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Sessionboard Announces Extension of Partnership with Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA)

Sessionboard is excited to continue growing our partnership with RILA, the US trade association for leading retailers.

After gaining hundreds of hours back in their event planning process for their 2023 events, RILA has decided to continue their partnership with Sessionboard to manage their speakers and content for their upcoming 2024-2025 events calendar.

RILA is the trade association of the leading retail chains, product suppliers, and service providers to the retail industry. Sessionboard has helped RILA streamline their speaker and content management process, including call for papers, dedicated speaker portals to streamline on-boarding and content collection, easy to use agenda building tools, custom email domains for event communications, and so much more. RILA has implemented Sessionboard to modernize their speaker management workflow across multiple events successfully, leading to this partnership extension.

What This Means For RILA

“We are thrilled to renew our contract with Sessionboard,” said Maria Fiore, RILA’s Director, Content & Experience.

“Sessionboard has been a valuable partner in helping us deliver world-class events. Their platform is easy to use and has helped us save time and money. We are confident that Sessionboard will continue to help us deliver the best possible experience for our members and attendees.” - Maria Fiore, RILA’s Director, Content & Experience.

What This Means For Sessionboard

“We are honored to be trusted by RILA to manage their speaker and content management needs,” said Chris Carver, Sessionboard’s CEO & Co-Founder.

“RILA is a leader in the retail industry, and by saving them precious time, we are committed to helping them deliver events that are informative, engaging, and successful.” - Chris Carver, Sessionboard’s CEO & Co-Founder.

About RILA

RILA is the US trade association for leading retailers. We convene decision-makers, advocate for the industry, and promote operational excellence and innovation. Our aim is to elevate a dynamic industry by transforming the environment in which retailers operate.

RILA members include more than 200 retailers, product manufacturers, and service suppliers, which together account for more than $2.7 trillion in annual sales, millions of American jobs, and hundreds of thousands of stores, manufacturing facilities, and distribution centers domestically and abroad. 


Sessionboard is a next generation speaker & content management platform that simplifies the complex workflows and disjointed communications that exist around speaker and content management. From call for papers, abstract evaluation, awards, applications, agenda building, speaker onboarding and communication, Sessionboard helps event organizers work smarter, move faster, and improve their ROI.

The results? A faster-growing event, more productive staff, seamless collaboration with speakers and more time back to do what you do best—building epic experiences.

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Ready to see for yourself what sets Sessionboard above the rest when it comes to Speaker & Content Management? Schedule a free demo with us today!

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