January 179:15 am–9:45 am
Javits North, Level 5, SAP Theatre
Retailers play a vital role in society as engines of creativity, innovation and economic opportunity. The long-term success of these companies and the global economy depends on businesses investing in the economic security of their employees and the communities in which they operate; ensuring consumers are provided the goods and services they want and in many cases need – however they want to shop; employing environmental, social and governance (ESG) and sustainability initiatives that support good citizenry; and fortifying their supply chains to overcome unforeseen challenges. In this engaging fireside chat, Walmart U.S. President and CEO John Furner takes a long view on the next normal for the retail industry where innovation fuels growth and customer-centric thinking underpins longevity and a bright future ahead. Hear John's insights on the most pressing business imperatives facing the retail industry that, after an unprecedented 22 months, is surging forward with confidence.