18th Annual RLA Conf & Expo Las Vegas 2022

The RLA defines reverse logistics as, "all activity associated with a product/service after the point of sale."

February 6, 2022 –
February 9, 2022

United States

The RLA Conference & Expo in Las Vegas was a successful event full of amazing industry leading keynote speakers, content driven panel discussions and ample opportunities for networking. The feedback is continuing to pour in, and we're excited to hear about all the connections that have been made, as well as how to improve for next year's event.

Event Session Recordings and Presentations:

All recorded event sessions can be viewed in the following locations

1) On RLA's Conference and Summit for RLA Members page: 2022 RLA Conference Session Recordings

2) On Mobile Event App for those who registered for the event

           a) Via Mobile Event app in the "Agenda" Tile "View Recording"

          b) Via Mobile Event Desk Top App Link: Mobile Event Desk Top App

Event Photos

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Thank you for all those participated in the TopGolf Charity Event.  We have presented a $17,000 check to Cell Phones for Soldiers Charity organization this year.


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Sunday evening Feb 6 and Monday morning Feb 7
Conference dates/times:
Monday, February 7 1-7pm
Tuesday, February 8 7am-7pm
Wednesday, February 9 7:30am-12noon

Premier Media Partner:           

Feridoun Amirjalayer
Sr. Director Reverse Logistics
The Home Depot
Jason Aubee
Vice President of Sales North America
Jeff Battaglia
VP Supply Chain Solutions
Chris Bleess
VP, Business Development
Michael Blumberg
Blumberg Advisory Group
Londy Bracale
Program Manager
MeTech Recycling Inc.
Scot Case
VP, Sustainability
National Retail Federation
Tony Celt
VP Sales and Marketing
Corey Dehmey
Executive Director
Todd Ellis
Managing Director
Russ Ernst
VP, Product Development
Michael Espada
Commercial Director
Sims Lifecycle Services
Jenn Foxworthy
Senior Manager, Certified Renew Partner Program
HP Inc
Michael Foy
Director of Business Development,, Supply Chain
Karri Frerichs
Founder and CEO
Circular Fashion LA, SPC
Mike Galbreth
Professor & Department Head
University of Tennessee
Harby Garchay
Blackbelt smartphone defence ltd
Brad Harris
Sr. Director Reverse Network | Circular Commerce
Dr. William Oliver Hedgepeth
Professor of Reverse Logistics
American Public University
Brett Henderson
Vice President
PowerHouse Recycling Inc.
Chris Homewood
Channel Control Merchants, LLC
Michelle James
VP Strategic Industry Programs
CTIA - The Wireless Association
Chuck Johnston
Chief Strategy Officer
Steve Koenig
VP, Research
Ron Lembke
Professor, Supply Chain Mgt
University of Nevada
Sean Magann
Chief Commercial Officer
Sims Lifecycle Services
Seth Marks
Channel Control Merchants, LLC
Siddharth Mehra
Global Solutions
OnProcess Technology
Becca Meinz
VP, Reverse Supply Chain
Best Buy
Taylor Munguia
Business Development Manager
eBay Inc.
Dan Nevin
US CEO and Global CRO
Daniel O'Neill
Vice President, Client Solutions
Liquidity Services
Nikos Papaioannou
Sr. Business Manager
Dennis Pettit
VP, Strategic Accounts
FutureDial Inc
Jeff Rechtzigel
VP & General Manager, Retail
Liquidity Services
Mario Reveles
Director, North American Operations for Global Service Parts
Dell Technologies
Chris Rezendes
Chief Customer Officer
OnProcess Technology
Steve Rop
Julie Ryan
Sr. Manager NA Returns & Remarketing
HP Inc
Tony Sciarrotta
Executive Director & Publisher RL Magazine
Reverse Logistics Association
John Shegerian
Ingrid Sinclair
Global President
Sims Lifecycle Services
Gregory Skrovan
Senior Manager Global Reverse Logistics
Sarah Sternau
GM Hard Goods
eBay Inc.
Bob Sullivan
Executive Vice President
Marc Swearengen
Vice President of Operations
Tevon Taylor
Managing Director Technology Sales
FedEx Supply Chain
Sylvie Thompson
Consulting VP, Supply Chain Practice Leader
NTT DATA Services
Paul Walker
Senior Director NAHQ
Tal Weber
Head of Partnerships & Business Development

Sunday, February 6

7:00 pm Pre-Conference Event- Cell Phone for Soldiers Charity Top Golf

Monday, February 7

7:30 am Registration Desk Open- Check-in
9:30 am Pre-Conference Event- RL Academic & Industry Roundtable
9:30 am Pre-Conference Event- Retailer and Manufacturer only Roundtable
11:00 am Pre-Conference Event- Women in Reverse Logistics VIP Luncheon
1:00 pm Conference Start- Opening Remarks
1:10 pm Chairperson's Opening Address
1:15 pm Keynote Address
1:45 pm Q & A Session
2:00 pm Building Support for the Circular Economy Panel Discussion
2:45 pm Afternoon coffee/networking break and raffle drawing
3:45 pm Asset Recovery Panel Discussion
4:30 pm Case Study- The Impact of reverse Logistics Delays on Future Customer Loyalty
5:00 pm RLA Industry Awards
5:30 pm Evening Networking Reception

Tuesday, February 8

7:30 am Networking Breakfast & Event Registration
8:30 am Welcoming Remarks
8:35 am Chairperson's Opening Address
8:45 am Keynote Address
9:15 am Q & A Session
9:30 am Closing the Loop Together - Panel Discussion
10:15 am Morning networking coffee break and raffle drawing
11:00 am Recycling in Reverse Logistics Panel Discussion
12:00 pm Networking Lunch Break and Raffle drawing
2:00 pm Circularity of the Apparel Industry - Panel Discussion
2:45 pm Who cares about Dynamic RL? You should - Panel Discussion
3:30 pm Case Study - Call 2 Recycle
4:00 pm Networking Break and Raffle drawing
4:30 pm Interactive Champagne Roundtables--with RLA Board Companies
6:00 pm Evening Networking Reception & Raffle Drawing

Wednesday, February 9

7:30 am Networking Breakfast & Event Registration
8:25 am Welcoming Remarks
8:30 am Wireless and Mobility- their unique challenges in Reverse Logistics
9:15 am Panel Session - New Technology in Reverse Logistics
10:00 am One on One Conversation: The Insecurity of Everything
10:30 am Fireside Chat
11:30 am Closing remarks, Conference Wrap-up and final Raffle


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