Agenda  |  2024 

Sunday, March 10, 2024
2:30PM - 3:00PM
3:00PM - 4:00PM
4:15PM - 5:45PM

Refreshments Served
Longhorn Exhibit Hall BCD
6:00PM - 7:30PM
Monday, March 11, 2024
7:30AM - 8:00AM

Tate Ballroom B-C
9:20AM - 11:00AM
11:00AM - 2:00PM

Lunch (12:00pm - 1:00pm) & Refreshments Served
Longhorn Exhibit Hall BCD
2:20PM - 3:10PM

Explore innovative design elements and strategies that combat theft and protect assets, and create a safe environment for customers and associates.
Escondido 2

Learn how understanding people's emotions can help improve relationships with co-workers, suppliers and customers.
High Plains 3

Meet some of the companies featured on Chain Store Age’s list of top shopping center experiences. Hear from key decision makers leading the nation's most talked about retail experiences.
Texoma 2

Explore how technology solutions are being used to maintain retail locations. Retailers discuss solutions including AI, robots, and engineering workflow and project management platforms.
High Plains 1
3:20PM - 4:10PM

Take a first-hand glimpse into how one retail innovator is using store design to engage customers and create memorable, immersive experiences.
Escondido 2

Join us for a deep dive into the strategies that female professionals can use to transform obstacles into opportunities — and create a fast track for leadership.
High Plains 3

Learn about the value of non-traditional retail in mixed use developments, and how filling space with innovative options are revitalizing properties.
Texoma 2

Improving air quality requires a layered approach of smart sensors, next-generation air filters and analytics. Learn how these strategies can increase store-level ventilation and filtration.
High Plains 1
4:20PM - 5:10PM

Learn how to minimize exposure, manage risk and improve accessibility for customers and employees.
Mesilla 2

Learn how CVS is extending its diversity and inclusion initiatives beyond its stores and into the supplier community.
High Plains 3

Retailers are exploring growth opportunities. This session will discuss trends impacting retailers' expansion decisions, including geographical draws and deterrents, co-tenancy, vacancies and long-term forecasts.
Texoma 2

A top specialty retailer details its recycling pilot, as well as how to manage risk when handling specific materials.
High Plains 1

Discover how lighting innovations can help drive sales, revenue and enhance customer experiences.
Escondido 2
6:30PM - 8:00PM
Tuesday, March 12, 2024
7:30AM - 8:05AM

Tate Ballroom B-C
8:05AM - 8:20AM
9:45AM - 11:25AM
11:30AM - 2:00PM

Lunch (12:15pm - 1:15pm) & Refreshments Served
Longhorn Exhibit Hall BCD
2:20PM - 3:10PM

Explore new materials that can elevate design, streamline installation and maintenance.
Escondido 2

This session will review timelines for states making the transition from natural gas to electric, as well as the implications and new infrastructure necessary to support the conversion.
High Plains 1
3:20PM - 4:10PM

This session will walk through store opening best practices that will ensure a successful, timely handoff from construction to facilities.
High Plains 1

This session explores examples of retailers successfully integrating online elements into their physical store design to create more immersive experiences.
Escondido 2

Discover how to successfully maintain business continuity amid leadership or key personnel changes.
High Plains 3

Discover the importance of creating a collaborative relationship with supplier partners, and how transparent relationships optimize processes and improve revenue for both partners.
Texoma 2
3:45PM - 4:15PM
4:20PM - 5:10PM

Businessman and author Steve Gilliland uses humor to highlight how positive actions and attitudes can influence people and transform the culture of an organization.
Tate 3
5:15PM - 5:45PM
6:30PM - 10:00PM

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