Each year the retail industry, law enforcement agencies and researchers band together to offer a host of events designed to combat retail theft and improve loss prevention strategies throughout the United States.
From the newest products to the latest insights and technology, these conferences are designed to arm retailers with the tools and knowledge they need in the ongoing battle against retail shrink.
Here’s an insight into some of the top retail loss prevention events in the US in 2019.
MRC Vegas 2019
Run by the Merchant Risk Council and spanning four days, MRC Vegas has an eCommerce focus. This annual conference draws about 1600 people and 450 companies and is the largest global conference focused on fraud prevention, payment processing, technology, cybersecurity and financial services for eCommerce professionals.
When: March 18-22, 2019
Where: Las Vegas, NV
RILA Retail Asset Protection Conference
Attended by over 800 asset professionals annually, the Retail Asset Protection Conference attracts top level executives from the most progressive retailers in the world.
Those attending share and tap into the best ideas in the industry to improve organisational effectiveness and examine where the industry is heading in the future.
The conference program is developed by RILA’s Asset Protection Steering Committee – a cohort of retail experts from the most recognized brands in world.
When: May 5-8, 2019
Where: Orlando, FL
Retail Innovation Conference
With a focus on the future, the Retail Innovation Conference looks at changes within the retail industry and where it’s going.
Last year’s conference grew by 40 per cent with some of the biggest names in the retail industry attending. It sees retail professionals share ideas, innovation, technology and tactics through keynote speeches, workshops and panels.
The conference also offers actionable takeaways and insight from renowned retail analysts.
When: May 6-9, 2019
Where: New York City, NY
Renowned as the retail industry’s premier loss prevention event, NRF Protect attracts over 2500 attendees each year to witness 90 speakers, tap the knowledge of 200 exhibitors and meet representatives of over 300 brands.
This is arguably the biggest retail loss prevention of the year and covers everything from cyber and digital crime to risk management, talent and culture, theft and fraud, and workplace violence.
When: June 11-13, 2019
Where: Anaheim, California
Hosted by the Loss Prevention Research Council, LPRC Impact focuses on research to help retailers assess their loss prevention strategies and the impact they have on sales, crime and loss levels.
The two-day program comprises presentations, panels, and learning labs.
CLEAR 2019 National Conference
Hosted by the Coalition of Law Enforcement and Retail, the annual CLEAR National Conference brings together law enforcement agencies and retail corporations, with the aim of improving theft detection and loss prevention, and devising strategies to keep stores safe.
Its major focus is: “To promote and encourage municipal, county, state, and federal organizations to create and support enforcement and detection units to combat property such as but not limit to; organized retail crime, fencing of stolen property, cargo theft, identity theft and fraud, burglary, theft, and organized property crime schemes.”
2019 will mark the 10th year this conference is hosted and it also features an emphasis on legislation to target organised retail crime and general shoplifting.
Running over two days, the TCORCA Conference features a host of topics, keynote speakers and break-out sessions that focus specifically on Organised Retail Crime and other loss prevention strategies.
The aim of the event is to offer retailers an insight into the best practices and training to more effectively target and combat organised retail crime.