Walmart To Host the 2014 U.S. Manufacturing Summit

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Bentonville Arkansas – based retailer Walmart will host the 2014 U.S. Manufacturing Summit Thursday, August 14-15 in Denver, Colorado. In addition to hearing from Walmart executives, government leaders and industry experts, the retailer will provide a forum for meetings between suppliers and various state representatives and economic development organizations.  There will also be an opportunity for meetings between suppliers and raw material and component providers, as well as investors and financial institutions.

Who should attend:

  • Walmart Suppliers
  • Mass, Discount and Specialty Retailers
  • Raw Material/Component Suppliers
  • Representatives from State and Federal Government
  • Financial Institutions & Investors

Registration for the 2014 U.S. Manufacturing Summit will open in Ma

For more information:
For 2014 Summit Questions:USSummit@wal-mart.com
For General Questions:MadeInUS@wal-mart.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.