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Blog / May. 16

Aptos Engage Photo Album: Better Together, Indeed!


Aptos Engage 2017 was, by all accounts, a rousing success. Over 300 people from across the retail industry gathered to network, brainstorm, share successes and, well, engage. The optimism and enthusiasm for the opportunities that this era of retail presents was undeniable and people came to Hollywood, Florida to move the needle.

Believe it or not, we’re so excited about this year’s conference that we’re already working on next year’s event in Las Vegas.

But you don’t have to take our word for it. We’ll let the event photos do the talking for us. You can either view the entire gallery here or simply scroll down for a few of our favorites.  Either way…enjoy!

Opening Night Cocktail Reception

Aptos Engage Cocktail Party
The energy was palpable as the conference kicked off and attendees renewed acquaintances


Aptos Engage Cocktail Party
Aptos’ Helen Kostis shares what looks like a very important message


Melissa Schroeder of L Brands shares a smile with colleagues and partners


Aptos’ Diana Benitez catches up with friends from Tommy Bahama


Aptos Engage Cocktail Party
Mike Starkey (left) of Performance Bicycle reconnects with Shane Desrochers of Aptos


Aptos Engage Cocktail Party
Leonard English and Marco Nunez of Dollar General help each other get the “lay of the land”


Aptos Engage Cocktail Party
Members of the Miami Lighthouse for the Blind Jazz Quartet begin to warm up before their set


Aptos Engage Cocktail Party
Aptos’ Jane Webb catches up with Robert Shaffer of Fossil Group


Aptos Engage Cocktail Party
The Silent Auction to benefit RetailROI officially opens



Monday Evening: A Celebration of the Aptos Community

Aptos Engage Monday

Aptos Engage Monday
Dave Bruno announces that Aptos has helped raise $80,000 for RetailROI in two short years


Aptos Engage Monday
Mike and Amy Rivas of Lifesong for Orphans share their amazing progress in Bercy


Carter’s accepts their “Moving the Needle” award


Aptos Engage Awards
Cole Haan accepts their “Retail Innovation” award


Aptos Engage Awards
Grupo Axo accepts their “International Retailing” award


Aptos Engage Awards
Pier 1 accepts their “Continuous Innovation” award


Aptos Engage Awards
Paper Source accepts their “Customer Experience” award


Aptos Engage Awards
Tommy Bahama accepts their “Reinventing the Retail Experience” award



Tuesday Sessions

Aptos Engage Keynote 1
Noel Goggin delivers his annual state of the business keynote address


Aptos Engage Vicki 1
Vicki Cantrell joins Noel on stage to discuss retail transformation


A full house for RSR’s Nikki Baird and Paula Rosenblum session


Aptos’ Terry Bissonette talks Aptos Labs during the structured 1:1 networking


Dave Boland of Tommy Bahama listens intently during structured 1:1 networking


Aptos’ Ian Rawlins shares his vision for Aptos Labs during Tuesday afternoon General Session


Aptos’ Johnny Legakis holds court during solution zone hours


Tyrone Munn of Eurostar discuss new ideas and opportunities during a solution zone break


Gary Zorko of Z Gallerie (l) and Ralph Niebles of The Art of Shaving share ideas with Greg Girard of IDC (r)
Jay Shields, Ayla Griggs, RJ Grancelli and Jess Johnson, all part of the Aptos Solutions Consulting team, share a smile as they prepare for the tailgating party



Tuesday Tailgating

The tension rises right along with the Jenga tower!
Now THAT is FOCUS!!!


Todd Mallett and Mike Hughes of Aptos battle it out in bean bag toss


Aptos’ Ayla Griggs displays perfect from in the beer pong toss game


Aptos’ Jane Webb also looks in fine tailgating form!


Velda Goodin of ScanSource and Thomas Loughery of Tory Burch celebrate their Jenga victory!



Shark Tank!

Sandeep Bhanote of Radius8 enters the Shark Tank


Oscar Sachs of Salesfloor enters the Shark Tank


Georgina Nelson of TruRating enters the Shark Tank!


Steve Kramer of WorkJam enters the Shark Tank!


Aptos’ Mike Verdeyen prepares to announce the Shark Tank winner – TruRating!



The Retail Prophet

Doug Stephens excites the crowd with his theories about reengineering retail



Wednesday Sessions

Windsor Store CEO Leon Zekaria shares his growth story


Aptos’ Vikas Aron asks a question during the Q& A portion of a breakout session


Aptos’ Tanya Bowen talks Clienteling


Yehudi Edwards of Rockport and Diane Cerulli of Aptos talk shop during a solution zone break Wednesday afternoon


Aptos’ Dave Bruno announces that the Engage Silent Auction raised $25,000 for RetailROI!

Wednesday Night Closing Party (No captions required!)