The Retail Industry Leaders Association closed out its 29th annual Retail Supply Chain Conference with author, columnist and broadcaster, Mitch Albom, who expanded on the themes of his newest book, The First Phone Call from Heaven. The session was an uplifting end to the largest annual gathering of the top supply chain executives in the retail industry, capping four days of meaningful networking and information-packed education among this elite group of leaders.
“The message Mitch shared today addresses the common challenges of humanity and the importance of remaining engaged both with each other and ourselves,” said Lisa LaBruno, senior vice president of retail operations at RILA. “Listening to the stories and perspective of a best-selling author, was a wonderful opportunity for the conference’s attendees to explore a different side of their roles.”
Earlier that morning, author James Hunter explored the themes of his work, Servant Leadership, with conference attendees, addressing the true essence of leadership and the influence executives have on colleagues and organizations.
“Each year the Retail Supply Chain Conference grows and becomes stronger,” said LaBruno. “Yet every year, the progress, ideas and discussion that the conference fosters is inspiring. If you are missing out on the opportunities the conference provides, you need to get involved or be left behind.”
The Retail Industry Leaders Association’s 2015 Retail Supply Chain Conference will be held February 22-25, 2015 in Orlando, Florida.
RILA is the trade association of the world’s largest and most innovative retail companies. RILA members include more than 200 retailers, product manufacturers, and service suppliers, which together account for more than $1.5 trillion in annual sales, millions of American jobs and more than 100,000 stores, manufacturing facilities and distribution centers domestically and abroad.