Don’t Miss the Private Brand Event of the Year – The Velocity Conference

Don’t miss this year’s groundbreaking event the 2018 Velocity: The My Private Brand Conference, September 17-19 in Charlotte, NC. The 2018 conference will be held at the brand new state of the art Kimpton Tryon Park Hotel. The hotel takes a decidedly different approach to Southern traditions. As gracious hosts in an evolving city, we invite you to take part in the culture of the New South in Uptown Charlotte, where the buzzing energy of a major city blends with hospitality.

After a day spent changing the world in the Velocity Conference, relax with an expertly crafted cocktail at the sleek rooftop bar set 19 stories above Romare Bearden Park and greater Charlotte. Inside, rest on luxe linens among soothing shades of gray and blue, preparing to take on another day in this flourishing southern hub.

We encourage you to join your fellow private brand professionals for world-renowned retail speakers, panels, and networking events in the heart of the city. If you attend only one private brand conference each year, make sure it’s the Velocity Conference.

With more than 20 retail executives and thought leader speakers, this is the event you do not want to miss.

Speakers include:

  • Juan De Paoli, Senior Vice President for Private Brands, Retail Business Services A Company of Ahold Delhaize USA (Food Lion, Hannaford, Giant Food, Giant/Martin’s, Peapod and Stop & Shop)
  • Christopher Durham, President, My Private Brand; co-founder the Vertex Awards
  • Richard Honiball, SVP, Chief Merchandising & Marketing Officer, Navy Exchange
  • Marie-France Gibson, Vice-President Private Brands,Metro
  • Nicole Lord, Sr. Director Private Brand, Office Depot
  • Brian Quinn, Director of Proprietary Brands, Petsmart
  • Patrick Fraser, Director of Private Brands Label Design & Regulatory, RBS/Ahold-Delhaize US
  • Marie Horodecki-Aymes, Director, Design, and Packaging, Metro
  • Vera Atamian, Private Brand Sr. Designer, Boxed
  • John Clague, Former head of Quality and Compliance, private and exclusive brands, at both Waitrose and Asda in the UK
  • David Ziegler-Voll former Senior Package Designer, Trader Joe’s; Creative Director, MBD
  • Paul Rice, founder, President & CEO of Fair Trade USA,
  • Christine Sech, Executive Strategy Director, Interbrand
  • Jenny Longo, Director of Private Label, Longo Brothers Fruit Markets Inc.
  • Robert Koss, Director of Consumer Promotions, Longo Brothers Fruit Markets Inc.
  • Jen Linke, Vice President of Brand Management, Federated Group
  • Maria Dubuc, Marketing By Design, President, and CEO
  • Kieran Forsey, CEO, S4RB INC.
  • Heather Killgo, Vice President and Master Perfumer, Arylessence
  • Kelly Thompson Kell, North American Market Strategy Director, Trace One


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