What is the New England Loss Prevention Expo? It is a convention that will occur on September 14th this year at the DCU Center in Worcester, Ma. The goal of this networking event is to educate everyone involved in retail security, including but not limited to risk managers, solution partners, and law enforcement, about theft and how to keep the employees, customers, and stores secure. At this conference, companies will explore the tools used to fight retail crimes and other problems that contribute to retail store loss. In addition to theft, retail store audits must also address areas such as miss marked price tags, out of sync registers, losses due to injured employees or customers, and misplaced products or unchecked discrepancies due to poor stock control.
What can you expect at the New England Loss Prevention Expo? First, more than 250 loss prevention professionals from the retail industry in New England will attend this one-day symposium and trade show. Some of the topics discussed in past expos were organized retail crime, external and internal theft, private/public sector partnerships, asset protection technology, financial crimes, and emergency preparedness. You can expect these topics to make an appearance again just in an updated context of course. The day will be fully packed with guest speakers and experts on retail store audits. Some of these guests include, Kevin M. Plante-LPC, Staples Global Loss Prevention Chairman, Paul Fisher–Vice President sales of Intellicheck, Joe LaRocca–Vice President and Senior Advisor of Loss Prevention for RetaiLPartners, and Bill Peters–Director of Safety & Regulatory Compliance, BJ’s Wholesale Club (which is especially important because lack of safety is one of the key factors retail store audits must investigate in tracking retail store loss). Click here for a complete list of guest speakers and the detailed agenda for the day.
This year marks the 11th annual year of the expo and the official host will be the Retailers Association of Massachusetts. Other hosts include the Connecticut Retail Merchants Association, Retail Association of Maine, New Hampshire Retail Association, Rhode Island Retail Federation, and Vermont Retail and Grocers Association. Be sure to check out other retail audit software players as well as members of the blazingAudit team. This event will be an excellent networking and educational experience. We’d love to see you there!