in retail now and explores the industry’s future.

Explore the Future

Retail Summit will dig deep into a broad range of future-focused topics. We’ll share insights, strategies, and stories from some of today’s leading retail thought leaders and trailblazers.

This energized conference delivers two days of inventive content and extraordinary connections, surrounding you in the future of retail. Get inspired, access unique opportunities, rethink something you currently know, and learn something entirely new.

Our Region & Retail

Retail Summit recognizes that our region is the Midwest’s true headquarters when it comes to innovation and thought leadership in the retail management & sector, as well as industries and educational institutions that service retail.

By identifying our region’s unique level of retail leadership and talent, Retail Summit is a platform to promote the Midwest nationally—and internationally. We’re a center of excellence through multiple programs and events, all anchored by and leveraging our core conference.

Looking forward, our goal is to create a vibrant, year-round development and educational ecosystem for retail and retail-related services across the entire Midwest.

Advisors and Leadership

Jim Schimmer – Franklin County Economic Development and Planning
Franklin County Board of Commissioners
Don DePerro – Columbus Chamber


SUMMIT CHAIRS
Denny Gerdeman – Chute Gerdeman
Steve Morris – Asset Strategies Group
Yaromir Steiner – Steiner & Associates


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

As the administrative head of Franklin County government, the Board of Commissioners sets the strategic direction and fiscal priorities for the 30th largest county in the nation. John O’Grady, Paula Brooks and Marilyn Brown have established the Economic Development & Planning Department to promote organized growth supported by the principles of economic vitality, social equity, progressive land use, planning, and environmental responsibility.

For more information on business development assistance in Franklin County:

James Schimmer, Director, Department of Economic Development & Planning

150 South Front Street, FSL Suite 10, Columbus, Ohio 43215

Development.FranklinCountyOhio.gov | 614.525.5631 | edinfo@franklincountyohio.gov


Columbus business has been our business since 1884. Our connections and resources will help businesses of all sizes reach their goals.

The Columbus Chamber of Commerce is a resources-based non-profit organization serving over 1,300 businesses in Central Ohio and representing nearly half a million central Ohio employees. Providing support in areas such as research, marketing, talent advisement, networking and government relations, our team guides businesses to make meaningful connections and insure they thrive and succeed.

Find out more about the Columbus Chamber | Columbus.org | 614.221.1321

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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