RIC 2013 Kicks off tonight – Full Schedule

Wake Forest Schools of Business is proud to be launching the 2013 Retail Innovation Challenge today. The official competition gets underway tomorrow but tonight we have an excellent schedule of events and speakers to kick off the event. See the below schedule for more details:

Thursday, November 14, 2013

5:30 p.m. The Fresh Market Opening Reception for Retail Innovation Challenge (Farrell Hall, Third Floor, Bern Beatty Colloquium)

6:30 p.m. Kangaroo Express “Kick-Off Dinner” (Farrell Hall, Third Floor 349/351)

7:30 – 8:30 p.m. Opening Address – Larry Merlo, CEO, CVS Caremark Introduction by School of Business Vice Dean, Charles Iacovou (Farrell Hall, Broyhill Auditorium, Room A31 (Open to the Public))

Friday, November 15, 2013 (Pitches and Judging by Invitation Only)

7:30 a.m. Judge and Competitor Breakfast Deacon Tower 4th Floor- BB&T Field

8 a.m. – 12 p.m. First Round – Two-Minute Pitches (Deacon Tower 4th Floor – BB&T Field Luxury Suite Level)

12:15 p.m. Chick-fil-A Judge and Competitor Lunch (Farrell Hall, Room A27-A28)

1 p.m. CVS Caremark – “Graymerica: Bracing for the Silver Tsunami” (Farrell Hall, Third Floor 349/351 (Open to the Public))

Dr. Jeff Williamson, Professor of Gerontology and Program Director, J. Paul Sticht Center on Aging, Wake Forest University – Jill Puleri, VP and Global Lead, Retail, IBM Corporation – Dave Archer, Director, Consumer and Market Knowledge, P&G – Moderator: Rob Price, Chief Marketing Officer, CVS Caremark

1:45 p.m. Announcement of the Finalists

2-5 p.m. Final Round 30-Minute Presentations (Farrell Hall, Bern Beatty Colloquium)

2-5 p.m. Non-Finalist Networking Reception (The District Bar and Grill, Downtown Winston-Salem Transportation provided)

6:30 – 7:30 p.m. RockTenn Awards Reception and Dinner (Deacon Tower 4th Floor – BB&T Field)

8 p.m. CVS Caremark Awards Presentation (Deacon Tower 4th Floor – BB&T Field)

 

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