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Special Programs

Women in LP Luncheon

Education, networking and community - in this case focused on women working in, rocking, and running loss prevention and asset protection careers. Join us for an exclusive luncheon that will inspire, celebrate, educate, and bring together women in the retail industry, powered by the NRF Women in Loss Prevention group.

Please note: You must RSVP to attend by adding this program to your registration. Attendance is limited to retailers or law enforcement professionals registered with a full conference pass. If you need help registering for this program, please reach out to


Amy E. Herman
Author Visual Intelligence
Sharpen Your Perception, Change Your Life


Joan Manson
VP, Loss Prevention, Payroll, Benefits & Legal
The Container Store

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NRF/ORC Investigators’ Network and Law Enforcement Breakfast Meeting

The NRF ORC/Investigators' Network Meeting provides a great opportunity to meet retail and restaurant loss prevention professionals, mall security and law enforcement partners, as well as ORCA leaders in the region where you work. Join us for breakfast in roundtable format for intelligence sharing and discussing critical trends and issues in your regional area. Bring BOLO’s, alerts and be prepared to benchmark with your peers.

Please note: You must RSVP to attend by adding this program to your registration. Attendance is limited to retailers, ORCA members, law enforcement and mall security professionals.


Detective Laura Steele
Retail Theft Investigator and Crime Analyst
Snellville Police Department

Major Ronald Hampton
Commanding Officer, Intelligence & Criminal Enterprise Section
New Jersey State Police

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Fusion Center

The NRF Fusion Center is a designated area on the EXPO Hall floor that provides an opportunity for law enforcement agencies from the federal, state and local levels to link or “fuse” with retailers to counteract retail and restaurant crimes. Visit law enforcement agency booths to discuss tactics, exchange critical data and enhance important partnerships.

All full conference and EXPO pass conference attendees are
welcome to visit the NRF Fusion Center.

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NRF Matchmaking

This free program helps retailers and law enforcement personnel discover innovative solutions for their business through private, pre-scheduled meetings with exhibitors. These 1-on-1 curated meetings will match you with solution providers best suited for your business' needs.

Please note: Participation is limited to retailers and law enforcement. Further information about these 15-minute meetings will be sent to participants in mid-May.

This program is free for all Full Conference and EXPO retail and law enforcement attendees. Add this program to your experience during the registration process.

Food Retailer Breakfast

Hear from former Washington, DC Homicide Detective, Rod Wheeler, and learn how he made the transition to the private sector. Rod will discuss this transition, along with topics including Terrorism, Workplace Violence, Racial and Sexual Diversity and more.

Please note: You must RSVP to attend by adding this program to your registration. Attendance is limited to retailers registered with a full conference pass.


Rod Wheeler
Law Enforcement-Crime Analyst/Contributor, Founder & CEO
Global Food Defense Institute

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Executive Afternoon

Specifically designed for senior level loss prevention and asset protection professionals, Executive Afternoon offers interactive discussion, expert insights and takeaways, and exclusive peer-to-peer networking. The program considers topics that help keep pace with the rapidly changing expectations and challenges currently facing your profession, and new dependencies on others in the business to effect change.

This unique event is by invitation only. To request an invitation please reach out to Also, the event is limited to 100 participants, and only three executives may attend from each retail organization.

There is no cost to attend Executive Afternoon, however, all attendees must be registered with a full conference pass.


Kevin Ach
Vice President, Risk Assurance
EPIC Integrated Risk Solutions

Walter E. Palmer
Practice Leader
EPIC Integrated Risk Solutions


Michael Mason
Senior Vice-President, Chief Security Officer
Verizon Communications

Captain Chad Fleming (Ret)
U.S. Army’s elite 75th Ranger Regiment
Team Never Quit

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