PLMA Announces Speakers For Annual Show.

The Private Label Manufacturers Association (PLMA) will offer more than 25 seminars and speakers at this year’s show to help you and your company keep current with cutting-edge innovations in retailing, marketing, technology, packaging, and quality control.

Click here to view the list of 25 workshops on innovations in retailing, market research,
technology, packaging and design, promotion, and testing and certification.


wes-photo1Sunday, November 15: 1PM – 1:30 PM, Hyatt, Grand Ballroom

WES BRAY: Retail Optimization, Inc.

Optimizing the Store for the Retailer’s Brand

Kicking off the seminar program will be Wes Bray, president and CEO of Retail Optimization, Inc. A veteran software and retail-marketing executive, he will show how new software programs can improve productivity and maximize sales.


Scott Lucas - InterbrandMonday, November 16: 7:30 AM – 8:30 AM, Hyatt, Grand Ballroom

SCOTT LUCAS: Interbrand

Keynote Breakfast

Scott Lucas, executive director of Interbrand, tells how store brands can communicate value to consumers through smart use of packaging, in-store merchandising, advertising and promotion.


Kieran Forsey - AgentricsTuesday, November 17: 7:30 AM – 8:30 AM, Hyatt, Rosemont Ballroom

KIERAN FORSEY: Agentrics

Retail Trends Breakfast

Kieran Forsey, Executive Vice President of Agentrics explains product lifecycle management and how retailers are coordinating their entire store brand process from concept to final sale and beyond.


Register Today, it looks to be a great show!



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Christopher Durham
Christopher Durham is the president of My Private Brand and the co-founder of The Vertex Awards. He is a strategist, author, consultant and retailer who built brands at Delhaize-owned Food Lion, and lead strategy and brand development for Lowe’s Home Improvement. He has consulted with retailers around the world on their private brand portfolios including: Family Dollar, Petco, Staples, Office Depot, Best Buy, Metro (Canada), TLW (Taiwan) and Hola (Taiwan). Durham has published five definitive books on private brands, including his first book, Fifty2: The My Private Brand Project. In 2017, he will debut his newest book, Vanguard: Vintage Originals, a visual tour of innovation and disruption in private brand going back to the mid-1800’s. Dynamic in his presentation while down to earth and frank in his opinions, he has presented at numerous conferences, including FUSE, The Dieline Conference, Packaging that Sells, Omnishopper and PLMA’a annual trade show in Chicago. Durham lives in Charlotte, NC with his wife, Laraine, and two daughters, Olivia and Sarah.