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2016 RVCF Annual Fall Conference

11/6/2016 to 11/9/2016
When: 11/6/2016 - 11/9/2016
Where: JW Marriott Scottsdale Camelback Inn
5402 E Lincoln Drive
Scottsdale, Arizona  85253
United States
Contact: Susan Haupt
(646) 442-3433

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For Retailers:
  • Building Compliance Programs for Omni-channel Initiatives
  • Inventory Productivity Improvement
  • Inbound Audit Best Practices
  • Deduction Policy Review
  • Round Tables & Open Forums
  • 2016 ASN Accuracy Study
For Merchandise Suppliers:
  • Make Predictive Analytics Work for You
  • Product Safety Issues and New Laws
  • Round Tables & Open Forums
  • Retailer Breakout Sessions
  • 2016 ASN Accuracy Study
  • Exhibit Hall
  • One-on-One Meetings
  • Networking Opportunities
    • Golf Outing
    • Casino Night
    • Receptions

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Tuesday Morning General Sessions:
  • KEYNOTE: Barry Elms, the King of Managing Conflict
  • Case Study: 50 Shades of Red, Setting up a Business in China
  • 5 Keys of Customer Experience & Omni-channel Success
  • How to Survive the Next 3 Years in Retail

Extended Programs for All:
  • Retail A/P Managers Program
  • Retail A/P & Supplier A/R Round Tables
  • Improving Drop Ship Financial Model
  • Sales & Operations Planning
  • EDI for the Retail Professionals
  • RFID Program
  • GS1 US Panel & Program


Barry Elms
President of Strategic Negotiations International

Someone once wrote "there is no such thing as difficult people, only difficult situations." The truth is there are many difficult people in the business world. The trick is to not let them get to you and to not become one of them. During this dynamic and entertaining program, Barry Elms will demonstrate proven techniques for dealing with business related conflict. Attendees will discover how to diffuse confrontation and find collaborative solutions to conflict related issues. Using real life examples and business related stories, Barry will show you how to use the five keys to gaining agreement to resolve conflict and strengthen relationships.

Program Benefits:  Improve self-awareness Improve Customer/Supplier Relations Increase Productivity Reduce Stress

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.

One-on-One Meeting Commitments
  • American Eagle Outfitters
  • Belk
  • Big Lots
  • Buckle, Inc.
  • Burlington Stores
  • Cabela's
  • Dick's Sporting Goods
  • Dillard's
  • Genesco
  • Gordmans
  • Hudson's Bay Company
  • JCPenney
  • Kohl's
  • Lord & Taylor
  • Marine Corps Exchange (MCX)
  • Neiman Marcus Group
  • Nordstrom
  • REI
  • Saks Fifth Avenue
  • Stage Stores
  • Stein Mart
  • Target (e-commerce/drop ship only)
  • The Exchange
  • The TJX Companies
  • and more to be announced...
Breakout Session Commitments
  • Belk
  • Burlington Stores
  • Dick's Sporting Goods
  • Dillard's
  • Kohl's
  • Neiman Marcus Group
  • Stage Stores
  • The Exchange
  • The TJX Companies
  • and more to be announced...

Other Retailers Attending

  • AutoZone
  • Big 5 Sporting Goods
  • CVS Health
  • Do it Best
  • Indigo Books
  • Office Depot
  • PacSun
  • PetSmart
  • Sephora
  • The Home Depot
  • Ulta Beauty
  • Zappos
DC Tour

Dillard's - Pre-registration is required.
Tour is 1:00 to 3:00 pm (Meet for transportation at 12:15 pm; expect to return to hotel by 4:00 pm).


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 $150.00 per golfer (includes box lunch).

Space is Limited! First-Come, First-Served

Event Date: Sunday, November 6, 2016
Event Registration Deadline: Friday, October 21, 2016
Meeting Time/Boxed Lunch: 10:30 am
Tee Time: 12:00 pm local time
Course: Camelback Golf Club - Ambiente Course
Format: Shotgun Start
Rental Clubs: Contact Shiloh Hagey, Tournament Coordinator, at (480) 905-7980 to secure rental clubs; $60.00 rental fee applies. Deadline for rental is Friday, October 21, 2016.

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

In the game of retail, collaboration is a sure bet!

Join us for our Dinner and Casino Night as we gamble the night away and watch the Presidential Election unfold.
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Members $1,245
Non-Members $1,645
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JW Marriott Scottsdale Camelback Inn Resort & Spa
5402 East Lincoln Drive
Scottsdale, AZ 85253
(480) 948-1700

Make your reservations now at a special rate of $269 per night by calling the hotel and mentioning "RVCF." Special room rates are on a first-come, first-serve basis and are only available for reservations made on or before Friday, October 14, 2016.


Hilton Scottsdale Resort & Villas
6333 North Scottsdale Road
Scottsdale, AZ 85250
(480) 948-7750

Make your reservations now at a special rate of $169 per night by calling the hotel and mentioning "RVCF." Special room rates are on a first-come, first-serve basis and are only available for reservations made on or before Wednesday, October 5, 2016.

The Hilton is located three miles from event venue and will be running scheduled shuttle service to and from this hotel to the Camelback Inn. Note: Check-in is at 4:00 pm and check-out is at 12:00 pm.

Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport - PHX

Hotel direction: 9 miles NE
This hotel does not provide shuttle service.
Estimated taxi fare: $40 one way

PHX airport website

On-site Parking: $10 daily

Valet Parking: $10 daily

The weather is expected to run a high temperature in the high 70's, with lows in the 50's. For more specific weather information, please CLICK HERE. Dress is business casual. Inside hotel temperatures tend to run chilly, so we recommend packing a sweater or jacket.
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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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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.

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