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4/21/2013 to 4/23/2013
When: 4/21/2013 - 4/23/2013
Where: Hilton DFW Lakes Executive Conference Center
1800 Highway 26 East
Grapevine, Texas  76051-9641
United States
Contact: Susan Haupt

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RVCF Spring Conference:

Join us for the 2013 Spring Conference where we will expand our focus to include all things compliance, customer relationship management, order and inventory management and one-on-one meetings with retailers.

Highlights to Include:
Ann Grackin

Ann Grackin
CEO, ChainLink Research

Multichannel Madness... or Nirvana

Richard Hastings

Richard Hastings
CCE, Macro Strategist, Global Hunter Securities, LLC

Economic Forecast 3rd and 4th Quarter of 2013

Michael Kotoyan

Michael Kotoyan
MBA, PMP, EDI Academy Instructor & Founder

EDI Best Practices For Retailers, ROI Through Non-Core EDI Transactions, POS 852 Data to Improve Planning For Casing and Replenishment and Automating PO Change in Work Flow Process

Gary S. Lynch

Gary S. Lynch
Managing Director & Global Leader Risk Intelligence and Supply Chain Resiliency Solutions, Marsh Risk Consulting

Global Risk Management

Spring Conference Online Agenda

Session Topics Include:

  • All Things Compliance
    • Global Risk Management
    • Consumer Product Safety Compliance
    • Economic Forecast Q3 & Q4 2013
    • RVCF Website Tutorial/Overview
    • Open Forum
  • Customer Relationship Management
    • Lean Distribution in a Business Intelligent Supply Chain
    • Retailer Collaboration Sessions
    • Journey from Retailer to Merchandise Supplier
  • Order and Inventory Management
    • EDI: Business Processes Supporting EDI Documents
    • Omni-Channel Mobility
    • Inventory Management, Flow and Visibility
    • Business Process in the Omni-Channel Environment
  • One-On-One Retailer Meetings
    • Opportunity to engage in pre-scheduled discussions focused on individual business relationships between suppliers and their retail customers

Retailer Participants Include:

  • Academy Sports + Outdoors *
  • Burlington Coat Factory *
  • Neiman Marcus*
  • Pier 1 Imports *
  • REI *
  • Sears Holdings */ +
  • Stage Stores */ +
  • The Container Store
  • The Exchange *
  • Retailer Participants (* conducting 1:1 meetings; + conducting retailer collaboration session). Additional retailers to be announced soon...

    Available Sponsorship and Exhibit Opportunities

    RVCF 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 RVCF Spring Conference. If you are interested in pricing, please contact Sheri Kurdakul at

    Hilton DFW Lakes Executive Conference Center
    1800 Highway 26 East
    Grapevine, TX 76051-9641
    (817) 481-8444

    Hotel Reservation
    Make your reservations now at a special rate of $152 per night by calling the hotel at (800) 984-1344 and mentioning the RVCF Conference. Special room rates are on a first-come, first-serve basis and are only available for reservations made on or before Monday, April 1, 2013.

    Hilton DFW

    Availability is limited so Register Today:

    Member Rate:$695
    Non-Member Rate:$1,295

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    *Registration fee must be paid in full before One-on-One meetings are scheduled

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