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Saturday, January 13

7:30 - 8:30am

7:30 - 8:30am
Hall D, Special Events Hall, Level 1
As mom used to say, breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Enjoy breakfast before Day 2 kicks off.

7:30 - 1:00pm

7:30 - 1:00pm
North Concourse, Level 1
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.

8:30 - 9:00am

8:30 - 9:00am
Hall D, Special Events Hall, Level 1
The year was 1993, and John Furner's band had just broken up. In need of a job, he turned to Walmart and began his career as an hourly associate. Today, he's the President and CEO of Sam's Club. In this session, he'll share... learn more
President and CEO
Sam's Club

9:00 - 11:00am

9:00 - 11:00am
Hall A, 1A 24, Level 1
Grab your business cards! Educators and recruiters will have the opportunity to network with each other while students participate in the Executive Mentor Experience.
9:00 - 11:00am
Hall D, Special Events Hall, Level 1
In this popular session, students sit down with inspirational retail executives in a roundtable discussion to receive tips for a successful career and ask their most burning questions. Here are the participating companies: Bacci Chocolate... learn more
President and CEO
The Neiman Marcus Group, Inc.
FOCUS Training

11:00 - 11:15am

11:00 - 11:15am
Hall D, Special Events Hall, Level 1
Take a quick break to fill up on refreshments and get re-energized for a full day ahead.

11:15 - 12:00pm

11:15 - 12:00pm
Hall D, Special Events Hall, Level 1
President, HSN
Chief Marketing Officer, HSN, Inc.
Moderator

12:00 - 1:00pm

12:00 - 1:00pm
Hall D, Special Events Hall, Level 1
Enjoy lunch while making connections with peers.

1:00 - 2:00pm

1:00 - 2:00pm
Hall D, Special Events Hall, Level 1
Successfully managing your finances is just as important as earning money. In this informative, yet entertaining session, students will learn the basics of budgeting, saving, and spending to make the most of their money.
Corporate Responsibility Fellow & Senior Associate
PwC

2:00 - 2:30pm

2:00 - 2:30pm
Hall D, Special Events Hall, Level 1
When James Rhee become CEO of a company facing bankruptcy, he made one rule: be kind. Hear James' remarkable story, and how he transformed the struggling company into one of today's fastest growing brands serving plus-size women.
Executive Chairman & CEO, Ashley Stewart and Founder & President, FirePine Group

2:30 - 3:00pm

2:30 - 3:00pm
Hall D, Special Events Hall, Level 1
Take a second to meet the people around you; you never know when you’ll cross paths again.

3:00 - 5:30pm

3:00 - 5:30pm
Hall A, Level 1
Students will network with recruiters to learn about training programs, internships, and post- graduation job opportunities top brands in retail have to offer. Land the job of your dream by putting the lessons learned from the Student... learn more