Earlier this year we announced the newest event the My Private Brand Sustainability Summit, October 15, 2020, in Boston, Massachusetts. The Summit reflects the growing importance of Sustainability for consumers, retailers, manufacturers and service providers. Over the last year retailers across the country including Walmart, Target, Kroger, Ikea, CVS, Staples and Trader Joe’s have each published their commitment to sustainability. Each retailer is demonstrating their commitment is significant and enduring and Private Brand is at the center of that commitments.

The Sustainability Summit will be held at District Hall the world’s first free-standing public innovation center. The living room of Boston’s innovation community.

The goal of the Summit is to focus exclusively on the elements of Sustainability that matter to private brand – sustainable packaging, ethical/equitable sourcing, and authentic marketing (How do we tell the sustainability story). The event is a day to find the answers that help you get closer to what “sustainable” means to you and your customers. And: how it can create loyalty, differentiation, and profitability.

The conference will feature an exclusive lineup of the brightest retail executives and most influential sustainability leaders for a unique look into the pressing challenges, emerging trends, and significant opportunities sustainability presents for retailers and their brand.


The program will feature 4/5 retail executives and 4/5 sustainability thought leaders, the stage then add in a few workshop sessions designed to uncover the challenges, opportunities, and solutions. APPLY TO SPEAK


As a part of our commitment to sustainability, My Private Brand working with the non-profit One Tree Planted will plant 10 trees for every Summit registration sold.


District Hall is the result of a collaborative public-private partnership. Envisioned by the City of Boston and the Boston Planning and Development Agency it is the central gathering space of the Innovation District, the home for Greater Boston’s innovation and entrepreneurship communities.


We would like to thank our initial sponsors Quad, MBD, Voccii and Fairtrade USA. SPONSOR THE SUMMIT

The Retailer and Non-Profit Rate is $495

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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.