Keynote Speakers Announced for 2014 Retail Merchandising and Marketing Conference

World Alliance for Retail Excellence & Standards announces headliners & expanded conference format to showcase more speakers followed by fireside chats with industry leaders for deeper dive into key topics.

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The conference features exciting and highly relevant topics designed to boost the industry and its organizations to the next level of profitability, efficiency and endurance in the face of today’s challenges and ever-changing dynamics.

Denver, CO (PRWEB) March 31, 2014

The 2014 Retail Merchandising and Marketing Conference, produce by World Alliance for Retail Excellence & Standards, today announced its full list of keynote speakers from the Spaulding Companies Corporation, Cleveland Research Company, TEDxBoulder, the Retail Food Industry/FMI, RetailNet Group and Agua Marketing. As the premier event for the retail service industry, this conference is considered “the place to be”. World Alliance welcomes these visionaries to the main stage at this year’s location, Hyatt Regency Hill Country Resort and Spa, San Antonio, TX from April 26 – 29, 2014. For more information, the full agenda and to register, visit the World Alliance for Retail Excellence & Standards website listed below.

The keynote speakers will share their perspectives on future retail trends and insights, the truth of customer experience, and building better partnerships with clients through knowledge and technology. To date, the lineup includes:

Tommy Spaulding, President, Spaulding Companies Corporation
Jason Whitmer, President, Cleveland Research Company
Erika Napoletano, Head Redhead, RHW Media
Michael Sansolo, Retail Food Industry Consultant and former SVP, Food Marketing Institute
Dan O’Connor, President & CEO, RetailNet Group
Manuel Delgado, CEO, Agua Marketing (specializing in Hispanic marketing)

The 2014 Retail Merchandising and Marketing Conference is sponsored by World Alliance for Retail Excellence & Standards and to date includes 20 industry-leading sponsorship partners – Natural Insight, Driveline Merchandising Services, Williamson Dickie MFG Company, ACOSTA Sales & Marketing, American Public University, SAS Retail Services, CROSSMARK, JobOn Corporation, Apollo Retail Specialists, SMR7, SPAR Group, Inc., Chuck Latham Associates, Inc., RMSe Inc., ADVANTAGE Sales & Marketing, MOBEX, Inc., Ghirardelli Chocolate Company, Big Orange Productions, Inc., Lawrence Merchandising Services, Ex-Sell Sales & Merchandising and Merchandise & Audit Services, Inc. (MAAS).

The annual conference offers the chance to meet and network with top-drawer industry experts from around the world, while also providing an opportunity to gather relevant, take-away and actionable information from leading national retail speakers. With the 2014 theme of “Elevate (Your Brand), Energize (Your Workforce) and Enhance (Your Sustainability),” the conference features exciting and highly relevant topics designed to boost the industry and its organizations to the next level of profitability, efficiency and endurance in the face of today’s challenges and ever-changing dynamics.

About World Alliance for Retail Excellence & Standards        

World Alliance for Retail Excellence & Standards (formerly NARMS International) is a non-profit organization based in Denver that brings together all sectors of the retail industry: retailers, manufacturers, independent food and non-food brokers, wholesalers and distributors, retail service companies and support service members. Together, they are an alliance of at-retail companies entrusted with delivering exceptional sales, marketing and service support to B2C manufacturers, retailers and their customers, across all channels.