The Velocity Conference is A Go!

Charlotte is Alive and Well, with little more than some wind and rain. The once mighty Hurricane Florence is now merely a Tropical Depression.

Although there is some flooding in the outlying areas of Charlotte, don’t let the news scare you. Uptown Charlotte and the Kimpton Tryon Park Hotel are just fine.

Charlotte Douglas International Airport (CLT) the 6th busiest airport in the United States and 7th in the world is open, and flights are running. The airport is 7.5 miles from the Kimpton Tryon Park hotel; the roads from the airport to the hotel are clear and safe and are not in danger of flooding.

We look forward to seeing you at the Opening Cocktail Party and Reception, 6:00 pm on Monday, September 17th.

Thank You,

Christopher Durham

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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.