Preliminary Schedule. Subject to Change.

saturday, february 29

11:00am – 4:00pm

Arrival Ground Transportation


4:00pm – 6:00pm

Retailer and Supplier Badge and Event Material Pick-Up

badges

Acrylic Source

tote bags

Visual Elements-Tote Bag Sponsor


5:30pm – 6:30pm

Cocktails and Conversation

sponsor

ShopWorkDesign

sunday, march 1

9:00am – 1:45pm

New Orleans Super City Tour
Travel Through Three Centuries of history, legends and romance as you encounter “The City That Care Forgot!” As in let all your cares go and have fun! We will absorb the sights & sounds of the world famous French Quarter and historic Jackson Square, travel through historic neighborhoods, visit one of our historic cemeteries, referred to as “Cities of the Dead,” and learn about this unique above ground burial system. Tour concludes aboard the Deck of the Riverboat New Orleans where we’ll enjoy creole lunch buffet and live jazz music as we make our way down the Mississippi River! A light continental breakfast is provided in addition to lunch. Pre-registration required.


8:50am – 1:15pm

Phantom Walking Tour

Your tour is led by not just a guide, but a Master Storyteller! On the tour you’ll learn about voodoo, Music culture; stop at St Louis Cemetery; the oldest active cemetery and then we’ll head to the French Quarter for History, Architecture, a couple of our most famous ghost stories and end at Jackson Square across from Café Du Monde made famous by their beignets! Tour concludes aboard the Deck of the Riverboat New Orleans where we’ll enjoy creole lunch buffet and live jazz music as we make our way down the Mississippi River! A light continental breakfast is provided in addition to lunch. Pre-registration required.


11:00am – 7:00pm

Arrival Ground Transportation


2:00pm – 7:00pm

Retailer and Supplier Badge and Event Material Pick-Up

badges

Acrylic Source

tote bags

Visual Elements-Tote Bag Sponsor


3:30pm – 4:30pm

The Next Generation, Panel Discussion and Peer Networking
A panel of industry veterans will discuss the evolution of their career paths, how they have been successful, pitfalls to avoid, and their perspective on what it takes in this profession to succeed with the “Next Generation”.


4:30pm – 5:00pm

New Retailer Orientation


5:00pm – 5:45pm

Supplier Executive Reception and Orientation/What’s New?

Scheduling enhancements, navigation tools refresher/update, and peer discussion.


5:00pm – 5:45pm

All Retailer Reception

Meet your peer group and learn how to navigate the Event this year!


6:00pm – 6:45pm

Opening Keynote: Boost Your RQ-Rockstar Quotient
Mark Schulman
Rockstar Keynote, Celebrity Drummer


6:45pm – 9:00pm

Welcome Reception and Dinner

monday, march 2

7:00am – 9:00am

Supplier Breakfast


7:15am – 8:00am

​Retailer Breakfast Meeting


8:05am – 12:05pm

Boardroom Presentations


12:10pm – 1:00pm

Group Lunch

co-sponsor

Monster-XP


1:15pm – 2:00pm

Content Session: Disrupting in the Age of Disruption
In the era of “new retail,” change moves at the speed of the internet. Allison will dive into how modern retail companies are reinventing themselves to survive and thrive in a landscape of constant upheaval.
Alison Embrey Medina
Director of Content, RetailX


2:00pm – 3:00pm

Break


3:00pm – 5:55pm

Private One-on-One Appointments

co-sponsors

SELF Electronics

Mainetti

Ace Designs


6:00pm – 7:00pm

Break


7:00pm – 10:00pm

Dinner

tuesday, march 3

7:00am – 9:00am

Supplier Breakfast


7:30am – 8:15am

Retailer Peer Discussion & Breakfast


8:30am – 8:40am

​Retailer Boardroom Meeting


8:45am – 12:45pm

Boardroom Presentations


12:45pm – 1:30pm

Group Lunch


1:30pm – 2:20pm

ViewPoint Café


2:25pm – 5:00pm

Private One-on-One Appointments

co-sponsors

SELF Electronics

Mainetti

Ace Designs


5:00pm – 6:30pm

Break


6:30pm – 7:15pm

Closing Cocktail Reception


7:15pm – 9:30pm

Closing Dinner Celebration and Entertainment

wednesday, march 4

4:00am – 11:00am

Grab and Go Breakfast


4:00am – 11:00am

Departure Ground Transportation