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2019 RVCF Spring Conference

2019 RVCF Spring Conference

5/5/2019 to 5/8/2019
When: 5/5/2019 - 5/8/2019
Where: Teaneck Marriott at Glenpointe
100 Frank W Burr Boulevard
Teaneck, New Jersey  07666
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. Register Now!

Barry ElmsKeynote - Successful Collaborative Negotiation Strategies 
Barry Elms, 
President of Strategic Negotiations International

Barry Elms is considered by many to be America's business coach in sales & negotiating skills. He is the author of numerous video and audio programs including Negotiate Your Way to Success, Advanced Negotiation Skills, Dialing for Dollars and The Art of Getting Paid. During a speaking career that spans over twenty years, Barry has given over 2,000 presentations worldwide. His energetic style and dynamic message will keep you on the edge of your seat.


General Sessions:

  • Social Media and the Retail Supply Chain
  • Improving Compliance Performance- What Retailers and Suppliers told RVCF
  • RVCF Report on the Good Bad ugly of Drop Ship Service Providers
  • Drop Ship/Direct to Consumer Best Practices, DIM measurement

For Retailers:

  • All About Supplier Relationship Management
  • New Strategies for E-Com Returns Monitoring
  • Supplier Tier Segment Portfolio
  • Round Table Discussion – how to create and maintain Vendor Agreements

For Merchandise Suppliers:

  • Carton Labeling, Tags, Pricing and Rules & Requirements of Value Added Services
  • Building an E-Com Scorecard using Tableau Software
  • Best practices in Label Quality improvement
  • Building Cross Functional Teams

Special Interest Sessions:

  • Doing business with Amazon Workshop (with focus on Packaging, Item Set Up, Disputing Shortages, Price Discrepancies, Vendor Central vs. Seller) 
  • One On One meetings
  • Retail/Supplier Breakouts
  • Retail and Supplier Open Forums
  • CFO focus on measuring and protecting margin performance

On Sunday afternoon we will “take you out to the ballgame” to see the NY Yankees play the Minnesota Twins at Yankee Stadium.  (Tickets limited and available on a first come first served basis.)

Design Thinking Workshop - Monday, May 6th

This full day, session will introduce the “Design Thinking Approach” and lay the ground work for a series of follow up sessions to address these issues previously defined and agreed to as our areas of focus:

  • Returns from consumer on e-Commerce Sales – As the biggest issue facing retailers today, we will focus on how to better manage, reduce, eliminate and improve better inbound process handling. 
  • Scorecard for e-Commerce – Defining elements and using technology to build a prototype on behalf of the retailer.

This Workshop is designed for staff who manage returns from consumers, and manage direct to consumer shipments.  Please note: You must commit to attending this full day session in its entirety.

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Participating Retailers
  • Big Lots
  • Burlington Stores
  • CVS Health
  • General Nutrition Center (GNC)
  • Office Depot
  • Stage Stores
  • and more to be announced...

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Early Bird (Before 2/15/19)

Regular (2/16/19 and after)









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

Make your reservations now at a special rate of $199 per night by calling the hotel at (201) 836-0600 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 Thursday, April 11, 2019.


Newark Liberty International Airport - EWR

Hotel direction: 19 miles NE
This hotel does not provide shuttle service.
Estimated taxi fare: $65 one way

EWR airport website

LaGuardia Airport - LGA

Hotel direction: 14 miles NW
This hotel does not provide shuttle service.
Estimated taxi fare: $90 one way

LGA airport website

John F Kennedy International Airport - JFK

Hotel direction: 26 miles
NW This hotel does not provide shuttle service.
Estimated taxi fare: $100 one way

JFK airport website


Complementary Parking

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Spring 2019 Sponsors


 RVCF offers service providers a variety of opportunities to position your company to our membership and event attendees.

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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The registrants give permission to RVCF to use photographs, video or audio taken of them at the event in all forms of media, for any and all purposes including advertising, publicity, display, audiovisual, exhibition, commercial or editorial use, and release the RVCF, and any of its affiliates, associates, officers, employees, agents and members from any claims related thereto.

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