September 16th (Day 1) --  all day arrival

Opening night cocktail reception & dinner 6:30PM - 9:00PM
September 17th (day 2)
Breakfast 7:30AM - 8:25AM
Speaker  8:30AM - 9:30AM

Manolo Almagro, Managing Partner, Q Division, Austin, Texas

"Don’t Believe the Hype! Skynet Isn’t Coming ...Yet."


Meetings 9:40Am - 12:20PM
Lunch 12:30PM - 1:30PM
SPEAKER 1:40PM - 2:30PM 

Jose Padronglobal retail design leader, Hershey's

“Creating Emotional Connections and Engaging all the Senses”

MEETINGS 2:40PM - 4:00PM 
Break 4:00PM - 4:10PM
Meetings 4:10PM - 6:10PM
Cocktail Reception 6:30PM - 8:00PM 

8:00PM – 11:00PM Dinner & Collaborate Boston Style


New England Retail Design Institute welcomes you to the Harpoon Brewery, one of the oldest and largest craft brewery’s in Boston. Enjoy fresh brews poured by Harpoons knowledgeable cicerones. Try beers not available anywhere else.  If you’re not interested in beer try their fresh brewed root beer or freshly made lemonade. And if you are a beer geek, there will be tours of Harpoons brewing facility!


September 18th (Day 3)
Breakfast 7:30AM - 8:25AM
Speaker 8:30AM - 9:30AM

Johnathan Sanders, senior director, head of stores, for the Frontgate and Grandin Road brands of Qurate Retail Group, 

"Bringing a Brand to Life in Brick and Mortar through Collaboration and Partnership"

Meetings 9:40AM - 12:20PM
Closing Lunch 12:30PM - 1:30PM