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The Future of Cannabis & CBD in Confectionery Products

Room 104

Chris Walsh, CEO, Hemp Industry Daily; Tish Pahl, Esq., Olsson Frank Weeda Terman Matz PC
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This session covers a regulatory update on the safety, federal and state laws, risks and rewards of entering the cannabis market and provides an overview of the market for CBD products, with a specific focus on edibles.

The Future Store Experience

Destination Retail Theater

Michael Sansolo, Author & Columnist, Morning News Beat
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This presentation will examine how technologies from 5G phones to virtual reality will enable smart shopping and smart stores like never before and build an entirely new shopping experience.

The Future of PayPoints

Destination Retail Theater

Gina Peterson, Senior Manager of Retail Experience, The Hershey Company
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From evolving pay points to queueing strategies to cashier-less checkout, this session explores which investments in the front end are meeting shopper demands today and positioning stores for the future of retail.

Optimize Your E-Commerce Strategies to New Consumer Behaviors

Destination Retail Theater

Rachel Tipograph, Founder & CEO, MikMak
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This session will help confectionery brands tackle the changes in shopper behavior caused by this mass exodus to e-commerce and start to think about how to develop a strategy that's relevant for today's consumers.

The Retailer’s Omni-Channel Journey

Discovery Theater

Michael Sansolo, Author & Columnist, Morning News Beat
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This session will detail the many challenges and decisions companies must make in management, finances, technology, merchandising and more to successfully enter the omni-channel world with examination of how this impacts product suppliers.

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion: A Journey Not a Destination

Room 104

Sarah Alter, President & CEO of Network of Executive Women; Natasha Miller Williams, Head of Diversity & Inclusion, Ferrara Candy Company
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This session puts confectionery industry leaders in conversation on the topics of diversity, equity and inclusion and will touch on the business case for DEI, the importance of allyship and the issues facing women, people of color and other diverse groups in the confectionery and snack industry.

The Future of PayPoints

Destination Retail Theater

Gina Peterson, Senior Manager of Retail Experience, The Hershey Company
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From evolving pay points to queueing strategies to cashier-less checkout, this session explores which investments in the front end are meeting shopper demands today and positioning stores for the future of retail.

Optimize Your E-Commerce Strategies to New Consumer Behaviors

Destination Retail Theater

Rachel Tipograph, Founder & CEO, MikMak
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This session will help confectionery brands tackle the changes in shopper behavior caused by this mass exodus to e-commerce and start to think about how to develop a strategy that's relevant for today's consumers.

The Future of PayPoints

Destination Retail Theater

Gina Peterson, Senior Manager of Retail Experience, The Hershey Company
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From evolving pay points to queueing strategies to cashier-less checkout, this session explores which investments in the front end are meeting shopper demands today and positioning stores for the future of retail.

Considering CBD? What You Need to Know Before Entering the Industry

Wabash Ballroom

Nancy Whiteman, CEO, Wana Brands
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This session offers advice from the CEO of North America’s largest cannabis-infused edibles producer on building a cannabis brand and preparing a company for partnerships with the cannabis industry. Attendees will learn about the challenges in the industry, including licensing and regulations, and the necessary steps to build a cannabis brand when regular marketing channels and strategies are not an option.

Optimize Your E-Commerce Strategies to New Consumer Behaviors

Destination Retail Theater

Rachel Tipograph, Founder & CEO, MikMak
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This session will help confectionery brands tackle the changes in shopper behavior caused by this mass exodus to e-commerce and start to think about how to develop a strategy that's relevant for today's consumers.

The Future Store Experience

Destination Retail Theater

Michael Sansolo, Author & Columnist, Morning News Beat
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This presentation will examine how technologies from 5G phones to virtual reality will enable smart shopping and smart stores like never before and build an entirely new shopping experience.