Executives from Walmart and CVS Health will be among the biggest names addressing the National Retail Federation’s 107th annual convention in mid-January 2018. Walmart president and CEO Doug McMillon and Helena Foulkes, CVS Health executive vice president and president of CVS Pharmacy will address the conference on its first and second days, respectively.
McMillon will join Washington, D.C.-based NRF’s president and CEO Matthew Shay to talk about retail strategies concerning the changing face of retail on Jan. 14, 2018, and Foulkes will speak to attendees about empowering customers to improve everyday health care on Jan. 15., 2018. Foulkes also will offer insight about CVS Health’s purpose-driven culture and how that informed the company’s pending acquisition of Aetna, NRF said.
“The retail industry is going through a transformation, and that’s the theme you will hear from all of our speakers at this year’s show,” NRF Senior Vice President for Retail Strategy Cristina Ceresoli said. “These are strong industry leaders with expertise and insights that will inspire, challenge and encourage others to enhance their brands through customer service, technology and constantly embracing the change driven by the consumer.”
Also added to the list of speakers was Tommy Hilfiger, founder and principal designer at his eponymous company, who will close out the conference on Jan. 16, 2018. Hilfiger, Foulkes and McMillon round out a roster that includes executives from Alibaba Group, Apple, Facebook, Chobani and various other leading companies.
NRF 2018 will take place Jan. 14-16, 2018. The organization said it adds speakers and breakout sessions weekly on its website.
December 23, 2017