Featuring leading speakers from within and outside of the Industry, the Content Sessions bring you actionable and inspiring insight delivered on trends, opportunities, skills, best practices and personal growth; providing you with the means to inspire innovation, leadership and growth for you and within your own organization. Please visit frequently to see the details as they are added.

sunday, march 1

Mark Schulman – Rockstar Keynote,  Celebrity DrummerMark Schulman

Rockstar Keynote, Celebrity Drummer

6:00pm – 6:45pm

Opening Keynote: Boost your RQ-Rockstar Quotient

Overview:

Mark Schulman astonishes his audiences with world-class entertainment, road stories and three core concepts that offer a blueprint to confident peak performance in their professional and personal lives. Mark will leave you drumming up new levels of peak performance!

BIO:

Mark Schulman
Rockstar Keynote, Celebrity Drummer
Are you prepared to rock?

A legend in the music world and currently on tour with P!NK, Mark Schulman is an incredible musician, dynamic performer and a strategic business mind who has parleyed his success on stage into true business success. Mark has performed for more than a billion people in his 28-year career. He’s been the drummer for some of the greatest musical artists in history, including P!NK, Foreigner, Cher, Billy Idol, Stevie Nicks, Simple Minds, Beyoncé, Tina Turner, Velvet Revolver, and many more.

Unlocking strategies to help audiences Boost you R.Q. – Rockstar Quotient, you will be treated to one of those rare events – an incredible show that will empower and inspire while also providing practical, innovative business strategies. Mark will show you how you can boost your Rockstar Quotient for real gains in productivity, capacity, performance, innovation, morale … Using music and real-world experience as a tool, Mark will leave you drumming up new levels of peak performance!


monday, march 2

Alison Embrey MedinaAlison Embrey Medina

Director of Content, RetailX

1:15 – 2:00pm

Content Session: ​Disrupting in the Age of Disruption

Overview:

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.

BIO:

Alison Embrey Medina
Director of Content, RetailX
Alison Embrey Medina is the director of content for RetailX, the complete event solution for a transformative retail market. In this role, she is tasked with creating the vision and framework of need-to-know content for the dynamic, increasingly “phygital” retail industry. She previously served as editor in chief/associate publisher of design:retail magazine, an award-winning trade publication serving the retail design industry.

In her 18-plus years in the publications and events industry, Medina has been solely focused on covering retail, and rigorously studies trends and consumer nuances affecting the art and science of physical store design, e-commerce and consumer behavior. She is regularly sought after as a speaker by conferences, tradeshows, retail associations, design schools, solution providers and retail brands, sharing her perspective via trend talks at events across the globe. She has also served on many judging panels, to include the EuroShop RetailDesign Awards, World Interior News Awards, PAVE Student Design Competition, RDI Student Design Competition, Shop! Design Awards and the KBIS Innovative Showroom Awards. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Magazine Journalism from The University of Georgia’s Henry W. Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication, and was named one of Folio: magazine’s Top Women in Media in 2016.