Top 5 Things to Experience at NRF 2020 Vision

Posted on Dec 11, 2019 By tpawelka Share:

Here are the top five things you won’t want to miss at NRF 2020 Vision: Retail’s Big Show

One of our favorite events every year is NRF: Retail’s Big Show, and the theme next year is 2020 Vision: Bring the Future into Focus. NRF defines vision as a course of action. A plan of attack. A way of working that not only predicts the future, but creates it - one day at a time. That kind of vision isn't easy to find, but this year, of all years, it's worth taking a closer look.

View ProShip's NRF 2020 meeting calendarNRF 2020: Retail's Big Show is where retail giants, our partners and our customers come together to see beyond the present and to reveal what could be in the future. It's where visionary talent meets visionary tech. Where big box retailers share out of the box ideas, and the latest and greatest becomes the here and now.

But with a show that packs more than 800+ exhibitors, 400 speakers and 175+ sessions in a few short days, it’s hard to put together a trade show agenda that fits your unique needs.

Here are the top 5 things C-Level, E-Commerce, IT and Supply Chain professionals won’t want to miss at NRF 2020 Vision:

1. NRF's Opening Party

Saturday, January 11 | 6:00pm-7:30pm | Marriot Marquis, Westside Ballroom, 5th Floor

Make sure to plan on arriving early for Retail's Big Show. NRF is treating both full conference pass and expo pass attendees to drinks and hors d'oeuvres Saturday Night. You'll see old friends and colleagues and make new contacts across the industry. This is a great welcome event, and ProShip's shipping experts will be there to join in on the fun. 

2. Keynote: A Conversation with Kohl’s CEO Michelle Gass

Sunday, January 12 | 9:45am-10:15am | SAP QualtricsXM Theatre, Level 1

Kohl’s CEO Michelle Gass is championing innovative thinking and bold initiatives at Kohl’s, transforming the company’s culture to embrace new ideas that excite customers and allow the company to thrive in today’s dynamic retail environment. In an intimate fireside chat, Gass will share how she is driving an ambitious plan for growth at Kohl’s, forging new partnerships with innovative players and new brands, and positioning Kohl’s as a leading omnichannel retailer by building out the company’s digital capabilities, omnichannel operations and online growth. Hear directly from this year’s recipient of the NRF Foundation’s The Visionary 2020 award on what retail leadership will look like in 2020 and how Kohl’s is cultivating an environment where risk-taking is encouraged and bringing forth new, innovative ideas to fuel the future of the company and the retail industry. [Learn more: Our Clients]

3. Omnichannel Panel Discussion: Integration from Product Availability to Delivery | Hibbett Sports and DSW

Tuesday, January 14 | 1:00pm-1:45pm | Stage 1, Expo Level 1

Omnichannel is now essential to delivering an exceptional customer experience, yet retailers wrestle with doing so profitably. Join Bill Woodall, Director of Retail Performance and Customer Experience at Hibbett Sports, and Brianne Murphy, Director of Fulfillment at DSW, for this panel discussion where retailers share their journey and explore key factors in successfully implementing omnichannel management programs. Highlights of topics covered include business considerations for implementation; how to approach integration points like order management, store fulfillment, DC operations and dropship; cross-channel inventory visibility; data integration from order to delivery; and personal experiences and insights.

4. Workshop: Supply Chain and Logistics

Wednesday, January 15 | 7:45am-1:15pm | New York Marriot Marquis

Delivering a seamless customer experience begins and ends with supply chain proficiency. Success is contingent on getting every piece of logistics firing in sync – from planning to continuous visibility and from business process synchronization to destination reliability – and everything in between. Enjoy a one-day deep dive to dissect the components of the supply chain and explore the latest technologies and processes needed to shift supply chain initiatives into high gear. Don’t forget to catch ProShip’s roundtable, The #1 Strategy to Compete in Retail Logistics: Ship-from-Store. [Learn more: Ship-from-Store]

This workshop is for retailers only and not open to press. Register for the Supply Chain and Logistics Workshop at NRF 2020 Vision for only an extra $350.

4. Top Exhibitor Booths to Stop By

Ongoing throughout show | Expo Hall

Out of the 800+ exhibitors at NRF 2020, make sure you stop by the following booths. Your future depends on it!

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.

enVista helps the world’s leading brands deliver nimble, unified, profitable, customer-centric digital and physical commerce. As a leading consulting and software firm, we are the only solutions provider that optimizes and unifies the retail supply chain and omni-channel commerce end-to-end, from order capture to fulfillment, and from supplier to end consumer.

Our agile, cloud-native Enspire Commerce Platform services include: OMS; POS; omni-channel fulfillment execution; vendor dropship; EDI; PIM; customer care; marketplaces; microsites; and digital commerce.

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 industry-leading 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, visit www.manh.com.   

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.

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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. For all three days, ProShip representatives can be found in booth #4146 and also our private meeting room #113. Schedule a one-on-one meeting with us today before slots fill up!

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