Growth

Sunday
January 16
10:30 am11:00 am

It is estimated that the Chinese should account for 50% of worldwide luxury purchases by  2025. Luxury brands are seizing the opportunity to tap into this market. In this session Hilary Milnes from Vogue Business will talk with Alibaba and a leading global luxury brand, sharing insight into how they are partnering to design unforgettable and elevated luxury shopping experiences.

Sunday
January 16
11:15 am11:45 am

It is time we rethink the ways in which corporations build a startup acquisition pipeline. The pain points in current models have left corporations unable to source optimally due to internal constraints and leave startups pinched due to unrealistic contractual terms. In this session we break apart the old model and offer a new perspective for corporations think about and approach innovation in a new way that is a win-win.

Sunday
January 16
11:15 am11:45 am
In this session Victoria’s Secret and Movado Watches will share their experiences of building successful direct to consumer global ecommerce channels. They will share details of the strategy behind their direct-to-consumer operations and the lessons learned as they have developed their businesses in high-growth markets.  ESW will share data on the fastest-growing DTC markets and provide insight into consumer behavior dynamics in these markets. 
Sunday
January 16
2:45 pm3:15 pm
The "working from home" concept has become prevalent, or at least optional for many over the last couple of years. It has changed the future of the workplace, and disrupted support businesses like drycleaners, deli's--and retail. Hear how retail environments are shifting to accommodate this new idea of live/work spaces, as former concepts give way to changing customer needs and adapt to new possibilities.
Sunday
January 16
3:30 pm4:00 pm
PepsiCo Foods CEO Steven Williams oversees all aspects of PepsiCo’s nearly $21 billion snack and convenient foods business in North America, including Frito-Lay North America (FLNA) and Quaker Foods North America (QFNA). In his role, Steven is accountable for more than 66,000 associates and over 500 locations across the United States and Canada.
Monday
January 17
11:15 am11:45 am
The quest for the growth of sustainable products is real, but changing customer behavior is hard. Can niche friendly retailers and suppliers steal market share from industry stalwarts?  
Monday
January 17
2:45 pm3:15 pm
A new dimension between the store and the customer is growing at an accelerated rate. Third party retail services such as Instacart and Shipt, proprietary models, and technology providers are set to offer a multitude of choices for major omni-commerce retailers--and customers alike. While the delivery model was primarily built on efficiency and to some extent on-demand retail, others are using it as a means of personalization, consumer connection and an entry into a digital-first approach.
Monday
January 17
2:45 pm3:15 pm
More details on this session coming soon!
Tuesday
January 18
8:30 am9:15 am
More details on this session coming soon!
Tuesday
January 18
9:15 am9:45 am
Nordstrom has focused on providing customers with unparalleled service and personalized shopping experiences for 120 years. To translate its heritage of excellence in service to a digital world, the retailer remains focused on leveraging physical and digital assets to create a truly seamless and interconnected experience wherever and however customers choose to shop. Nordstrom’s digital-first approach to merchandising enables its merchants to leverage customer insights to ensure the company is deploying the right product to the right place at the right time.
Tuesday
January 18
9:45 am10:15 am
We are in a climate crisis and inaction is not an option - what if we reframe the relationship between climate change and economic prosperity? What seems like a cost today becomes an investment in the future. In this session, we will discuss how leaders across a broad ecosystem are needed to transform to a net-zero economy. This will require reimagining, reinventing, and redesigning many of the day-to-day experiences, as well as how businesses and economies operate. Join Jennifer Steinmann, Deloitte Global Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) marketplace leader and IKEA U.S.
Tuesday
January 18
10:30 am11:00 am
Amazon is both the leader in US e-commerce and runs the most successful marketplace. Despite their success, they are not one to follow for inspiration. Will they bring us the future of retail innovation? For everyone else trying to stand out, that entails building a different marketplace, one that looks at the supply and demand parts of the two-sided system differently.
Tuesday
January 18
11:15 am11:45 am

As the focus on Chinese shopping festivals like Singles Day and 618 continues to intensify, how can international brands develop strategies around these local milestones to capitalize on their potential? In this session, Harlan Bratcher from JD.com will be joined by a Nick Woodhouse from Authentic brands to discuss the planning involved in creating successful festival campaigns.

Tuesday
January 18
12:00 pm12:30 pm

One of the most coveted marketing buzzwords is ‘community’. Brands that have managed to create a community of loyal followers who not only buy their products, but act as ambassadors – even evangelists –  have a distinct edge over competitors. How do brands balance content, community and commerce to flourish?

Tuesday
January 18
3:30 pm4:00 pm
More details on this session coming soon!