Ban the Booth Babes!
The 2018 trade show circuit made great strides this year relative to years past. Once Shoptalk came onto the scene in 2016, the rest of the circuit was forced to up the ante. Industry participants are more focused on change and transformation than ever before, which is why, I have high hopes for what lies ahead in 2019, provided a few simple wishes are granted.
Read more in Four Gender-Parity Wishes for the 2019 Trade Show Circuit by Chris Walton.
Chris Walton is an accomplished Senior Executive with nearly 20 years of success within the retail and retail technology industries. He is well-versed in merchandising, store operations, inventory management, product design, forecasting, e-commerce, pricing and promotions, and tech product development.
Chris was most recently a Vice President with Target, where he led the retailer’s Store of the Future project and also ran the Target’s home furnishing division for e-commerce. He previously worked for GAP, Inc., as a Distribution Analyst and Manager.
Chris holds a BA in Economics and History from Stanford University, and a MBA from Harvard Business School.
He likes to dress as Darth Vader for Halloween, and his wife also frequently asks him to ask Alexa, "to turn off the music."