Discover "The Retail Store of the Future" with Doug Stephens

Thursday, July 13 –8:00–9:30 am
Music City Center, Grand Ballroom C (Level 4)

If you could see the future today, how much more effective would that make your business? NAMM U has the answer!

Join your peers for a riveting, in-depth look at the future of retail, and how you can make it work for your business. Doug Stephens, the Retail Prophet, will be kicking off NAMM U Breakfast Sessions on Thursday morning with a discussion on how to sell in a post-digital world.

Retail is making historic shifts and the “typical consumer” no longer exists. Buyers are more empowered by technology and information than ever before and retailers must learn to adapt. This discussion will address those very topics and will take a look at what the retail store of the future looks like, from staffing and design to technology and marketing.

As one of the world’s foremost retail industry futurists, and author of the groundbreaking best seller, The Retail Revival, Stephens’ intellectual work has influenced many of the world’s best-known retailers, agencies and brands including: Walmart, Google, Home Depot, Disney, BMW, Coca Cola and Intel.

Stephens will sit down with NAMM President and CEO Joe Lamond for forward-thinking insights you won’t hear anywhere else. Find out how we got here, where we’re going and how you can begin to chart your future now. A must-attend NAMM U Breakfast Session for music retailers and manufacturers alike. (Note: This session is a live event only and will not be streamed online.)