CrossTalk 2012 Overview
Oracle Retail CrossTalk 2012 June 26-28, 2012 SwissĂ´tel, Chicago IL www.oraclecrosstalk.com CrossTalk is an exclusive conference that draws retail executives together to share insight around improving the performance of their organizations. The allure of CrossTalk lies in the community experience that is driven by retailers sharing best practices, delivering new insights, discovering new trends and recognizing industry accomplishments. Within this elite forum, we strive to provide business value to our customer community. Attendance Profile Expected Attendance
Retail Attendees: 225 â€“ 250 Sponsors: 25 - 30
Retailers: Complimentary to Invited Guests Sponsors: Included as part of sponsorship and number based on sponsorship level
Merchandising, Stores, Commerce, Supply Chain, Business Intelligence, Pricing, Planning and Allocation, eCommerce, Customer Experience Management
Vice President, CXO, and Senior Director
Specialty, Hard Line, Grocery, Fashion, and General Merchandisers
Number of Attendees
Retailer: Up to 4 attendees from one retailer are permitted to attend CrossTalk (those seeking additional headcount should contact your Customer Marketing Manager) Sponsor: Based on the number allowed as per sponsorship level
2011 ATTENDEES 211 RETAIL ATTENDEES, 94 COMPANIES, 13 COUNTRIES 7-11 Mexico Academy Sports Advance Auto Parts Ahold Aldo Group Argos Ltd AAFES Barnes & Noble College Bed Bath & Beyond Belk, Inc. Best Buy BJ's Wholesale Club Build-A-Bear Burlington Coat Factory Carrefour Casa Pernambucanas Chalhoub Charming Shoppes Chico's Coach CVS Caremark DSW Edcon
Eddie Bauer El Corte Ingles Eletrosom Euroset Family Dollar Farmatodo Galeria Kaufhof Galeries Lafayette Gander Mountain GAP, Inc Giant Food Stores Gordmans Grupo Pao de Acucar Groupe Dynamite Gymboree Kaiser Permanente Kirkland's LexisNexis Lojas Salfer Louis Vuitton Lowe's Companies Macy's MĂ QUINA DE VENDAS
MD Anderson Cancer Center Media-Saturn Mills Supply Inc Mr Price Group Musician's Friend National Geographic Society National Pen Netrada Netshoes NEXCOM Nordstrom Orscheln Farm & Home O'STIN (Sportmaster) OXXO PA Liquor Control Board Qatar Fuel (WOQOD) Reitmans Rogers Communications Saks Fifth Avenue Scheels Sinopharm Sprint Stein Mart
SUPERVALU Talbots The Cato Corporation The Container Store The Disney Store The Kroger Co. The TJX Companies The Walt Disney Company The Wet Seal Inc. Toys R Us Urban Outfitters Inc. Veterans Canteen Service Warnaco Woolworths Wm Morrisons
Program Includes • Executive Keynotes by CXO • Access to Oracle Executive Leadership • Retail Delivered Breakouts Connected Interactions Optimized Operations Actionable Insight • Immersive Case Study Program via Store Tours • Dedicated Technology Sandbox • Tips & Tricks Sessions Sponsored by ORUG • Affinity Luncheon Topics • Unlimited Networking Opportunities • Oracle Retail Excellence Awards
2011 CrossTalk Results 7 Keynote Features, 4 Innovation Power Sessions 35 Customer Speakers featured in keynotes, breakout sessions, store tours 17 Affinity Discussion Groups 29 Sponsors 5 ORUG Special Interest Groups (SIG), 5 Customer Advisory Boards (CAB) 47 Award Nominees for 5 Oracle Retail Excellence Awards Categories 146 reference discussions facilitated
Historical Overview 2011: • • • • •
211 Retail Attendees from 94 Retail Companies and 13 countries 35 Customer Speakers 146 Customer References 29 Partner Sponsors 47 Award nominations for 5 Oracle Retail Excellence Award categories
2010: • • • • •
126 Retail Attendees from 65 Retail Companies 29 Customer Speakers featured in 23 Breakout Sessions and 3 keynote sessions 46 Customer References 17 Partner Sponsors 25 Award nominations for 4 Oracle Retail Excellence Award categories
2009: • 109 Retail Attendees from 52 Retail Companies • 25 Customer Speakers featured in 23 Breakout Sessions and 3 keynote sessions • 45 Customer References • 14 Partner Sponsors
The Venue •
Swissôtel Chicago 323 East Wacker Drive Chicago, IL 60601-9722 Phone: 312-565-0565
First-class luxury and European-style service that surpass all expectations, in a dynamic location.
Accommodations are just a short walk to the downtown financial and business district and only steps away from fabulous shopping on The Magnificent Mile.
Airport: Within 20 miles of Chicago's major airports - O'Hare International and Midway
Previous Sponsors - 2011 29 Sponsors
No attendance permitted from non-sponsoring partners No partners speaking on the program (excluding participation in innovation session) If you have a partner who would like to participate, please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org.
2012 Sponsorship Packages
CrossTalk Evening Events •
This year we’ll take full advantage of being in downtown Chicago for our two evening events!
Welcome Reception – a reception on the water at the Navy Pier with great food, music and even fireworks!
Final Evening Event - a private dinner at soldier field. Meet Chicago Bear players and get an insiders view of this historic stadium!
The Retail Experience • ORUG: Co-located with CrossTalk and grew attendance by 40 companies vs. 5 companies attending Collaborate. • ORUG Special Interest Groups (SIG): Stores (9), Supply Chain (8), Planning (10) and Merchandising (13) to engage in enhancement voting. • Over 55 retailers from 37 companies participated in the Store Tour Event which featured Best Buy, and their use of the Oracle Retail Advanced Inventory Planning, as well as Chico’s FAS talking about the use of Oracle ATG Web Commerce solutions.
Retail Excellence Awards The Oracle Retail Excellence Awards are given to those companies and individuals that are among a distinguished group of customers who have been recognized for using Oracle Retail solutions in innovative best practices, efficient operations, and achieving results through leveraging technology.
2011 Oracle Retail Excellence Awards Winners Outstanding Achievement in Business Performance
Advance Auto Parts
Outstanding Achievement in Customer Experience
Chicoâ€™s FAS Inc.
Innovator of the Year
CIO of the Year
Shankar Sitapati, National Pen Co
Retail Executive of the Year
Stephen Carvelli, Chico's FAS, Inc.
Nominate your company, executives or peers today www.oraclecrosstalk.com. Nominations close at 6 p.m. EST on April 15, 2012
Feedback from Retailers “CrossTalk is the event for Retailers. It is the best event to give retailers the ability to network with other retail customers and understand how they are solving the common issues retailers face” - Kristen Ruffing, SUPERVALU “CrossTalk is a well done event and attracts many of Oracle's retail customers which allows for good networking opportunities. Customer presentations are well done” - Laurie Lofgren, Warnaco “The attendee list was fantastic and the topics were very relevant to today's challenges” - Stephen Carvelli , Chicos “Good information on trends by Oracle briefings and good learnings’ from retailers experiences” - Eduardo Trujillo, 7-Eleven Mexico “A great event! The focus on the product is where the value of the event is” - Alex Real, AAFES
Feedback from Retailers “CrossTalk is at the top of my list of conferences to attend. It is specific to Retail and the Oracle Retail Suite of Products” - Leckram Prashad, Aldo Groupe “CrossTalk is the best event, as its focus is purely retail and the level of networking is good” - Martin Rodgers, Argos Ltd “Great, informative sessions and networking with other retailers” - Neal Lassila, Disney Store
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