Tommy Hilfiger and Martha Stewart are among the design entrepreneurs and innovators set to speak at The Global Retailing Conference of the University of Arizona’s Terry J. Lundgren Center for Retailing.

There’s also a long list of chairmen and chief executives signed on to speak at the event, which runs April 7 to 8 at the Loews Ventana Canyon in Tucson, Ariz. Included are: Mike George of QVC, Barbara Turf of Crate & Barrel, Roberto Orci of Acento, Claudio Del Vecchio of Brooks Brothers, Susan Lyne of Gilt Groupe, Jiri Nechleba of 4R Systems, Alan Dabbiere of Airwatch and Terry Lundgren of Macy’s Inc.

Others on the roster are Raul Vazquez, Wal-Mart Stores Inc.’s executive vice president of global e-commerce; Javier Polit, chief information officer of the Bottling Investments Group, The Coca-Cola Co.; Ira Kalish, director of global economics, Deloitte Consulting; Michael Archbold, chief financial officer of Vitamin Shoppe; Jesse W. Curlee, president of Supima Cotton, and Jeff Elder, vice president of marketing, J.G. Boswell Co.

“The conference offers a unique opportunity to fuse the experiences of established retailing-fashion leaders with the energy of new ideas and perspectives that are being formed at the University of Arizona,” Lundgren said.

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