Top 4 Must-Sees at RILA LINK 2020

Posted on Jan 16, 2020 By tpawelka Share:

Don’t miss these four experiences at one of the largest retail supply chain conferences of the year.

Our second trade show of the year is a big one! RILA LINK 2020, one of the largest retail supply chain conferences, is being held February 23-26, 2020 in Dallas, Texas and will gather top retail executives to network and learn. This premier conference will address your supply chain pain points with breakout sessions, executive insights and an enormous exhibition experience to meet and greet with the top supply chain technology vendors looking to help you stay competitive in the marketplace.

The show packs a punch with over 300 cutting edge solution providers in the expo, 24+ breakout sessions and more than 10 keynote speakers in just a few short days, so it’ll be hard to put together an agenda that fits your unique needs.

Here are the top 4 things RILA LINK 2020 attendees won’t want to miss at this year’s show:

1. Get into the swing of things at RILA LINK’s Annual Golf Tournament

Sunday, February 23 | 8:15am-4:15pm | Bridlewood Golf Club

This is an event our ProShip team has participated in every year. Take the bus from the Gaylord a day before the show starts for some networking on the golf course, and enjoy the beautiful views at Bridlewood Golf Club, where you’ll compete in a round of golf and indulge in an included breakfast and lunch.

Lucky for you, golf is complimentary for all retail attendees; all retailers will be confirmed to play once registered. Exhibitors and sponsors will need to confirm one player from their company that wants to play, if you’d like to register multiple players you may, however only one or two may be confirmed to play.

Schedule a Meeting with ProShip at RILA LINK 20202. Add some of the most eye-opening General and Breakout Sessions to your Show Calendar

A. General Session: Executive Insights with REI

Monday, February 24 | 2:00pm-2:20pm

We’re excited to promote REI’s strong belief in sustainability and the steps they take to achieve green practices. Sustainability is no longer "nice to have," it's a critical element of retail today, especially as younger generations demand responsible business practices of the brands they favor. Bill Best, Vice President of Supply Chain and Logistics for Recreational Equipment, Inc. (REI), discusses how the drive for sustainability is a way of life at REI. Learn how the retailer is pushing the envelope and discover real, practical ways to apply their experiences to your supply chains.

B. General Session: Executive Insights with Petco

Monday, February 24 | 2:20pm-2:40pm

We’re also excited to see Petco on the stage at RILA LINK this year! Online or in-store, Petco has been the go-to destination for millions of pet owners for over 50 years. Hear Ed Oldham, Senior Vice President of Supply Chain at Petco discuss insights from re-imagining their supply chain to be even more responsive for a new generation of customers.

[Learn more: ProShip Clients]

C. Breakout Session: Why Urban Fulfillment Needs to be a Key Component of Your Supply Chain Strategy

Monday, February 24 | 3:45pm-4:30pm

As consumers increasingly demand faster delivery, retailers and consumer products companies are looking to regional distribution models to meet these changing needs. Warehouses closer to the end consumer can better serve the connected customer, particularly in the urban market. With same-day delivery on the horizon, and next-day already here, it’s time to tackle the challenges that this new distribution model requires. Hear from Nordstrom and Deliv in this powerful session.
[A must-read: Ship-from-Store eBook]

3. Don’t miss out on Green Mountain Technology’s after-parties on Monday night

Monday, February 24 | 6:30pm-1:00am
Retailers Only - RSVP HERE

The best after parties come in two-parts. To kick off Monday’s post-RILA events, Green Mountain Technology wants you to join them for TopGolf! Participants will meet in the Tour Lobby of the Gaylord Texan at 6:30pm, and Premier Transportation will take you to the event and bring you back to the hotel afterward. Dinner, drinks, and lots of fun will be waiting for you! Dress casual for TopGolf play and the weather, as this is an outdoor event. And then there’s round two…

Continue the party with us after you return from TopGolf! ProShip and Green Mountain Technology are co-sponsoring a night of complimentary cocktails, deserts and networking in Texas Station Sports Bar at the Gaylord Texan Hotel from 10:00pm until 1:00am. Not in the mood for TopGolf or have a dinner meeting scheduled during that time? No worries, feel free to stop by this event after your plans with no RSVP needed.

4. Explore the Expo Experience

Ongoing throughout the show | Expo Hall

Out of the 300+ technology solution providers at RILA LINK 2020, make sure you stop by the following booths. Add these exhibitors to your show planner - the future of your retail supply chain depends on it!

A. ProShip | Booth #426

As the most trusted global provider of automated multi-carrier shipping software, ProShip empowers its customers to ship at lightning speeds, stay carrier compliant 24/7/365 and build stronger-than-ever customer revenue streams. With almost two decades of enterprise experience in the shipping and supply chain industry, ProShip’s time-tested technology and advanced functionality continues to remain unmatched. Retailers, manufacturers, third-party logistics and healthcare companies who choose ProShip, choose the number one in speed, compliance, reliability and experience.

We’re not like those other guys. We understand that your business is more than boxes and labels - it’s about the customers you serve, the moments you help create and the effort it takes to keep them coming back time and time again. Join more than 15 of the Top 100 Retailers, and go beyond the box with ProShip. Learn more at staging.proshipinc.com.
[Set up a Discovery Meeting at the Show]

B. Green Mountain Technology | Booth #714

Green Mountain Technology (GMT) partners with the world’s largest parcel shippers to plan, execute and monitor high volume parcel networks. Our Parcel Spend Management (PSM) solution helps businesses compete in today’s hyper-competitive parcel marketplace. It simplifies network complexity, drives increased profitability, and enhances the customer shipping experience. It starts with a best in class parcel audit and invoice automation, then leverages that data for advanced analytics, optimization, and ongoing network improvement and contract management projects. GMT’s highly engaged, strategic delivery model, unique network modeling and re-rating technology, and Fortune 500 customer base, uniquely positions GMT to deliver unparalleled value. Our customers represent more than $6 billion in parcel spend and consistently experience a 5-10X return, net of our fees. Learn more at GreenMountainTechnology.com.

C. JDA Software | Booth #712

JDA Software provides the leading AI-driven supply chain management (SCM) platform.  Our end-to-end solutions span supply chain and retail planning, execution, delivery and workforce management. Our mission is to empower companies to better predict, make and deliver exactly what their customers want – when, where and how they want it.  We power free-flowing, connected global commerce - without wasted materials, energy, costs or time – to accelerate economic growth, sustainability and prosperity. JDA’s delivers a more Autonomous Supply ChainTM for 4,000 of the world’s leading companies including 75 of the top 100 retailers, 77 of the top 100 consumer goods companies and 8 of the top 10 global 3PLs. Running JDA, you can plan to deliver. www.jda.com.

D. Manhattan Associates | Booth #1204

Manhattan Associates is a technology leader in supply chain and omnichannel commerce. We unite information across the enterprise, converging front-end sales with back-end supply chain execution. Our software, platform technology and unmatched experience help drive both top-line growth and bottom-line profitability for our customers.

Manhattan Associates designs, builds and delivers leading edge cloud and on-premises solutions so that across the store, through your network or from your fulfillment center, you are ready to reap the rewards of the omnichannel marketplace. For more information, please visit www.manh.com.

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We know that trade shows can get quite hectic, so we’re providing multiple ways for attendees to connect with us. Throughout the entire show, ProShip representatives can be found in booth #426 and you’ll also see us at RILA’s golf event and Green Mountain Technology’s event at Texas Station Monday night. Schedule a one-on-one meeting with us today before slots fill up!

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