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2018 RVCF Annual Fall Conference

10/14/2018 to 10/17/2018
When: 10/14/2018 - 10/17/2018
Where: Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego
1 Market Place
San Diego, California  92101
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:
  • Retail/Brand Collaboration
  • Team Building
  • Blockchain for the Supply Chain
  • Global Supply Chain Risk Assessment
  • GS1 US Initiatives
  • Product Safety Issues – State & Federal

  • One-on-One's with Participating Retailers
  • Full Day (Sunday) EDI Educational Event - separate registration required. 
  • Retailer Breakout Sessions for their Merchandise Suppliers
  • Forums and Round Tables
  • Networking Opportunities
  • Receptions
  • More program highlights and breakouts will be announced closer to the conference
Detailed Agenda
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For Retailers Only:
  • The Final Mile to the Store
  • BOPIS Best Practices
  • Compliance Analytics – Using Supplier Performance Data Strategically
  • Building Your Own EDI Drop Ship Program
  • Trade Promotion in a Unified Commerce World
  • The Latest in Financial Vendor Portals
  • Supplier Relationship Management Basics 101

For Suppliers Only:
  • New Technologies to Manage High Volume Deductions
  • Successfully Managing OTIF for Walmart and Other Major Retailers
  • Doing Business with Walmart including Scorecard
  • Building an EDI Drop Ship Program for Suppliers
  • Negotiation Techniques
  • Managing Supply Chain Risk to Meet OTIF Requirements
  • Open Forum with Peers

Service Providers:

A limited number of Sponsorships, Exhibit Booths, & Speaking Opportunities Are Available - Contact Kim Zablocky or Susan Haupt for more information.


Chris H. Petersen, PhD
CEO, Integrated Marketing Solutions

Retail Relevancy – Refining Yesterday vs. Innovating for Tomorrow
Top trends disrupting and defining retail worldwide

Retail success is no longer just about excelling at one thing, or a channel. It is about executing everything at once. From long tail to the last mile, from BOPIS to BORIS, retailers today are facing unprecedented demands from their customers. Trends and best practices from around the world increasingly illustrate there is not one model for success. However, overarching global themes illustrate how successful retailers are strategically collaborating with partners to increase their relevance and lower their go to market costs. This keynote will share global examples of how retailers are both adapting and innovating to create value for customers beyond the products they sell today.

  • AAFES/The Exchange
  • Academy Sports + Outdoors
  • Ace Hardware
  • American Eagle Outfitters
  • Belk
  • Big 5 Sporting Goods
  • Big Lots!
  • BJ's Wholesale Club, Inc.
  • Burlington Stores
  • CVS
  • Dick's Sporting Goods
  • Dillard's
  • Dunham's Sports
  • General Nutrition Centers, Inc.
  • Genesco
  • Hudson's Bay Company
  • Indigo Books & Music Inc.
  • JCPenney
  • Kohl's
  • Lord & Taylor
  • Marine Corps Exchange (MCX)
  • Neiman Marcus Group
  • Nordstrom
  • PetSmart
  • Saks Fifth Avenue
  • Sears Holdings Corporation
  • Sephora
  • Stage Stores
  • The Buckle
  • The Container Store
  • Tractor Supply
  • Ulta
  • Zappos
  • Zumiez, Inc. 
  • and more to be announced...


Kick off your conference experience by getting to know your industry colleagues outside the office and on the golf course.

Retailers and Suppliers are invited to enjoy a round of golf courtesy of Compliance Networks.

Service providers are eligible to register for a fee of $165.00 per golfer (includes box lunch).

Space is Limited! First-Come, First-Served

Event Date: Sunday, October 14, 2018
Event Registration Deadline: Friday, September 28, 2018
Meeting Time/Boxed Lunch: 10:45 am
Tee Time: 11:30 am local time
Course: Steele Canyon Golf Club, a course designed by Gary Player (shuttle service provided)
Format: Shotgun Start
Rental Clubs: Rental Club Form To rent clubs ($65.00 + tax) for the RVCF Fall Conference Golf Tournament, please fill out the form and fax it to the number indicated on the form or scan and e-mail it to Alan Scheer: Deadline for rental is Friday, September 28, 2018.

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Members $1,395
Non-Members $1,795
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Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego
1 Market Place
San Diego, CA 92101
(619) 232-1234

Make your reservations now at a special rate of $279 per night by calling the hotel and mentioning the "RVCF room block." Special room rates are on a first-come, first-serve basis and are only available for reservations made on or before Saturday, September 22, 2018.


RVCF has partnered with United Airlines to offer travel discounts to our Fall 2018 Conference.

Travelers using our codes will receive discounts on their airfare to San Diego from pretty much everywhere that United flies. Visit and enter Z Code ZF5B and Agreement Code 206729 in the Offer Code box. This offer is valid for travel between 10/11/2018 and 10/20/2018. You may also call United Meeting Reservation Desk at (800) 426-1122 Monday through Friday between 8:00 am and 10:00 pm ET and Saturday and Sunday between 8:00 am and 6:00 pm ET. Booking fees are waived for meeting reservations.

San Diego International Airport - SAN

Hotel direction: 2.9 miles SE
This hotel does not provide shuttle service.
Estimated taxi fare: $18 one way

SAN airport website

Self Parking: $8 per hour, $35 daily maximum

Valet Parking: $10 first hour, $8 each additional hour, $55 daily maximum

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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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