Thought Leadership Conference


The Thought Leadership Conference showcases the Center for Retailing Studies and Mays Business School as a knowledge leader in the field of marketing and retailing.

This exclusive, invitation-only event is welcomes leading academic experts and senior retailing executives from the U.S. and other countries.

The delegates work in teams over two days exploring selected topics of strategic significance in retailing and marketing. At the end of the conference, theoretical frameworks and recommendations for practice from the small team workshops are presented. To maximize the conference’s impact, papers and findings based on conference deliberations are disseminated in a variety of formats including special issues of academic journals.

The Thought Leadership Conference is generously sponsored by the Center for Retailing Studies, Mays Business School, Center for International Business Studies, Marketing Science Institute, American Marketing Association and the Department of Marketing.

For more information about the conference, contact Dr. Venkatesh Shankar.