2024 Sustainability Summit 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 in sustainability? If so, we invite you to speak at the 2024 Velocity Institute Sustainability Summit on October 22-23, 2024, in Phoenix, Arizona.

The 2022 Velocity Institute Sustainability Summit will bring the excitement of live in-person events back with a gathering in Phoenix, Arizona. The goal of the Summit is to ask questions and challenge existing answers – about sustainable packaging, ethical/equitable sourcing, and authentic marketing – and we are not the only curious ones. The two-day event is designed to help the industry find the answers that will help you get closer to what “sustainable” means to you and your customers. And how it can create loyalty, differentiation, and profitability.

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 who wish to speak.

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

Speaker Submission Deadline: August 31, 2024.

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 who wish to speak.

We also have several sponsorship opportunities, including main stage and sponsor stage speaking slots.

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By Published On: July 8th, 2024

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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.

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