Be a part of the most influential discussions in retail this year.

RILA is excited to announce our newest event, the Retail CEO Policy Summit. Join us in Washington, DC this July as we harness the power of retail to influence the critical issues that could reshape the operating environment for retail, including:

  • The (PRO)Act and other harmful labor policies
  • Corporate tax rates
  • The importance of ESG
  • Infrastructure investment
  • Trade
  • Organized Retail Crime
  • Retail's technology imperatives 

This exclusive event, limited to 50 CEOs, will be the first opportunity for retail influencers to discuss these crucial issues and related strategies in a private setting. We will talk with key members of the Biden administration and members of Congress who are directly engaged in determining the outcome of the issues that matter most to your business.

Don’t miss this opportunity to come together as the leaders of retail to influence the policies that will shape the future. Register today and help us harness the power of retail.

Schedule at-a-Glance

  • Wednesday Jul 14, 2021
  • Thursday Jul 15, 2021
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

RILA Board of Directors Lunch (Invite Only)

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

Executive Committee Lunch (Invite Only)

1:00 PM – 2:30 PM

RILA Board of Directors Meeting (Invite Only)

1:00 PM – 2:30 PM

Executive Committee Meeting (Invite Only)

3:00 PM – 3:15 PM

Welcome and Opening Remarks

3:15 PM – 4:00 PM

The ESG Imperative in Retail with Roger Ferguson, TIAA

4:00 PM – 4:15 PM

Networking & Business Break

4:15 PM – 5:00 PM

Resetting Retail with Responsible Technology with Paul Daugherty, Accenture

6:00 PM – 8:30 PM

Reception & Dinner

7:00 AM – 7:45 AM

Networking Breakfast

8:00 AM – 9:00 AM

RILA’s Public Policy Priorities

9:00 AM – 9:40 AM

Guest Speaker: U.S. Senator John Hickenlooper (D-CO)

9:40 AM – 10:00 AM

Networking & Business Break

10:00 AM – 11:00 PM

View from the White House

11:00 AM – 11:15 AM

Networking & Business Break

11:15 AM – 12:00 PM

Guest Speaker: Senator Tim Scott, South Carolina

12:00 PM – 12:45 PM


1:00 PM – 1:45 PM

Guest Speaker: Governor Lael Brainard

1:45 PM – 2:00 PM

Networking & Business Break

2:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Ransomware: Facts, Threats & Countermeasures with Bryan Ware, Next5

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Our program development is underway, check back here to learn about the lawmakers, thought leaders, and experts who will help guide our discussions during the Retail CEO Policy Summit.

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The Retail CEO Policy Summit will take place at the Willard InterContinental in Washington, DC. An iconic hotel, The Willard has been the site of many historic moments in U.S. history for over 200 years. It is the perfect setting to join together for this important summit.

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Fly into Reagan National Airport (DCA) , only minutes from the Policy Summit hotel. You can also coordinate private flights through one of the many DCA private terminals.

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Meet Some of our Confirmed Attendees

  • Academy Sports + Outdoors
  • Accenture
  • AutoZone
  • Best Buy
  • Blain's Farm & Fleet
  • CVS Health
  • Dollar General
  • Energizer Holdings
  • Five Below
  • Foot Locker
  • Gap Inc.
  • Intel
  • Kohl's
  • Kroger
  • Lowe's
  • Meijer
  • Microsoft
  • New Balance Athletics
  • Nordstrom
  • NPD Group
  • Signet Jewelers
  • Target
  • The Home Depot
  • Ulta Beauty

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