New Business Models

Sunday
January 16
10:30 am11:00 am
As several huge retail chains have made high-profile forays into virtual care over the past year, many stakeholders have wondered what effect these moves may have on health services. The rise of telemedicine during COVID-19 has brought forth easier accessibility to healthcare for many people, establishing itself as a valuable method of care for future years to come. We are seeing traditional healthcare like medical office settings evolving into virtual, and even asynchronous options. Healthcare is becoming increasingly tech focused as major retailers have ventured into virtual care.
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
2:00 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.
Sunday
January 16
2:45 pm3:15 pm
The future of supply chain and sustainability has its roots in on-demand manufacturing. Early forays into the space have allowed brands to reduce product inventory, sharpen their agility to meet consumers ever- shifting desires, deliver product in as little as two weeks and work toward eliminating the need for markdowns. Join us as two on-demand pioneers discuss how they're capitalizing on this trend and how it could scale in the years ahead.
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.
Sunday
January 16
4:00 pm4:30 pm
Retailers face many challenges today: intense competition, diverse customer expectations, operational complexity, and ongoing cost pressure, all while navigating continuing disruptions and uncertainty. And in the past 18 months, the industry has seen a dramatic acceleration of digital transformation. This breadth of challenges and pace of change requires a new degree of agility, flexibility, and security to meet customers where they are now and where they want to go next.
Monday
January 17
11:15 am11:45 am

In the eyes of the consumer, sustainability is now a company's responsibility, and the bonus is that it can expand your customer base and provide a potential revenue stream—resale. Solutions are now available that can efficiently create a resale marketplace to expand your sustainability efforts. These platforms are providing a convenient pathway for retailers to move the needle toward a more sustainable world--while expanding their business.  Experts will explain how you can open your own brand's resale shop, considerations to take and lessons they've learned in the process.

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
12:00 pm12:30 pm
The recent surge in adopting more sustainable practices is no longer a trend, but an inevitable shift that brands need to begin implementing within their businesses. Embracing the circular economy may help businesses rethink and redesign ways in which they can keep current products and materials in use, eliminating waste. It is important for brands to think about all stages of their supply chain, from the design of their products to distribution and beyond.
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.
Tuesday
January 18
8:30 am9:15 am
More details on this session coming soon!
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
12:00 pm12:30 pm
Consumers today are shopping and paying differently, with the adoption of alternative payment solutions–including Buy Now Pay Later (BNPL)–skyrocketing to reach over 45 million US consumers ages 14+ in 2021 alone. But the opportunity for retailers embracing innovative payment options doesn’t end at checkout. In this session, innovators in retail and payments will dive into how these platforms can help brands attract and retain new customers through dedicated marketing activities via social media, newsletters, unique shopping events and activations, and more.
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
2:00 pm2:30 pm
Well-known business ecosystems like JD.com and Alibaba have transformed the Chinese retail landscape in recent years. Integrating physical and digital retailing, payments, financial services, marketplaces, media and entertainment, these tightly connected technology platforms are spawning new retail business models that are built on expansive consumer bases and data. In addition, emerging ecosystems promise to reshape retail businesses amid competition among established and new platforms.