SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 30
MONDAY, OCTOBER 1
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 2
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 3
9:00 AM – 8:00 PM REGISTRATION & CHECK-IN
Location: Swissotel Lobby 
11:00 AM – 1:30 PM LUNCH AT ISLAND PARTY HUT ON THE WATER
1:30 AM – 4:00 PM CHICAGO ARCHITECTURE TOUR
6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

WELCOME RECEPTION

Networking Lounge: Montreaux, 2nd Floor Event Center

7:00 AM – 1:00 PM

REGISTRATION & CHECK-IN
Location: 1st Floor, Event Center Information Desk

7:00 AM – 8:00 AM BREAKFAST
Location: 1st Floor, Zurich ABC
 

GENERAL SESSION

1st Floor, Zurich Ballroom

8:00 AM – 8:15 AM Welcome
Cheryl Sullivan, Chief Marketing & Strategy Officer, Revionics
8:15 AM – 8:30 AM Opening Remarks
Marc Hafner, Chairman & CEO, Revionics
8:30 AM – 9:15 AM

Retooling Retail for the Tech Age:  Analytics and AI in Action

James McCann, McCann Investments and Advisory, Former Ahold USA CEO

9:15 AM – 10:00 AM

Driving Strategic Transformation: Comprehensive Vision and Execution for Price Leadership at METRO Cash & Carry Ukraine
Martin Schumacher, Chief Customer and Commercial Officer, Metro Cash & Carry Russia

10:00 AM – 10:30 AM Networking Break
10:30 AM – 11:15 AM

Young at Heart: The Spirit of Relentless Innovation at Walgreens

Luke Rauch, Senior Director, U.S. Insights, Walgreens

11:15 AM – 11:45 PM Revionics Elevate Retail Awards
Revionics Executive Team
11:45 AM – 1:00 PM NETWORKING LUNCHEON
Location: 1st Floor, Zurich ABC
 

TRACK:
RETAIL INSIGHT

Location: Vevey 3

TRACK:
SCIENCE INSIGHT

Location: Vevey 2

1:00 PM – 1:45 PM

After the Hype: Taking the Long View of Price Optimization

Science 101: Introduction for Non-Scientists
2:00 PM – 2:45 PM

A Real-Life Tale:  Twists and Turns on the Markdown Optimization Journey

Beam Me Up: New Science Breakthroughs

2:45 PM – 3:00 PM NETWORKING BREAK 
Networking Lounge: Montreaux, 2nd Floor
3:00 PM – 3:45 PM A Success Story: How Drogaria Araujo Embraced People, Process and Pricing Technologies In Stages, Delivering ROI at Each Phase Artificial Intelligence in Action: Gain the Competitive Edge
4:00 PM – 4:45 PM Strategically Rethinking Pricing: Changing Hearts and Minds while Enhancing Market Leadership Power Analytics: Putting Analytics to Work to Address Your Business Challenges
6:00 PM – 11:00 PM RETAIL ROCKSTAR BASH AT SHEDD AQUARIUM
Location: Shedd Aquarium; Shuttles start at 5:30 PM and depart every 30 minutes
7:00 AM – 9:00 AM BREAKFAST
Location: 1st Floor Zurich ABC
 

GENERAL SESSION

1st Floor, Zurich DEFG

9:00 AM – 9:15 AM MORNING WELCOME
Cheryl Sullivan, Chief Marketing & Strategy Officer, Revionics
9:15 AM – 10:00 AM

How to Stay Relevant to Customers in the Age of Immediacy
Deborah Weinswig, CEO & Founder, Coresight Research

10:00 AM – 10:45 AM

Convergence and Divergence: Where Retailer and Shopper Perceptions Align – and Diverge
Brendan Witcher, VP and Principal Analyst, Forrester

10:45 AM – 11:00 AM

NETWORKING BREAK 

Networking Lounge (2nd Floor, Montreaux)

 

TRACK:
BEST PRACTICES

Vevey 3

TRACK:
SOLUTION INNOVATIONS

Vevey 2

11:00 AM – 11:45 AM

From the Power Users to You: Practical Ways to Get More from Your Revionics Solutions

A Look Ahead: What’s on the Horizon?

12:00 PM – 12:45 PM Scenario Ninjas: A Deep Dive on Maintaining Optimal Pricing Strategies

Unleash the Power: Updates and Enhancements to Promotion Optimization

12:45 PM – 1:45 PM

NETWORKING LUNCH

Location: Zurich AB

12:45 PM – 1:45 PM INTERNATIONAL NETWORKING LUNCHEONS*
Location: Zurich C
 *Pre-Registration Required
1:45 PM – 2:30 PM

Power Up! Secrets of Price and Promotion Optimization ‘Power Features’

Hitting the Mark: Enhanced Markdown Optimization Capabilities
2:45 PM – 3:30 PM

Show Me the Money: Measure and Quantify Your Value

Online Meets Offline: Boost Your Competitive Pricing Power
3:30 PM – 4:00 PM CONCLUSION & CLOSING REMARKS
Location: 1st Floor, Zurich DEFG
4:00 PM – 6:00 PM FAREWELL HAPPY HOUR
Location: Networking Lounge
6:00 PM – 10:00 PM SECOND CITY COMEDY SHOW*
(Shuttle depart at 6:00 PM)
*Pre-registration required
7:00 AM – 8:00 AM

BREAKFAST & CHECK-IN

Location: 2nd Floor Event Center

8:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Level I: Base Price Optimization  

Level II: Super User Base Price Optimization  

NEW! Level I Markdown Optimization

Featured Base Enhancement Training (half-day)

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM LUNCH BREAK
1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Level I: Base Price Optimization  

Level II: Super User Base Price Optimization 

NEW! Level I Markdown Optimization

NEW! Base Price Reporting (half-day)


*Certification trainees must stay until the end of the course to receive certification.

MONDAY, OCTOBER 1
11:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Chicago Architecture Tour + Lunch

Tour leaves from hotel lobby at 11:30 AM

12:00 PM – 1:30 PM

Networking Lunch

Island Party Hut on the Riverwalk

2:00 PM – 3:30 PM
Chicago Architecture Tour on the Water 
(Boat boards at 1:30, departs at 2:00 PM)
6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Welcome Reception
Networking Lounge – Montreaux, 2nd Floor Event Center
7:00 AM – 8:00 AM
BREAKFAST
Location: 1st Floor Zurich ABC
7:00 AM – 1:00 PM
REGISTRATION & CHECK-IN
Location: 1st Floor Zurich Atrium

1:00 PM – 5:00 PM

INFORMATION DESK

2nd Floor Event Center

GENERAL SESSION

1st Floor, Zurich DEFG

8:00 AM – 8:15 AM
WELCOME
Cheryl Sullivan, Chief Marketing & Strategy Officer, Revionics
8:15 AM – 8:30 AM
OPENING REMARKS
Marc Hafner, Chairman & CEO, Revionics
8:30 AM – 9:15 AM

Retooling Retail for the Tech Age:  Analytics and AI in Action

James McCann, McCann Investments and Advisory, Former Ahold USA CEO

9:15 AM – 10:00 AM

Driving Strategic Transformation:
Comprehensive Vision and Execution for Price Leadership at METRO Cash & Carry Ukraine

Martin Schumacher, Chief Customer, and Commercial Officer, Metro Cash & Carry Russia

10:00 AM – 10:30 AM
NETWORKING BREAK
10:30 AM – 11:15AM

Young at Heart: The Spirit of Relentless Innovation at Walgreens

Luke Rauch, Senior Director, U.S. Insights, Walgreens

11:15 AM – 11:45 AM
2018 Elevate Retail Awards
Cheryl Sullivan, Chief Marketing & Strategy Officer, Revionics
11:45 AM – 1:00 PM
NETWORKING LUNCHEON
Location: 1st Floor, Zurich ABC
 

Track :
RETAIL INSIGHT

Location: Vevey 3

1:00 PM – 1:45 PM

After the Hype: Taking the Long View of Price Optimization

Patti Heiser, Senior Manager of Merchandise Planning and Pricing, MGM Resorts

2:00 PM – 2:45 PM

A Real-Life Tale:  Twists and Turns on the Markdown Optimization Journey

Cathleen Warren, Vice President, Merchandise Finance

Kevin Balcom, Director, Pricing;
Dave McFarland, Senior Pricing Manager, BJ’s Wholesale Club

Track :
FIRESIDE CHAT

Location: St Gallen 1-2

1:00 PM – 1:45 PM

Strategic Organizational Shifts and Preparing for the Price Optimization JourneyDriving Strategic Pricing Transformation at Ahold USA: Galvanizing for Change

Martin Schumacher, Chief Customer and Commercial Officer, METRO Cash & Carry Russia
Malika Mansouri, Global Head of Pricing, Douglas
Steve Leven, Chief Operating Officer, Revionics

2:00 PM – 2:45 PM

Confessions of a Serial Price Optimization Visionary:  Best Practices in Price and Promotion Innovation

Steve Luoma, OCEO/Chief Consultant, SWL Enterprises
Cheryl Sullivan, Chief Marketing and Strategy Officer, Revionics

TRACK :

SCIENCE INSIGHT

Location: 2nd Floor, Vevey 2

1:00 PM – 1:45 PM

Science 101: Introduction for Non-Scientists

Tony Smith, Vice President, Global Science Services

2:00 PM – 2:45 PM

Beam Me Up: New Science Breakthroughs

Alex Braylan, Senior Optimization Scientist, Revionics

2:45 PM – 3:00 PM

NETWORKING BREAK

Networking Lounge: 2nd Floor Montreaux

Track :
RETAIL INSIGHT

Location: Vevey 3

3:00 PM – 3:45 PM

A Success Story: How Drogaria Araujo Embraced People, Process and Pricing Technologies In Stages, Delivering ROI at Each Phase

Pablo Serafin, Chief Commercial Officer, Drogaria Araujo
Leonardo Lage, Competitive Intelligence Manager, Drogaria Araujo

4:00 PM – 4:45 PM

Strategically Rethinking Pricing: Changing Hearts and Minds while Enhancing Market Leadership

Malika Mansouri, Global Head of Pricing, Douglas GmbH

Track :
FIRESIDE CHAT

Location: St Gallen 1-2

3:00 PM – 3:45 PM

Driving Strategic Pricing Transformation at Ahold USA: Galvanizing for Change

Dan Harriman, Director of Pricing and Promotion Services
Casey Connors, Manager, Merchandising Optimization;

Tom Schmitt, Consultant; Ahold USA
Moderator: Sheri Raznick, Vice President Global Delivery, Revionics

4:00 PM – 4:45 PM

Brave New World: Changing Shopper and Pricing Trends in C-Stores

Cheryl Sullivan, Chief Marketing and Strategy Officer, Revionics
Dean Solyntjes, Director of Pricing & Business Support, Holiday StationStores
Rob Jones, Director of Pricing, Pilot Flying J

TRACK :

SCIENCE INSIGHT

Location: 2nd Floor, Vevey 2

3:00 PM – 3:45 PM

Artificial Intelligence in Action: Gain the Competitive Edge

Dan Marthaler, Principal Optimization Scientist

4:00 PM – 4:45 PM

Power Analytics: Putting Analytics to Work to Address Your Business Challenges

Adtiya Rastogi, Managing Director, Global Strategic Consulting

6:00 PM – 11:00 PM
RETAIL ROCKSTAR BASH AT SHEDD AQUARIUM
Location: Shedd Aquarium; shuttles depart at 5:30 PM, arrives every 15 minutes
7:00 AM – 9:00 AM
BREAKFAST
Location: First Floor, Zurich ABC

GENERAL SESSION

1st Floor, Zurich DEFG

9:00 AM – 9:15 AM
MORNING WELCOME
Cheryl Sullivan, Chief Marketing & Strategy Officer, Revionics
9:15 AM – 10:00 AM

How to Stay Relevant to Customers in the Age of Immediacy
Deborah Weinswig, CEO & Founder, Coresight Research

10:00 AM – 10:45 AM

Convergence and Divergence: Where Retailer and Shopper Perceptions Align – and Diverge
Brendan Witcher, VP and Principal Analyst, Forrester

10:45 AM – 11:00 AM

NETWORKING BREAK

Networking Lounge, 2nd Floor Montreux

TRACK:

BEST PRACTICES

Location: Vevey 3

11:00 AM – 11:45 AM

From the Power Users to You: Practical Ways to Get More from Your Revionics Solutions

Mark Rogers, Senior Price Strategist, Revionics

12:00 PM – 12:45 PM

Scenario Ninjas: A Deep Dive on Maintaining Optimal Pricing Strategies

Luis Lopez, Principal Price Strategist, Revionics

TRACK:

RETAIL INSIGHT

Location: St Gallen 1-2

11:00 AM – 11:45 AM

Going Local: Leveraging Hyper-Local Price Optimization to Deliver Right Products at the Right Prices

Dave Auger, Manager, Pricing Strategy, Giant Food Stores

12:00 PM – 12:45 PM

What Your Mother Never Told You: Candid Tales from the Front Lines of Price Optimization

Thad Kneebone, Director of Strategic Pricing, NTW/TBC
John Whitehead, Pricing Manager, Shop Direct
Cheryl Hilton, Senior Project Manager, Revionics
Sheri Raznick, Vice President, Global Delivery, Revionics, Moderator

TRACK:
SOLUTION INNOVATIONS

Location: Vevey 2

11:00 AM – 11:45 AM

A Look Ahead: What’s on the Horizon?

Dave Thompson, Chief Technology Officer, Revionics

12:00 PM – 12:45 PM

Unleash the Power: Updates and Enhancements to Promotion Optimization

Diana Mitten, Sr. Director Product Management, Revionics

12:45 PM – 1:45 PM
NETWORKING LUNCHEON
Location: Zurich AB
12:45 PM – 1:45 PM
INTERNATIONAL NETWORKING LUNCHEON*
Location: Zurich C
 *Pre-Registration Required

TRACK:

BEST PRACTICES

Location: Vevey 3

1:45 PM – 2:30 PM

Power Up! Secrets of Price and Promotion Optimization ‘Power Features’

Ken Cline, Principal Price Strategist, Revionics

2:45 PM – 3:30 PM

Show Me the Money: Measure and Quantify Your Value

Kausik Kannan, Product Manager, Revionics

TRACK:

RETAIL INSIGHT

Location: St Gallen 1-2

1:45 PM – 2:30 PM

Revionics Pricing as a Catalyst for Organizational Maturity Transformation

Greg Rush, Director of Merchandising, Houchens

2:45 PM – 3:30 PM

It’s Nice to Be Wanted: Secrets for Driving Adoption

Matt Pavich, Director, Global Strategic Account Consulting, Revionics

TRACK:
SOLUTION INNOVATIONS

Location: Vevey 2

1:45 PM – 2:30 PM

Hitting the Mark: Enhanced Markdown Optimization Capabilities

Craig Moore, Principal Price Strategist, Revionics
Diana Mitten, Sr. Director Product Management, Revionics

2:45 PM – 3:30 PM

On-line Meets Offline: Boost Your Competitive Pricing Power

Robert Croce, Sr. Product Business Analyst, Revionics

AFTERNOON GENERAL SESSION

1st Floor, Zurich Ballroom

3:30 PM – 4:00 PM
CLOSING REMARKS
Location: 1st Floor, Zurich Ballroom
4:00 PM – 6:00 PM
FAREWELL HAPPY HOUR
Location: Networking Lounge
6:00 PM – 10:00 PM

SECOND CITY COMEDY NIGHT*
(Check-in at 5:30 PM; Shuttles depart at 6:00 PM)

*Pre-registration required