Walmart CEO IDs Retail Industry's Role in Economic Revival

Retailers are far from disinterested observers when it comes to the big economic and political questions of the day, particularly since they are the first to feel the pain whenever consumers' buying power shrinks. But Walmart U.S. CEO Bill Simon believes that being a retailer today means more than just monitoring and reacting to change. It means getting out in front as leaders on issues that matter to both a retailer's customers and the communities they operate in.

In his keynote session address, "A Job to Do: Retail's Role in an American Renewal," Simon will make the case that today more than ever, the industry's leadership is needed on critical issues such as the U.S. (and by extension the global) economy and job creation.

Simon will speak on Tuesday, January 15 from 8:30 a.m. to 9:45 a.m. in the Javits Center's North Hall. He will be joined by Toshiba Global Commerce Solutions CEO Steven Ladwig, and the session will also be live streamed simultaneously.

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