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Shoptalk partners on new RILA initiative


Shoptalk has announced a partnership with the Retail Industry Leaders Association focused on RILA’s newly launched (R)Tech Center for Innovation.

Through the partnership, Shoptalk will support the (R)Tech Center for Innovationas a member of the (R)Tech Innovators Network.

RILA will co-locate its first (R)Tech Advisory Council Meeting during Shoptalk, which will be held at the Aria in Las Vegas on March 19-22, 2017.

“As a partnership-centric organization, we support industry initiatives designed to modernize the retail and ecommerce dialogue and create a much-needed and productive new community that includes established retailers and brands, disruptive startups, tech and Internet companies, investors, media, analysts and more,” said Anil D. Aggarwal, founder and chief executive officer of Shoptalk. “We’re delighted to partner with RILA to help develop the (R)Tech Center for Innovation as a member of the (R)Tech Innovators Network, and look forward to having the very first (R)Tech Advisory Council Meeting held at Shoptalk.”

RILA, together with Accenture, has launched the (R)Tech Center for Innovation, and an accompanying “(R)Tech” brand for the retail, innovation and policymaking arenas. The (R)Tech Center for Innovation’s mission is to help retailers navigate the industry’s transformation, and to spur the adoption of the “(R)Tech” term within the retail innovation ecosystem.

“Shoptalk has created an important new community of influencers and innovators,” said Sandy Kennedy, president of RILA. “(R)Tech is the confluence of retail and technology. As we look to spread this ethos throughout the retail ecosystem, RILA’s partnership with Shoptalk allows both organizations to more effectively serve the needs of the industry, which have changed considerably in the last several years.”

Registered Shoptalk attendees interested in meeting with RILA onsite at Shoptalk can apply to do so here.

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