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11/3/2013 to 11/6/2013
When: 11/3/2013 - 11/6/2013
Where: The Westin Kierland Resort & Spa
6902 East Greenway Parkway
Scottsdale, Arizona  85254
United States
Contact: Susan Haupt

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Participating Retailers Keynote Speaker Live Agenda Hotel Information Golf Outing Sponsor Opportunities

Join us for three days in one location at the 2013 Annual Fall Conference, where we will host 40+ retailers, 600 attendees, over 60 educational sessions and over 700 retailer/supplier one-on-one meetings! Our focus will include all things compliance, customer relationship management, order and inventory management and supplier relationship management.

Participating Retailers:

In the RVCF spirit of collaboration, retailers are committing to work with their suppliers, strengthening relationships, confronting issues and discussing initiatives. If you do business with any of these retailers, then this conference is for you!

The following retailers have committed (with more being announced soon) to designating time at the Fall Conference for just that purpose.


  • Academy Sports + Outdoors
  • Big Lots!
  • Bon-Ton
  • Burlington Coat Factory
  • Dillard's
  • DSW
  • Hibbett Sports
  • Hudson's Bay Company
  • jcpenney
  • Lord & Taylor
  • Meijer
  • Neiman Marcus
    • Nordstrom
    • PacSun
    • Pier 1 Imports
    • REI
    • Saks Fifth Avenue
    • Sears Holding Corp.
    • Stage Stores
    • Stein Mart
    • The Exchange
    • The TJX Companies
    • Toys "R" Us
  • Burlington Coat Factory
  • Dick's Sporting Goods
  • Dillard's
  • Hudson's Bay Company
  • Kohl's
    • Lord & Taylor
    • Sears Holding Corp.
    • Stage Stores
    • The TJX Companies


    • AutoZone: Innovation through Collaboration - A Look Under the Hood of How a Retailer and Supplier Benefitted from Leveraging CPFR
    • Dick's Sporting Goods: DC Tour - Open to registered current Dick's suppliers. Transportation will depart from the hotel on Wednesday afternoon for a tour of their DC. Sign-up information for all registered Dick's suppliers via the One-on-One Survey.
    • Dillard's: DC Tour - Open to registered current Dillard's suppliers. Transportation will depart from the Westin Kierland on Wednesday, November 6th at 12:15pm and return around 4:00pm for a tour of the Dillard's DC. Sign-up information for all registered attendees via the One-on-One Survey.
    • Walmart: Walmart's Sustainability Program Explored
    • and more...
    • Barnes & Noble
    • Barneys
    • Bealls
    • Genesco
    • Nebraska Furniture Mart
    • PetSmart
    • Pep Boys
    • Sephora
    • The Buckle
    • The Container Store
    • The Sports Authority
    • Tractor Supply Company
    • Zumiez
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    *Be sure to SIGN IN first to receive the member rate!

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

    Keynote Speaker:

    Jim Carroll

    Jim Carroll
    Futurist, Trends and Innovation Expert

    A world-renowned futurist, trends & innovation expert - with clients such as the PGA of America, NASA and Johnson & Johnson

    Jim Carroll is one of the world's leading futurists, trends & innovation experts. It's his inspirational, transformative thinking that will help you discover opportunity in an era of high-velocity change. In his most recent keynotes and leadership sessions, he has been helping his clients meet the challenges of the economic contraction by focusing on innovation, and by aligning their strategy to fast-paced future trends.

    He speaks on a wide variety of topics including technology, business model change, innovation, and global challenges and growth.

    He is the author of several books including "The Future Belongs To Those Who Are Fast," "Ready, Set, Done: How to Innovate When Faster is the New Fast" and "What I Learned from Frogs in Texas: Saving Your Skin with Forward Thinking Innovation."

    Agenda Live and Online:

    We like to keep you up-to-date with the latest and greatest information. Our online agenda can easily be downloaded to your mobile device. All information is updated real time, so you never have to wait to find out what has been added!

    Registered attendees will have access to loads of useful features including in-session note taking, attendee messaging, notes email forwarding and more. CLICK HERE to learn about the features.

    View and download the agenda
    Session tracks include:

    A Streamlined Approach to Deduction Codes: Why Fewer is Better
    ipping and Receiving in Plain English: A "Best Practices Guide"
    Five Years and Counting: Current Status and Trends of CPSC Enforcement of CPSIA
    and more...

    Customer Relationship Management

    Meeting Customer Expectations: Tools for Supplier Process Improvement
    Innovation through Collaboration: A Look Under the Hood of How a Retailer and Supplier Benefitted from Leveraging CPFR
    ASN Mapping
    and more...

    Supplier Relationship Management

    Strategies for Managing Supplier Relationships
    Negotiating with Chinese & the Chinese Government
    Supply Chain Management: Sourcing Manufacturing from China
    Big Data - Big Headaches
    and more...

    Inventory Management

    Predictive Analytics: A Case Study
    Supply Chain Cost Audit
    Applying Inventory Management, Customer Segmentation and Assortment Planning to Optimize an Omni-Channel Retail Environment
    and more...

    Traditional RVCF

    Supplier Open Forum
    Retailer Open Forum
    Collaboration Sessions: Lord & Taylor, Saks Fifth Avenue, Stage Stores, Dillard's, The TJX Companies, Hudson's Bay...
    and more...

    View and download the agenda
    View and download the agenda

    Register for the Conference:

    Don't be left in the cold - come to the desert! Register today for the go-to place for real collaboration.  
    Member Rate: $1,045
    Non-Member Rate: $1,645

    Did you know?
    Last year, we sold out of rooms at three hotels, so after you register for the conference you'd better reserve your room too!

    Hampton Inn & Suites

    16620 N Scottsdale Rd.
    Scottsdale, AZ 85254
    (480) 348-9280

    Hotel Reservation
    Make your reservations now at the rate of $169 per night by calling the hotel at (480) 348-9280 and mentioning the RVCF Conference.

    Please note that this venue has a 10 day prior cancellation policy.

    Hampton Inn & Suites

    Complimentary shuttle service between the Hampton Inn and Westin Kierland will be available.

    Westin Kierland Resort & Spa
    6902 East Greenway Parkway
    Scottsdale, AZ 85254
    (480) 624-1000

    Hotel Reservation
    You can add yourself to the wait list by emailing Nadine Stamper at the Westin. Be sure to include your desired arrival and departure dates. Again, these rooms will be filled on a first come, first served basis off of the waiting list.

    Westin Kierland

    Register Now

    Register for the Golf Outing:

    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
    RVCF 2013 Annual Fall Conference
    Service providers are eligible to register for a fee of $150/golfer (includes box lunch). All golfers must be registered conference attendees.
    Register For Golf

    Sponsor 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 Fall Conference. If you are interested in pricing, please contact Suzanne Stanzel at
    Current RVCF Fall Conference Supporters
    Exhibit and Sponsor Opportunities

    Event Disclaimers

    Payment must be received 15 calendar days prior to the conference if scheduling 1:1 meetings. If not participating in 1:1 program, 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 RVCF 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 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 exhibit hall having been destroyed or damaged, or (ii) if the show 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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    Media Consent
    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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