LINK: The Retail Supply Chain Conference brings you unparalleled leadership, best practices, and a safe, in-person learning environment.

Supply chain professionals have found new ways of working, doing more with less, and gaining critical insights that must be shared during the COVID-19 pandemic. At LINK you'll have a place to come together after a remarkable year of change and demand, to learn from each other and discover new solutions to maximizing efficiency. Flexibility, speed, and performance are at an all-time premium to stay competitive in the marketplace and get the work done.

LINK2021: The Retail Supply Chain Conference gathers top executives in retail supply chain to network and learn. This premier forum addresses your challenges with retailer breakouts and roundtables, general sessions from industry thought leaders, executive insights, and a bustling Expo Experience, so you can take back fresh ideas and best practices to your company.

There's another exciting change to share! The 2021 conference will be co-located with RILA's Retail Asset Protection Conference. You will still experience the full supply chain conference experience, with the best educational content the industry has to offer, supply chain executive networking, and an exhibit hall filled with emerging technology, but with MORE. MORE educational opportunities, MORE retail executives to talk to, MORE cutting-edge solutions, MORE high-level keynotes, and MORE surprises along the way!

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

1:45 PM – 2:30 PM

Breakout Sessions

2:45 PM – 3:30 PM

General Session

3:45 PM – 4:30 PM

Breakout Sessions

4:30 PM – 6:00 PM

Expo Experience Reception

7:30 AM – 8:30 AM

Women in Supply Chain Breakfast

8:00 AM – 8:45 AM

Expo Experience Breakfast

8:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Expo Experience Open

9:00 AM – 9:15 AM

Day 2 Opening Remarks

9:15 AM – 10:00 AM

Opening Keynote

10:00 AM – 10:45 AM

General Session

11:15 AM – 12:00 PM

Breakout Sessions

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

Expo Experience Lunch

1:15 PM – 1:30 PM

Innovation Award Ceremony

1:30 PM – 2:30 PM

General Session: Executive Insights

2:45 PM – 3:30 PM

Breakout Sessions

3:45 PM – 4:30 PM

General Session

4:30 PM – 6:00 PM

Expo Experience Reception

7:45 AM – 8:30 AM

Breakfast

8:30 AM – 9:15 AM

General Session

9:15 AM – 9:45 AM

General Session

10:00 AM – 10:45 AM

General Session

10:45 AM – 11:00 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 keynotes and general sessions from retail CEOs to multi-disciplinary thought leaders who are driving change.

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Executive Insights

Executive Insights

Retailer CEOs and top supply chain execs share their experiences, lessons learned, and thoughts on the future in a Ted-talk style from the main stage.

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Startup Innovation Awards

Startup Innovation Awards

Startup finalists will share their innovations that improve how retailers adapt and integrate components of leading trends into their organizations.

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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

2020 Thought Leaders

This year's speakers will be announced soon!

Chip Bergh

Chip Bergh

  • President & Chief Executive Officer
  • Levi Strauss & Co.
Dr. Dale Henry

Dr. Dale Henry

  • Businessman, Author, Trainer
Cynthia Marshall

Cynthia Marshall

  • Chief Executive Officer
  • Dallas Mavericks
Hun Quach

Hun Quach

  • Senior Director, Government Relations
  • Under Armour, Inc
Ed Oldham

Ed Oldham

  • Senior Vice President, Supply Chain
  • Petco Holdings, Inc.
Bill Reinsch

Bill Reinsch

  • Senior Advisor & Scholl Chair in International Business
  • Center for Strategic & International Studies (CSIS)
Ravi Shanker

Ravi Shanker

  • Executive Director
  • Morgan Stanley & Company Inc.

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.
 

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