LINK: The Retail Supply Chain Conference brings you unparalleled leadership, best practices, and new solutions.

LINK gathers top executives in retail supply chain to network and learn from each other. Address your challenges with leading practices from retailer breakouts, general sessions from industry thought leaders, executive insights, and a bustling Expo Experience.

Check back often! New events, sessions, and speakers, are being adding each week

Breaking News

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced on April 2, 2021 that fully vaccinated Americans can resume domestic and overseas travel as long as they wear masks in public. The individuals do not need to get a Covid-19 test before or after traveling and do not need to self-quarantine afterward, as long as they follow public health measures, according to a report in Politico.

2021 Schedule-at-a-Glance

  • Tuesday Aug 17, 2021
  • Wednesday Aug 18, 2021
  • Thursday Aug 19, 2021
  • Friday Aug 20, 2021
7:00 AM – 3:15 PM

Golf Tournament - Celebration Golf Club

5:00 PM – 6:30 PM

Welcome Reception

7:15 AM – 8:00 AM

Breakfast

8:00 AM – 8:30 AM

Conference Kick-off

8:30 AM – 9:15 AM

Opening Keynote

9:15 AM – 10:00 AM

General Session

10:30 AM – 11:15 AM

Breakout Sessions

11:30 AM – 12:15 PM

Plated Lunch

12:15 PM – 1:00 PM

General Session

1:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Expo Experience Open

1:00 PM – 2:45 PM

The RIC Stage: Research & Trends

1:45 PM – 2:30 PM

Breakout Sessions

2:45 PM – 3:30 PM

General Session

3:30 PM – 5:00 PM

The RIC Stage: Applied Technologies

3:45 PM – 4:30 PM

Breakout Sessions

4:30 PM – 6:00 PM

Expo Experience Reception

7:15 AM – 8:15 AM

Women in Supply Chain Breakfast

7:30 AM – 8:15 AM

Expo Experience Breakfast

7:30 AM – 6:00 PM

Expo Experience Open

8:30 AM – 8:45 AM

Day 2 Opening Remarks

8:45 AM – 9:15 AM

Opening Keynote

9:15 AM – 10:15 AM

General Session

10:00 AM – 12:15 PM

The RIC Stage: Session Expansions

10:45 AM – 11:30 PM

Breakout Sessions

11:30 AM – 12:30 PM

Expo Experience Lunch

1:45 PM – 2:45 PM

General Session: Executive Insights

3:00 PM – 3:45 PM

Breakout Sessions

3:00 PM – 4:00 PM

The RIC Stage: Understanding Ecosystems

4:00 PM – 4:15 PM

Startup Innovation Award Winner Presentation

4:15 PM – 5:00 PM

General Session

5:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Expo Experience Reception

5:00 PM – 5:30 PM

The RIC Stage: Understanding Ecosystems Continued

7:45 AM – 8:30 AM

Breakfast

8:30 AM – 9:15 AM

General Session

9:30 AM – 10:15 AM

General Session

10:00 AM – 10:45 AM

General Session

10:15 AM – 10:30 AM

Closing Remarks

11:30 AM – 2:30 PM

Lunch & Distribution Tours [Separate fee and registration required]

All times are Eastern Time. Schedule is subject to change. 

LINK Helps You Connect

Education Program

Education Program

LINK2021 is designed by retail supply chain execs. You'll experience extraordinary learning, filled with hot topics, case studies, and more!

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Keynotes & General Sessions

Keynotes & General Sessions

RILA brings you keynote and general session speakers from retail CEOs to multi-disciplinary thought leaders who are driving change.

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Retail Innovation Center Stage

Retail Innovation Center Stage

We are excited to announce The Retail Innovation Center Stage! The RIC Stage will bring to life the theme of “Investing in the Future” through short format, high impact education.

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Women In Supply Chain

Women In Supply Chain

RILA brings together women and men in supply chain to discuss actionable steps to increase workforce diversity and offers unique networking events.

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Expo Experience

Expo Experience

The Expo Experience features 300+ service providers and startups who bring innovative solutions that solve your retail supply chain challenges.

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Zones and Experiences

Zones and Experiences

LINK2021 will feature innovative zones and curated experiences throughout the Expo Experience floor. Check out the autonomous zone where you'll see real time demos.

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LINK is a good networking opportunity and I thought the closing keynote was great!
 

Tom Butt
  • Technology Product Manager
  • Kohl's Department Stores

2021 Keynotes and General Session Speakers

Check back soon! More speakers are being added all the time!

Pamela Rucker
President, The Rucker Group
Instructor, Harvard Professional Development


 

Vaney Hariri
Co-Founder
Think 3D



 

See Who Attends

With more than 500+ retailers from 138 companies last year, it was one of our biggest LINK Conference's ever! See who attended.

Who Attends

Thank you to our 2021 Title Sponsor

DHL

DHL

As the only truly end-to-end supply chain partner, DHL is committed to delivering operational excellence for our customers by developing our people and pioneering innovative solutions. We create competitive advantage for customers through tailored logistics solutions based on globally standardized warehousing, transportation and value added services.

LINK COLLABORATORS

RILA is proud to announce that FMI, the Food Industry Association, will be a LINK 2021 Collaborator, bringing education and expertise on issues surrounding supply chain within the food industry. We’re excited to welcome FMI and their members to join us for a remarkable 2021 event.
 

Register Today

Register by June 18 and save!