PLMA 2012 Annual Meeting & Leadership Conference

The dates and venue are set for PLMA’s 2012 Annual Meeting and Leadership Conference. The event will be held on March 22-25 at Turnberry Isle in Aventura, Florida. The theme for the Leadership Conference is “Change Happens.” Presentations will examine change from many different perspectives, looking at technology, management, retailing and manufacturing.

In additional to the General Session presentations, there will be Industry Task Force meetings and a PLMA Board of Directors meeting. For registration information, telephone (212) 972-3131 or email annualmeeting@plma.com.



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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.