Project Description

Wednesday, October 21, 2015
This session will not be repeated.

10:15 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.


James Frison
Director, Supplier Diversity, Global Sourcing and Supplier Development
Lowe’s Companies, Inc.


Kelly Bengston
Vice President, Global Sourcing and Supplier Relations

Shawn Outler
Senior Vice President, Weddings and Gifts, Multicultural Business Development
Macy’s, Inc.


Being the first to market, and the speed and agility that is required of our suppliers is critical. Learn why speed and responsiveness is crucial for retail suppliers and what retail corporations need from diverse suppliers. This hour and half session will consist of a panel discussion that will address why supplier diversity is important to retailers; issues and supplier requirements specific to the retail industry will be covered.