presented by: Texas Retailers Association & Texas Retailers Education Foundation

presented by: Texas Retailers Association & Texas Retailers Education Foundation

READY, SET… RETAIL!

The Texas Retailers Forum is ready to meet retailers at the raceway July 23-24, 2017 at Marriott Champions Circle in Fort Worth, Texas.  Our 2017 educational Forum, hosted by the Texas Retailers Association and the Texas Retail Education Foundation, will provide you with timely, topical and quality program sessions and speakers. You will meet with hundreds of retail industry leaders from across the state at networking functions such as our Awards Dinner, networking breaks and, new to this year, a closing night party.  

Keynote Speaker: Mark McKinnon, The Media Guy

Mark McKinnon is a political advisor, reform advocate, media columnist and television producer. He was the co-creator, co-executive producer, and co–‐host of the Showtime’s real‐ time documentary series of the 2016 presidential election: “The Circus, “which achieved the highest ratings of any non‐scripted program in the network’s history. Mark McKinnon will provide his unique perspective on politics and communications during our keynote session. As the former lead media strategist for five winning presidential primary… Please click here to see his full bio.

The Texas Retailers Forum will also feature state as well as federal issue updates, along with topical and timely retail industry educational sessions.

Mark McKinnon Keynote Speaker
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We invite all Texas retailers, small to large, independent grocer to corner bakery and everywhere in between to get your motor running and head out on the highway to Fort Worth and the Texas Retailers Forum!

The Texas Retailers Inaugural Forum in 2016 brought together more than 150 retail industry leaders for two days of of targeted training workshops for small retail, large retail, grocery and industry suppliers. We provided sessions regarding organized crime, maximizing your online reputation and participants were made aware of upcoming legislation that could directly affect retailers. Our post event survey showed a 100% satisfaction rate, with 95% stating they’d be interested in coming back in 2017.

Registration is now open!

Register before April 15th to receive the Early Bird rate.

Special discounted room rates are available at the Marriott Champions Circle in Fort Worth. We invite you to bring the whole family and enjoy The Marriott at Champions Circle and nearby attractions such as tours of the Texas Motor Speedway, a water
park and biplane rides all within ten minutes of our host hotel.

Plan your summer vacation to the 2017 Texas Retailers Forum!

Guest room Reservations are now available for booking through the link provided below or by calling Central Reservations at (866)348-3984. These will be available at the group rate until July 7th 2017.

Book your group rate for Texas Retailers Forum

Member Rate

Earlybird by April 15: $350
After April 15: $450

Non-Member Rate

Earlybird by April 15: $450
After April 15: $765

*Refund policyRegistrants may send a substitute but no refunds will be processed.

We invite all Texas retailers, small to large, independent grocer to corner bakery and everywhere in between to get your motor running and head out on the highway to Fort Worth and the Texas Retailers Forum!

Register for Texas Retailers Forum 2017

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  • July 23 & 24

    Marriott Champions Circle, Fort Worth Texas

    Earlybird Deadline April 15th!

    Rate until May 29: $382.50

    After May 29: $450

    Registration includes access to all Forum events including general sessions, breakouts, the Sunday Night Awards dinner and Monday Closing Night Party.

Texas Retailers Forum Schedule of Events

Breakout Sessions will target the following topics: Organized Retail Crime, Small Retail, Grocery/Bakery, Social Media Management, Customer Data Security, Taxes, Labor Law, and Regulation.

Sunday, July 23

12:30 PM - 1:45PM Opening Lunch Session: 85th Session Review featuring Members of the Texas Legislature
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM Discussion on Texas Politics with Statewide Lobbyists
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM Breakout Session featuring Fisher Phillips
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM Breakout Session featuring EMC Insurance & ANCO Insurance
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM Breakout Session: Regulatory Agency Panel featuring Agencies from the State of Texas
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM TRA Industry Awards Dinner Reception
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM TRA Industry Awards Dinner Benefiting the Texas Retailers Education Foundation

Monday, July 24

8:00 AM - 9:45 AM Keynote Speaker: Mark McKinnon
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Breakout Session: GameStop: How to Adapt Your Business Model to a Changing World
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Breakout Session featuring Fisher Phillips
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Breakout Session: ORC/Loss Prevention Track
11:45 AM - 1:15 PM Lunch Session: "The Trump Administration 6 Months In" featuring Government Affairs Leads from National Retail Associations
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM Breakout Session featuring KPMG
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM Breakout Session: The Retail Revolution: How Independent Retailers Can Compete and Win
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM Breakout Session: ORC/Loss Prevention Track
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM Breakout Session featuring KPMG
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM Breakout Session featuring BMUSED Imaging
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM Breakout Session: ORC/Loss Prevention Track
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM RETAIL, SET...GO PARTY! (Closing Night Party)

Texas Retailers Forum Sponsors

Your company could be the star of the Texas Retailers Forum by sponsoring our closing night party or awards dinner.  Receive speaking time in front of an audience of Texas’ best retailers by sponsoring one of our general sessions or have your company information on every hotel key card!  The Texas Retailers Association is a statewide non-profit dedicated to providing education as well as advocacy to the retail industry.
TRA relies on the support of sponsors to fulfill our mission and provide services to retailers and retail suppliers.  Your donation will go directly toward our ability to offer networking, training, and grow the retail community’s legislative efforts at the Capitol.  Contact tra@txretailers.org to reserve your sponsorship or exhibit booth or fill out our form!
Thank you to our sponsors!