8:00 am- 9:30 am
141 West 38th St., NYC
(between Broadway & Seventh Ave.)

Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Breakfast Meeting

The NRF and ICR Conferences in January in New York City and Orlando, respectively, are two of the most important conferences serving the retail industry. Roadblocks to attendance are the conflicting dates, attendee qualifications, and the fact that both are price-y! However, we at RMS don’t want you to miss out on the highlights.

Most of you are familiar with the National Retail Federation (NRF), the world’s largest retail trade association. Their annual conference, this year dubbed “NRF 2020 Vision: Retail’s Big Show,” will be in NYC January 12-14 and also includes Expo, a huge marketplace of retail innovation featuring over 800 exhibitors. 


You may be less familiar with ICR, one of the leading strategic communications and advisory firms in the U.S. with its heritage in the retail industry. Their annual conference, which is designed for the investment community, will be in Orlando January 13-15 and will feature presentations from nearly 100 public companies and 75 private companies.


Our 2020 Kick-Off Program will be a Breakfast Panel with industry experts who attended one or both events and who will share their observations and insights from these conferences. 

Our panel will be moderated by Robert Salerno, Adjunct Professor at FIT.

Our SME's (Subject Matter Experts) include:

• Richard Baum, Managing Partner, Consumer Growth Partners
• Dan Hodges, CEO, Retail Store Tours
• Jan Rogers Kniffen, CEO, J Rogers Kniffen Worldwide Enterprises

Edward Yruma, Managing Director, KeyBanc Capital Markets

Our lively and interactive conversation will be enlightening for one and all. If you couldn’t attend NRF and/or ICR, here’s the chance to learn about the big issues confronting the industry. If you did attend, come and share your perspectives, as well as gain some additional insights.


RMS Members: $75

Guests: $100

Students (with valid ID): $30


8:00 am-9:30 am

(8:00 am-8:30 am - registration, continental breakfast & networking)

(8:30 am-9:30 am - panel discussion)


Arno Ristorante

141 West 38th St., NYC

(between Broadway & Seventh Ave.)



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