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Friday, January 12

9:00 - 10:00am

9:00 - 10:00am
Grab a cup of coffee (or two or three), a bite to eat, and get ready for a full day of listening, learning, and networking. Doors will open at 10:00AM for seating.

9:00 - 5:00pm

9:00 - 5:00pm
North Concourse, Level 1
Bring your student ID and registration confirmation to pick up your event badge. All students and educators must be pre-registered.

10:30 - 10:45am

10:30 - 10:45am
Hall D, Special Events Hall, Level 1
Welcome to the largest hiring event for retail students where BIG things happen! In this truly one of a kind experience, you will hear inspirational career advice and stories from BIG names in the industry, make BIG connections with retail... learn more
SVP, National Retail Federation
Executive Director, NRF Foundation
President and CEO
The Neiman Marcus Group, Inc.

10:45 - 11:30am

10:45 - 11:30am
Hall D, Special Events Hall, Level 1
Chief Merchandising and Customer Officer
Kohl's

11:30 - 12:15pm

11:30 - 12:15pm
Hall D, Special Events Hall, Level 1
These young professionals are taking charge of their careers and leading their companies through their current roles. Learn what you can do now to jumpstart your career and develop leadership skills in this stimulating discussion. Take... learn more
Vice President, Human Resources
The Home Depot
Moderator
General Manager
Bj's Wholesale Club
Manager, Retail Sales
The Walt Disney Company
Marketplace Merchandising Manager
NIKE, Inc.

12:15 - 1:15pm

12:15 - 1:15pm
Hall D, Special Events Hall, Level 1
Grab some lunch, introduce yourself to a few of your peers and remember to make the most of your experience.

1:00 - 4:00pm

1:00 - 4:00pm
1E 03, Level 1
Your resume is often a hiring manager’s first impression of you. In this one-on-one workshop, your resume will be critiqued by a retail recruiter to open the door to a fulfilling career in retail.

1:15 - 2:15pm

1:15 - 2:15pm
Hall D, Special Events Hall, Level 1
Starting a business, whether online or not, can be a real challenge. But with great risk comes reward! Find out how the founders of your favorite brands became top entrepeneurs in the retail industry, and hear their best tips for starting... learn more
Founder & CEO
STORY
Moderator
Co-founder, CEO and Creative Director
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2:15 - 3:15pm

2:15 - 3:15pm
Hall D, Special Events Hall, Level 1
FOCUS Training

3:15 - 3:45pm

3:15 - 3:45pm
Hall D, Special Events Hall, Level 1
One last energy break before the home stretch. You've earned it.

3:45 - 4:30pm

3:45 - 4:30pm
Hall D, Special Events Hall, Level 1