HTI, which is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year, will be kicking off the show on March 9 with its One Voice Conference.
The conference will feature a presentation on the use of Google and Pointy, a new tool for retailers which is intended to help convert clicks into bricks.
HTI will also host mini-sessions on drop-shipping, time management and touting the local advantage, while Jim Lapiana will be available for store health check-ups as well. There will be a vendor showcase, held from 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. and a cocktail party, which will take place beginning at 5:30 p.m. in the Hyatt Regency McCormick Grant Park ABC Room.
During the show, the buying group will also host its scouting report. Group meetings are set to take place on March 10 through March 12 between 5 p.m. and 6 p.m. at the restaurant level above the HTI Booth. HTI is located at #S2233.