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FEBRUARY 12-14, 2019    |    HYATT REGENCY JACKSONVILLE

ICBA 2019 Conference

Our ICBA 2019 Conference theme is “Building Bridges Together.” The city of Jacksonville, FL has nine bridges, and Conference attendees will have a great view of the Main Street Bridge from the Hyatt Regency Jacksonville. But the theme is about much more than the location: it captures the spirit of ICBA, our Members, and our Vendor Partners. We build relationships, offer continuous support, bridge gaps, and find collaborative solutions to the challenges that face us all. The answers we’re looking for are among us.

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ICBA 2019 SCHEDULES

Schedules by Track

View schedules for a specific Conference track so you can see exactly which events apply to you.

Complete Schedules

Want to view events occurring in all ICBA 2019 tracks? Or looking for events specific to ICBA 2019 Exhibitors? Complete schedules with all track information are available for both ICBA Members and Exhibitors — simply click the button that applies to you below.

(If you’re an Exhibitor, you can find more helpful info here.)

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NEW THIS YEAR

  • Breakfast Chats

    In addition to our highly rated Store2Store and Buyer2Buyer discussions, we’re introducing “Breakfast Chats.” Breakfast Chats are a purely optional opportunity to discuss specific topics of interest to you before you start the day — another benefit of our all-inclusive format!

    With this combo of formal and informal networking, the connections you make at the Conference will be invaluable to your career for years to come!

  • All Attendee Browse Around

    In addition to the PRIMEtime Open House Preview Night and scheduled Buyer and Vendor Meetings, all Members will now have the chance to visit with more than 100 Conference Vendors at the “All Attendee Browse Around” Wednesday evening, February 13.

ICBA 2019 FEATURED SPEAKERS

Paul Erickson

Paul Erickson

Director of Sales & Marketing, Management One

Based out of Minneapolis, Minnesota, Paul Erickson has served retail clients throughout the United States, Canada, Latin America and the Caribbean.

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Kelsey Harmon Finn

Kelsey Harmon Finn

CEO, NACAS

Kelsey’s vision is to bring business and student development-minded individuals together, believing the out-of-classroom experience is where skills for life are fostered and the student experience thrives.

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Kizer & Bender

Rich Kizer & Georganne Bender

Rich Kizer and Georganne Bender are consumer anthropologists, keynote speakers, authors, and consultants who have helped thousands of businesses in retail, restaurant, hospitality, and service industries since 1990.

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Kelly McDonald

Kelly McDonald

Founder, McDonald Marketing

Kelly McDonald is considered one of the nation’s top experts in marketing, customer service, and consumer trends. She is the founder of McDonald Marketing, which has twice been named one of the “Top Ad Agencies in the U.S.”

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Jared Pearlman

Jared Pearlman

Vice President, Product and Operations, Verba | VitalSource

Jared Pearlman is Vice President, Product and Operations, Verba | VitalSource, and co-founder of Verba Software. He grew up in Southern California, and went to high school with Verba co-founder, Ryan Petersen.

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Ryan Petersen

Ryan Petersen

Vice President, General Manager, Verba | VitalSource

Ryan Petersen, General Manager, Verba | VitalSource, helped found Verba Software with his high school friend, Jared Pearlman, and their Harvard classmate, Mike Regalie.

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Jade Roth

Jade Roth

Senior Vice President, Global Engagement & Operations, SNHU

Jade is responsible for developing and executing Southern New Hampshire University’s (SNHU) international expansion plans.

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Tom Schwarztrauber

Tom Schwarztrauber

Director, Global Category Management & Strategic Planning, Nestlé Purina

Tom is Sade fan who also does global category management & corporate strategic planning (all in that order).

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Eric R. Weil

Eric R. Weil

Managing Partner, STUDENT MONITOR®

Eric has been active in the college market for over thirty years as the publisher of the College Marketing Annual and Collegiate Trends.

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ICBA 2019 SESSIONS

Looking for more information on ICBA 2019 sessions? You can view all session descriptions, times, and speakers for ICBA general sessions below, as well as more info on the sessions in the Marketing and Supplies tracks.

VIEW ALL SESSION DESCRIPTIONS
VIEW MARKETING TRACK SESSIONS
VIEW SUPPLIES WORKSHOP SESSIONS

ICBA PRE-CONFERENCE INSTITUTE

General Merchandise Buyers Institute (GMBI)

February 10-11, 2019

Conducted in the days immediately preceding the ICBA Conference, ICBA Institutes are a comprehensive, immersive examination into a pressing industry topic. This year’s ICBA Institute is the General Merchandise Buyers Institute (GMBI). The GMBI will feature 9+ hours of intense programming on multiple aspects of General Merchandise buying, including assortment planning, financial planning, vendor relations, visual merchandising, marketing, pricing strategies, and more.

Registration cost: $399

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ICBA 2019 DESTINATION

ICBA 2018 @ Hyatt Regency Jacksonville

Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront
225 East Coastline Drive
Jacksonville, FL 33202
1-904-588-1234
Jacksonville.Regency@hyatt.com

The Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront offers four miles of riverfront boardwalk access, walkable attractions, complimentary shuttles, and an engaging look at local music, art, film, museums, concerts, sports, stage productions, and much more. The hotel features spacious and updated guestrooms, a heated pool overlooking the skyline, a 24-hour fitness center, and meeting rooms with riverfront views.

Hyatt Jacksonville ICBA 2019

Accommodations for ICBA 2019 include:

  • ICBA Room Rate of $165 per night

  • Standard King OR 2 Queen Beds

  • Free In-Room WiFi

Rate offered from Sunday, February 10 – Friday, February 15, 2019
Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 12:00 PM

Please note: The ICBA rate is available until January 24, 2019.

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AIRPORT TRANSPORTATION

ICBA has negotiated discounted rates for ground transportation to and from the airport with GO Airport Express & Sedan. For transportation from the Jacksonville airport, simply fill out the online form. For transportation from the Orlando airport, call them directly to book.

ICBA 2019 Conference
INFO FOR STORES
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