News | May 16, 2019

The Hard-Hitting Truth Behind Retail Topics During RetailX

Attending media invited to take part in curated retail experiences and connect with thought leaders and top brands affecting the retail industry

RetailX, the co-location of three leading retail industry trade shows — RFID Journal LIVE! Retail,Internet Retailer Conference & Exhibition(IRCE), and GlobalShop — takes place in a three-day mega-event from June 25–27, 2019, at McCormick Place in Chicago. On day one (June 25) of the show, RetailX will host an exclusive Media Experience where the press will be invited to attend a Hard Hat Media Tour in advance of the show floor opening, receive seating to Doug Stephens, Retail Prophet’s Keynote - The Future of Retail in a Post-Digital World, and have the opportunity to conduct one-on-one interviews with key retail industry experts.

What - Media are invited to take part in a curated tour prior to the show floor opening, featuring first-class retail experiences and top brands, followed by access to thought leaders affecting the retail industry.

Who - Industry experts available for one-on-one media interviews include:

  • Doug Hope, Senior VP of Emerald Expositions and RetailX Show Director
  • Doug Stephens, The Retail Prophet
  • Alison Embrey Medina, Content Manager for RetailX
  • Chip Conley, Strategic Advisor for Airbnb
  • Andy Dunn, Senior VP of Digital Consumer Brands at Walmart
  • Susan Tynan, CEO and Founder of Framebridge
  • Mark Roberti, Founder & Editor of RFID Journal
  • Gary Tattersall, Director of Asset Protection & Risk Management at Jack Wills
  • Amy Vener, Head of Retail Strategy at Pinterest
  • Fahim Naim, Founder of eShopportunity
  • Marta Dalton, Global Director of Ecommerce at Unilever
  • Mike Earl, Senior Director, Omnichannel at Timbuk2
  • Brendan Gualdoni, VP of Enterprise Architecture, Commerce & Integration at Express
  • Richard Haig, CIO/CTO at Herman Kay
  • Johan Stenstrom, Supply Chain Developer at Stadium AB

Why - The future of retail has been polarized with daily news reporting both negative and positive accounts. Through access to industry thought leaders and executives from leading brands, this Media Experience will resolve questions and provide perspective on hard-hitting issues that apply to today’s environment and the future of retail.

When - Tuesday, June 25, 2019;

  • 2 pm - 3 pm: Exclusive curated tour of show floor in advance of show opening
  • 3 pm - 4 pm: Reserved seating for Doug Stephens’ keynote session
  • 4 pm - 6:30 pm: Cocktail reception and one-on-one interviews with select industry experts

Where - McCormick Place, Chicago, Illinois

To reserve your spot for this Media Experience @ RetailX, please contact Bob Basmadjian at

About RetailX
RetailX is a co-location of RFID Journal LIVE! Retail, the world’s only RFID event dedicated specifically to retail application; with Internet Retailer Conference & Exhibition (IRCE), the world’s largest e-Commerce event; and GlobalShop, the world’s largest annual event for shopper-facing retail design, technology and in-store marketing.

RetailX is owned by Emerald Expositions LLC, a leading operator of business-to-business trade shows in the United States.