Center for Retail Enterprises

2016 Retail Summit

The University of Texas at Tyler Center for Retail Enterprises is excited to announce two dates and locations for the 2016 Retail Summit. The summits will focus on branding for retail businesses.

Tyler: Tuesday, February 23, 2016, 11:30a.m. to 1p.m., Ornelas Activity Center
Longview: Thursday, February 25, 2016, 11:30a.m. to 1p.m., location to be determined

For more information on the 2016 Retail Summit, registration and/or sponsorship opportunities, please contact Jessica Brown at or 903.565.5741.

2015 Retail Summit

The University of Texas at Tyler Center for Retail Enterprises and Tyler Junior College held the 2015 Retail Summit in April. The event featured a first ever panel discussion with retailer, industry, and technology perspectives.

2014 Retail Summit

The 2014 Retail Summit and Training Sessions were a huge success. Guest speakers Richard Dorough and Robert Wallace of PricewaterhouseCoopers discussed Cybercrime in the Retail Industry.

A special thank you to our 2014 Retail Summit Sponsors: Austin Bank, Brookshire Grocery Company, Cavender's Boot City, Southside Bank, Texas Retailers Education Foundation (TREF).

Check out this video from the 2014 Retail Summit.


From left to right: Dr. Kerri M. Camp, CRE Director; Dr. Robert Paul Jones, CRE Associate Director; Robert Wallace, PwC, guest speaker; Richard Dorough, PwC, guest speaker; Dr. Alisa White, Provost; Dr. Jerry W. Gilley, Interim Dean, College of Business & Technology.

Center Brochure

For more information contact the Center for Retail Enterprises at 903.565.5660 or email