Events

Sessions You Can’t Miss at IRCE @ RetailX 2019

June 25-28, 2019 | Booth #740 | McCormick Place South | Chicago, Illinois

With over 130 sessions covering all of the latest e-commerce topics, IRCE @ RetailX is the place to be if you’re looking to have insightful conversations about the future of retail. Join us in Chicago for four invigorating days of unique content that will inspire you to transform your business. The following sessions cover some of the most pressing issues in logistics today. You’ll leave with actionable strategies that will help you optimize your supply chain in the last mile and beyond.

Tuesday, June 25

Excelling on Amazon in 2019 and Beyond

Track: Amazon and Me
Speaker: Fahim Naim, Founder, eShopportunity
8:15am-9:00am

Amazon established itself as an e-commerce leader long ago, and its exponential growth in recent years has been no surprise. In this session, Founder of eShopportunity Fahim Naim highlights Amazon’s latest developments and what they mean for you and your business moving forward.

Save the Agony: How to Choose Best Fit Technologies – and Partners – and Not Go Mad

Track: E-commerce Technology
Speaker: John Coniglio, Senior Consultant, FitForCommerce
10:50am-11:50am

With so many options on the market, it can be hard to find the best platforms and vendors for your business. In this session, John Coniglio, Senior Consultant at FitForCommerce, will address common roadblocks that companies face when vetting potential partners and share actionable strategies for forming long-term, mutually beneficial partnerships.

Shipping Basics

Track: E-Commerce Boot Camp
Speaker: Peter Marlenga, Director, Operations, Tech Armor
10:45am-11:15am

Delivery: From Pain Points to Sweet Spots

Track: E-commerce Technology
Speaker: David Foote, Owner, Vesalius Health
3:00pm-4:00pm

With e-commerce constantly innovating on all fronts, it can be hard to keep up with all the new technology. Hear from successful retailers as they share strategies across all areas, from initial search to final delivery.

Town Hall: Ask Our Experts Anything Amazon

Track: Amazon and Me
Speaker: Fahim Naim, Founder, eShopportunity
3:45pm-4:45pm

For many retail leaders, Amazon is always top of mind when it comes to evolving in a rapidly changing e-tail space. This town hall, the conclusion to the Amazon and Me track, is your chance to ask logistics experts all of the burning questions you’ve ever had about the e-commerce giant.

Wednesday, June 26

Hitching a Rocket to an Engine, Bonobos and Walmart take off

Speaker: Andy Dunn, Senior Vice President, Walmart
8:30am-9:00am

Online based D2C brands have pioneered a new model for succeeding in retail, and traditional retailers have taken notice. In this session, former CEO of men’s apparel brand Bonobos turned SVP of Digital Consumer Brands at Walmart discusses the growth of digital and what it means for the future of retail.

The Future of Retail is More Than Retail

Track: Place the Right Bets Now for the Digital Future
Speaker: Erin Jordan, VP & Partner, Walker Sands Communications
10:30am-11:00am

Top retailers like Amazon, Kroger, and Nordstrom are investing in consumer-facing businesses outside of their traditional areas of expertise. Join Erin Jordan of Walker Sands Communications as she discusses what this development implies for retailers and unveils Walker Sands’ 2019 Future of Retail report.

Supply Chain as a Competitive Advantage

Track: Omnichamps: Driving the Most from Every Channel
Speaker: Ngoc Phan, Vice President, Supply Chain Engineering and Systems, Nordstrom
1:15pm-1:45pm

Today’s consumers have become accustomed to a certain standard of service. It’s more important than ever that retailers strive to exceed this standard in order to stay competitive. Learn how strengthening your supply chain can improve collaboration and reduce costs, critical factors of succeeding in today’s market.

Exceeding Shopper Expectations Now and in The Future

Track: Omnichamps: Driving the Most from Every Channel
Speaker: Lauren Freedman, Senior Consumer Insights Analyst, DigitalCommerce360/Internet Retailer
1:45pm-2:15pm

Hear what real consumers are saying about what matters most to them throughout the purchase experience, from website engagement to convenient delivery.

The Supply Chain Tactics That Push Retailers to the Top

Track: Omnichamps: Driving the Most from Every Channel
Speaker: George Lawrie, Vice President and Principal Analyst, Forrester Research
4:15pm-4:45pm

In this session, George Lawrie of Forrester Research will profile successful retailers in a variety of categories who are doing logistics right. You’ll leave with tried and true strategies for improving your omnichannel operations.

Thursday, June 27th

How to Negotiate the Best Shipping Rate

Track: Optimized Operations
Speakers: Kenneth Moyer, VP of Supply Chain Strategies, LJM Group
Eric Wagner, Merchandising Analyst, Best Cigar Prices
10:30am-11:00am

This tactical session covers areas that you can cut spending in to achieve the most cost effective shipping process. You’ll get the inside scoop on carrier costs and negotiations so that you can fight for what’s best for your business.

How AI Can Improve Operational Efficiency

Track: Optimized Operations
Speaker: John Bancroft, Senior Consultant, FitForCommerce
3:15pm-3:45pm

AI has the power to transform retail, specifically when it comes to different areas of the supply chain. You’ll leave this session with insights on how you can leverage AI to achieve your short term goals as well as optimize operational efficiency further down the road.

The Return Burden: Spinning Returns into a Positive Experience

Track: Optimized Operations
3:45pm-4:15pm

The customer experience doesn’t always end after a purchase. How retailers handle returns has a significant impact on customer loyalty. This session covers how investing in your returns process yields happier customers and how many companies are enticing their consumers with free returns.

We can’t wait to see you there! To schedule a meet-up with us, please fill out the form to the right.