University of Arkansas

Walton College

The Sam M. Walton College of Business

Conference: Emerging Trends in Retailing

The 2016 Emerging Trends in Retailing Conference is scheduled for June 14 at the Embassy Suites on Pinnacle Parkway in Rogers, AR. Speakers to include Steve Bratspies, Chief Merchandising Officer, Walmart U.S.; Tony Rogers, SVP & Chief Marketing Officer, Walmart U.S.; Paul Gainer, Executive Vice President, Disney Retail; and David Glass, former President and Chief Executive Officer, Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. 1988-2000. Additional speakers will be announced in the near future.

Event Details

The 16th annual Emerging Trends in Retailing Conference will be held June 14, 2016, at the Embassy Suites in Rogers, AR.

The event will begin at 7:00 a.m. with continental breakfast, followed by opening remarks at 8:00 am and the wrap up and conclusion at approximately 4:00 p.m.   Seating is strictly limited so you are encouraged to register soon.
View additional information below.

Featured Speakers

Steve Bratspies

Steve Bratspies

Chief Merchandising Officer
Walmart U.S.
Tony Rogers

Tony Rogers

S.V.P. and Chief Marketing Officer
Walmart U.S.
David Glass

David Glass

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

Paul Gainer

Executive Vice President
Disney Retail, DCP

Additional Speakers Coming Soon

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 or by phone at 479-575-6812. Checks must be received by June 1, 2015, to insure seating availability.

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

Register to Attend


Event Sponsors

Helen of Troy Logo

Sponsorship Information

Are you interested in becoming a partner and sponsor of the 2015 Emerging Trends in Retailing Conference?

Contact our Associate Director of Operations:

Pam Styles (479) 575-6812

Location & Directions

Conference Location:

Location: Embassy Suites3303 Pinnacle Hills Parkway,
Rogers, Arkansas, 72758
USA TEL: +1-479-254-8400
FAX: +1-479-845-2001