Retail industry futurists and Ace Hardware’s CEO to give morning addresses at Interbike’s IBD Summit

By Stephen Frothingham

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, Calif. (BRAIN) — Interbike has announced two new keynote speakers for the IBD Summit at this year’s Interbike.

Doug Stephens, considered one of the world’s foremost retail industry futurists, and David Mead, a lead presenter with Simon Sinek’s Start With Why organization, will be joining John Venhuizen, the CEO of Ace Hardware Corporation, as part of the series each morning of the expo. Interbike said the new retail education track at the show brings the same type of high-level speakers that appeared at the IBD Summit when it was held separately in January.

Stephens is the founder and president of Retail Prophet. He will draw on research from his latest book in a session titled, “Reengineering Retail: The Future of Selling in a Post-Digital World.” This session will take place on Wednesday, Sept. 19 at 9 a.m.

Mead, a specialist in organizational culture and leadership, will be delivering two sessions at the IBD Summit at Interbike. On Wednesday afternoon, he will open with discussion surrounding Simon Sinek’s best-selling book, Start With Why, explaining how great leaders inspire through the way they think, act and communicate.

In the week’s final keynote, “Leaders Eat Last,” Mead will offer …read more

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