Program Agenda

  • Wednesday Jun 29, 2022
  • Thursday Jun 30, 2022
11:30 AM – 12:30 PM

Executive Committee Lunch and Meeting - By Invitation Only

Location
Convene - The North Hub
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

Board of Directors Lunch - By Invitation Only

Location
Convene - Gallery
1:00 PM – 2:30 PM

Board of Directors Meeting - By Invitation Only

Location
Convene - The Central Hub
3:00 PM – 3:15 PM

Welcome Remarks

Speakers
Brian Dodge
President
RILA
Dick Johnson
Chairman, President & Chief Executive Officer; Chairman RILA
Foot Locker, Inc.
Location
Convene (600 14th Street NW)
3:15 PM – 4:00 PM

CEO Spotlight: Conversation with Marvin Ellison

As retailers grapple with changing customer behaviors and evolving priories among the national workforce, Marvin will share Lowe's approach to serving customers and employees in creative ways. The conversation will tackle Lowe's focus on supporting small business, sourcing products from a diverse pool of entrepreneurs, and the partnership with Shark Tank's Daymond John aimed at mentoring the next generation of innovators.

Moderator
Brian Dodge
President
RILA
Speaker
Marvin Ellison
Chairman, President & Chief Executive Officer
Lowe's Companies, Inc.
Location
Convene - The South Hub
4:15 PM – 5:00 PM

RILA Navigating Challenge and Championing Change

The RILA team represents leading retailers before all three branches of government. Hear from RILA leads identifying the key topics and strategic considerations essential for retail CEOs to champion change in Washington.

Location
Convene - The South Hub
6:00 PM – 8:30 PM

Reception and Dinner

Location
Hotel Washington - Vue Rooftop
7:00 AM – 7:45 AM

Breakfast

Location
Convene (600 14th Street NW)
8:00 AM – 8:40 AM

Are you ready for the Metaverse?

The Metaverse is the buzzword of the moment, but the energy around the continuum of technologies that are creating digitally enhanced worlds, realities, and business models is more than hype. Paul Daugherty will share his perspective on why business leaders should develop a deeper understanding of the early days of this next evolution of the internet and will share learnings from Accenture's own work in the metaverse today.

Speaker
Paul Daugherty
Group Chief Executive – Technology & Chief Technology Officer
Accenture
Location
Convene - The South Hub
8:40 AM – 9:00 AM

Networking Break

9:00 AM – 9:40 AM

Conversation with Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo

The country is navigating significant economic and geopolitical uncertainty. Join Best Buy CEO, Corie Barry as she interviews US Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo about how the Commerce Department is helping the country to navigate trade, climate, supply chains, inflation, technology, and the economic data to understand it all.

Moderator
Corie Barry
Chief Executive Officer
Best Buy Co., Inc.
Speaker
Secretary Gina M. Raimondo
Department of Commerce
United States
Location
Convene - The South Hub
9:40 AM – 10:20 AM

American Workers and Consumers in an Era of Population Decline

The US population is undergoing significant change. The national population is declining. There is evidence that dense urban areas are seeing the most decline. National demographic change and movements drives the future or work and future consumer trends. This conversation will shed light on the far ranging implications of these developments.

Moderator
Elizabeth Norberg
Executive Vice President and Global Chief Human Resources Officer
Foot Locker, Inc.
Speaker
Derek Thompson
Staff Writer
The Atlantic
Location
Convene - The South Hub
10:20 AM – 11:00 AM

Big Decisions: A Supreme Court Conversation

The Supreme Court is set to conclude its latest term by announcing a number of high-profile decisions on issues from guns to abortion. This session will dive into these critical cases shedding light on the immediate and secondary impacts of the decisions on retail stakeholders.

Moderator
Deborah White
Senior Executive Vice President & General Counsel
RILA
Speaker
Adam Unikowsky
Partner
Jenner & Block LLP
Location
Convene - The South Hub
11:00 AM – 11:40 AM

Making Strategic Choices in Global Realignment

Russia's invasion of Ukraine has far reaching geopolitical implications from global wheat supplies, to energy, to global trade, to US relationships with the EU and China. Join Michael McFaul, US Ambassador to the Russian Federation (2012-2014), for a in-depth look into this crisis and how to understand the global political and economic landscape moving forward.

Moderator
Brian Dodge
President
RILA
Speaker
Ambassador Michael McFaul
U.S. Ambassador to the Russian Federation (2012-2014); Stanford Professor and Hoover Institution Senior Fellow
Washington Post Columnist; NBC News Analyst
Location
Convene - The South Hub
11:40 AM – 12:00 PM

Group Discussion

Location
Convene - The South Hub
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

Lunch

Location
Convene - Gallery
1:00 PM – 1:30 PM

Politics and Strategy in an Election Year

The US political landscape is shifting. This year's election could bring a change in party control of the House and Senate. Join veteran political experts, Sarah Fagan and Matt Canter as they discuss this year's races and the changes to Washington they augur.

Speakers
Matt Canter
Partner
Global Strategy Group
Sara Fagen
Founder & CEO
Tunnl
Location
Convene - The South Hub
1:30 PM – 2:00 PM

Conversation with Secretary of Treasury Janet Yellen

There is significant uncertainty in the global economy today. US Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen will join us to discuss the state of the US economy, the Administration's efforts to address inflation, and areas that retailers and government can partner to drive stronger economic outcomes from supply chain bottlenecks to taxes and tariffs.

Moderator
Steve Smith
President & Chief Executive Officer
L.L. Bean, Inc.
Speaker
Secretary Janet Yellen
Department of the Treasury
United States
Location
Convene - The South Hub
2:00 PM – 2:20 PM

Networking Break

Environmental, Social, and Governance issues are increasing in salience across retail stakeholders, from the SEC to institutional investors to customers and employees. CEOs are expected to take action even with uncertainty around risks, changing stakeholder attitudes, and hard choices, to ensure continued alignment with company mission, purpose, and values. Hear from BlackRock’s lead retail and consumer analyst for investment stewardship on how Blackrock approaches ESG evaluations and why they continue to view ESG performance as an indicator of business financial sustainability.

Location
Convene - The South Hub
2:20 PM – 3:00 PM

Conversation with Deputy Attorney General Lisa Monaco

The Department of Justice is tasked with enforcing the law and ensuring public safety against threats foreign and domestic. Deputy Attorney General Lisa Monaco will join us for a discussion of how Justice is approaching issues from cyber threats to organized retail crime, and gun violence.

Moderator
Dick Johnson
Chairman, President & Chief Executive Officer, Foot Locker, Inc.
Chair, RILA
Speaker
Deputy Attorney General Lisa Monaco
Department of Justice
The United States
Location
Convene - The South Hub
3:00 PM – 3:05 PM

Closing

Location
Convene - The South Hub

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