Albertsons, Lowes Home Improvement, Wakefern & Rite Aid to present at the Velocity Conference

The first four retail executive speakers for the upcoming Velocity Conference + Expo have been announced by the Velocity Institute: Beto Galvan, VP of Own Brands Innovation & Product Management – Albertsons Companies, Sarah Dodd, SVP Global Merchandising – Lowes Home Improvement, Chris Skyers, VP of Own Brands – Wakefern and Bob Himler, VP Own Brand Development – Rite Aid. The four are some of the featured executives who will take the stage as the event returns live and in-person to Charlotte, NC, May 16-18, 2022.

This year’s theme for the annual speaker-based conference is “Be Bold. The Future is Now!”

The influential event is sure to be the go-to place to get inspired by the industry’s best and brightest, gain valuable resources to revamp your marketing strategy, and—of course—have tons of fun!

An unrivaled agenda, heavy-hitting speakers, and networking opportunities galore—Here’s the latest on what you can expect at Velocity.

  • Fast Track: Private Brand Pitch Competition – ENTER NOW
  • 20+ keynote level speakers (retail executives, thought leaders, solution partners, and manufacturers.)
  • Innovation Expo: 50 curated Innovation Expo exhibitors featuring the goods and services that will help you innovate and win. BOOK A BOOTH
  • Winner’s Circle Happy Hour: Cocktails and networking in the NASCAR Hall of Fame.
  • Vertex Awards Ceremony – Celebrate the 2022 winners of the world’s largest Retail Brand package design competition

Save Your Spot

Attendance at Velocity is limited, so register now because you won’t want to miss your chance to see these industry leaders.

Early bird pricing ends March 25th. Only a few days remain to save up to $400 on your ticket.

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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.