ST. PETE BEACH, Fla., April 13, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Branding guru, author and co-star of Shark Tank Daymond John will headline the 2016 invitation-only Global Retail Marketing Association's (GRMA) Annual Executive Leadership Forum.
This year's exclusive event – which will be held May 11-13th at the Loews Don CeSar Beach Resort located at 3400 Gulf Boulevard, St. Pete Beach, FL – features a veritable who's who from the retail and hospitality industries as well as from the world of marketing, academia and business.
In addition to John, the lineup of speakers/presenters includes former Director of Market Development for Facebook Randi Zuckerberg; Ian Bremmer, a leading global foreign policy advisor and Editor-at-Large of Time Magazine and Dr. Eric Bradlow, Vice Dean and Marketing Professor at the Wharton Business School.
A consistently sold-out experience, the GRMA Annual Executive Leadership Forum attracts Fortune 100 companies from categories including big box retail, department store, home improvement, pharmacy, apparel, restaurant, hospitality and insurance. Exclusive to CMOs and CXOs, the Forum's intimate environment allows attendees to collaborate and engage in face-to-face, 1-on-1 conversations.
Comprised of a breakdown of 50% speakers/50% networking, activities and hands-on roundtable work sessions – the event is infamous for delivering cutting edge content with a focus on the future perspectives, future thinking and inspirational content that is provided to empower attendees to transform their businesses and continue to thrive.
Invited CMO and C-Suite guests are key executives representing companies in excess of $1 Billion plus annual revenues; including Walgreens, CVS, The Home Depot, Marriott International, FedEx, Rite Aid, Best Buy, Nationwide Insurance and others.
"As technology continues to shape the future of the retail and customer experience, we'll be looking ahead at what are some of the biggest disruptions impacting the way we will go to market, from startups entering the space, to how we should be thinking about new revenue models in our own businesses. We will examine how mobile is reshaping customer expectations, and how we can better leverage new insights from the abundance of data to enhance the customer experience at every touch point," said Stephanie Fischer, President and CEO of the Global Retail Marketing Association.
"It's about transformation, and that means rethinking our business models at every level; from culture to brand purpose, to leadership and organizational infrastructure, so the program explores topics on professional development and top-level management strategy as well."
Founded in 2006, the GRMA is a private organization that provides year-round education and resources to top-tier leaders in retail. In addition to the annual Forum, the GRMA provides a variety of engagement platforms including regional think tank events, a private online community platform and industry news and research.