The Top 5 Must-See Sessions at NRF 2024

The National Retail Federation’s Big Show – NRF 2024 – is just around the corner. As a proud sponsor, MangoApps is thrilled to be a part of this year’s lineup of enlightening sessions. NRF 2024 is the perfect opportunity to gain insights from retail leaders on the latest trends and best practices.

In preparation for the event, we’ve handpicked the top-five sessions you can’t afford to miss at NRF 2024.

Monday, January 15, 1:00 pm – 1:30 pm
North Javits, Level 4, Room 404, CommerceHub Stage

Join us for a deep dive into the transformative operations of AutoZone and PetSmart – companies that have successfully revamped the frontline experience for over 150,000 employees. During this session you’ll learn from visionary executives from both enterprises as they outline the pressing challenges that prompted change and the remarkable journeys they took to find groundbreaking solutions. From pinpointing urgent issues to strategizing and executing sustainable solutions, learn firsthand the strategies employed to breathe new life into their operations. By the session’s end, you’ll have the insights and strategies needed to spearhead a frontline revolution of your own!

2. Keynote Session – Doubling Down on Retail with Levi Strauss & Co.

Sunday, January 14, 9:00 am – 9:30 am

Joining Levi Strauss & Co. in early 2023, president Michelle Gass came from Kohl’s as the company’s former CEO. Under a meticulously designed succession plan from retiring CEO Chip Bergh, Michelle brings her leadership skillset from successful senior roles at Proctor and Gamble, Starbucks, and most recently Kohl’s. Speaking for the first time since joining the 170-year-old iconic brand, Michelle will share how she plans to accelerate growth by sharpening the focus of the current strategies to lean into the power of its brand, become the destination for denim lifestyle across all channels, and fuel diversification through international markets. Don’t miss this opportunity to hear from a visionary leader who is propelling Levi Strauss & Co. into a new era of success.

3. Keynote Session – Cultivating a Thriving Workplace and Purpose-led Company Culture

Tuesday, January 16, 9:30 am – 10:00 am

In the fast-paced world of business, it is valuable to learn from those who have achieved great success. Arianna Huffington, Founder and CEO of Thrive Global and founder of The Huffington Post will be joined on stage by Signet Jewelers CEO Gina Drosos and The Honest Company CEO Carla Vernón to discuss building a foundation of well-being as a leader of an organization and creating a culture for anyone to thrive in the workplace.

4. Featured Session – Leading Through Transformation, From Local Relevance to Global Purpose: The Kmart Australia Story

Sunday, January 14, 10:30 am – 11:00 am

Learn how Kmart Australia doubled down on clarity of purpose and innovation to develop a strategic blueprint and operational architecture to transform its business model, moving it from a traditional discount chain to an innovative, modern, hybrid retailer. Join Ian Bailey, Managing Director of Kmart Group Australia as this session offers takeaways on how to overcome barriers, challenge the status quo, guidance on leadership and adopting technology solutions to empower the organization.

Sunday, January 14, 11:20 am – 11:50 am

Retailers are entering a new phase of technological innovation — with artificial intelligence and machine learning at its core. AI has emerged as the most effective way for retailers to turn data into value. Join Anshu Bhardwaj, Senior Vice President and COO of Walmart, in this session to learn how Walmart is using AI to drive growth and competitive advantage across the business.

Visit MangoApps @ NRF 2024

These sessions represent just a taste of what NRF 2024 has to offer. We invite you to visit MangoApps at booth #4053 on Level 3 of the Expo Hall and don’t forget to join us for our featured session Monday afternoon.

For more information about NRF, check out our event landing page

See you at NRF 2024 in New York City!

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