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One-on-One Meetings


The core of RVCF's mission is bringing retailers and suppliers together to solve problems, and the One-on-One meeting program at our Spring and Fall conferences does just that.  We host hundreds of One-on-One meetings at each event, connecting trading partners to help them to better understand each other's needs, resolve issues, and strengthen their existing business relationships.

A One-on-One meeting is a prescheduled discussion between a retailer and merchandise supplier held in a designated separate area during an RVCF Conference. This area is monitored by RVCF staff to ensure that the sessions run smoothly. Each retailer is assigned one or more tables, depending on how many representatives the retailer makes available for One-on-Ones. Suppliers move to the appropriate retailer tables according to their individual predetermined and preapproved meeting schedule.

One-on-One Meetings

Planning for One-on-One Meetings

Retailers seeking to schedule One-on-One meetings with suppliers should notify RVCF at as far in advance of the Spring and Fall Conferences as possible. We will work closely with you to coordinate and ensure you are spending time with the suppliers you most want to meet with.

Merchandise Supplier conference registrants will receive a One-on-One Request Survey prior to the conference. Suppliers must indicate which retailers they would like to meet with, topics for discussion, and also provide their valid supplier numbers for each meeting requested.

Participating retailers will receive a list of suppliers requesting One-on-One meetings, the topics they would like to discuss, and their supplier numbers.

Based on that information, the retailer will provide RVCF with an approved list of suppliers to meet with, and RVCF will coordinate and schedule the One-on-One meetings.

Please note: Suppliers are not guaranteed to be scheduled for every One-on-One meeting they request because retailers often receive more requests than they can accommodate.

Retailers are encouraged to make as many representatives available for One-on-One meetings as possible. 

Suppliers are encouraged to register early and be specific about topics they would like to discuss during each meeting, and arrange their travel accordingly to be available during all meeting times.

For more information on our One-on-One meetings, please email

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