The Texas Retailers Forum will also feature state as well as federal issue updates, along with topical and timely retail industry educational sessions.
Keynote Speaker: Gary Magenta, Chief Change Architect | Root Inc.
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. In 2017, we built on this success, providing 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 to future Texas Retailers Forums.
Texas Retailers Forum Schedule
12:30PM – 1:45PM | 86TH LEGISLATURE PREVIEW FEATURING MEMBERS OF THE TEXAS LEGISLATURE (LUNCH INCLUDED)
2:00PM – 3:00PM | EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS & DISASTER RESPONSE
3:30PM – 4:30PM | REGULATORY PANEL — TOPICS INCLUDE: PAID SICK LEAVE, LABOR ISSUES, E-FAIRNESS, AND TAXES
6:00PM – 6:30PM | TEXAS RETAILERS ASSOCIATION INDUSTRY AWARDS DINNER RECEPTION
6:30PM – 9:00PM | TEXAS RETAILERS ASSOCIATION AWARDS DINNER BENEFITING THE TEXAS RETAILERS EDUCATION FOUNDATION
8:30AM – 9:45AM | KEYNOTE SPEAKER: GARY MAGENTA, ROOT INC. (BREAKFAST INCLUDED)
10:00AM – 11:00AM | BREAKOUT SESSION: MINIMIZING PROPERTY TAXES ON FIXED ASSETS AND INVENTORIES, PRESENTED BY TAX ADVISORS GROUP
10:00AM – 11:00AM | BREAKOUT SESSION: USING DIGITAL BILLBOARDS TO BOOST YOUR SALES AND THE IMPORTANCE OF THE VISIBILITY OF YOUR STORE, PRESENTED BY THE OUTDOOR ADVERTISING ASSOCIATION OF TEXAS
11:45AM – 1:15PM | GENERAL ATTENDEE LUNCH (OPEN TO ALL ATTENDEES)
11:45AM – 1:15PM | TRAPAC AND TRA FEDPAC LUNCHEON FEATURING TO BE DETERMINED (ADDITIONAL EXPENSE OUTSIDE OF REGISTRATION)
1:30PM – 2:30PM | BREAKOUT SESSION 4 | BREAKOUT SESSION 5
3:30PM – 4:30PM | RETAIL CRIME AND SAFETY PANEL
6:30PM – 9:00PM | CASINO-THEMED CLOSING NIGHT PARTY ABOARD THE U.S.S. LEXINGTON (TRANSPORTATION PROVIDED)