Successful companies depend on strong leaders prepared to tackle daunting strategic challenges today and in the future. The Retail CEO Forum helps retail leaders enhance their leadership, strategy, and executives skills to address new growth opportunities for their companies.

Executive sessions are designed to create engaging, collaborative conversations about the issues critical to the growth and success of the retail industry. Experts from across the retail and non-retail space will present on the challenges CEOs are facing, followed by discussion on how these challenges can be changed into opportunities for growth.

For 2021, we are developing our content to bring you executive sessions reflecting topics on COVID-19, the 2020 election, racial justice, and other trends that are driving the retail industry today.

Check back for updates throughout the year.

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There’s nothing else that I go to that I can get that opportunity to be in an intimate setting, to get to know some of my peers and competitors.

Mary Dillon
  • CEO
  • Ulta


  • Wednesday Jan 27, 2021
  • Thursday Jan 28, 2021
2:00 PM – 2:15 PM

Opening Remarks

2:15 PM – 3:05 PM

Executive Leadership Session: Microsoft’s Satya Nadella

3:15 PM – 4:05 PM

Executive Leadership Session: Kohl’s Michelle Gass

4:15 PM – 4:55 PM

Executive Leadership Session: Facebook’s Sheryl Sandberg

4:55 PM – 5:00 PM

Closing Remarks

2:00 PM – 2:05 PM

Opening Remarks

2:05 PM – 2:50 PM

Executive Leadership Session: Target’s Brian Cornell and HACR’s Cid Wilson

3:00 PM – 3:50 PM

Executive Leadership Session: Best Buy’s Corie Barry

4:00 PM – 4:45 PM

Executive Leadership Session: FBI’s David Bowdich

4:45 PM – 5:00 PM

Closing Remarks

Learn about the Executive Leadership Sessions

Executive Leadership Sessions are led by thought leaders in the retail industry. They'll showcase different perspectives, leadership strategies, and a forward-thinking approach followed by in-depth breakout discussions.

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