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Keynoters announced for SPECS 2023 — Register now!

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Learn about what’s trending in physical retail and what’s coming next at Chain Store Age’s 59th annual SPECS event, March 19-21, 2023, at the Gaylord Texan, in Grapevine, Texas, just outside of Dallas.

SPECS is the industry’s leading event for physical retail, with a program that includes educational sessions designed to help companies stay on top of trends and ahead of what's coming.  The program also includes dynamic keynote addresses, starting on March 20 with Daymond John, the founder and CEO of global brand FUBU.

John, who is also one of the most popular investors on the Emmy-winning television show “Shark Tank” will share marketing insights and discuss today’s changing business world. 

On Tuesday, March 21, pro-football Hall of Fame running back Emmitt Smith will deliver a keynote in which he will detail his journey from football hero to accomplished entrepreneur.

This year’s SPECS program will explore sustainability innovation, new energy efficient solutions, doing more with less in construction and planning for supply chain disruption as well as other critical topics.

Session topics include:
• How to Plan for Supply Chain Disruption;

• Maximizing Energy Use: New Solutions for Retailers;

• Construction Innovation: How Technology is Changing the Industry;

• Trends in Materials and Store Finishes;

• Emergency Response and Readiness; 

• Maintaining & Replacing Equipment in Challenging Times; and more.

SPECS provides a forum where the country's top retail executives and suppliers involved in the planning, design, construction and maintenance of stores, restaurants and non-traditional retail come together to network, collaborate and shape the future of physical retail. It offers multiple opportunities for business partnering and the chance to learn about products, services and technologies that can help give retailers a competitive edge in today's marketplace.

For more information on SPECS and to register, click here.

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