Innovation / Trends / Future

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

GDR Creative Intelligence CEO, Kate Ancketill will deliver inspirational insights from the world’s most resilient retailers. Analyzing the common factors behind these successful business models, Kate will share GDR's predictions of where we’re headed over the coming years.

Sunday
January 16
2:00 pm2:30 pm

Michael Wolf, founder and CEO of Activate, will examine the tech, media and gaming trends driving consumer buying behavior in 2022. He will explore the opportunities that exist for brands in virtual gaming worlds and the future of avatar personalization.

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.
Monday
January 17
11:15 am11:45 am
A lot of buzz and excitement surrounding these unique tokens have to do with digital art and creative work, but does the rise of NFTs bring forward new opportunities for brands to interact with a new younger audience? We will be exploring ways in which brands can utilize NFTs and understand what this means for businesses moving forward.
Monday
January 17
2:00 pm2:30 pm

Chief Global Economist Ira Kalish will explore the economic factors weighing on the 2022 economy, how these influences are reshaping consumers’ shopping behavior, and what lies ahead for retailers in an altered world. Ira will share preview highlights from the 25th edition of Global Powers of Retailing, which looks at the 250 largest retailers around the world and how leading retailers successfully pivoted during the pandemic.

Monday
January 17
2:45 pm3:15 pm
No question the plant-based segment is growing, but how big can it get and what will it take to reach some level of critical mass.
Tuesday
January 18
10:30 am11:00 am

Deborah Weinswig is joined to by two major retail brands who will be sharing insight into how live stream commerce has helped them transform the shopping experience behind major shopping events, by blending entertainment with instant purchasing.

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
10:30 am11:00 am

A leading global research and leadership firm envisions a future where autonomous vehicles and drones will deliver about 80 percent of all items. If you're wondering who's driving future deliveries or if emerging technologies will fly, join these next gen thinkers for an eye-opening dialogue on the direction last mile is headed. 

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.