The Big Show Gets Bigger: For the first time in 2024, NRF will host the Supply Chain 360 Summit at The Big Show. This new one-day program will take place on 14 January and will “bring together retail supply chain professionals and industry experts to share strategies and tactics, taking a holistic look at the modes and methods needed to build a stronger supply chain.” Some of the topics they plan to cover include: Creating optionality and speed in supply chains; AI’s role in inventory visibility and optimization; What’s next for US ports?; and Maximizing supply chain value. The Summit will be held in the Javits Center and will be open to all retailers.
TNW Has a Vision: New this fall from The Next Web team, TNW Vision: 2024 has been designed to bring together the “brightest leaders working in tech” to uncover future trends in the year ahead within the Dutch tech space. TNW Vision is scheduled for the afternoon and evening of 7 December located at TNW City’s space in central Amsterdam. If you’re an emerging leader, investor, government official, or other innovator looking to attend the program – which will include analyst insights, panels, roundtables, and networking – you must complete an application for one of the 300 seats.
Submission Opportunity: The GSMA has planned its flagship Mobile World Congress/MWC conference for 26-29 February2024, as always in Barcelona. Whether it’s a session on 5G, 6G, AI, connectivity, or even “keeping humanity at the heart of our digital future,” MWC plans to explore it next year. Want to apply for a speaking slot as a panelist or presenter? Submit an application now through 23 October. MWC especially values diverse voices who share perspectives that have, until now, been overlooked. Once submissions are received, applicants can expect to hear back on their proposal status by U.S. Thanksgiving.
Lunchtime Learning: When Game Developers Conference (GDC) returned to the San Francisco Moscone Center in March, they more than doubled the number of in-person attendees that they had at the previous year’s event! Self-described as “the industry’s premier event for game developers,” the conference had more than 28,000 registered attendees, 330+ exhibitors and over 1,000 speakers. If you were not one of them, you can still watch the keynoters on their YouTube channel. Hear from Dr. Nandini Chatterjee Singh, who spearheads UNESCO MGIEP’s flagship Libre and Difference Learning projects; game designer Colleen Macklin who is an associate professor of media design at Parsons New School for Design and founder and co-director of PETLab; and Dr. Kris Alexander Professor of Video Game Design, Virtual Production, & Esports Toronto Metropolitan University.
Coming Up Next Week: International Association of Privacy Professionals Privacy, Security, Risk Conference – or IAPP P.S.R. for short – considers itself “where privacy professionals learn to make privacy and technology work together.” IAPP P.S.R. runs 3-6 October in San Diego. Fortune’s annual CEO Initiative Annual Meeting is held 3 October in Washington, DC under the theme “Navigating the New Frontier of Leadership.” At MIT Technology Review ClimateTech (4-5 October; Cambridge), attendees can expect to hear from leaders funding, creating, and deploying climate technologies – exploring topics like electrification, AI, fusion, carbon capture, and city level solutions. IT leaders responsible for their organization’s digital strategy will head to London for DTX Europe from 4-5 October for advise on modernizing IT infrastructure, building a culture to embrace change, and leveraging data and customer intelligence. Conference Board Women Lead Festival gets underway 5 October in NYC, convening some of the world’s top women leaders in business, nonprofits, public policy, science, and the arts. And in Cleveland next week, INDUSTRY Global (2-4 October) offers best practices for software product managers.