FORWARD TOGETHER

Keynote Session

Tuesday
January 12
10:45 am11:00 am
Mike George, NRF Chairman and President and CEO of Qurate Retail Group Inc., opens Chapter 1 of NRF 2021, Retail's Big Show, in a virtual attendee welcome to the world's largest retail event of its kind. George will share his insights about the resilience and importance of this great industry, one that has innovated and stood unified to serve consumers and the economy globally in a time of need. 
Tuesday
January 12
11:00 am11:45 am
As the United States’ 66th Secretary of State and national security advisor, Dr. Condoleezza Rice pioneered a policy of transformational diplomacy and heralded the formation of new global governments based on democratic principles. Dr. Rice has proven to be a significant leader during a time of unprecedented and tumultuous world affairs, recognized for her courageous efforts to foster worldwide freedoms for all people. In this candid fireside chat, Dr.
Wednesday
January 13
11:00 am11:25 am
The skyrocketing stock market continues to defy convention, as the extreme pressures of the past year would typically point to a bear economy with slow growing domestic and global financial health. NRF brings renowned CEO of JPMorgan Chase, Jamie Dimon, to help make sense of counterintuitive economic signals amid the past year's challenges, and how the retail industry can be proactive in moving forward together.
Wednesday
January 13
11:25 am11:45 am
Former CEO and Chairman of PepsiCo, Indra Nooyi is no stranger to leading in uncertain, critical, and rapidly evolving times. Selected by Connecticut governor Ned Lamont as co-chair of the Reopen Connecticut Advisory Board, she has provided strategic direction to help the state reopen, considering both public health outcomes and socioeconomic costs. In her engaging, actionable, and informative remarks, hear Ms.
Tuesday
January 19
11:00 am11:45 am

What brings consumers comfort these days? Chances are most would say one of two things – food and pets. Each category is formidable in its own right, but during times of mandated social distancing and “bubble life,” consumers are drawn to the cozy warmth of their furry friends and the contentment of a great burger and smooth shake.

Thursday
January 21
11:00 am11:45 am

The most opportunistic point of view is that "from crisis comes immense opportunity." This year that edict remains more relevant than ever. In this mainstage session, hear how retail has risen to the occasion to re-imagine the experience in the most unusual of times. In back-to-back fireside chats, leaders from high-end luxury department store Saks Fifth Avenue and prominent athletic apparel company lululemon share their companies' journeys in thinking differently to meet the immense challenges this year has brought to bear.

Friday
January 22
11:00 am11:45 am

If 2020 has taught us nothing else, deft leadership shines brightest in times of immense challenge. In successive fireside discussions, attendees will hear from influential female leaders who continue to steward large organizations with resilience and agility through a year of unprecedented change.

Friday
January 22
1:45 pm2:30 pm
There’s no denying that today’s digital-savvy consumer grapples with more choices at their fingertips than ever before, increasingly looking for instant, on-demand gratification from everything from food to fitness to fan gear. Fanatics, the world’s leader for licensed sports merchandise, has built a revolutionary vertical commerce business model that allows it to super-serve the “in the heat of the moment” demands of today’s consumers with the largest assortment of merchandise for all fans, including a commitment to growing the traditionally underserved women’s team gear category.