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2018 RVCF Spring Conference

5/6/2018 to 5/9/2018
When: 5/6/2018 - 5/9/2018
Where: Clearwater Beach Marriott Suites on Sand Key
1201 Gulf Boulevard
Clearwater Beach, Florida  33767
United States
Contact: Susan Haupt
(646) 442-3433

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Join us for training and topic specific sessions, retailer one-on-one meetings, retailer specific breakouts, and networking opportunities.
General Audience:
  • 2-Hour Workshop on Leadership: Key Triggers that Will Help You Understand How to Ascend to a Leadership Role in Your Company
  • Hitting Those OTIF Expectations
  • The Latest in Retailer Portals for Drop Ship Fulfillment (Direct-to-Consumer)
  • Find Out the Legal Explanations for Transportation Claims and Audits
  • Learn Techniques to Prevent Shortages from Theft

  • Sponsorships, Booths, & Speaking Opportunities Are Available - Contact Kim Zablocky or Susan Haupt for more information
  • One-on-One's with Participating Retailers
  • Networking Opportunities
  • Sunset Dinner Cruise
  • Receptions
Detailed Agenda
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For Retailers Only:
  • Steps to Develop a Compliance Component to Your E-Commerce Initiative
  • Extended Round Table & Open Forum Session
  • Direct-to-Consumer Initiatives Discussed & Explored
  • Building Your Supplier Relationship Management Program from the Ground Up
    • Compliance Manuals
    • Supplier Onboarding
    • Supplier Scorecarding
    • Compliance Programs
For Suppliers Only:
  • Successfully Doing Business with Amazon (The Ortega Group Is Back by Popular Demand - Focusing on Operations and Marketing with Amazon)
  • Extended Open Forum Session
  • Manage Deductions with Excel, Including Tips & Best Practices to Get Your Claims Resolved
  • How Robotics and Cloud Automation Can Positively Impact Deductions
  • Understanding European Retailers' Standards & Requirements


Mary Kuniski
CEO and Executive Coach, Golden Professional Coaching LLC

Mary Kuniski will host a two-hour workshop based on Marshall Goldsmith's book, Triggers. Participants will:

  • Understand the concept of Triggers and how the environment shapes our behaviors
  • Learn why we do not achieve our goals and how structure can help us achieve our plans
  • Begin practicing an integrated approach to planning life and business
  • Spark positive change and make it last

  • Big Lots
  • Burlington Stores
  • JCPenney
  • Nordstrom
  • Stage Stores
  • The Container Store
  • and more to be announced...


Sail along Clearwater Beach Tuesday evening while networking and dining with us.

Thank you to our sponsor, Yusen Logistics (Americas), Inc.!

Attendees are welcome to join us for a Sunset Dinner Cruise on Clearwater Beach as part of their Conference registration on a first-come, first-serve basis. Attendees may bring a guest at the fee of $79.00 by selecting the "Dinner Cruise - 'Bring a Guest' Fee" product addition.

Dinner Cruise
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Regular (2/2/18 and after)
Members $1,095
Non-Members $1,595
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Clearwater Beach Marriott Suites on Sand Key
1201 Gulf Boulevard
Clearwater Beach, FL 33767
(727) 596-1100

Make your reservations now at a special rate of $179 per night by calling the hotel and mentioning "RVCF." Special room rates are on a first-come, first-serve basis and are only available for reservations made on or before Friday, April 13, 2018.

Tampa International Airport - TPA

Hotel direction: 22.4 miles W
This hotel does not provide shuttle service.
Estimated taxi fare: $50 one way

TPA airport website

St Petersburg-Clearwater International Airport - PIE

Hotel direction: 12 miles W
This hotel does not provide shuttle service.
Estimated taxi fare: $45 one way

PIE airport website

Complementary Parking

Valet Parking: $10 daily

The weather is expected to run a high temperature in the mid 80's, with lows in the mid 60's. For more specific weather information, please CLICK HERE. Dress is business casual. Inside hotel temperatures tend to run chilly, so we recommend packing a sweater or jacket.
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RVCF offers service providers a variety of opportunities to position your company to our membership and event attendees.  Our exhibit hall will also be open for extended hours compared to past events, allowing you more time to engage.

If you are interested in pricing, please contact Kim Zablocky at (646) 442-3473 or
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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 registration cancellation, a credit will be applied towards a future RVCF event, less a 25% administrative fee. Credits must be used within one (1) year of issue and may be transferred to another attendee from the same organization. No credits for any cancellations for events where the registration rate is below $300 per person or where cancellation takes place within 7 calendar days of the start of the event. All cancellation requests must be submitted to Substitutions may be made at any time.

Acts of God, Fires, Strikes, or Cancellation of Event
In case this event is interrupted, postponed or discontinued due to (i) the event venue having been destroyed or damaged, or (ii) if the event fails to take place as scheduled or is interrupted or discontinued for any reason, or (iii) access to the premises is prevented or interfered with by reason of any strike, lockout, injunction, act of war, act of terrorism or threat of terrorism, act of God, emergency declared by any governmental agency, etc., the attendee/registrant waives any and all damages and claims for damages, and agrees that the only liability of RVCF shall be, at RVCF's sole option, either to (a) reschedule the event or (b) to return to each attendee its registration fee, less a pro-rata share of all costs and expenses incurred by RVCF.

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