Thursday, May 4, 2017
Tour Options (attendees choose one)
Bernhard Woodwork, Ltd. (TOUR FULL)
3670 Woodhead Drive
Northbrook, IL 60062
CTL Global (TOUR FULL)
2881 Busse Road
Elk Grove Village, IL 60007
United Displaycraft (TOUR FULL)
333 Touhy Avenue
Des Plaines, IL 60018
Underwriters Laboratories (UL)
333 Pfingsten Road
Northbrook, IL 60062
Mercury Plastics Incorporated
4535 West Fullerton Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60639-1933
Established in 1955, Mercury Plastics offers unparalleled expertise in vacuum forming and plastic fabrication services to customers from a variety of industries. Our professional knowledge and skilled craftsmanship comes from years of dedicated work and service to our loyal customers. Our client relationships are long-standing, anchored by the four cornerstones that drive our business model: Integrity, Quality, Responsiveness and Value. We strongly believe that these core values will never go out of style. And at Mercury Plastics we have the experience to make a difference.
Much of Mercury’s expertise and reputation has been based on contributions to the POP display industry. If a project calls for thermoformed or fabricated plastic, there is a very high probability that Mercury can do it very well and on time.
Friday, May 5, 2017
Workshop Options (attendees choose one)
The New ROI of Retail Store Design
Jane Choi Greenthal, LEED AP ID+C
In today’s hypercompetitive world of retail, the physical store is not only still relevant, but used effectively, a critical touchpoint in the customer’s journey. But what are the drivers for success? How do you prove ROI? For designers and manufacturers: how do you develop the business case for your product/service? For retailers: how do you evaluate the ROI of specific design decisions as well as of the store itself? Come to this workshop to learn some best practices and new frameworks, and ready to share your questions and stories!
A high-level “boot camp” for business owners and decision-makers, this session will provide an overview of financial tools and best practices to keep your small to mid-sized company on solid footing. We will also cover financial planning for business transformations: mergers, acquisitions, retirement and succession.
The target audience for this workshop is the owner or c-level executives of retail fixture manufacturers, POP advertising producers, brands, retailers and retail industry service providers.
Ron Hanchar, President & CEO
Hanchar Consulting Services, LLP
Certification offers a mechanism for employees to receive recognition and credibility in their chosen career. The benefits of certification include:
Employers use certifications to make informed decisions. Certification benefits employers by providing a mechanism to:
Michael Bruton, Director of Business Development
Katie McCants, Senior Director of Marketing and Operations
While human capital is an organization’s single largest resource, many companies don’t utilize their workforce to its fullest, leaving a huge opportunity untapped. By looking to the workforce to improve enterprise adaptability, innovation and productivity, corporate leaders can differentiate their businesses and stay ahead of the competition.
Through a series of case studies, we will examine how successful companies use workforce management software to automate labor scheduling, improve retail execution and enhance field data collection for merchandising and experiential marketing. The unique insight provided through workforce analytics can provide the actionable knowledge you need to understand your workforce and more effectively position your business for success.
Stefan Midford, President & CEO
Aaron Sims, Field Sales & Merchandising
Lindt & Sprüngli North America