BRdata World 2017

Achieve end to end digital business transformation at BRdata World 2017

Don’t miss this must-attend BRdata event. Send multiple employees and pay only $300 for every third registrant per company.

The BRdata community of customers and partners gather from around the U.S. each year at BRdata World for strategic insights and professional networking.  BRdata World 2017, our 10th user’s conference, is an inspiring three-day event that features success stories from top independent grocery retailers and wholesalers, gives you access to the experts behind our solutions, and connects you to your peers that are facing similar business challenges.

If they haven’t already done so, all grocery retailers should be thinking about implementing an e-commerce system.  Compete against the massive marketing machine that is relentlessly pushing to increase their market share in the grocery industry, while seizing a share of your sales and profits.  Discover how with BRdata Collect, you can easily promote your brand, build customer loyalty, and enter into the e-commerce realm at your pace.  There’s no need to worry about integrating to a third party provider, as your existing database can easily be transferred to your online store.  Whether you plan on doing delivery, pickup, or both, there will be several case studies and deep dive sessions to learn best practices.Read More

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Attendee Online Registration Is Open!

Conference registration is $729 per person. Coming with a group? Get the special group discount rate of $729 for the first two registrants and only $300 for every third registrant. There is optional training on Wednesday 9/20 and Thursday 9/21. Training is an additional $300 for conference registrants. If you are not attending the conference and would like to attend training, the fee is $400.


Register Your Guest(s)

If a guest(s) will be traveling with you, but will not be attending the conference, they are welcome to join the conference attendees for meals, the Sunday activity, and/or the Tuesday night dinner event.  Purchase tickets below for your guest(s).


Reservation Deadline:  September 12th, 2017

For the special BRdata group rate, use the link below to book your rooms.  Do not book directly with the hotel.


Additional Information

  • Tentative Agenda
  • Post Conference Training
  • Breakout Sessions
  • Anticipated General Sessions
  • Recreational Activities
  • Getting to the Conference
  • Local Area
  • Sponsors
  • Testimonials
  • Contact Us

Sunday, September 17

8:30 – 6:00:  Check in at the registration desk

8:45 – 5:00:  Pre-Conference Activity (NYC tour or golf tournament at Bethpage State Park)

5:00 – 6:00:  First Time Attendees Meeting

6:00 – 9:00:  Welcome Reception Dinner

Monday, September 18

7:30 – 8:30:  Breakfast

8:30 – 12:20:  Day One General Sessions

12:20 – 1:30:  Lunch

1:30 – 5:30:  Breakout Sessions

6:00 – 9:00:  Dinner

Tuesday, September 19

7:15 – 8:15:  Breakfast

8:15 – 11:05:  Day Two General Sessions

11:15 – 12:15:  Breakout Sessions

12:15 – 1:30:  Lunch

1:30 – 4:50:  Breakout Sessions

4:50 – 5:00:  Closing Statements

6:00:  Special Tuesday Night Dinner Event

Wednesday, September 20

7:30 – 8:30:  Breakfast

8:30 – 12:30:  Optional Training

12:30 – 1:30:  Lunch

1:30 – 4:30:  Optional Training

Thursday, September 21

7:30 – 8:30:  Breakfast

8:30 – 12:30:  Optional Training

12:30 – 1:30:  Lunch

1:30 – 4:30:  Optional Training

Optional Post-Conference Two Day Training

Wednesday and Thursday, September 20th – 21st, 8:30AM – 4:30PM

Take advantage of your trip with two days of post-conference training on Wednesday and Thursday, September 20th and 21st, from 8:30AM – 4:30PM. Choose from either Advanced, Technical or Basic training.  $300 for conference attendees, $400 for non-conference attendees.

Training Track Options

Basic:  Intended for new users, this track will review everyday BRdata tasks. Topics include: Product Master Basics, BRdata Hosting, DSD and Ordering, Inventory, Imports and Exports, Reporting.

Advanced:  The Advanced Training will cover in-depth BRdata features and enhancements. Topics include advanced features of the following: Product Master, DSD, Order Entry, CGO, Cloud Reporting, Future Pricing, Pre-Process Batch File, Excel Import, Labels\Signs, Inventory, RF Gun, Automated Emails, Ad Planner, Reporting, Price Optimization, Scale Interface.

Technical:  Learn about the technical side of BRdata. Topics include: BRdata Installation and Setup, SQL, Thick and Thin-Client Technologies, Masters, Database Overview, Sunbelt, Utilities, Wireless Handheld and Printer Setup, Networking, Scheduled Tasks, Error Codes, Backups and Recovery, POS Communications, Email Notification.

  1. Keynote: Welcome/BRdata Year in Review – John Abbene
  2. Digital Coupons: Nick Minnick, Quotient (, Retail Digital Solutions Director
  3. Greg Ferrara, National Grocers Association (NGA)
  4. BRUG President: Shonn Mereness, InStore Technology
  5. BRUG Mailing List: Jason Pfitzner, Pyramid Foods
  6. John O’Malley, Marketing Professor, New York University
  7. Steven Miller, Margin Max, Motivational
  8. Case Study: BRdata Cloud
  9. Case Study: Cloud Loyalty
  10. Case Study: Production Planning
  11. Case Study: e-commerce
  12. Case Study: Connect (2) – consumer apps
  13. Case Study: DEX
  14. Case Study: CGO (Computer Generated Ordering)
  15. Case Study: SQL
  16. Case Study: CPT (Competitor Price Tracking)
  17. Case Study: Grind Log
  18. Case Study: Scan Genius
  19. Case Study: Loss Prevention
  20. Case Study: Overstocks (Markdowns)
  21. DUMAC, Platinum Sponsor Presentation
  22. RTI, Platinum Sponsor Presentation

All conference attendees are invited to join us in a Sunday recreational activity and a special Tuesday night dinner event.  When you purchase your tickets you will be prompted to specify which activities you would like to attend.

Sunday, September 17th

NYC Historic Downtown Walking Tour:  Learn the fun facts of New York’s origins and see where it all began. It will surely shock you as we take a look at how this most iconic neighborhood came to be. See the famed Trinity Church, and join us as we turn the page in our history books at each corner we turn! We’ll show you the last remaining gas lamp lights and explore how stocks were originally traded. The tour will take you through Wall Street, Federal Hall, you’ll see old Stone Street in the Historic District.


10th Annual BRdata Golf Tournament at Bethpage State Park Golf Courses:  Join us for a golf tournament at Bethpage State Park, a mecca for public golf featuring five 18-hole regulation golf courses including the world-renowned Black Course which was the site of the United States Open in 2002 and 2009. We will play the Red Course. The Black Course is also available for more advanced golfers.


Fishing:  Spend the day fishing out of Port Jefferson.  Based on availability, requirement of 10 guests.

Tuesday, September 19th

Long Island Aquarium:  BRdata has a special dinner outing planned at Atlantis on Tuesday evening.  Join us for a once-in-a-lifetime dinner event amidst the splendor of the Long Island Aquarium’s captivating exhibits.

How to Get to the Melville Marriott

Click HERE to view airport options.  If you are renting a car, there is complimentary on-site parking.

BRdata has a special group rate with Eco Taxi for car service.  Please mention the BRdata conference for the special rate. Below is their contact information and pricing from each airport to the Melville Marriott.

Eco Taxi NY:  (631) 624-3727

JFK: $69

LaGuardia: $63

MacArthur: $45

Local Area Information

Have some free time?  Enjoy some of the local attractions.

Transportation:  The hotel provides complimentary shuttle service for destinations within a 3 mile radius.  If you are renting a car, there is complimentary on-site parking. The Melville Marriott recommends the following transportation companies:  Checker Cab (631-777-1111 or All Star Limousine (631-753-1234).

Dining:  For the various dining options in and around the hotel, please click HERE.

Manhattan:  Travel to Manhattan using the Long Island Railroad.  Leave from Farmingdale Train Station and arrive at Penn Station.  The Farmingdale Train Station is about 6 miles from the Melville Marriott.

Shopping:  The Walt Whitman Mall is about 3 miles away from the Melville Marriott.  Click HERE for more information.

Other Local Attractions:  Click HERE for additional attractions in the area.



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Feedback from Last Year’s Conference, BRdata World 2016

“The general session/case studies were awesome! I learned so much from them.”  Uncle Giuseppe’s

“Sessions and case studies were very informative. The panel was interesting, it showed that we all need to work together to overcome companies like Amazon, it also showed the difference in opinions between Brdata users.”  Vallarta Supermarkets

“Very good overview and demonstration of the different modes and functionality of BRdata.”  Woods Supermarkets

“I liked the combination of BRdata education and the general information about the industry – a great combination – thank you for the invitation!”  Adam’s Hometown Market

“Excellent Conference!!! I had a blast and learned a lot from the new things coming and networking. It was on target and interesting. Love the case studies. It truly was wonderful.”  Jungle Jim’s International Market

“Impressed by the fact that BRdata adapts to fit customers’ needs.”  Docs Food Stores

“As a first time attendee and sponsor I found the entire experience engaging and well worth effort. Thank you for the invite and we hope to be there for your next one!!!”  ShoptoCook

“Thank you for a great conference. It’s invaluable to have face time with your staff and developers and networking with other stores.”  Rainbow Grocery Cooperative Inc.

“It was a great conference and I really enjoyed meeting everyone. You have a great team!”  Roth’s Fresh Markets

“I liked all the case studies. The presentations done by individuals that are actually using it in their environments. I really enjoyed listening to the up and coming projects too. The experience of being able to see the BRdata team and watching them take notes so that they can improve the product is refreshing.”  Jungle Jim’s International Market

Questions? Comments? Contact Us!

Please email Victoria ( or call her at (631)391-8840 with any questions you have.