Marcus Lemonis, Star of CNBC’s “The Profit” to Give Keynote At R2 | Retail Reinvention Summit in Chicago

CHICAGO--(), the premier source of news and commentary on innovation in payments and commerce is pleased to announce Marcus Lemonis, the “business turnaround king” and star of CNBC’s prime time reality series “The Profit,” will give the featured keynote at R2 | Retail Reinvention 2015 on August 4th -5th, at Chicago’s McCormick Place. Lemonis’ keynote will kick off the R2 summit, which is bringing together the retail industry’s leading CEOs, senior management, visionaries and academics for 2 days of 8 interactive sessions that form the basis for retail’s 2016 strategic plan.

The world may know him as the star of “The Profit,” where he shares his famous “three Ps” principles (People, Process and Product) to assist struggling businesses around the country. But, it’s his strength in retail as a shrewd business leader that allowed Lemonis to earn his title of “The Profit,” after succeeding as the chairman and CEO of Camping World, the nation’s largest RV and outdoor retailer, and Good Sam, the world’s largest RV owner’s organization.

“Marcus Lemonis is an expert in retail, with a solid background in turning retail businesses into successful enterprises, and we are thrilled that our audience will be able to hear directly from him how to succeed in today’s challenging retail environment,” said Karen Webster, CEO. “‘The Profit’ has proven himself to be a savvy, insightful business leader and we can’t wait to hear the advice he has for how retailers can use the power of data, technology and mobile to reinvent retail.”

With a theme of “Wake UP to New,” R2 will bring to life the advancements driving innovation and disruption. The event aims to spotlight current and future business models, while also giving retailers a clear vision into what’s working today, what’s possible, what to avoid, and what to incorporate into their plans for the year to come in order to be prepared for the next wave of payments and commerce disruption.

For more information about R2 and how to apply to attend, click here.

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About R2 | Retail Reinvention

The R2 | Retail Reinvention program will convene and connect leading retailers and merchants with the financial institutions, innovators, investors, analysts and disruptors that are working to reinvent the retail, payments and commerce ecosystem for the digital age. The 2-day summit will help to provide a content rich experience that will allow these stakeholders to build the partnerships necessary to navigate the current wave of tech disruption and chart the future of retail technology.

Brooke Hawkins, 617-391-0261

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Marcus Lemonis, Star of CNBC’s The Profit to Give Keynote At R2 | Retail Reinvention Summit in Chicago

Brooke Hawkins, 617-391-0261