November 19 - 21, 2024 | Austin Convention Center | Austin, TX

Meet the #TRE22 Speakers

The new “Meet the Speakers” networking session is your opportunity to connect with the industry experts and pioneers who were part of our 2022 conference program. Grab a glass of prosecco and ask the questions you didn’t get to during educational sessions, share contact information, and build meaningful industry relationships.

RIA Member Benefits Review

Grab your lunch and join the Running Industry Association in Ballroom G for an introduction to three powerful new benefits that you’ll definitely want to hear about. The RIA will introduce a powerful new tool for managing brand data, our amplified store metrics data platform in partnership with Upper Quadrant Cadence, and our new Fed-Ex Freight discount program.  […]

Opening Night Reception

Kick off The Running Event 2022! This will be your first opportunity to reconnect and celebrate with the industry. This year, we’re toasting to famous pairs: Socks and shoes, music and dancing, and of course—The Running Event and specialty retail.

Influencer Marketing and NIL Opportunities for Specialty Retail

The New Pay to Play (and why you should embrace it!) This session will cover: – Re-grounding in the evolving definitions and impact of “influencers” – What the change in NIL laws means for athletes – How Retailers can work with all types of influencers, including those structured as NIL deals – Success stories and […]

How-To Series for Owners & Managers: Compensation Planning for Specialty Retail

This 45 minute session will provide the building blocks for developing a compensation structure and strategy that suits specialty running stores. Parker Karnan, of Karnan Associates, will lead this session along with Midge Good and Maggie Butterfield – both previously serving as General Managers for prominent running stores and with a deep understanding of HR […]

How to Remove the Barrier of Entry and Build a Diverse Community

Red Rock Running Company’s definition of diversity encompasses race, ethnicity, body type, body shape, and age. In this session we will show you how our diverse staff mirrors our community and the customers that come into our door. No matter what you look like, from age to body type to ethnicity, we most likely have […]

Making Good Leaders Great: A Path To Success

Specialty retailers need great leaders at all levels. To be that leader requires having a path to success and “leading up” when your title or position isn’t viewed as a leadership role. This session will share proven methods that will take attendees from being good leaders to great leaders so that everyone–the employee, the store, […]

Crush Your Business Goals with Improved Operations

To thrive in this economy, every store owner, leader, and staffer should be focused on one goal: repeat customers. Customers visit the first time because of your marketing and advertising; they return because of the experience. In this session, participants will hear a four-step framework to improve operations that can result in a 25%-300% increase […]

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