The Terry J. Lundgren Center for Retailing at the University of Arizona has announced the 2016 presenters at its 20th annual Global Retailing Conference, which will be held April 14 and 15 at Loews Ventana Canyon Resort in Tucson.
Given the rapid evolution in retailing, this year's conference will focus on what's "in" — trends that are reshaping an industry that is increasingly challenged to be intimate, innovational and instant.
The annual event has evolved over the past two decades to be one of retailing's premier platforms and think tanks for emerging ideas in a setting that fuses business and academia.
Attendees include retail company executives, industry analysts and observers, and some of the country's most engaged faculty and students.
Among the speakers are senior executives from retailing, consumer brand and technology companies such as Macy's, Nike, Walgreen, Lucky Brand, GameStop, Intel, PetSmart and Tuesday Morning, as well as Stacey Bendet, chief executive officer and creative director of the fashion brand Alice + Olivia.