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Merchandise Supplier Program

6/12/2012 to 6/13/2012
When: 6/12/2012 - 6/13/2012
Where: Teaneck Marriott at Glenpointe
100 Frank W Burr Boulevard
Teaneck, New Jersey  07666
United States
Contact: Susan Haupt

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VCF Supplier Conference

The conference continues as we focus on improving strategic retailer-supplier business processes. Participate in our one-on-one retailer meetings and open forum sessions to gain insights and share fresh ideas.

The event will kick off with a collaborative luxury yacht cruise around New York City on Tuesday evening.

Extend Your Stay in NYC


Agenda items include:

  • Sex, Lies and Merchandising - Inez Blackburn, Director of Education, Institute of Retail Innovation and Education
  • Clear as Mud - How Poor Supply Chain Visibility can Hurt your Business - Matt Smith, Founder and Chief Strategy Officer, icix
  • Ocean Piracy, the Panama Canal and the Re-industrialization of the U.S. - Richard D. Hastings, CCE, Macro and Consumer Strategist, Global Hunter Securities, LLC
  • Mobile Commerce Best Practices - Paula Giovannetti, Owner, EC Workshops, LLC
  • Supplier use of RFID - Paul Arguin, Senior Director, RFID Development, r-pac International Corp.
  • Freight Claims - Gerard F. Smith, Managing Partner, New Jersey office of Pezold, Smith, Hirschmann, and Selvaggio LLC
  • The Evolving Role of Technology in Conveyance Visibility and Security - William Ferguson, Vice President, Security Services for NYK Line (North America) Inc., Group Security Officer, NYK Group Americas
  • Dominate Your Space By Achieving Supply Chain Excellence - George Muha,
  • Supplier Open Forum - Facilitated by Jessica Butler, Founder, Attain Consulting Group
  • Retailer One-on-Ones Confirmed:
    • Academy Sports + Outdoors
    • Bob's Stores
    • Burlington Coat Factory
    • Lord & Taylor
    • Meijer
    • Neiman Marcus
    • Pier 1 Imports
    • Saks Fifth Avenue
    • The Container Stores
    • TJX

VCF Yacht Cruise

VCF Yacht Cruise


Available Sponsorship and Exhibit Opportunities

VCF offers service providers a variety of opportunities to position your company to our membership and conference attendees. CLICK HERE to review available options for the VCF East Coast Collaborative Conference.

Teaneck Marriott at Glenpointe
100 Frank W Burr Boulevard
Teaneck, NJ 07666
(201) 836-0600

Hotel Reservation

Make your reservations now at a special rate of $149 per night by calling the hotel and mentioning the VCF Conference. Special room rates are on a first-come, first-serve basis and are only available for reservations made on or before Monday, May 21, 2012.

Teaneck Marriott

Availability is limited so Register Today:

Registration Cost:$695

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Conference Guide
with Agenda


Event Disclaimers

Payment must be received prior to event taking place or registrant forfeits right to participate. Exceptions must be approved in advance; request for exception may be submitted to

Registration Cancellations
In the event of your registration cancellations, a credit will be applied towards a future VCF event, less a 25% administrative fee. In addition, there are no credits for any reason for any events where the registration rate is below $300 per person. All cancellation requests must be submitted to

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