T There will be 2 days of education at the 2017 Sunshine EXPO®. The first day will be during the the Loss Prevention Conference on Friday, July 21st, and the second day will be on Saturday, July 22nd, with the EXPO Education Day.

The Sunshine EXPO® brings in an important lineup of expert speakers and respected industry experts who will provide you and your staff with information, tips and guidance on how you can improve your business, stay on top of industry trends and make your employees more skilled and valuable.

Recent sessions have focused on loss prevention, food safety, leadership, merchandising and regulations among others. Each session includes an comprehensive and interactive discussion with attendees and can provide your business with tips and best practices that can better educate and protect your business, your employees, your customers and your bottom line.

Check back soon for the complete lineup of speakers and topics you can look forward to as part of the 2017 2017 Sunshine EXPO® Education program!

Loss Prevention Conference Educational Sessions - July 21st

Preparing - Investigating - Prosecuting... ORC. How to Assist in Achieving a Successful Prosecution
In Organized Retail Crime Investigations, there are three main components: the Private Sector, Public Sector and Prosecution. In this session learn the new and changing investigative procedures that involve Organized Retail Crime. Learn the challenges and successful ways of working a case from the start to a successful prosecution. Speak to well-known individuals from the Private and Public Sector who work together and use these advantages to prosecute these cases to the end. This will be an important session to attend.

SPEAKER
Lieutenant Jim Ostojic
Law Enforcement Consultant

Preparing - Investigating - Prosecuting... ORC. How to Assist in Achieving a Successful Prosecution
In Organized Retail Crime Investigations, there are three main components: the Private Sector, Public Sector and Prosecution. In this session learn the new and changing investigative procedures that involve Organized Retail Crime. Learn the challenges and successful ways of working a case from the start to a successful prosecution. Speak to well-known individuals from the Private and Public Sector who work together and use these advantages to prosecute these cases to the end. This will be an important session to attend.

SPEAKER
Lieutenant Jim Ostojic
Law Enforcement Consultant

Social Media for Investigators
This session will cover what law enforcement and retail theft investigators need to know about the latest social media and mobile applications for investigative purposes. To stay on the cutting edge, retailers need to stay in touch with the ways our society communicates, whether it be a quick snap, a sale on Facebook Marketplace, or an encrypted chat message. To safeguard against crime, investigators need to know how to research social media and what applications can be used for investigative purposes.

SPEAKER
SGT. Heather Mundell
Polk County Sheriff Office

How to Survive a Riot... Can my business be spared?
Massive civil unrest and rioting has become an unfortunate commonplace occurrence throughout our country. Large protests followed by criminal acts of violence and property damage are no longer restricted to just the big cities. These acts of social disobedience amount to millions of dollars in damages and inventory loss that have crippled and destroyed businesses putting thousands out of work.

  • As a business owner, is there anything I can do to prepare for such an incident?
  • How do I safeguard my business and my employees from costly damage and destruction?
  • Is there a way to make my business “INVISIBLE” during such an event?
  • How can Law Enforcement help me and what can I do to assist Law Enforcement?
  • Find out what is possible and how to protect and safeguard your business and employees before it’s too late.

SPEAKERS
(Ret) Lt. Eric W. Paul
Security Consultant

Eric Paul

What You Need to Know About Cybersecurity Today and What The Future May Hold
Businesses across the U.S. and the rest of the world are working to adapt to a new age of cyber warfare, cyber espionage, hackers and social engineering. Both individuals and private companies must deal with network security in ways that they could not have envisioned a few short years ago. The cybersecurity problem is one of the most significant challenges facing private citizens, corporate America, and state and Federal government agencies today. Recognition of the challenges cyber threats pose and implementation of strategic and operational tools can allow for navigation of many cyber threats. However, change and adaptation is the rule. In this presentation, Mr. Kaps will discuss the state of cyber security and the future of cyber threats in a world increasingly interconnected by cyberspace and reliant on the internet of things.

SPEAKER
Jacey Kaps, Esq., CIPP/US
Rumberger, Kirk & Caldwell, P.A

Internal Theft: Detection and Prevention
According to the recent Retail studies - Employee Theft, also known as Internal Theft, accounted for approximately 34% of all losses or approximately $15 Billion! Internal theft is not only about employees taking merchandise anymore: from cash theft, time theft, discounting and voids the opportunity for a dishonest employee are everywhere. This session will help you identify possible warning signs to Internal Theft but more importantly install some Best Practices to help Prevent it from happening.

SPEAKER
Anthony Gabino, CFI
Chico’s

"Leadership for a Lifetime: How the Past Prepares Us for the Future"
This motivational presentation will cover what it takes to be a good professional and highlight the power of being a good person. I will illustrate how to take individual talents and apply them to the group setting to make an unstoppable and productive team. It is my belief that the ability to lead is present in everyone, regardless of their rank in an organization or irrespective of their situation in life. There are common characteristics that respected people and effective leaders share. This presentation will cover some of these most important leadership traits.

SPEAKER
Paul Butler
Paul Butler Presentations

Building Successful Private/Public Partnerships
Are you a law enforcement professional that struggles to find the support for community outreach programs or events? Do you often question why a corporation makes the types of decisions that don’t always line up with your agency’s guidelines? Are you a corporate executive that has concerns over issues involving law enforcement response to specific crime trends or the level of, or lack of communication between local law enforcement and store management teams? These are common issues shared by many in the Public and Private sectors. During this presentation you will learn what issues are common to the barriers of communication and how to break through them, creating a long lasting partnership. You will leave this presentation with an understanding of why these partnerships are a crucial piece of any agency or corporation and will have an outline to assist you with starting your own successful Private/Public Partnership.

SPEAKERS
Josh Edelstein
Publix

Frank Kitzerow
Jupiter Police Department

Shoppers Need to Feel Safe: An update on Violence Control
Multiple retailers report their robberies and other violent crime problems are rising. They also agree fear of crime can reduce shopping visits and duration. Several retailers are working alongside UF/LPRC scientists in Houston, Jacksonville, and Atlanta to make robbery attempts tougher, riskier, and less rewarding for criminals. This session provides participants with insights into the project and how it operates, as well as what interventions are being trialed and why. The group will discuss a sampling of robbery incidents to demonstrate the R&D process.

SPEAKERS
Read Hayes,PhD
Loss Prevention Research Council

Ben Dugan
Walgreens

Best Practices For Truck Safety - July 22nd

Making the Pros Even Better- Creating a Culture of Safety

SPEAKER
Steven Bryan Law Enforcement Consultant

Making the Pros Even Better – Hours of Service, ELDs and All Things Log-Related

SPEAKERS
Rich Kurtz
Jeff Sanderson

Making the Pros Even Better- DriveSafe Program

SPEAKER
Nathan Gravely

Making the Pros Even Better Workshop- Cargo Securement Basics and Overcoming Common Violations

SPEAKER
Bryant Gay

Making the Pros Even Better Workshop- Drug/Alcohol Testing Program Best Practices

SPEAKER
Jeff Stamm

Making the Pros Even Better Workshop- Cyberliability Issues and Fixes (Federated Insurance)

SPEAKER
Nathan Gravely

Making the Pros Even Better Workshop- New Laws and Final Rules in State/Federal Regulation

SPEAKERS
Troy Thompson
Jeff Sanderson

EXPO Education Sessions - July 22nd

Essential Exchanges: What You Have to Give Up to Go Up
Business means more than just products and services. Today, it’s more important than ever for an organization to stand for something. Branding is what you tell the world you are; leadership is how you make it true. In this motivational and transformative session, Kevin will reveal how the most successful leaders make decisions, engage employees, and connect with customers using what he calls “Essential Exchanges” – what we gain by choosing between good things and even better things. Learn about the clear and challenging choices that confront us every day and how making them will lead to greater personal and professional fulfilment and develop you as a leader.

SPEAKER
Kevin Paul Scott
Co-Founder of ADDO Worldwide
Business Builder and Author of “Eight Essential Exchanges”

Profitable Inventory Management
Out of stocks? Storage issues? Small Footprint? No problem. In this training track, you’ll learn techniques to make the most out of the space you have in your store – everything from inventory turns, shelf space analysis, velocity reports, product placement, product variety and shrinkage measurements to gain additional profits through knowledge of your day-to-day operation. (REPEATS)

SPEAKER
Mark Wells
LIT Management Services

Florida Emerging Retail Leaders Forum... What’s on Your Mind?
This leadership session is designed to provide an opportunity for the participants to identify the kinds of things they find as challenges, things that they are struggling with in their leadership positions and situations that are keeping them up at night. This open forum, will be facilitated by leadership experts, who will lead various discussions that will provide solid direction for all attendees. So come with topics you want to discuss – it is YOUR SESSION!

FACILITATORS
Kevin Scott, ADDO Worldwide
Tom Jackson, Tom Jackson Resources

Creating a Food Safety Culture…What’s Yours?
Food Safety is NOT something you do once in a while…but rather something you do every minute the store is operating! Food Safety is a culture that requires training and retraining along with policies and procedures that reinforce the entire effort to manage a clean, healthy and sanitary deli/food prep operation. This session will focus on the smaller deli/food prep operator and the “Grab-N-Go” Department in the convenience store environment. You don’t get a “second chance” with food Safety!

SPEAKERS
David Dill
Gate Petroleum
Andy Christopher
Gate Petroleum
Brenda Morris
Department of Agriculture

Are you getting maximum value on your capital investment?
Convenience markets change— over time competition increases, pricing becomes more volatile, margins decrease, volume becomes more scarce and every retailer is challenged. Kalibrate 7 Elements for Retail Success help explain what makes a successful retailer and highlights where a retailer can focus in order to improve performance and quantify the potential value derived from that improvement. Elements including price, location, market, merchandising, facility, operations and brand – all will affect the consumer experience. For over 20 years, Kalibrate has gained extensive knowledge about the performance of convenience retail outlets and has identified these 7 Elements of Convenience Success as the key to success. Come learn what you can do to influence these elements for your operation.

SPEAKERS
Riley Buchanan
Kalibrate

Deterring and Detecting Fuel Theft In Florida
This session will provide a different view on how to protect your fuel and your business. The program includes tips on how to conduct a fuel investigation from the beginning to a successful prosecution. It also covers the new ways of how skimming is affecting the fuel industry and the public. The speakers will provide covert ways to deter and detect these types of incidents at your business.

SPEAKERS
Lieutenant Jim Ostojic
Law Enforcement Consultant
Detective David Lopez
Polk County Sheriff’s Office
Detective Andy Cobb—Florida
Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services

About

The Sunshine EXPO®, powered by the Florida Retail Federation and taking place July 20 - 24, is the premier trade show for retailing in the state of Florida.

With attendees from all across the southeast U.S. and suppliers from around the country, the EXPO is a not-to-miss event for retailers to find new ideas, products and services that help grow and strengthen their business.