2022 Global Retailing Ideas Summit

The 2022 Global Retailing Ideas Summit – tentatively scheduled for April 27-29 – will blend the old with the new.  It will bring back the in-person experience with some new programming with the virtual engagement that proved to be highly successful from this year.

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


2021 Speakers

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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Click each speaker for quick bios and their presentation time.

2022 Registration



New Pricing Coming – Pricing will be set for our virtual and in-person components;  details to follow


Virtual Registration

Stay tuned for updates on the virtual registration option and how you will be able to engage the event.

In-Person Registration

Stay tuned for updates on the in-person registration option which will include some new programming as we relaunch this valuable experience.

Ideas Summit


Next 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.  But that’s not all.  We are planning some very different and unique programming features that will make this event one not to miss.  Please check back over the summer for these announcements.

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 sheiladkressler@arizona.edu

Need more


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

2021 Summit Guide
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We will be having several out-of-ballroom experiences around Tucson and on the University of Arizona campus.  These will not only introduce you to this wonderful community but also connect you with industry professionals and students.

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.