Leadership

Sunday
January 15
11:15 am11:45 am
Javits North Level 4, Room 406, UST Stage
More than ever, consumers are looking to shop with brands with purpose - those that share the values they aspire to and care about. To thrive, brands must stay in tune with their customers by acting in a way that is not only good for shareholders, but also good for the planet and for local communities too. In this session we speak to some of the pioneers of purposeful retail as they share their approach to conscious capitalism.
Sunday
January 15
1:15 pm1:45 pm
Javits North Level 4, Room 406, UST Stage

Retailers are reinventing how they recruit, train, motivate, and empower staff as new retail models emerge and staff roles change from being purely transactional to becoming relationship builders and brand ambassadors. In this session we speak to leading retailers about their approach to building and sustaining a dynamic frontline workforce.

Monday
January 16
10:30 am11:00 am
Javits North Level 4, Elastic Path Stage
Newly released, Future Drivers 2025 is fresh research identifying six of the most important global driving forces that will shape the macroeconomic and business landscape in 2025. Join us as WGSN’s Andrea Bell provides key information and strategies that you can implement today to help secure your success in the near future.
Monday
January 16
2:00 pm2:30 pm
Javits North Level 4, Elastic Path Stage
Competition for high-performing talent in the retail industry is always intense - and even more so now with over half of all retail employees in the US having left their jobs in 2021. Competitive pay may be table stakes, but other factors are increasingly influencing the talent marketplace and decisions about where to work.
Tuesday
January 17
10:30 am11:00 am
Javits North Level 4, Room 404, Twilio Stage
Superbrands are able to depend on fiercely loyal customers, even when those customers have access to competing brands. Find out how to be the dominant player in your market through research, innovation and recognition to build long-term loyalty and trust. Authentic is the platform behind a portfolio of more than 50 iconic and world-renowned brands including Reebok, Spyder, Nautica, Juicy Couture, Eddie Bauer, Brooks Brothers, Judith Leiber, Elvis Presley, Shaquille O’Neal, David Beckham, Marilyn Monroe, Muhammad Ali and Sports Illustrated.
Tuesday
January 17
11:15 am11:45 am
Javits North Level 4, Room 404, Twilio Stage
Levi’s and Chipotle have been long time proponents of sustainable business models. In this session we discuss why transparency around sustainable business efforts has become a driving force in the overall business strategy of these organizations. Transparency breeds accountability and authentic sustainable strategies are increasingly proving to be a key differentiator for conscious consumers.  
Tuesday
January 17
2:00 pm2:30 pm
Javits North Level 4, Room 404, Twilio Stage
Great jobs that underpin even greater careers are the lifeblood of successful retail. In this session leading brands talk about how they champion education, training and collaboration to drive outstanding performance and stellar progression.