Save the Date for 2016
September 27-30, 2016
Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center
Each year, the top retail sustainability and compliance professionals gather at RILA's Retail Sustainability & Environmental Compliance Conference for the outstanding educational program and exceptional networking opportunities.
Planning is already underway for the 2016 event - don't miss your chance to be a part of it!
Check back soon for registration details.
2015 Conference Highlights:
North America President of Unilever
Kees Kruythoff opened the 2015 Retail Sustainability Conference sharing insights on Unilever's efforts to reduce its carbon footprint and increase its positive social impact, sustainability overall and the role retail plays in this important work.
The day continued with Col. Scott Snook's leadership workshop, "What It Takes to Be(COME) a World Class Leader", and Flash Talks by Walmart's
Phyllis Harris, DuPont's
Dawn Rittenhouse, The Container Store's
Garrett Boone and UPS'
Day two started with Flash Talks from Calvert Investment's
John Streur, formerly Jamba Juice's
Christy Consler, Tesla Motors'
Cal Lankton and Austin's former Mayor
Will Wynn. After four Topical Workshops on sustainability, Impact Sessions and Case Studies, attendees finished the day with a Networking Reception in The Spark.
Our reinvigorated Exhibit Hall, The Spark, was a great success. With new meeting spaces and topic-focused Hubs, attendees were able to both network with solution providers and continue Q&A's with speakers after their sessions.
National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence
Sylvia Earle closed out the 2015 conference drawing from her new film and book, Mission Blue, and more than 7,000 hours of underwater explorations.