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11/8/2015 to 11/11/2015
When: 11/8/2015 - 11/11/2015
Where: JW Marriott Scottsdale Camelback Inn Resort & Spa
5402 E Lincoln Drive
Scottsdale, Arizona  85253
United States
Contact: Susan Haupt
(646) 442-3433

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2015 RVCF Fall Conference


2015 RVCF Fall Conference

Join us for three days in the Phoenix area for the 2015 Fall Conference as we dive into the CONSUMER DRIVEN SUPPLY CHAIN.

In the RVCF spirit of collaboration, retailers are committing to work with their suppliers, strengthening relationships, confronting issues and discussing initiatives.

Keynote Speaker:
Mike McKinley


For over 25 years, Mike Mckinley has been involved in the daily operations of the multi-million dollar educational publishing house that he founded.

Hundreds of companies - from construction to healthcare, high technology firms to the auto industry - have relied on Mike for insight into creating today's business innovation and success. His long-term client list includes Daimler-Chrysler, The Toro Company, American Airlines, Great Clips for Hair, Subway, American Family and Kellogg Company. His program topics include Change, Motivation, Maximizing Performance, Customer Service, Teamwork, Leadership and Balancing Work and Home.

Keynote Session:


With humorous images and Mike's easy-to-grasp insights, you will laugh as you learn.

Audiences from around the world have benefited from Mike's programs regarding Resiliency, Partnership, Trust, and Building Relationships between Retailers and Suppliers. Mike will provide advice on balancing Work and Home, derived from real-life experiences which can assist us all in increasing our productivity and improving our attitudes, ultimately leading to a more balanced life. Successful leadership comes from true partnership and trust. Mike explains how effective leaders become a resource for people, not bosses of, others; this is just one of the many helpful strategies and techniques Mike will share from his plethora of life long knowledge. Learn how to maintain relationships that are consistently productive and lead to the survival and growth of your company.

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Conference Session Topics Include:

Looking to meet one-on-one with your trading partners? Check below for retailers participating in pre-scheduled meetings, but remember, you can’t schedule your meeting if you’re not registered!


  • American Eagle Outfitters (1:1)
  • AutoZone
  • Bealls (1:1)
  • Belk (1:1, B/O)
  • Big Lots! (1:1)
  • Bluestem Brands
  • Bobs Stores (1:1, B/O)
  • Boscov's (1:1)
  • Burlington Stores (1:1, B/O)
  • Cabela's
  • Dick's Sporting Goods (1:1, B/O)
  • Dillard's (1:1, B/O, DC)
  • Do it Best Corp.
  • Eastern Mountain Sports (1:1, B/O)
  • Gordmans (1:1, B/O)
  • Hudson's Bay Company (1:1, B/O)
  • Indigo Books & Music Inc.
  • JCPenney (1:1)
  • Kohl's (1:1, B/O)
  • Lord & Taylor (1:1, B/O)
  • Meijer (1:1)
  • Nordstrom (1:1, B/O)
  • PacSun
  • PetSmart
  • REI (1:1, B/O)
  • Sears Holding Company (1:1, B/O)
  • Sephora (1:1)
  • Sport Chalet (1:1, B/O)
  • Stage Stores (1:1)
  • Stein Mart (1:1)
  • TJX (1:1)
  • The BON TON Stores (1:1)
  • The Buckle (1:1)
  • Tractor Supply Company
  •, Inc.
  • Zumiez, Inc.

"1:1" signifies One-on-One Meetings
"B/O" signifies Retailer-Specific Trading Partner Breakout Session
"DC" signifies DC Tour


  • Retail Breakouts for Suppliers
  • Analyzing POS Data in Resolving Shortage Claims
  • New and Best Practices on Communicating Retail Change Requirements
  • RFID for Suppliers
  • Supplier Open Forum


  • Logistics of Filling Orders From the "store" for E-commerce Sales
  • Best Practices in the Retail Consumer Products Industry
  • Best practices in Driving Fill Rates and Replenishment
  • RFID for Retailers
  • Retailer Open Forums and Round Table Discussions


  • Returns from Consumers
  • Managing and Assuring your Asian Factories Package and Ship Correctly
  • Product Safety Issues
  • Joint Retailer/Supplier Panel Session on Collaboration Best Practices
  • Assortment Planning for Brick & Mortar and Omni-Channel Workshop
  • EDI for Omni-Channel Workshop
  • Five EDI Programs Covering:
    • Inventory
    • Sales
    • Supply Chain
    • Transportation
    • Financial
    • Top 20 Retail and Dot Com Requirements
  • Building Your Own Roadmap: How to Avoid Becoming Logistical Roadkill
  • Maximizing SAP workshop for Credit/AR and Deduction Management
  • The Trading Partner Interface: Part Two
  • Shipping Goods to Europe
  • Conclusion and Results of the ASN Inventory Integrity Study
  • GS1 US: Product Images and Attributes Workshop
  • Inventory Management and Compliance: Assessing the Financial Impact of Drop Shipping Practices Study Results

Check back often, as we will be adding agenda items and retailer breakouts weekly.

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Where Can I Find the Full Agenda?

Four days of breakouts, workshops, trainings, sessions, retailer one-on-one meetings, retailer specific breakouts - all this, plus networking opportunities, messaging capabilities, exhibitor information and more will be available online and through our mobile app.

Need an Agenda-at-a-Glance? Download it here > > > >

Want us to alert you about updates to the event? CLICK HERE for conference updates.


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Register for the Conference:
Register today for a truly collaborative experience.
Member Rate: $1,145
Non-Member Rate: $1,645

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Hotel Information:

JW Marriott Camelback Inn Resort & Spa
5402 E Lincoln Dr.
Scottsdale, AZ 85253
(480) 948-1700

Make your reservations now at a special rate of $251 per night by calling the hotel directly at (480) 948-1700 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 Friday, October 16, 2015

Camelback Inn

Hilton Scottsdale Resort & Villas

6333 North Scottsdale Road
Scottsdale, AZ 85250
(480) 948-7750

RVCF has secured an additional overflow hotel at the Hilton Scottsdale Resort & Villas at the special rate of $169 per night.

Note: There are two ways to secure a room:

  • CLICK HERE, to be directed to the property's home page with the negotiated rate code ($169/night) already entered in the appropriate field and can quickly make your room reservation.
  • Call the Hilton reservation line at tel: +1 (480) 948-7750, and please refer to the name of the group (RVCF) to receive the special group rate.

Special room rates are on a first-come, first-serve basis and are only available for reservations made on or before Wednesday, October 7, 2015.

Camelback Inn

The Hilton is located three miles from conference venue and will be running scheduled shuttle service to and from this hotel to the Camelback Inn.

Note: Check-in is at 4:00pm and Check-out is at 12:00pm.

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Register for the GOLF OUTING:

Camelback Golf Club: Ambiente Course

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...

Register For Golf

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

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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 (646) 442-3228 or

Exhibit and Sponsor Opportunities

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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 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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Media Consent
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