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NRF streamed three keynote sessions from New York. They are now available On Demand.
Quick Guide A comprehensive overview of Retail’s Big Show (pdf).
Translated Sessions All sessions were translated into Portuguese. Select sessions were translated into Spanish. View translated session descriptions.
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Saturday, January 12, 2013

Store Tours
Self-Guided tours available for purchase the duration of the Conference.
3:00pm - 7:00pm
Retail's BIG Show Student Lineup
at the Marriott Marquis
5:30pm - 7:00pm International Reception
Open to attendees with companies outside the U.S.
Galleria, Level 4, Jacob K. Javits Convention Center

Followed by a night of shopping at Macy's. Shuttle transportation provided to Macy's. No return shuttle provided.
Sponsored by:  SMS
Sunday, January 13, 2013
8:30am - 10:00am Breakout Sessions
8:30am - 10:00am's First Look
Sponsored by:  SMS
9:45am - 10:15am Coffee Break
Sponsored by:  3VR
10:15am - 11:45am Keynote
Coca-Cola Opens Happiness for Consumers and Retailers
Mindy Grossman Mindy Grossman
Chief Executive Officer
HSN, Inc. 
Melvin Landis Melvin Landis
Chief Retail Sales Officer, Coca-Cola Refreshments
The Coca-Cola Company
Alison Lewis Alison Lewis
SVP, Marketing, North America
The Coca-Cola Company
Joseph C. Magnacca Joseph C. Magnacca
President, Daily Living Products and Solutions
Lori Mitchell-Keller Lori Mitchell-Keller
Senior Vice President, Retail Industry Business Unit

Sponsored by:  SMS
12:00pm - 1:30pm Keynote & Luncheon
Socialnomics - Transforming the Way Retailers Do Business in the New Social, Mobile and Digital World
Jill Puleri Jill Puleri
Vice President, Global Industry Leader for Retail
IBM Global Business Services
Erik Qualman Erik Qualman
Author, "Socialnomics," Social Media and Technology Expert

Sponsored by: SMS
2:00pm - 3:00pm's First Look
Sponsored by:  SMS
2:00pm - 3:00pm Breakout Sessions
2:45pm - 3:15pm Coffee Break
Sponsored by:  3VR
3:15pm - 4:15pm Keynote:
What Will It Take to Thrive in the Global Arena?

Jose Gomez Jose Gomez
Senior Vice President, Business Development
Denis Knoops Denis Knoops
Senior Vice President, Affiliated Retail & New Markets
Neil Stern Neil Stern
Senior Partner
This session is available to view On Demand. 
4:30pm - 6:00pm EXPO Preview Reception - Level 1 
Co-Sponsored by:  AccuCode  &  Reevoo
6:30pm - 8:30pm Opening Night Reception
Marriott Marquis
Sponsored by:  SMS
Monday, January 14, 2013
8:00am - 8:30am Coffee Break
Sponsored by:  WNS
8:30am - 10:00am

NRF Update and Retail’s Big Picture

Matt Shay Matt Shay
President & CEO
National Retail Federation


Building Strong Nations: The Three Pillars to a Prosperous Society

Kofi Annan Kofi Annan
United Nations
Terry J. Lundgren Terry J. Lundgren
Outgoing Chairman, National Retail Federation
Chairman, President and CEO, Macy's, Inc.

9:00am - 6:30pm EXPO Level 1 & EXPO Level 3
10:15am -11:15am

Conscious Leadership: A Call to Action for the Retail Industry and Beyond

Walter Robb Walter Robb
Whole Foods Market, Inc.
Howard Schultz Howard Schultz
Chairman, President and CEO
Kip Tindell Kip Tindell
Chairman and CEO
The Container Store
This session is available to view On Demand.
11:30am - 4:15pm's First Look
Sponsored by:  SMS
12:30pm - 1:45pm Annual Retail Industry Luncheon (ARIL) Awards and Special Presentation: Fashioning Retail's Global Lifestyle and Innovation with Donna Karan(ARIL)

Shane Berry

Shane Berry
SVP & GM, National Client Group
American Express

Deborah Curtis Deborah Curtis
VP, Entertainment
Marketing and Sponsorships
American Express
Fashioning Retail's Global Lifestyle and Innovation
Guest Speaker:
Donna Karan Donna Karan
Chief Designer, Donna Karan New York
Founder, Urban Zen 
ARIL Awards Program 
Claudio Del Vecchio Claudio Del Vecchio
Chairman and CEO
Brooks Brothers 
NRF Gold Medal Award
Jeffrey Bezos Jeffrey Bezos
Founder and CEO
International Retailer of the Year

Accepted by:
Delaney Schweitzer
EVP, Retail Operations
Retail Innovator of the Year
John McCarvel John McCarvel
CEO and President
Crocs, Inc.
Sponsored by:  American Express
2:00pm - 4:15pm Breakout Sessions
5:30pm - 6:30pm in the EXPO: Happy Hour
Co-Sponsored by:  AccuCode  &  CRS
Tuesday, January 15, 2013
8:30am - 9:45am Keynote
A Job to Do: Retail’s Role in an American Renewal
Bill S. Simon Bill Simon
President & CEO
Walmart U.S.
Steven D. Ladwig Steven D. Ladwig
President and CEO
Toshiba Global Commerce Solutions
This session is available to view On Demand.

Sponsored by:  Toshiba Global Commerce Solutions

9:00am - 5:00pm EXPO Level 1 & EXPO Level 3
10:00am - 11:00am Keynote
The Great Convergence
Susan Jurevics Thomas Belk Jr.
Chairman and CEO
Belk, Inc.
Susan Jurevics Susan Jurevics
SVP, Global Retail CRM and Brand Marketing
Sony Corporation of America
Alison Paul Alison Paul
Vice Chairman and U.S. Retail and Distribution Leader
Deloitte LLP

Sponsored by:  Deloitte
10:00am - 4:00pm Main Street Retailing Forum
Sponsored by:  American Express
12:30pm - 1:45pm

Members Only Luncheon

Mike Webster Mike Webster
SVP, General Manager
John Crary John Crary
American Red Cross
Neil Pasricha Neil Pasricha
The Book of Awesome

J. Thomas Weyant Lifetime Achievement Award Presentation

  John Hurst
Retailers Association of Massachusetts

Award Winner

John Mahaney John C. "The Chief" Mahaney, Jr.
President and CEO
The Ohio Council of Retail Merchants

Sponsored by:  Oracle
2:00pm - 4:15pm's First Look
Sponsored by:  SMS
2:00pm - 4:15pm Breakout Sessions
4:15pm - 5:00pm in the EXPO: Happy Hour
Sponsored by:  Axis Communications
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
8:30am - 10:45am Fast Track Keynotes
Retail’s BIG Fast Track Presents: Retail Re-imagined – Conversations on Storytelling, the Customer Experience and What’s Next!
Lindsay Campbell Lindsay Campbell
New Media Host/Producer
Los Angeles, CA
Neil Blumenthal Neil Blumenthal
Warby Parker
Bo Fishback Bo Fishback
Co-Founder and CEO
Sarah Friar Sarah Friar
Rachel Shechtman Rachel Shechtman
11:00am - 12:00pm Keynote
Doing Well by Doing Good
Bo Fishback Jeannette Ferran Astorga
VP, Corporate Social Responsibility
Rachel Shechtman Carly Fiorina
Board Chair
Fred Wacker Fred Wacker
The Home Depot Foundation

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