The  My Private Brand Diversity Summit starts at 11:00 on Wednesday, February 24. Don’t miss your chance to be a part of this important conversation The two half-day sessions will feature speakers, speed networking, and lively open forum roundtables.

PRESENTATION INCLUDE: 

 

Opening Welcome and Challenge

Christopher Durham, President, MY PRIVATE BRAND

Why Diversity Matters and What You Can Do About It.

Jonathan Mayes, SVP, External Affairs & Chief Diversity Officer, ALBERTSONS

Jonathan will discuss the diversity and inclusion and its impact on retail and private brand.

Diversity and the Private Brand Consumer –
Know Your Shopper, Grow Your Brand

Phyllis Johnson, Senior Director, Own Brands, CATALINA USA

A look at the demographics, unique behaviors, and lifestyles of the growing diverse consumer. Phyllis will demonstrate how to use diversity as a strategic tool.

Speed Networking for All: Our cutting edge speed-networking platform will make it easy and fun for VIP ticket holders to meet attendees face to face over video in three-minute rounds of one-on-one video connections.

A Conversation with Flora Ekpe-idang of Target – Black Beyond Measure

Flora Ekpe-idang, Senior Brand Marketing Manager, TARGET

The pair will discuss Target Black History Month initiatives, including their HBCU design competition and exclusive private brand products

ROUNDTABLES

  • Open Forum: How can we grow and encourage diverse suppliers?
  • Open Forum: How to create an organization that celebrates diversity?
  • Open Forum: How can D&I help create better brands and products?

Setting Our Intention: WISE 2021

Jen Linke, Chair of Board, WISE

Learn what WISE has planned for 2021 to continue to be the resource for increasing diversity and inclusion in the store brands industry.

Speed Networking for All: Our cutting edge speed-networking platform will make it easy and fun for VIP ticket holders to meet attendees face to face over video in three-minute rounds of one-on-one video connections.

A Conversation with Omar Jorge, Chairman, Aurora Grocery Group

Omar Jorge, Chairman, AURORA GROCERY GROUP

Omar and Christopher will discuss the Hispanic shopper and the unique international supermarkets that Aurora Operates. The retailer has stores in Connecticut, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina and Massachusetts operates a network of 24 local and international supermarkets under the Gala Foods and Compare Foods banners.

Virtual Happy Hour with Live Music from Roy Daye, Jr sponsored by MBD

Roy Daye, Jr. is a veteran of the Charlotte music scene. His band, Cookie, is the house band on “Couched” with Carson Kressley on The Design Network. 

A Conversation with Chris Skyers, VP, Own Brands, Wakefern

Chris Skyers, Vice President, Own Brands, WAKEFERN

Chris Skyers and Christopher Durham will discuss diversity and inclusion, private brand supplier diversity and careers.

More than Peach: A conversation with Bellen Woodard, World’s 1st Crayon Activist & Authentic Multicultural Crayon Pioneer

Bellen and Christopher Durham will discuss her More than Peach Project.

Speed Networking for All: Our cutting edge speed-networking platform will make it easy and fun for VIP ticket holders to meet attendees face to face over video in three-minute rounds of one-on-one video connections.

Activating Diversity & Inclusion: a business leader’s guide to accelerating D&I

Sarah Chartrand McGowan, SVP Global Talent, Leadership & Diversity, AHOLD DELHAIZE

Sarah will discuss practical ways to accelerate diversity and inclusion, leveraging insights and best practices from Ahold Delhaize and other organizations.

Building a culture of Diversity and Inclusion in Private Brand

Clay Ellis, Executive Director of Partnership Development, MY PRIVATE BRAND
Sean Trent, Senior Business Development Manager, DAYMON
Christine Essue, Director, Strategy – Brand + Creative, PIGEON BRANDS
Dr. Vickie VanHurley, Ph.D, Professor & Brand Consultant

A panel discussion led by Clay Ellis on the changing world of private brand and diversity.

Speed Networking for All: Our cutting edge speed-networking platform will make it easy and fun for VIP ticket holders to meet attendees face to face over video in three-minute rounds of one-on-one video connections.