2023 Global Retailing Ideas Summit

March 16-17, 2023

InterContinental Hotel

San Francisco, CA

2023 Summit


Interactive & Intimate

Our event provides the opportunity for innovators and leaders of this industry to present the latest trends and strategies to our attendees but to do so in an interactive and intimate way.  By keeping our audience small and focused on this dynamic industry, you will get to listen to these amazing stories and then ask your own questions directly to our speakers.


Our mobile and desktop event app also lets you engage your fellow attendees before, during and after the event so you can make this experience last the full year.


You will also be able to network with other professionals during our lunch, breakfast and session breaks.


Join us to learn and connect.


Two Engaging Days


Thursday, March 16


  • Starts at 8:30a with Terry Lundgren, CEO/Chairman, retired of Macy’s
  • Morning break for networking and stretching
  • An incredible lunch is planned for all attendees at noon
  • Another afternoon break for more mingling
  • Finish up at 4:45pm for an evening out on the town

Friday, March 17


  • Starts up at 7:00a with a hearty breakfast for all attendees
  • Programming will start up at 8:30a
  • A final morning break to connect with new colleagues
  • Finish up at noon and register for 2024 in Tucson, Arizona
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Invited Speakers

We have invited a great set of speakers to share amazing stories about their company and themselves.  Check back frequently to see our confirmed list of presenters.


  • Chip Bergh, CEO, Levi Strauss & Co.
  • Joe Kudla, CEO/Founder, Vuori
  • Shawn Nelson, CEO/Founder, Lovesac
  • Matt Boss, Managing Director, J.P. Morgan
  • Heather Hasson and Trina Spear, Co-CEOs, FIGS
  • Matt Shay, President/CEO, National Retail Federation
  • Todd Caruso, Retail/Americas, CBRE

Confirmed Speakers

Terry J. Lundgren

Chairman and CEO, Retired
Macy’s, Inc.
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Chip Bergh

President and Chief Executive Officer
Levi Strauss & Co.
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Sarah Quinlan

Managing Director and Founder
SAQ Economic Advisory LLC
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Matthew Shay

President and CEO
National Retail Federation
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Shawn Nelson

CEO & Founder
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Stuart Landesberg

Co-Founder & CEO
Grove Collaborative
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Todd Caruso

Senior Managing Director – Retail Investor Lead (Americas)
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Joe Kudla

Founder and CEO
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Matthew Boss

Managing Director, Equity Research, Retailing
J. P. Morgan
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Check back frequently as our list of confirmed speakers grow

Register Early for Big Discount

March 16-17, 2023

Thursday program starts at 8:30a and includes a wonderful lunch for all attendees

Friday’s program starts at 8:30 but with a incredible breakfast at 7:00a for all attendees

All events are hosted at the InterContinental Hotel in San Francisco

2023 Registration

Virtual Registration

Join us virtually!


The Global Retailing Ideas Summit is streamed online and on mobile so you can watch from wherever you are.


This amazing virtual platform also gives you access prior to, during and after the summit for one year so you can rewatch all speakers, read their materials and connect with other attendees.

Registration Prices

Attendee Fees


*Full Event/Early Bird:  $745.00

(Register between September 1 and January 1, 2023)


*Full Event/Regular:  $895.00 

(Register between January 1 and March 1, 2023)


*Full Event/Late:  $1,045.00

(Register after March 1, 2023)


Virtual Only:  $245.00


If you are an educational institution or a non-profit please email sheiladkressler@arizona.edu for special pricing.


*Pricing includes full in-person experience including meals and snacks on stated days and access to the virtual platform


In-Person Registration

What’s included at the event


In-person registration is open and includes:

  • Access to all in-person activities except for the VIP reception on Wednesday night (add-on tickets are available)
  • Lunch and morning/afternoon snacks on Thursday
  • Breakfast and morning snack on Friday
  • Access to the event platform prior to, during and after the summit for one-year;  gives great access to event materials/presentations and videos as well as help network with other attendees.
Ideas Summit


This year’s event promises to be the best yet.  We will be blending together the reach and convenience of a virtual event with the intimacy and immersion of the in-person event.  This will also be our first time going on the road with this amazing event to the San Francisco area.

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


Stay at the Intercontinental

Situated next to the magnificent Moscone Convention Center and a short stroll away from the city’s financial, entertainment, and shopping districts, InterContinental San Francisco offers guests an endless list of reasons to stay.

With our convenient SoMa location, guests can easily enjoy San Francisco’s renowned public transportation system and an array of historic treasures, museums and nightlife.

Eat, relax, stay awhile. Our onsite wine restaurant, Luce, is beloved by guests and locals alike for its contemporary take on classic American cuisine at Bistro 888, while our own Bar 888 is San Francisco’s go-to watering hole for grappa-based cocktails.

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Please email Sheila Kressler-Crowley at sheiladkressler@arizona.edu if you have any questions about attending or sponsoring the event.

Enjoying the


San Francisco is best known for its scenic beauty, cultural attractions, diverse communities, and world-class cuisine.  This walkable city includes iconic landmarks, intriguing neighborhoods, renowned culinary experiences and world-class arts and culture. Often laced with fog, the city evokes a romantic mood in this most European of American cities.


Iconic Landmarks

The stunningly beautiful Golden Gate Bridge, century-old cable cars (one of the only moving National Historic Landmarks in the U.S.), lively Fisherman’s Wharf, mysterious Alcatraz Island, bustling Chinatown, charming Victorians — San Francisco overflows with iconic landmarks known around the world.


Culinary Highlights

The city’s diverse food scene is one of the reasons people say they want to visit San Francisco. Food and drink are intricately woven into the region’s history and traditions, making the Bay Area a dining destination like no other.  San Francisco and the Bay Area boast the greatest concentration of Michelin stars anywhere in the Americas.

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 Science 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.