VIRTUAL Global Retailing Ideas Summit April 28-30, 2021

The Global Retailing Ideas Summit will be fully virtual and will be broadcasted live on stage from the campus of the University of Arizona Campus in Tucson, Arizona

To learn how to sponsor the Summit, please email Sheila Kressler-Crowley



Terry J. Lundgren

Chairman and CEO, Retired
Macy’s, Inc.
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Tommy Hilfiger

Founder & Fashion Designer
Tommy Hilfiger
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Andy Ruben

CEO & Founder
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Mike Maher

Taylor Stitch
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Sarah Quinlan

Managing Director and Founder
SAQ Economic Advisory LLC
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Stuart Ford

Chief Operating Officer
Dropit Shopping
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Karin Cabili

Founder and CEO
Dropit Shopping
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Hubert Joly

Senior Lecturer
Harvard Business School
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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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Annie Young-Scrivner

Wella Company
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Chip Bergh

President & Chief Executive Officer
Levi Strauss & CO.
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Robert Gierkink

Executive in Residence
General Catalyst Partners
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Dave Schechter

Vice President, Global Footwear Development
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Reham Habib

Vice President of Brand Partnerships and Business Development
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Bimma Williams

Podcast Host
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Sabrina Fung

Group Managing Director
Fung Retailing Group
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Brian Cornell

Board Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
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Mindy Scheier

Founder and CEO
Runway of Dreams Foundation
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Registration Details


All Virtual Registrations

$350 per person



(includes individual attendee box mailed prior to event, must register before April 1. to recieve box)

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What’s Included

  • *Special attendee gift box to be mailed mailed prior to the Summit
  • Invitation to virtual networking opportunities and virtual discussions
  • Free copy of GR The Magazine – the summit’s content rich magazine on current trends and issues in the retailing and brand industry


*Must register before April 1, 2021 to receive gift box.

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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 and the difference will be credited. If you need to make changes please email before December 1, 2020.

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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 8am on Wednesday morning, you will be able to access titans of our industry in a virtual setting. Year after year, the lectures given at this event have been almost prophetic in their predictions for the future of our industry surely making an event not to miss.

If you would like to discover sponsorship opportunities for the event and share your company with the many industry leaders who attend, please email Sheila Kressler-Crowley


There are many choices when it comes to staying in Tucson. We have selected several hotels close to or within walking distance to campus for when we return to in-person in 2022

 University Marriott .29 miles

The Graduate Hotel Tucson .29 miles

 A Loft University  .05 miles

Arizona Inn 1.0 miles

For recommendations on resorts that offer golf and extra amenities please email

Need more


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

2021 Summit Guide
Global Under the


Our in-person Global Under the Stars will be postponed this year but stay tuned for networking opportunities and other ways to connect coming soon!

Networking 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.