Preliminary Agenda

  • Registration & Welcome
    8:00 AM - 8:30 AMRegistration
    Registration, Vendor Networking & Scholarship Auction Preview.
    8:30 AM - 8:45 AMBreakfast, Welcome & Annual Meetings
    Morning Session - MORE DETAILS SOON!
    8:45 AM - 9:45 AMStephen Smith, President and CEO of L.L. Bean
    "L.L. Bean. Be An Outsider." is not just slogan but a way of life and personal purpose for L.L. Bean. Enabling people to experience the restorative power of being outside is the primary focus of the company’s values and integrated into everything they do. You'll come away with positive energy and an irresistible desire to just get outside!

    Stephen Smith

    President and CEO of L.L. Bean

    9:50 AM - 10:50 AMSession details coming soon!
    Stay tuned for more details coming soon!
    10:50 AM - 11:00 AMMorning Break
    Keynote Speaker
    11:05 AM - 11:55 AMCole Brauer - First American woman to sail solo nonstop around the world
    Experience the incredible journey of Cole Brauer, the 29-year-old Boothbay Harbor sailor, who braved three oceans and extreme elements on a 130-day voyage alone at sea to become the first American woman to sail solo nonstop around the world! Her amazing story will certainly inspire you and may even launch you on your own journey of exploration!

    Cole Brauer Special Guest Speaker

    First American Woman to sail solo nonstop around the world!

    11:55 AM - 1:05 PMLunch & Annual Awards
    Enjoy delicious Maine food favorites, side dishes, sweets and refreshments. Formal presentation of RAM's Retailer of the Year and Jim McGregor Awards, MGFPA's Impact Award, and the NH Retail Association's Retailer of the Year Award.
    Afternoon Breakout Session: A
    1:10 PM - 2:00 PMWorkplace Safety: Mitigate and De-escalate Threats
    Knowing how to resolve a workplace crisis is crucial for all businesses these days. Bob Tiner, Regional Asset Protection Manager for Hannaford Supermarkets, shares his expertise in how to safely mitigate and de-escalate a threat in the workplace. Certified in Crisis Intervention Training (CIT) in law enforcement, Bob also became an instructor in CIT, and later coordinated the training program while working at NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) Maine. In this information-packed session, you'll learn how to recognize potential conflicts which may jeopardize workplace safety, and how to handle an unexpected disruptive event.

    Bob Tiner

    Regional Asset Protection Manager at Hannaford Supermarkets

    John Carr

    Director of Regional Asset Protection at Hannaford Supermarkets

    Afternoon Breakout Session: B
    1:10 PM - 2:00 PMSession details coming soon!
    Stay tuned for more details coming soon!
    Afternoon Session - MORE DETAILS SOON!
    2:15 PM - 3:15 PMClosing Guest Speaker details coming soon!
    Stay tuned for details on our closing Guest speaker coming soon!
    3:15 PM - 3:25 PMFinal Thoughts & Departure
    Wrap Up, Collect & Pay for Auction Items!

Summary

Join the Retail Association of Maine, Maine Grocers and Food Producers Association, and New Hampshire Retail Association for Summit 2024 - an experience of exploration, innovation, and inspiration with exceptional educational sessions and special guest speakers including Stephen Smith, President and CEO of L.L. Bean. Watch for details on more special guests to be announced soon! This exciting event will be held at L.L. Bean's corporate headquarters in Freeport, Maine. Learn from local iconic leaders, connect with business colleagues, and enjoy a private tour of L.L. Bean's new, innovative corporate space.


Additional program details and speakers to be announced soon!

Speakers

  • Stephen Smith (President and CEO of L.L. Bean)

    Stephen Smith

    President and CEO of L.L. Bean

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  • Cole Brauer Special Guest Speaker (First American Woman to sail solo nonstop around the world!)

    Cole Brauer Special Guest Speaker

    First American Woman to sail solo nonstop around the world!

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  • Bob Tiner (Regional Asset Protection Manager at Hannaford Supermarkets)

    Bob Tiner

    Regional Asset Protection Manager at Hannaford Supermarkets

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  • John Carr (Director of Regional Asset Protection at Hannaford Supermarkets)

    John Carr

    Director of Regional Asset Protection at Hannaford Supermarkets

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Registration Register

RAM, MGFPA, NH Retail MEMBER TICKET

Enjoy a full day of learning with our special guest speakers, business experts and leaders. Connect with colleagues and explore ideas. Registration includes complimentary admission to the Reception on Oct 16th, plus Breakfast & Lunch at the Summit Oct 17th.

Bringing more than 1 attendee? Please complete a 'Member Additional Guest Ticket' for each attendee. Only $100 for each additional attendee from the same company.

$125
RAM, MGFPA, NH Retail MEMBER - ADDITIONAL GUEST TICKET(S)

When you purchase one RAM, MGFPA, or NH Retail Member Ticket at $125, you may register up to 10 additional employees from your company at $100 each. Please complete a 'Member Additional Guest Ticket' for each attendee.

Registration includes complimentary admission to Reception on Oct 16th, plus Breakfast & Lunch at the Summit Oct 17th.

$100
NON-MEMBER TICKET

Enjoy a full day of learning with our special guest speakers, business experts and leaders. Connect with colleagues and explore ideas. Registration includes complimentary admission to the Reception on Oct 16th, plus Breakfast & Lunch at the Summit Oct 17th.

Bringing more than 1 attendee? Please complete a 'Non-Member Additional Guest Ticket' for each attendee. Only $100 for each additional attendee from the same company.

$150
NON-MEMBER - ADDITIONAL GUEST TICKET(S)

When you purchase one Non-Member Ticket at $150, you may register up to 10 additional employees from your company at $100 each. Please complete a 'Non-Member Additional Guest Ticket' for each attendee.

Registration includes complimentary admission to the Reception on Oct 16th, plus Breakfast & Lunch at the Summit on Oct 17th.

$100

Reception

Enjoy the great outdoors in the comfy courtyard of L.L. Bean Corporate Headquarters for our exclusive Summit 2024 Reception - Wednesday, October 16th, 5pm-7:30pm!


Enjoy fresh and delicious Maine food paired with a cash bar. Plus some very special surprises! Complimentary admission - Be sure to indicate your attendance in the Conference Registration.


L.L. Bean

15 Casco Street

Freeport, Maine

Hotel Block Information

We're pleased to have a block of hotel rooms at the Hampton Inn Freeport/Brunswick for a special rate of $179 + tax! This special rate is available until Tuesday, September 17th


Address: 194 Lower Main Street, Freeport, ME 04032

Phone: (207) 865-1400 


Reservations are encouraged. Special room pricing is $179 + tax -- available online hereor by calling the hotel directly.

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