Build A Winning People Strategy

With major transformation and changing employee expectations, retail is heading into the next decade with a lot yet to be figured out. Through sessions on digital transformation, innovating talent attraction, workplace culture and more, HR Retail is the premiere, retailer only conference for those looking to define HR’s transformed role in 2020.

Join us in Austin for three days of action-packed stories and insightful conversations with leading retailers from across the spectrum of brick and mortar, ecommerce and QSRs.


"I hate going to events where I’m just being pitched all day. HR Retail is the opposite – I’m surrounded by my peers all day. And with the tons of interactive and networking opportunities, I actually get to meet them!”

John Flaim, Employee Relations Manager


“The opportunity to connect with like-minded and like-sized organizations was priceless. Peer to peer learning is always the most impactful”

Jeff Brown, Manufacturing and Distribution Training Manager


“I really enjoyed the dialogue during the break out sessions and small group discussions! It’s so nice to talk through obstacles we’re all facing with peers in a collaborative environment.”

Diego Duran, Regional HR Manager

Our Speakers. Your Visionaries.

They're Brave. They're Bold. They're Innovative. And They're All Speaking At HR Retail.


Holly May

SVP, Global Total Rewards
Staying Committed to Mental Wellness Benefits

Reginald Johnson

SVP, Field HR North America & Chief Diversity Officer
Signet Jewelers
Airing Out Compliance Concerns


Courtney Capeling

VP, HR-US Retail
Best Buy
Keeping The Human First In A Digital World


Hollie Castro

SVP, Talent
Next Generation Leadership


Jen Hinkle

Bath & Body Works
Effective HR Business Partners


JP Elliott

VP, Talent Management
Dick’s Sporting Goods
Empowering The Workforce


Chris Lee

Senior Director, Human Capital Solutions
Evolving Compensation and Benefits


Kerry Noone

Director, Recruitment Marketing & Advertising
CVS Health
Reinventing Employment For Transformation


Natalie Breece

SVP, People
People Managment in High Growth Retail


Jim Gorenc

VP, Talent Management
Five Below
Optimizing Company Story to Support Retention


Linda D'Amore

Director, Learning Design
Dunkin Brands
Blended Learning for the Modern Worker


Rob Ollander-Krane

Director, Talent Planning & Performance
Gap, Inc.
Making Talent Metrics Part of Leadership Compensation

All Of The Top Retailers. Together.

From the billion dollar club to the nation’s fastest growing companies, HR Retail is for retail companies looking to make a shift in their people strategy. Spanning across brick and mortar, ecommerce and food and beverage, our content is catered to address any HR challenge in the retail space.


The #1 Community in Retail HR

HR Retail gathers the highest level executives in retail to discuss the newest trends in people strategy. With over 20 hours of interactive roundtables, receptions and breaks scheduled, it’s the ultimate destination for making new friends and elevating your career.

Why HR Retail Is #1

Exclusively For

Our content is curated by months of research with retail HR practitioners (your peers!) so that the sessions you attend at the event address real retailer pain points and challenges.

Covering brick and mortar, ecommerce and food and beverage, we bring together HR leaders from across retail to address today's hottest topics, including: change management, high volume hiring, modernizing training, rethinking rewards and much more.

Be Part Of A True

Our attendees stay in touch. Some exchange contact details (cell numbers, not business cards), while others visited each other’s offices for in-depth trainings. We’re the #1 community in retail HR for a reason.

Intimate receptions, breakouts by HR function and retailer size and an event structure committed to interactivity makes it extremely easy to form connections that don’t expire after three days in Austin.

See Innovation
In Action

What makes for a constructive conference? Taking the insights you learned outside of a classroom setting and putting them to use in the real world. At the HR Retail store tours, we explore flagships and diverse in-store experiences to take a behind-the scenes look at Austin’s top retailers.

Learn how retailers are prepping their frontline associates in delivering the best customer experience. Past store tours include Lush, TOMS and YETI. Each of these sold out last year so don’t wait to sign up!


"This was my first time attending HR Retail and it exceeded my expectations. I was blown away by the amount of real-life examples and detailed benchmarks.”

Brenda Samantha Nerahoo, Manager, Human Resources
Movado Group Inc.


“HR Retail has successfully combined the elements of peer-based learning, trade show, networking, and fun all into one.”

Deanna Knight, District HR Manager
The Kroger Company


“The advantage of being with HR professionals within your own industry like this is priceless. Great ideas from amazing partners will influence my HR strategy.”

Dennis Lattmann, Senior Director of Human Resources
Five Below



Our Venue

44600 Indian Wells Ln, Indian Wells, CA 92210

 +1 760 776 1234   Website