University of Arkansas

Walton College

The Sam M. Walton College of Business

Conference: Emerging Trends in Retailing


Thank you for your support of the 2016 Emerging Trends in Retailing Conference held June 14 in Rogers, Ark. The event was a tremendous success.  Look for information regarding the 2017 Emerging Trends in Retailing Conference coming soon.


Event Details

The 2016 Emerging Trends in Retailing conference featured industry leaders addressing innovation and transformation in the retail sector.  We extend our deepest appreciation to them for their contributions to the Walton College and the retail sector. 

Featured Speakers


Steve Bratspies

Steve Bratspies

Chief Merchandising Officer
Walmart U.S.

Tony Rogers

Tony Rogers

SVP and Chief Marketing Officer
Walmart U.S.
David Glass

David Glass

Chief Executive Officer and Owner
Kansas City Royals
President and CEO, Retired
Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. 1988-2000
Paul Gainer

Paul Gainer

Executive Vice President
Disney Retail, DCP
Charles Redfield

Charles Redfield

Executive Vice President  
Walmart U.S.

Jeanne Bliss


Jeanne Bliss

President  
CustomerBliss

John Furner

John Furner

Executive Vice President and Chief Merchandising Officer
Sam's Club U.S.

Chris Johnson


Chris Johnson

Senior Vice President and Principal Financial Officer
Dillard's, Inc.

Michelle Gloeckler

Michelle Gloeckler

Executive Vice President
Walmart U.S.

J.K. Symancyk


J.K. Symancyk

President & Chief Executive Officer  
Academy Sports + Outdoors


 

Registration Information 

Conference Fees:
$1000 per person for non-board member companies
$750 per person for board member companies

Registration Policy:

Registration is handled via an online secure server. We accept credit card payment (Visa, MasterCard, American Express or Discover) and checks. If you wish to pay by check, please contact Pam Styles at pstyles@walton.uark.edu or by phone at 479-575-6812. Checks must be received by June 1, 2016, to insure seating availability. Make checks payable and remit to: The Center for Retailing Excellence, 1 University of Arkansas, WJWH 539, Fayetteville, AR 72701.

Cancellation Policy:

To guarantee seating, payment must be received by June 1, 2016. Refunds less an administrative fee of $50.00 will be made for cancellations received in writing prior to May 15, 2016. No refunds will be made after this date, but you may make substitutions of attendees through June 10, 2016, by emailing Pam Styles at pstyles@walton.uark.edu.

Event Sponsors

 Helen of Troy

 

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 The Mars Agency

 

 Sponsorship Information

Are you interested in becoming a partner and sponsor of the 2016 Emerging Trends in Retailing Conference? Contact Associate Director of Operations Pam Styles at pstyles@walton.uark.edu or (479) 575-6812.

Location & Directions

Conference Location:

Location: John Q Hammons Center

3303 Pinnacle Hills Parkway,
Rogers, Arkansas, 72758
USA TEL: +1-479-254-8400
FAX: +1-479-845-2001

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