NYPD Commissioner William
Bratton Joins LP Community
at Annual Downing & Downing Dinner Event
For over 20 years, Downing & Downing has hosted the loss
prevention industry's signature new year's event, bringing together retail LP
teams and solution providers from the Northeast and throughout the
country during the annual NRF Big Show in New York City. The
popularity of the D&D Daily and the Loss Prevention News Network (LPNN) has
helped make the event even bigger in recent years, drawing larger crowds,
educational value, and more prominent industry figures. With "America's Top Cop"
- NYPD Commissioner William Bratton - speaking at this year's dinner, "Live
in NYC 2016" proved to be our biggest event yet!
Commissioner Bratton arrived to a packed house on Monday evening, January 18th,
where dinner guests greeted him with a gracious round of applause. Bratton spent
time meeting and taking pictures with LP teams and solution providers in
attendance. He then spoke to
the crowd about the ORC problems, efforts and
concerning the retail industry - including active shooters,
retail's label as a "soft target" and what
we can all do to help
in these efforts. As one of the founders and huge supporters of Los Angeles' ORC
Association, Bratton has been a driving force behind helping to establish New
York City's new Metro ORC Association. And his passion for the topic certainly
showed in his speech to the audience.
Rarely do we have the opportunity to hear from one of the most notable and
accomplished law enforcement executives in the United States. And given the
current state of affairs and all of our concerns about the safety of our
employees, customers and the nation as a whole, we were absolutely thrilled and
honored that he took the time to meet with us.
We were able to film Commissioner Bratton's speech during the event, and we
will be airing it in the near future through our LPNN channel here on the Daily.
D&D Daily Honors Rosamaria Sostilio,
SVP Asset Protection, Hudson's Bay Company
Each year, we at the Daily, along with input from a number of
other senior LP leaders, like to recognize a senior leader in our industry that
we feel represents the BEST in our industry.
An executive who has displayed leadership qualities over time that go beyond the textbook
and beyond his or her respective employer.
An executive who impacts the whole industry and is able to inspire others to make a difference and help set the standards by virtue of their own
actions and expectations.
This year's honoree was Rosamaria Sostilio, Senior Vice President of Asset
Protection for HBC - a true leader who has earned the respect and admiration of
her peers throughout her 25+ years in the loss prevention industry. Following
Commissioner Bratton's speech at the dinner, Gus Downing, Publisher & Editor of
the D&D Daily, presented Sostilio with a commemorative plaque marking the
achievement. Sostilio accepted the award and gave a short speech to the crowd,
where she expressed gratitude for
the honor and appreciation to the industry which she has undoubtedly made her mark on.
"Live in NYC 2016" - Our Biggest Broadcast Yet!
LP's Digital Fast-Break Conference
28 Informative Interviews Filmed Over 8 Jam-Packed Hours!
"Live from New York, it's the D&D Daily!" declared Joe LaRocca
and Amber Bradley in their now-signature LPNN broadcast kickoff. Our charismatic
Co-MC's guided us through yet another groundbreaking marathon broadcast at this
year's "Live in NYC" event, which streamed live online to thousands tuning in
throughout the LP industry. Designed as
LP's 'Digital Fast-Break Conference',
the free broadcast provided knowledge, stories, and insights normally restricted to
Gus Downing, Publisher & Editor of the Daily, interviewed LP leaders, retailers
and solutions providers on a variety of hot topics - including organized retail
crime, cybersecurity, LP's role in technology, mastering the change process,
research & development, critical incident management, and so much more! While
Joe and Amber (and a few surprise guests) provided plenty of fun and excitement
along the way!
D&D Daily is proud to present:
The 2015 Group LP Selfie Photo Challenge Winners!
Winners were chosen LIVE at the NYC event by
National! Congrats to all!
During our "Live in NYC 2016" broadcast, three LP teams were
selected in a drawing to win a free pizza party, sponsored by NuTech
One retail LP
team member was also selected to win an all-expense-paid trip to attend the
Protect Conference in Philadelphia this June.
Congrats to all the winners! Be sure to
submit your team's new photo in 2016 - and you too could win one
of these great prizes!
Some of the
Retail LP Teams who took their picture with
NYPD Commissioner William Bratton
Want to see and download more pictures from the event?