Wal-Mart, the world's largest retailer, has begun reaching out to its many critics. In the weeks since the giant discount store won praise for its relief efforts after Hurricane Katrina, Wal-Mart has embarked on a series of events to improve its public image.
Aaron Bernstein, senior writer at Business Week; has written extensively about Wal-Mart
David Neumark, senior fellow at the Public Policy Institute of California; will be presenting a paper at the Wal-Mart conference on Nov. 4, regarding Wal-Mart's effect on local labor markets
Mona Williams, Wal-Mart's vice-president for Corporate Communications
Eric Dezenhall, president of Dezenhall Resources, a crisis communications firm in Washington, D.C.