Education Program

Learn about the different education and networking opportunities

Join us at the Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center in sunny Orlando, Florida on August 17-20, 2021. We're bringing you another year of education, exploration, and extras, with new experiences for your entire team. Our education program is filled with keynotes, general sessions, executive insight sessions, breakouts, roundtable and more!

We're in the process of creating dynamic breakout sessions on topics that impact you daily. Our 2021 education program will be announced later this Spring, but in the meantime see what's in the works!

  • A newly designed Expo Experience featuring the Drone Zone and more hands-on opportunities.
  • More education, including micro-sessions, hot topics, and more in the Expo Experience.
  • A social experience in the hall with headshots and networking opportunities.
  • Retailer-led breakout and general sessions featuring a variety of presentations, including case studies, interactive sessions, and more!

2021 is going to be an exciting year! You won't want to miss it!

Featured Education

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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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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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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Meet the 2020 Speakers

LINK features retailer-led breakouts and round tables, inspiring Keynotes, general sessions, and startup pitches. See last year's speakers!

Speakers

Last Year's Program - This year's schedule is coming this fall!

  • Sunday Feb 23, 2020
  • Monday Feb 24, 2020
  • Tuesday Feb 25, 2020
  • Wednesday Feb 26, 2020
10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

2020 Conference Golf Outing

10:00 AM – 3:30 PM

Registration Desk Open

1:30 PM – 2:30 PM

Transportation & Infrastructure Committee Meeting (Invite Only)

3:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Supply Chain Leaders Council Meeting (Invite Only)

5:00 PM – 6:30 PM

Welcome Reception

5:00 PM – 5:45 PM

Women in Supply Chain Reception

7:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Registration Desk Open

7:15 AM – 8:00 AM

Breakfast

8:00 AM – 8:30 PM

Conference Kick-Off & Welcome Remarks

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

2:00 PM – 2:40 PM

Executive Insights

2:45 PM – 3:30 PM

Startup Innovation Award Pitches

3:45 PM – 4:30 PM

Breakout Sessions

4:30 PM – 6:00 PM

Networking Reception

7:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Registration Desk Open

7:30 AM – 8:30 AM

Women in Supply Chain Breakfast Session

8:00 AM – 9:00 AM

Breakfast

8:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Expo Experience Open

9:00 AM – 9:15 AM

Welcome Remarks Day 2

9:15 AM – 10:45 AM

Opening Keynote

10:00 AM – 10:45 AM

General Session

11:15 AM – 12:00 PM

Breakout Sessions

12:00 PM – 1:15 PM

Distribution Committee Meeting (Invite Only)

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

Lunch

1:15 PM – 1:30 PM

Startup Innovation Award Winner Announcement

1:30 PM – 2:30 PM

Executive Insights

2:45 PM – 3:30 PM

Breakout Sessions

3:45 PM – 4:30 PM

Breakout Sessions

4:30 PM – 6:00 PM

Networking Reception

7:00 AM – 10:30 AM

Registration Desk Open

7:45 AM – 8:30 AM

Breakfast

8:30 AM – 9:15 AM

General Session

9:30 AM – 10:00 AM

General Session

10:00 AM – 10:45 AM

General Session

10:45 AM – 10:50 AM

Closing Remarks

11:30 AM – 2:30 PM

Distribution Center Tours (Pre-registration Required; Additional Fees Apply)

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