Kwolia Partners with NRF to Bring Retail Innovation Lounge to 2017

New York – Aug. 14, 2017 Kwolia, a strategic advisory firm for connection + curation + communication in the world of retail innovation, today announced that it has partnered with the National Retail Federation (NRF) to bring kwolia’s Retail Innovation Lounge to 2017 at the Los Angeles Convention Center, Sept. 26-27.

The partnership with NRF brings the Retail Innovation Lounge directly to the main expo floor during 2017 and provides a unique “lounge and learn” experience at the retail industry’s most important event for digital commerce. A dedicated stage in the Retail Innovation Lounge features curated content and programming, with exclusive, inspiring content focused on today’s most successful retail strategies and concepts. Among the speakers for the three-day event are:

  • Jason Ballard, CEO, TreeHouse
  • Phillip Raub, Founder/CMO, b8ta
  • Jason Breazeale, Innovation, Ahold Delhaize
  • Brian Kavanagh, Sr Director, Insights Driven Performance and Retail Evolution at The Hershey Company

The Retail Innovation Lounge also includes lounge areas for networking and relaxation, games, a happy hour bar, and demo space for sponsors. Attendees will have the opportunity to connect with their peers, network with industry influencers and learn about the latest innovations in retail technology.

The agenda for the Retail Innovation Lounge is integrated as part of the schedule, with all Retail Innovation Lounge speakers featured on the speaker page. The website also includes a dedicated Retail Innovation Lounge page, in addition to a separate website at

For information on becoming a sponsor for the Retail Innovation Lounge at 2017, please contact:
Anne Marie Stephen

About Retail Innovation Lounge
The Retail Innovation Lounge is a lounge and learn experience for change-makers in retail, connecting innovators and disruptors in a cool space with a relaxed vibe. Launched at SXSW in 2016, the Retail Innovation Lounge goes “next level” into the future of retail. It explores convergent commerce with new solutions, concepts and unfiltered, authentic conversations from: retail, brand, technology, marketing, media, entertainment and social good with the shared mission of moving retail into the future.

The Retail Innovation Lounge was founded by Anne Marie Stephen, ceo + founder of kwolia, strategic advisory for emerging technologies applied in retail connecting the physical and digital worlds. As a global customer-­focused product and service developer, customer experience guru and trends forecaster in retail, Anne Marie has worked with leading companies including: Panasonic, Disney, Chico’s, AutoZone, Ralph Lauren, Hickory Farms and Macerich to integrate innovative solutions for over a decade.

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