Become A Member
To become a product manufacturer member, a company must manufacture products intended for the end consumer that are sold through retail outlets. Product Manufacturer Member dues are based on total annual revenue.
- Member pricing on all RILA conferences and events
- Access to RILA news and information, including This Week in Retail, Retail Innovation Newsletter, Retail Compliance Alerts and the Government Newsletter
- Ability to participate in RILA's committees (subject to nomination rules and procedures for each committee)
- An invitation for the company's chairman, vice chairman, CEO and/or president of the company to attend RILA's annual Retail CEO Forum
RILA also offers a limited number of Product Manufacturer Premier Memberships for those companies that want the opportunity to have their president or CEO sit on the RILA Board of Directors. Premier Members pay flat dues of $125,000 a year. This membership tier is extended as an invitation of the Board of Directors Nominating Committee. Companies that are interested in this tier may express their interest in order to provide information to the Nominating Committee.
As a Board Member, the president/CEO will have full access to all Board of Directors events throughout the two-year term and one vote on the board. He/she will receive updates on all policy issues. Premier Members will assist RILA in gathering data necessary to communicate effectively the value of the retail industry to the national economy. They also agree to participate in RILA's PAC, grassroots and grasstops policy efforts.
Contact Kelly Foelber, Director, Membership & Executive Affairs for more information about becoming a Premier Member at email@example.com.RILA engages leaders at the companies that are influencing and changing the retail industry. As a product manufacturer, you have the opportunity to work with your retail peers on the issues affecting the retail industry, and network with senior executives at our educational events to hear their challenges and opportunities.