The must-attend event for ALL retailers, manufacturers, and solution partners dedicated
to building and growing Retailer-owned Brands (private brands.)

MAY 13-15, 2024

SHERATON HOTEL + CONFERENCE CENTER

CHARLOTTE, NORTH CAROLINA

The Velocity Institute’s marque event returns to Charlotte, NC. Join us as we bring together industry leaders to accelerate change and uncover the potential of retailer-owned brands (private brands, private labels, store brands, own brands) to win. With exclusive speakers from top retailers, challengers, and thought leaders, the conference + expo is guaranteed to educate and inspire attendees as they learn how some of the most successful companies in the world manage and grow their brands.

Velocity is leading the radical transformation of the private label industry into a RETAIL brand-centric and consumer-focused powerhouse. ALL retailers, manufacturers, and solution partners dedicated to helping build and grow Retailer-owned Brands must attend.

Topics include Innovation, Brand Management, Strategy, Sustainability, Sourcing, Design, Manufacturing, the Customer, Product Development, etc.

STAY WHERE THE ACTION IS!

Get the most out of your Velocity experience in Charlotte
by staying
at the official conference Hotel.

Located in Charlotte, NC, in the city’s Uptown district, the hotel places you near
the Spectrum Center, and the Bank of America Stadium. Maintain your
exercise regimen with a workout in the fitness center or outdoor pool.
Head to the rooftop bar and sip on a signature cocktail
while enjoying stunning skyline views.

SHERATON HOTEL CHARLOTTE
555 South McDowell Street, South Tower,
Charlotte, NC 28204

CONFERENCE RATE: $199 per night + taxes and fees
Expires Saturday, Tuesday, April 30, 2024

SEE WHO’S SPEAKING

Join us to hear Retail-owned Brand Executives and thought leaders share trends, insights, stories, and experiences.

Here’s a preview of some of our featured speakers at the event!

Check back often as we add new speakers.

MIKE

WEIR

VP Store Brands

Christopher

durham

President

JUSTIN

HONAMAN

Head, Worldwide Retail
& Consumer Goods
Go-To-Market

ANNE

GOODEN

Director of Brand Development

MARIA

DUBUC

President

Lisa

Mirae

Sr Director Brand,
Design and Marketing,
Own Brands

DAN

MULLER

Senior Director,
IGA Exclusive Brands

EMIly

Detweiler

Executive Director
Private Brands

CHARLENE

CODNER

Founder &
Chief Creative Officer

Meriyem

Kaf

Director Merchandise Strategy & Execution

ANDY

JOHNSON

Commercial
Director

MaryBeth

Brejnik

Director Private Brands, Events and Strategic Partnerships

PAST PRESENTERS HAVE INCLUDED EXECUTIVES FROM:

2024 Vertex Award Ceremony

Celebrate the 2024 Vertex Award global Retailer-owned Brand package design competition winners at the live ceremony.

AGENDA

MONDAY, MAY 13

4:00-7:00

Registration

5:00-7:00

Opening Reception presented by Marketing by Design (MBD)

TUESDAY, MAY 14

8:00-10:00

Registration

8:00-9:00

Networking Breakfast

9:00-5:00

Conference with networking breaks and lunch

5:00-7:00

Winners Happy Hour

 

Network with your peers and celebrate the Vertex winners. Surround yourself with the city lights, sunsets, and lively action of downtown Charlotte, NC. The City Lights rooftop bar at Sheraton Charlotte serves signature cocktails and gourmet bites.

WEDNESDAY, MAY 15

8:00-9:00

Networking Breakfast

9:00-5:00

Conference with networking breaks and lunch

2023 VELOCITY CONFERENCE + EXPO

2024 SPONSORS

PLATINUM

BRONZE

REGISTER TODAY!