Celebrating 10 years!

Schedule

September 17-19, 2023  |  Palm Springs, CA

Agenda for RS Spring | Austin coming soon!

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SUNDAY

Sep

17

11am-5:30 pm

Registration & Orientation

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1-5 pm

An Afternoon at Frank Sinatra’s Twin Palms Estate

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6:15-7 pm

Welcome Reception

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7-8 pm

Networking Dinner

8-9:15 pm

Happy to Be Here! A Night of Laughs with Roy Wood Jr.

Roy Wood Jr

Comedian, Actor, Podcaster

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MONDAY

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18

6:30-7:15 am

Group Run/Walk

7:15-8 am

Breakfast

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8-8:25 am

“Re-generative AI”: Transforming the Possibilities of Store Design and Consumer Experiences

Melissa Gonzalez

Principal – MG2 / Founder – The Lionesque Group

8:30-9 am

How the Game-Changing House of Sport Creates an Experience that Resonates

Toni Roeller

SVP, In-Store Environment – DICK’S Sporting Goods

Lee Peterson

EVP, Thought Leadership – WD Partners

9:05-10:25 am

Sourcing Meetings

10:30-11:30 am

The Next 10: What’s ‘In Store’ for Retail Spaces

Heidi Blesy

VP of Studio Development – [solidcore]

Danni Gallagher

VP, Construction – CVS Health

Steve Lamontagne

VP, Portfolio Optimization – Sprout’s

Panelist TBA

11:35 am – 12:35 pm

Sourcing Meetings

12:35 -1:35 pm

Networking Lunch

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1:35-1:55 pm

How Petco is Upending Your Idea of the Pet Store

Rick Neira

VP, Store Design, & Merchandise Operations – Petco

Angela Tumolo Neira

Senior Manager of Design – Petco

2-2:30 pm

10 Real-World Touchpoints Where AI Will Continue to Impact the Store Experience

Dave Jenkins

VP of Product – Iterate.ai

2:35-3:35 pm

Sourcing Meetings

3:40-4:40 pm

Deep Dives

Building & Designing with Sustainability Front and Center

Store Development + Design’s Role in Loss Prevention

Exploring How AI Could Shake Up Store Development

Unraveling Cost, Supply Chain, & Labor Complexities

(Retail Execs only)

4:40-5:30 pm

Happy Hour // In-Conversation with Chuck D

Chuck D

 Leader / Frontman – Public Enemy

Michael Owens

 Executive Producer – RetailSpaces

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5:30-6:30 pm

Free Time

6:30-9:30 pm

A Night on the Coachella Grounds

10 pm-12:30 am

Karaoke After Hours

Casual Encounters

Live Band Karaoke

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TUESDAY

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7:45-8:30 am

Breakfast

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8:30-9:30 am

Customers Don’t Shop Like they used to. So… What Are You Doing About It?

Dean Handspiker

VP, Retail – Indochino

Paul Loux

VP, Store Design & Experience – Ulta Beauty

Lionel Sussman

VP, Product Design – In-Person Experiences – Capital One

Amanda McAllister

 Creative Director – ChangeUp

9:35-10:15 am

Sourcing Meetings

10:20-10:40 am

Why Do Our Favorite Brands F*ck Up Experiential Design?

Adam Nelson

VP, Experiential Store Design – Event Network

10:40-11 am

Building Stores in the Age of Climate Awareness

Pablo La Roche

Principal – Arcadis

11:00 am-12:00 pm

Deep Dives

Unraveling Cost, Supply Chain, & Labor Complexities

Women in Store Development

Optimizing Site Selection Strategies

Designing Memorable Experiences that Resonate

(Open to Retail Execs + Vendors)

12:00-1:00 pm

Closing lunch

Wanna join us?

ATTEND

(RETAIL EXEC)

Qualified execs attend at no cost. The invitation includes accommodations for two nights, full meals and access to all networking excursions.

PARTNER

(INDUSTRY VENDOR)

Partnering is a great way to get your company in front of the top minds in retail store development, design, construction, and facilities.