Georganne Bender


Georganne Bender is a speaker, author, consultant, consumer anthropologist and principal of her company KIZER & BENDER Speaking. Georganne and her partner Rich Kizer have helped thousands of businesses in the retail, creative, restaurant, healthcare, hospitality, collegiate, pet, travel, tourism, beauty, funeral, tech, auto, sales and service industries since 1990.

Best known as a store makeover specialist with proven track record of double-digit sales increases, Georganne is listed among the Top 40 Omnichannel Retail Influencers, RETHINK Retail’s Top Retail Experts three years running, and the Top Retail Industry Experts to Follow on Social Media. She is the principal writer and publisher of KIZER & BENDER’s Retail Adventures, a blog founded in 2005 that is consistently listed among important retail and small business blogs. In 2023, Retail Adventures was named the number one retail blog by Shopify. In addition, Georganne and Rich made Meetings & Conventions Magazine’s list of Meeting Planners Favorite Keynote Speakers and have been named two of Retailing’s Most Influential People. As a global retail thought leader, Georganne serves as a BrainTrust panelist for RetailWire, retailing’s premier daily online discussion forum.


From Woof to Wow: How to Build Pet Displays that Sell
August 13, 2024 9:30–10:30 am

How to Attract Shoppers to Your Brick and Mortar Store
August 13, 2024 12:30–1:30 pm