Franklin County Retail Summit 2015

Franklin County Retail Summit 2015
  • When: August 19, 2015 at 8:00am - 10:00am
  • Where:

    Hilton Columbus at Easton
    3900 Chagrin Drive
    Columbus, OH 43215

  • Hosted By: Franklin County and the Columbus Chamber of Commerce
  • Event Type: Chamber  

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Franklin County Retail Summit 2015 will feature:

Insights from industry experts
Results of the 2015 Franklin County Retail Report
A snapshot of the industry’s progress in Franklin County


Welcome and Opening Remarks

Michael Dalby, President & CEO, Columbus Chamber
Marilyn Brown, President, Franklin County Board of Commissioners

Franklin County Retail Report 2015

Jung Kim, Director, Columbus Chamber
Sales Tax Revenues
Consumer Demographics
E-Commerce Trends and Impacts

Retail: E-Commerce Trends and Impacts

Columbus Chamber
Dilara Casey, Director, Marketing and Communications

The Evolution of the Consumer Journey

The advancement in logistics and technology has created an on-demand consumer-focused retail environment. Dilara Casey, Director of Marketing & Communications for the Columbus Chamber of Commerce, explores how these innovations have changed the landscape of the consumer journey and created an environment that tasks retailers to be nimble and forward-thinking in order to capture that important consumer dollar.

Retail: Impact of Digital Innovation

Alliance Data Retail Systems
Jim Walz, Director, Mobile Services/Digital Solutions

Connecting Moments that Matter Through Mobile
Customers expect a seamless omnichannel experience whether they are shopping within an app on their phone, in a store, online, or with their catalog. Jim Walz, Director of Mobile Solutions at Alliance Data, will explore ways to engage today’s ever-connected customers through the power of mobile and share ways to connect with customers and drive growth by leveraging analytical insights and innovative technology. You will learn how to create moments that matter for customers anytime, anywhere, anyway that will build lasting loyalty.

Closing Remarks

Jim Schimmer, Executive Director
Franklin County Department of Economic and Planning

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Who Should Attend

Retail and Restaurant Owners and Managers
Representatives of Industries that Serve Retail
Economic Development Officers from Franklin County Municipalities
Leadership with Interest in the Future of Franklin County Retail

View the 2014 Franklin County Retail Report, or take a look at photos from last year’s summit.


Members: $25, Reserved Table of eight: $175
Non-Members: Individual attendee: $40, Reserved Table of eight: $280 each

Columbus Chamber ticket purchases are considered non-refundable.

RSVP by Thursday, August 13, 2015. For more information, contact or 614-225-6946.


Hilton Columbus at Easton
3900 Chagrin Drive
Columbus, OH 43215

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