How will I access the sessions?

You will attend the sessions, meet our partners and gain access to valuable resources in our online conference center.

Do I need to download or install any software to be able to attend this event?

No. You do not need to download or install any software to participate in our conference. You only need to have access to the Internet.

Will the sessions be recorded?

Yes. the sessions will be recorded and available for free for a limited time. 

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Retail Finance Connect is a private, invitation-only virtual event customized for senior finance executives from retailers and brands.

During crisis comes opportunity. The mission of Retail Finance Connect is to provide an interactive, high-level platform for the exchange of ideas, best practices and timely perspectives on moving beyond these turbulent times.

See someone on our attendee list you want to meet? Mutually matched and pre-scheduled 1:1 meetings with your prospects and peers make it easy to further business. No more fruitless conversation. No more tradeshows.

We provide custom-made, high-level content that fosters a fruitful dialogue among participants. Engage in in-depth discussions on the economic outlook for 2020 and beyond, and prep for a “new normal”.

Meet only the most senior-level executives in an intimate and interactive environment.

The Invite-Only Virtual Forum For Senior Finance Executives From Retailers And Brands

July 28-29, 2020

Defining The Future Of Retail Finance

Exclusive Content. Zero Cost. Zero Travel.

The Retail Finance Connect Virtual Event is an online forum mirroring our in-person Connect events. We’re bringing you exclusive knowledge from top-notch industry leaders at the touch of a button.

Here's what you get when you attend:

Pre-Scheduled 1:1 Meetings

Executive-Level Content

Exclusive Networking

Agenda At A Glance

Welcome Remarks

Fireside Chat: Procurement’s Role For Re-entry Back To Work & Defining The “New Normal”

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12:55 - 1:00pm ET

1:00 - 1:30pm ET

1:30 - 2:00pm ET

Panel Discussion: Life After COVID-19; Lessons Learned and Plotting a Course for the Future

2:00 - 2:30pm ET

12:55 - 1:00pm ET

1:00 - 1:30pm ET

Presentation: Tech It Out: A Clear Guideline For The Digital Transformation Process

Panel Discussion: The Architecture Of Organization: Ensuring Optimal Structure To Meet Your Company’s Goals

Welcome Remarks

1:30 - 2:00pm ET

Fireside Chat: Creating & Maintaining A Diverse & Inclusive Supply Chain

Fireside Chat: What You Must Do To Build & Rekindle Relationships With Your Key Suppliers

2:30 - 2:45pm ET

Panel Discussion: Implementing A Comprehensive Supplier Risk Management Program

2:45 - 3:15pm ET

Day One - June 23, 2020
Laying The Groundwork To Create A Stronger Procurement Function After A Major Disruption 

Day Two - June 24, 2020
Optimizing Procurement and Moving Towards The Future


2:20 - 2:35pm ET

2:35 - 3:05pm ET

Panel Discussion: Identifying Roadblocks In Your Supplier Base & Increasing Savings

3:25 - 3:55pm ET

3:15 - 3:45pm ET


2:00 - 2:20pm ET

Panel Discussion: Achieving Maximum ROI & Value Creation With Outsourcing

What You'll Learn [Tentative Agenda]

Sponsor Led Roundtable Discussions

1. Work Smarter, Not Harder; Smart Contracts To The Rescue
2. Cut It Out: Eliminating Supplier Risk 

3. Leveraging e-Procurement With Data 

4. Investing In Tools/Software For Category Managers

Additional Topics May Include:

5. Searching For The Right New Supplier Or Requalifying?
6. What’s On Your Mind? Ask The Consultant!

3:45 - 4:15pm ET

3:55pm ET

End of Day One

Roundtable Discussions

1. Using The Crisis To Jump Start Your Digital Transformation
2. Working With Stakeholders To Help Negotiate

3. Remaining Agile To Support Your Business

4. The New Landscape Of Corporate Business Travel & What Procurement Can Do 

Additional Topics May Include: 

5. Using Data And Analytics When Reducing Total Cost Of Ownership

6. Ideas To Generate Value Beyond Savings

7. Trends In Outsourcing And How Procurement Can Take Advantage To Add Value 

8. Reducing Real Estate; Increasing Work From Home

9. 5 Years & Under: Stakeholder Interaction, Compliance & Solutions for New Procurement Teams 

10. The Good, The Bad & The Ugly: Post Contract Management

4:15pm ET

End of Event

3:05 - 3:25pm ET

Case Study: Leveraging Automation To Reduce & Eliminate Risk With 3rd Party Suppliers

Why You Should Listen In

No Cost If You Qualify

Always Accessible Content

No OOO Necessary

Enjoy all the perks of a live event from the comfort of your own home.

If you can't make all of the sessions, no biggie. Everyone registered gets a copy of the on-demand sessions.

All sessions are free of charge for qualifying attendees. This is major value at ZERO cost.

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In Partnership With:

12:55 - 4:15pm EST

Brands That Rely On Retail Finance Connect Events

Virtual Event 2020

Richard Kestenbaum 

Retail Contributor, Forbes |

Co-founder and Partner, Triangle Capital LLC

Keenan Davis

Senior Director of Marketing


Shelagh Stoneham


Power WearHouse Inc

Tim Lakin 

Ecommerce Merchandising Manager

Sketchers USA Inc. 

Get Inspired by Our Speakers:

Ana Guzman

Director of Loyalty and Customer Engagement

TGI Fridays


Rita Zahir

VP, Digital Marketing


Ramesh Ayyagari

Digital Product Management & Strategy

Lane Bryant, Ascena Brands

Craig Kapilow

Senior Director, Brand Partnerships & Integrated Marketing 

Rue Gilt Groupe

Sarah Hoffman

Chief Marketing Officer


Eduardo Siman 

IT Director

Intradeco Apparel

Beth Moriarty

VP of Marketing


Ekta Chopra

Vice President of Digital

e.l.f. Cosmetics

Michelle Davidson

Industry Principal

Oracle NetSuite

Rachel Wang

Customer Success Manager


Andreas Stenman

Head of Global Partnerships

Alex Walkowski

Managed Services, Team Lead

Rob Neibauer

Senior Vice President, Revenue


Frequently Asked Questions 

The Virtual Gossip


"The best part of the event was the informal discussion among the participants. The flow of event was well paced,  topics were thought provoking and it allowed interactions which were valuable. I think the time was well spent and I came back enriched with knowledge from the event."


“I’m beyond satisfied with the intimate feel of the event. It allowed me quality facetime with retailers and vendors to help gain insights and solutions to the challenges I’m facing.”

Uday Prakash
Senior Director Finance

Peter Huh


“Hearing from such high level retailers has helped define the direction I should be taking my business. It’s nice to  know other companies at my level have experience the same challenges I go through.”

Mary Plemons
VP of Operations

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