Velocity Conference Call for Speakers

Are you or is there someone in your organization who is an experienced and dynamic speaker who can help retail and private brand professionals develop strategies, skills, and a mindset that drives private brand excellence? If so, we invite you to speak at the Velocity Conference + Innovation Expo when it returns to Charlotte, NC on May 16-18, 2022. The theme of the much anticipated return to in person events will be “BE BOLD – THE FUTURE IS NOW.”

Speakers should inspire, entertain, and engage through interactive presentations or panels providing practical, actionable takeaways. Speakers will receive access to the entire event. This is not a paid speaking opportunity. Preference will be given to working retail executives that wish to speak.

Preference will be given to working retail executives that wish to speak.

Speaker Submission Deadline March 31, 2022.

Opportunities include:

  • Individual Presentations
  • Retail Panel
  • Fireside Chats
  • Workshops

What are we looking for?

  • Challenges to the status quo that positively change retail and private brand
  • Retail Case studies.
  • Hands-on guidance on how to achieve specific objectives.
  • Visionary perspectives.
  • Diverse presenters and perspectives

What we’re NOT looking for:

  • Sales pitches or product demos.
  • Agency or consultancy credentials presentations.
  • Whitewashed or sanitized narratives, bearing little relation to real-life experiences.
  • Generic motivational speeches

If that sounds like you, this is your chance to be a key player and share your ideas, experience, expertise, and insight with the private brand industry.

If you want to be part of this incredible event,submit your ideas today.

Preference will be given to working retail executives that wish to speak.

We also have a number of sponsorship opportunities which include main stage and sponsor stage speaking slots.

Speaker Submission Deadline March 31, 2022.

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By Published On: February 15th, 2022

About the Author: Christopher Durham

Christopher Durham is the president of the Velocity Institute. Prior to this he founded the groundbreaking site My Private Brand. He is the co-founder of The Vertex Awards. He began his retail career building brands at Food Lion and Lowe’s Home Improvement. Durham has worked with retailers around the world, including Albertsons, Family Dollar, Petco, Staples, Office Depot, Best Buy, Metro Canada. Durham has published seven definitive books on private brands, including Fifty2: The My Private Brand Project and Vanguard: Vintage Originals.