GR Ideas Summit April 29-30, 2021

For the first time in 24 years the Global Retailing Ideas Summit will be hosted on the beautiful University of Arizona Campus located in Tucson, Arizona.

Pending Speakers

Terry J. Lundgren

Chairman and CEO, Retired
Macy’s, Inc.
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Brian Cornell

Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer
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Tommy Hilfiger

Founder & Fashion Designer
Tommy Hilfiger
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Hubert Joly

Executive Chairman
Best Buy Co
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Sarah Quinlan

Managing Director
The Carolantic Fund
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Annie Young-Scrivner

GODIVA Chocolatier
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Naveen Krishna

Chief Technology Officer
Macy’s Inc.
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Chip Bergh

President & Chief Executive Officer
Levi Strauss & CO.
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Andy Ruben

CEO & Founder
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Nike Alumni Panel

UArizona RCSC alumni
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Sabrina Fung

Group Managing Director
Fung Retailing Group
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Ben Steele

Chief Customer Officer
REI Co-op
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Zeynep Ton

President – Good Jobs Institute
Professor of Practice – MIT Sloan School of Management
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Stacia Andersen

EVP of Merchandising and Customer Experience
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Karin Cabili

Founder and CEO
Dropit Shopping
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Kelly Scott

Chief Commercial Officer
Dropit Shopping
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Click each speaker for quick bios and their presentation time.

Registration Details


Individual / Team (6 or more)

Non-Partner Companies

Individual: $745 / 6 or more: $695

Center Partner

Individual: $500 / 6 or more: $450*

(must be able to verify affiliation)

Faculty / Non Profit

Individual: $450/ no Team rates*

(must be able to verify affiliation)

Arizona Resident

Individual: $645 / 6 or more: $595*

(must be able to verify residence)

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What’s Included

  • Full buffet breakfast and lunch; morning and afternoon snacks throughout summit
  • Invitation to “Global Under the Stars” buffet dinner and program
  • Free copy of GR The Magazine – the summit’s content rich magazine on current trends and issues in the retailing and brand industry
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Registration information

Transferring Registration


Registration for 2021 is available now.

If you were registered for the 2020 April Summit your registration will transfer to the new date.  If you need to make changes please email before March 29, 2021.



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Ideas Summit


We are excited for another opportunity to gather together today’s pioneers in global retailing in such an intimate and accessible way. Starting at 7AM on Thursday morning, you will be able to access titans of our industry in a casual and comfortable setting. Year after year, the lectures given at this two day event have been almost prophetic in their predictions for the future of our industry surely making an event not to miss.


Options for booking accommodations for 2021 will be available  starting June 2020.


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Please see our helpful guide to answer any questions you might have about the event.

2020 Summit Guide
Global Under the


We are excited to introduce our special Thursday evening program, Global Under the Stars, sponsored by Macy’s. This evening event will feature a small program that will recognize several student achievements, updates on Center initiatives and our first annual Designer’s Award presented by Terry Lundgren.  This casual yet elegant event is the perfect opportunity to network and enjoy the beautiful Tucson evening with dinner, music and colleagues

Following our last speaker for the day.

Terry J. Lundgren Center for


The Terry J. Lundgren Center for Retailing brings together the emerging talent in the University of Arizona’s Retailing and Consumer Sciences degree, its faculty, and the retailing and brand industry to enhance enterprises worldwide.

The Center is supported by its Corporate Advisory Board that serves as a strong and valued voice on the direction of the Center and the needs of the industry with a shared goal of developing a successful career path for our future retailing and brand leaders.