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.

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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

Our Past Speakers Have Included

Sara Araghi

Sara Araghi

  • Vice President, Research Analyst and Portfolio Manager
  • Franklin Templeton
Kelly Ayotte

Kelly Ayotte

  • Former Senator of New Hampshire
  • United States Senate
Matthew Boss

Matthew Boss

  • Managing Director, Equity Research
  • J.P. Morgan
Shelley Bransten

Shelley Bransten

  • Corporate Vice President, WW Retail & Consumer Goods
  • Microsoft
Mark Breitbard

Mark Breitbard

  • President & Chief Executive Officer, Global Gap Brand
  • Gap Inc.
Brian Dodge

Brian Dodge

  • President
  • RILA
David Droga

David Droga

  • CEO & Creative Chairman, Accenture Interactive
  • Accenture
Heidi Heitkamp

Heidi Heitkamp

  • Former U.S. Senator and Attorney General of North Dakota, ABC and CNBC contributor, and founder of One Country
Tim Ingrassia

Tim Ingrassia

  • Co-Chairman, Global Mergers & Acquisitions, IBD
  • Goldman Sachs
Dick Johnson

Dick Johnson

  • Chairman, President & Chief Executive Officer; Chairman RILA
  • Foot Locker, Inc.
Anna Palmer

Anna Palmer

  • Founder & CEO
  • Punchbowl News
Vishaal Rana

Vishaal Rana

  • Managing Director, Cross Markets Consumer Retail Group, IBD
  • Goldman Sachs
Amanda Ripley

Amanda Ripley

  • Investigative Journalist & Best Selling Author
Harmit Singh

Harmit Singh

  • Chief Financial Officer & Executive Vice President
  • Levi Strauss & Co.
Jill Standish

Jill Standish

  • Senior Managing Director, Global Retail Consulting Practice
  • Accenture
Dana Telsey

Dana Telsey

  • Chief Executive Officer & Chief Research Officer
  • Telsey Advisory Group - TAG

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.

Last Year's Program

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