Velocity early-bird ticket rates expire FRIDAY!

    My Private Brand’s flagship conference, Velocity, is in its third year running, bringing you conversations and networking with the best and brightest minds in private brand and retail.

    Pick up your ticket now and save $300 with our early-bird pricing. These low rates expire Friday, February 15th, so act now to save big.

    This year we’ve lined up an amazing list of speakers that includes icons geniuses and mavericks from major retailers like Kroger, Publix, and Metro, hot disruptors like Boxed.com and Brandefy as well as academics and thought leaders from the University of North Carolina Kenan-Flagler School of Business and FMI.

    Don’t miss the opportunity to hear from some of the greatest innovators in private brand, including:

    • KROGER: Gil Phipps, Vice President Branding, Marketing, & Our Brands
    • PUBLIX: Tim Cox, Director of Creative Services
    • BOXED: Jeff Gamsey, Vice President of Private Brands
    • UNC KENAN-FLAGLER SCHOOL OF BUSINESS: Jan-Benedict Steenkamp
    • MY PRIVATE BRAND: Christopher Durham, President
    • SCHNUCKS: Jason Ulichnie, Vice President of Own Brands
    • METRO: Marie Horodecki-Aymes, Director, Design & Packaging
    • FAIRWAY: Jason Bidart, Vice President Private Brand
    • FOOD LION: Millette Granville, Vice President of Talent, Diversity & Inclusion and Organizational Development
    • FOLLETT: Scott Killian, Senior Vice President of Private Brand
    • BRANDEFY: Meg Pryde, CEO, and Founder
    • FMI: Doug Baker, Vice President, Industry Relations

    With more exciting speaker announcements to come.

    Don’t miss your chance to grab a ticket today

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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.