Past Event Highlights

The 2020 event took place in February 2020 in Austin, Texas


22+ Hours of Insight

180+ Executive Participants

81 Attending Brands

8+ Hours of Networking

Past Presentations


Innovating Retail Performance Management to Streamline Process & Transform Business Efficiency

Rob Ollander-Krane, Head of Talent Planning & Performance, Gap Inc.

LEAP: Transforming performance management to drive a future ready growth mindset across all layers of your retail business


Transforming your Training Strategy to Better Serve your Retail Employees’ Learning Needs & Drive Business Scale

Shauna Grinke, Head of Human Resources, Lush North America

LEAP: Redesigning traditional training programs to create an empowered, customer-centric workforce


From Start Up  to Grown Up: Challenging Traditional Talent Practices to Scale for the Future

Hollie Castro, Chief Human Resources Officer, Yeti

LEAP: Unleashing brand potential as a global career destination


If It Isn’t Broken, Break It: Rethinking People Development for Transformed Engagement & Scalability, Even Though the Old Ways Seem Ok

Amanda Dennis, Director of US Leadership & Talent Development, Walmart

LEAP: Curating new approaches to people development to meet the needs of the modern retail workforce


“The opportunity to meet other retailers and discuss what others are doing to move the needle is invaluable!”

Amanda Dennis, Director of Talent Development, Walmart

“Interesting insights into how some of the best in class are tackling today's challenges in retail.”

Philip Anastassiu, Head of Human Resources,
Metro Cash & Carry

“A strategic conference that provides opportunities to discuss critical topics and share best practices with other Retail HR Leaders.”

Kimberly Huffman, Director of Talent Acquisition, Dollar General

“An amazing opportunity to network with other successful leaders in the complicated retail space.”

Mersedeh Stacks, Senior HR Leader, thredUP

“A fantastic opportunity to connect with, support and challenge colleagues that understand the reality of HR in Retail and are creating the future of this profession.”

Richelle Holbrook, Vice President of Employee Experience & Total Rewards, IKEA

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