2023 EVENTS

Velocity Institute is a global industry association committed to growing retailer-owned brands. (private labels, private brands, store brands, own brands. Our 2023 calendar includes 7 cities: Toronto, Canada, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Charlotte, North Carolina, Amsterdam, Netherlands, Austin, Texas, Chicago, Illinois, two Live Online Summits and the Vertex Awards.

3.23

FORT LAUDERDALE, FLORIDA
IN PERSON

FLORIDA MEET UP

FREE Networking & Cocktails with Velocity

MARCH 23, 2023 | FREE

This intimate networking event is designed to bring the industry together over a craft beer or cocktail to reconnect and re-engage.

4.18

LIVE VIRTUAL

INNOVATE 2023

Innovation, Differentiation & Technology

APRIL 18, 2023 | LIVE VIRTUAL | FREE

This 2-hour fast-paced FREE online event is hyper-focused on innovation. and Retail–owned Brands. Highlighting the strategies, processes, and emerging technology private brand retailers and manufacturers need to innovate and manage their brands and products.

5.16-18

CHARLOTTE, NC
IN PERSON

VELOCITY CONFERENCE + EXPO 2023

Join us in Charlotte for Networking, Education & Growth

MAY 16-18, 2023 | IN PERSON

In 2023, our marque event the Velocity Institute Conference +Expo will feature an exclusive lineup of speakers from the world’s top retailers, as well as challengers and thought leaders. Each discusses cutting-edge strategy, branding, and insights.

Velocity will feature a curated Innovation Expo designed to highlight the solution partners and manufacturers driving the industry forward.

5.17

CHARLOTTE, NC
IN PERSON

VERTEX AWARDS CELEBRATION

Celebrating the best design in the world

MAY 17, 2023 | IN PERSON
NORTH AMERICA

Celebrate the winners of the 10th Anniversary Vertex Awards at a ceremony in Charlotte, NC at the end of the day at the Velocity Conference + Expo

5.22

AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS
IN PERSON

VERTEX AWARDS CELEBRATION EUROPE

Celebrating the best design in the world

MAY 22, 2023 | IN PERSON AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS

This event will bring the industry together in Amsterdam to celebrate the winners of the 10th Anniversary Vertex Awards. Attendees will mix and mingle over cocktails and hors-d’oeuvres to accept trophies, network, and celebrate great design.

6.8

TORONTO, CANADA
IN PERSON

TORONTO MEET UP

FREE Networking & Cocktails with Velocity

JUNE 8, 2023 | FREE

This intimate networking event is designed to bring the industry together over a craft beer or cocktail to reconnect and re-engage.

9.27-28

AUSTIN TEXAS
IN PERSON

VELOCITY SUSTAINABILITY SUMMIT 2023

Retail-owned Brand Sustainable Packaging, Equitable Sourcing, & Authentic Marketing

SEPTEMBER 27-28, 2023 | IN PERSON AUSTIN, TEXAS

Our goal is to ask questions and challenge existing answers – about sustainable packaging, equitable sourcing, and authentic marketing – and we are not the only curious ones. The fourth annual Sustainability Summit is a day to find the answers that help you get closer to what “sustainable” means to you and your customers. And how it can create loyalty, differentiation, and profitability

The conference will feature an exclusive lineup of the brightest retail executives and most influential sustainability leaders for a unique look into the pressing challenges, emerging trends, and significant opportunities sustainability presents for retailers and their brands.

11.13

CHICAGO, ILLINOIS
IN PERSON

VELOCITY BOLD BASH 2023

End the long day on the PLMA trade show floor with a cocktail and a conversation.

NOVEMBER 13, 2023 | IN PERSON CHICAGO, ILLINOIS | FREE

Kings Dining & Entertainment Rosemont
5:30 – 7:30 CST

Meet and mingle with private brand industry Retailers, Manufacturers & Solution Partners at Kings Dining & Entertainment Rosemont, just steps away from the PLMA Trade Show at the Donald E. Stephens Convention & Conference Center.

King’s is where people connect, play, eat, drink and laugh together. The venue is designed as a community-inspired social experience, including over-the-top scratch food and craft cocktails, luxury bowling, larger-than-life sports viewing, and nostalgic retro video gaming.

12.14

LIVE VIRTUAL

STATE OF THE INDUSTRY 2023

featuring Exclusive Velocity Industry research

DECEMBER 14, 2023 | LIVE VIRTUAL FREE

This 2-hour fast-paced FREE online event will dive deep into the current state of the private brand industry. Presentations and panels will include insights from exclusive consumer and industry research as well as executive insights from retailers, manufacturers, and solution partners.

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