New Business Model

Sunday
January 15
10:30 am11:00 am
Javits North Level 4, Elastic Path Stage
The 2023 NYC virtual store tour features the year’s most beautiful, captivating and innovative store openings. This presentation from Accenture and the Retail Design Institute will guide us through the city’s not-to-be-missed new stores--sparking creativity and fresh ideas. Join us as we see the latest retail design trends, technology and innovation in fashion, home, food and more.
Sunday
January 15
11:15 am11:45 am
Javits North Level 4, Elastic Path Stage
Retailers are being pummeled by many disruptors–climate change, cost of living, crypto, Web3 and viral outbreaks which challenge existing business models in different ways. Varying circumstances can call for different responses, so where do you begin? Kate Ancketill, CEO of GDR, will contextualize what’s coming and assist in prioritizing assorted strategies, so businesses are able to adapt fluidly in response to various forms of disruption.
Sunday
January 15
1:15 pm1:45 pm
Javits North Level 4, Elastic Path Stage
What is the future of physical stores in an omnichannel age? It’s not about growth for growth’s sake. The retailers who are adding stores to their portfolio are focused on enhanced services, smart partnerships, and delivering on what’s trending in the media zeitgeist. In-store experiences in 2023 need to be engaging, entertaining and community centric. We’ll chat with a few retailers who are making bold moves and winning shopper loyalty.  
Monday
January 16
10:30 am11:00 am
Javits North Level 4, Room 404, Twilio Stage

Luxury fashion platform FARFETCH has been at the forefront of e-commerce connecting creators, curators and consumers globally. Today FARFETCH connects consumers in more than 190 countries with 1,400-plus luxury sellers. In this session, Kelly Kowal, Chief Platform Officer at FARFETCH, will be joined by brand partner Harrods, to discuss the challenges and lessons learned in building a successful international business model and how to keep up with the demands of today’s customer through innovation and personalization.

Monday
January 16
10:30 am11:00 am
Javits North Level 4, Room 406, UST Stage
The luxury resale economy is booming; growth is reported to be 11X faster than traditional retail and many retailers are angling for a share of the pie. Still, exciting opportunities come with great responsibility. Sourcing can be clunky and authenticity is imperative. Choosing partners that know the ropes is critical to success. We’ll talk with the wizards behind the curtain of luxury resale and learn the ins and outs of building a successful marketplace.  
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
11:15 am11:45 am
Javits North Level 4, Room 404, Twilio Stage
Retail media is disrupting the digital advertising industry and creating new high-margin revenue streams for retailers. The opportunity behind this fast-growing $40 billion US market is significant, with brands eager to capitalize on retailer first-party data to reach shoppers with relevant advertising experiences. In this session with retail media leaders, we examine how retail media networks are evolving to meet consumers shopping behaviors wherever they are, whether that be in-store or online.
Monday
January 16
2:00 pm2:30 pm
Javits North Level 4, Room 404, Twilio Stage
More and more brands now recognise the value of going direct to consumer across borders rather than through marketplaces and other intermediaries. D2C not only cuts transaction and fulfillment costs, but enables brands to communicate directly with customers to deliver rich experiences and build relationships for long-term returns.
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
10:30 am11:00 am
Javits North Level 4, Elastic Path Stage
Resale is ecologically beneficial, applies to many types of merchandise and is on-trend, but we are finding that the resale of goods online isn't as profitable as in store--think photo shoot, double ship and repackaging of items.
Tuesday
January 17
11:15 am11:45 am
Javits North Level 4, Elastic Path Stage
Many retailers are collecting lightly used products from consumers, and selling them to new customers either in their own stores or on their website. These efforts can greatly reduce environmental impact, generate additional sales and attract new customers to the brand. Here you will learn various ways to accomplish this goal, different technology and approaches to help drive your efforts, expectations and outcomes to consider, and how to decide what's best for your business. 
Tuesday
January 17
1:15 pm1:45 pm
Javits North Level 4, Elastic Path Stage

In a time when we are told to “go to where the consumer is”  retailers and brands are challenged to keep up with the consumer – they keep moving (and hiding!). These giants of Connecting with Consumers unequivocally know where they are and even know where they are going, including Web 3.0. So what does that mean for brands and retailers? Well, it’s time to close the loop and connect the dots between industries and explore communities and experiences.

Tuesday
January 17
2:00 pm2:30 pm
Javits North Level 4, Room 406, UST Stage
Given the recent ‘macro upside down economy’ that has fundamentally shifted as well as the resetting from a pandemic, shoppers continue to show resilience while retailers are laser-focused on keeping shoppers’ loyalty. Join us to further understand how the retail landscape will unfold in 2023 and what to expect as the future of commerce evolves.