NRF PROTECT 2017 Recap

NRF PROTECT 2017 Recap

The Zellman Group was one of two Platinum Sponsors of the 2017 National Retail Federation’s PROTECT Conference and Expo.

 The NRF PROTECT conference, held between June 26 and 28, is the largest and most prestigious gathering of LP Professionals in the US.  This year’s conference was held at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention center.

During the conference, we sponsored the Food Retail Breakfast, co-sponsored Tuesday’s Happy Hour, ORC/Investigator’s Network and Law Enforcement Breakfast and co-sponsored a photo opportunity with Super Bowl winning Quarterback, Peyton Manning.

We were very pleased to meet with many retailers in our booth during the Expo.  We always enjoy talking with our current Loss Prevention retail partners and making new connections with LP professionals. Throughout the two-day Expo we held a silent auction to raise money for the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund. Some memorabilia being auctioned included a signed Kevin Durant authentic Golden State Warriors jersey, signed John Elway authentic helmet, a signed Mike Tyson boxing glove and a Spiderman poster signed by the artist Stan Lee. $1,979 was raised for the NLEOMF. We are honored to give back to this organization that has helped so many of our fallen heroes.

We, also, participated in LPNN’s Digital Conference called, “ORC, from the Investigation to Recovery.” Director of ORC Recovery, Bill Ramos; Director of Field ORC Investigations, Ben Dugan; and Attorney, James Welborn were interviewed to discuss the benefits of retailers out sourcing their ORC Investigations and Recovery efforts. They also discussed the opening of the Orlando office, the center of the Open Source ORC Investigations program.

Overall it was an exciting and memorable NRF for the Zellman team. We look forward to next year’s Expo and seeing everyone in Dallas in 2018!

The Zellman Group, LLC is the leader in Organized Retail Crime Investigations and Recovery, Civil Recovery, Restitution, and Managed Services. Based in Greenvale, NY, The Zellman Group has twenty years of loss prevention experience to fit all your LP needs.

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