5.16-18.22 | CHARLOTTE , NC

CHARLOTTE CONVENTION CENTER

VELOCITY RETURNS

Velocity is returning to in-person and bringing together industry leaders to accelerate the pace of change and uncover Retail Brands’ (private brand, private label, store brand, own brand) potential to win. With exclusive speakers from top retailers, as well as challengers and thought leaders, the conference is guaranteed to educate and inspire, as attendees learn how some of the most successful companies in the world manage and grow their brands.

THE 2022 THEME:

Be Bold. The Future is Now!

AGENDA

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Monday, May 16
Tuesday, May 17
Wednesday, May 18

REGISTERED RETAILERS

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SPEAKERS

BRENDA
LORD

VP Private Brands & Quality Assurance

CVS HEALTH

BETO
GALVAN

VP of Own Brands Innovation & Product Management

ALBERTSONS COMPANIES

Sarah

Dodd

SVP Global
Merchandising

LOWE’S HOME IMPROVEMENT

Chris
SKYERS

Vice President
Own Brands

WAKEFERN

SUSAN SANDERSON-BRIGGS

Senior Vice President, Enterprise Brand & Marketing

PARTY CITY

STACIE
SOPINKA

VP Own Brands

Sobeys

LISA ROBINSON-DAVIS

VP of Quality, Process Management & Compliance

PETSMART

Bob
HIMLER

Vice President
Own Brand
Development

RITE AID

HEATHER CORKERY

Executive Director
Store Brands

CVS HEALTH

Christopher Durham

President

VELOCITY
INSTITUTE

Glenn
Pfeifer

Design & Packaging Manager, Own Brands

WAKEFERN

LINDA
SEVERIN

Sr Director Brand Management and Communications Sr

PARTY CITY

RACHEL
GATES

Director, Product Innovation –
Store Brands

CVS HEALTH

KELLI
GARVEY

Director, Brand & Marketing – Store Brand Healthcare

CVS HEALTH

BRANDON
WEHMEYER

Private Brands
Category Business Manager

FAMILY DOLLAR

MARIA
DUBUC

President

MARKETING BY DESIGN (MBD)

ANDRE
LOMBARD

Global Executive
Creative Director

DAYMON

KATIE
KELLY –LANDBERG

Vice President Management

PERISCOPE

ZANE
ADAMS

CO CEO / CMP

FEDUP FOODS

JAMES
BUTCHER

Director

Supply Pilot (formerly S4RB)

BRYAN GOODPASTER

VP Foresight and
Cultural Strategy

MARKS

CHANDI
GMUER

VP Consumer Research and Product Testing

CONSUMER SCIENCE

LAUREN TOLBERT

Partnership Development Manager – Retail &
Food Services

FAIR TRADE USA

ERIKA
WALKER

CEO

THE WALKER
THOMAS GROUP

JUDY CLARK

CEO
FRESH TEXAS

Board Member
WISE

KARA
MIENCIER

Sales Executive

PARAMOUNT
COFFEE

PHIL
RUSSO

Ediitor

GLOBAL RETAIL BRANDS MAGAZINE

Anna
PompilIo

Senior Cultural
Strategist

MARKS

Stay where the action is!

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

The hotel is connected to the Charlotte Convention Center via skyway, and blocks away from the Bank of America Stadium. Just around the block is the NASCAR Hall of Fame, Harvey B. Gantt African American Cultural Center, and the Bechtler Museum of Modern Art.

The Westin Charlotte
601 South College Street
Charlotte, NC 28202, US

JOIN US AMONG RACING LEGENDS
TO NETWORK, ENGAGE AND WIN AT THE

Winner’s Circle
Happy Hour

Vertex Awards Ceremony

Celebrate the 2022 winners of the worlds largest Retail Brand package design competition

The Private Brand

Pitch Competition

The Fast Track to Pitch Your NEW Product or Service to CVS HEALTH & FAMILY DOLLAR

DEADLINE TO ENTER: MARCH 31, 2022

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