2020 Ideas Summit

Thursday, April 2, 2020
○ 7:00a – 8:00a: Breakfast
○ 8:00a – 11:45a: Morning Session
○ 11:45a – 12:45p: Lunch
○ 12:45p – 5:00p: Afternoon Session
○ 5:30p: Global Under the Stars
Friday, April 3, 2020
○ 7:00a – 8:00a: Breakfast
○ 8:00a – 1:00p: Morning Session


Terry J. Lundgren

Chairman and CEO, Retired
Macy’s, Inc.
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Sarah Quinlan

Managing Director
The Carolantic Fund
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Naveen Krishna

Chief Technology Officer
Macy’s Inc.
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Michael Maher

Taylor Stitch
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Andy Ruben

CEO & Founder
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Chip Bergh

President & Chief Executive Officer
Levi Strauss & CO.
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Nike Alumni Panel

UArizona RCSC alumni
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Annie Young-Scrivner

GODIVA Chocolatier
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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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Brian Cornell

Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer
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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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Hubert Joly

Executive Chairman
Best Buy Co
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Tommy Hilfiger

Founder & Fashion Designer
Tommy Hilfiger
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Registration Details


Early Bird* / Late Registration Rates
Individual / Team (6 or more)

Non-Partner Companies

Individual: $745* / 6 or more: $695*

Individual: $845 / 6 or more: $795

Center Partner

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

(must be able to verify affiliation)

Faculty / Non Profit

Individual: $450* / no Team rates*

Individual: $500 / no Team rates

(must be able to verify affiliation)

Arizona Resident

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

Individual: $745 / 6 or more: $695

(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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Early Bird Registration

November 1, 2019 to February 29, 2020

Late Registration

March 1, 2020 to day of event

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Ideas Summit


This year’s conference will take place at the JW Marriott Starr Pass Resort & Spa on April 2 & 3, 2020. 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.


JW Marriott Tucson Starr Pass Resort & Spa

Where style and comfort intersect, the resort offers uncomplicated relaxation amid the city’s most compelling attractions. Featuring luxury amenities and excellent service, the resort is a full-service sanctuary where your comfort is always a certainty. Test your swing on the Arnold Palmer-designed desert golf courses, pamper yourself at their spa or take a dip in the multi-level pool and lazy river.   During your stay while attending the GR Idea Summit, we want to make your stay memorable at the JW Marriott Tucson Starr Pass Resort & Spa.

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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.

Thursday, April 2, 2020 – 6:00 pm

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.