Executive SPECS 2013

Retail executives and suppliers meet at annual networking event
Jim Barrows, VP facility operations and services, H-E-B

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Business partnering was the top priority at Chain Store Age’s 11th annual Executive SPECS, held in November at the Boca Raton Resort & Club, Boca Raton, Fla. 

Designed as a high-level networking forum for retailers and suppliers in store planning, design, construction and facilities management, Executive SPECS combines dynamic keynote speakers with face-to-face “information exchange” meetings with suppliers, sponsor presentations and informal discussions.

This year’s program featured Doug Stephens, one of the retail industry’s leading futurists, who offered insights into how retail is evolving. Also on the program: Kevin Knebl, a leading authority on LinkedIn, who gave attendees plenty of tips on how to more effectively utilize this platform. 

Beyond the meetings and presentations, Executive SPECS offered plenty of opportunity for informal discussions and peer networking.

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