Supplier Sessions With Q&A

Ways Suppliers and retailers can pivot to address COVID-19 Reality, Lei Duran SVP Knowledge Team Retail Insights, Kantar
With customer shopping patterns changing faster than ever during the pandemic, hear from Kantar, a leading data insights and consulting company, as they share what they are learning about how customers are shifting, what the new normal might look like and what you can do to pivot and meet the customers where they expect to find you.
Supplier Inclusion Program, Marquita Brown & Marc Winston, Sr. Managers Supplier Diversity
The supplier inclusion team will give participants an overview of how Walmart supports diverse businesses. There will also be a segment outlining our Tier II program, and how non-minority businesses and suppliers can engage with the initiative.
The Open Call Journey, Russell Boyle Sr. Buying Manager Ice Cream, Sean Lee & Tiffany Lee, Owners Sweety Ice Cream
Hear an Open Call success story directly from the buyer and supplier. Learn about Sweety Ice Cream’s journey to Walmart shelves. This will be an engaging discussion highlighting best practices, pitfalls, and key learnings as the Open Call participant shares their journey from getting a deal to shipping to stores.
Doing Business with, Jeffery Clementz Vice President, Retail Operations and Analytics
Hear from leaders of Walmart’s Marketplace team and learn how your business can engage Walmart customers on one of the largest ecommerce platforms in the world.
Creating Great Online Content, Kelly Rianda, Head of Retail Success, Salsify
Learn from Salsify, one the leading internet content providers, about how to take control of your digital shelf and all the touchpoints where your consumers transact. You will learn tips and tricks to deliver the product experiences that today’s online consumers demand!
Doing Business with Private Brands, Walmart Private Brands Team
Learn from Walmart Private Brand leaders on why you should consider Walmart private brands and how to work with the private brands organization.

Streaming Supplier Session Open to Public

Creators Wanted, Jay Timmons, President National Association of Manufacturers
Join the president of the National Association of Manufacturers as they kickoff National manufacturing Month and share the details of the
“Creators Wanted” campaign.
Ready, Set, Scale, U.S. Small Business Administration, Edward Haddock District Director Arkansas
Prepare for success by understanding your financial and cash flow needs when scaling your business during this introduction to SBA funded resources that can assist you at each stage of growth.
Advocate Organizations Membership & Certification,
The Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC) will be sharing how certifying women owned businesses is the foundation of their mission, along with connecting WBENC-Certified Women's Business Enterprises (WBEs) with WBENC's Corporate Members to facilitate real time business opportunities and serving as a resource to offer training that helps the Corporate Member

Join the National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC) as they discuss the benefits of connecting with private-sector buyers, NMSDC certification is considered the platinum standard in supplier diversity and can improve financial performance. We invite you to look the many benefits of being certified with NMSDC.
Supplier Alliance Program, Matt Allen VP Finance, Walmart U.S.
Leaders from our finance department will share what Walmart is doing to help support our small business partners. You will learn how we have made changes to financing programs with national banks to provide dedicated resources to speed up on-boarding and allow qualified suppliers to get payments faster.
Marketing to Online Customers, Lex Josephs, Director Media Partnerships,
Join our marketplace team and learn best practices for how to market to online customers and improve the performance of your business online.

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