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, breakout sessions, 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 Autonomous Zone and more hands-on opportunities.
  • More education, including micro-sessions on hot topics on the Innovation Stage, located 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!

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]

New! The 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.

Retail Innovation Center Stage
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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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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