Keynote Presentation

Monday, October 23  |  3:30 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.  |  Texas Ballroom E & F

Sponsored by Conway MacKenzie

Matthew Mason, Conway MacKenzie (Moderator)

Walter Robb, the former co-CEO of Whole Foods, will be the keynote speaker at The 2017 TMA Annual, sponsored by Conway MacKenzie. 

Tying in directly with the conference's theme of "Disruption and Its Ripple Effect," you will not want to miss Mr. Robb's views on Amazon's recent purchase of Whole Foods and the impact this is having on the retail sector. 

Mr. Robb's passion for organic, all-natural produce began over 40 years ago, gaining experience as a retailer, farmer, and consultant throughout his career. In 1976, he opened the local grocery store Mountain Marketplace in Weaverville, California. Over 15 years later he sold the store to Whole Foods and worked his way up the chain of command to become co-CEO alongside Whole Foods founder John Mackey. 

Within the role he oversaw the operations of six of Whole Foods Market's twelve regions, as well as purchasing, marketing, distribution, and quality standards.  

Register for the conference to hear Mr. Robb speak about his experience in the food retail industry. 

ConferenceAgenda

Monday, October 23

7:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m. Golf Registration & Breakfast
8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
 
Golf Scramble**
Sponsored by Ritchie Bros.
Noon - 7:30 p.m.
 
Registration Open
Sponsored by Hahn & Hessen LLP
1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. TMA NextGen
Community Service Activity
1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
 
Certification Oversight
Committee Meeting*
2:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Attendee Lounge Open
2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Making Connections:
First Time Attendee Reception

Sponsored by Rust Omni
3:15 p.m - 3:30 p.m. Opening Remarks
3:30 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.
 
Keynote Speaker:
Walter Robb, former Co-CEO,
Whole Foods

Sponsored by Conway MacKenzie
4:15 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Networking Break
4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. Awards Celebration
5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.




 
Opening Reception
Sponsored by AlixPartners,
Assessment Technologies,
CR3 Partners,
Haynes and Boone, LLP, 
Vinson & Elkins, and Winstead P.C.

Tuesday, October 24

5:30 a.m. - 6:00 a.m.
 
TMA Annual 5k Run/Walk Registration
 
6:00 a.m. - 7:00 a.m.
 
TMA 5k Run/Walk**
Sponsored by AlixPartners
7:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
 
Registration Open
Sponsored by Hahn & Hessen LLP
8:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. Attendee Lounge Open
8:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. Networking Breakfast
8:30 a.m. - 9:20 a.m.
 
Soundbites from Industry Leaders
on Disruption & Its Ripple Effect
9:20 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. Session Re-Cap/Preview
9:30 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.
 
Retailing in the Digital Age:
State of Chaos or Pendulum Swing?
10:15 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Networking Break
10:30 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.


 
Concurrent Sessions
A. Customer Data:
How Is it Gathered, Used,
Protected, and Transferred?

B. Alternative Lending:
The ABCs About BDCs

C. Healthcare Spotlight
Sponsored by SAK Management Services
11:15 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Networking Break
11:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.





 
Concurrent Sessions
A. Board Management:
Why Starting from Scratch
Isn't Always the Best Option

B. Toolbox Secrets from the
Titans of Turnaround

C. Energy Industry:
Lessons Learned? What's Next?
12:15 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. TMA Cafe Grab & Go Lunch
1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. ABL Forum
1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. ABL Connection
2:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. TMA Fest at Sundance Square
4:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. LGBT Meet Up at Wine Thief
5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. TMA Chair's Reception*
5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
 
TMA NextGen Reception
Sponsored by Alvarez & Marsal
6:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

 
Closing Reception at
Billy Bob's Texas

Sponsored by Hilco Global

Wednesday, October 25

8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. Grab & Go Breakfast
7:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
 
Registration Open
Sponsored by Hahn & Hessen LLP
8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Chapter Presidents Meeting*
10:00 a.m. - Noon
 
Joint TMA Executive Board & 
Board of Trustees Meeting*

*Invite only.  **Additional fee to participate. 

Agenda subject to change.  

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Omni Fort Worth Hotel
1300 Houston Street
Fort Worth, Texas 76102

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  • Reservations Phone: 817-535-6664
  • Room Rate: $225 plus taxes
  • Reservation Deadline: Friday, September 29

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