Partnerships

Sunday
January 16
10:30 am11:00 am
Javits North, Level 4, Room 406, Riskified Stage

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 Rodrigo Bazan, CEO of pioneering fashion brand Thom Browne and Christina Fontana of Alibaba, sharing insight into how they are partnering to design unforgettable and elevated luxury shopping experiences.

Sunday
January 16
10:30 am11:00 am
Javits North, Level 4, Room 408, UST Global Supply Chain Stage

The global supply chain has been disrupted from end-to-end. Demand for consumer goods and materials has outpaced the available supply of everything (equipment, labor, space, etc.) needed to produce and transport these goods through the system. Join Ryan Petersen, founder and CEO of global logistics platform Flexport,  and NRF’s VP of Supply Chain Jon Gold for a candid discussion of supply chain solutions to solve the current crisis and build more resiliency into the system to help prevent the next one. Expect practical advice and forward-looking ideas as Ryan and Jon address the supply chain's most burning question: what's next?

Sunday
January 16
11:15 am11:45 am
Javits North, Level 4, Room 408, UST Global Supply Chain Stage

Customers return more than $1 trillion in merchandise annually. …And then what happens?  Join us as the experts explore returns management across the spectrum, including the challenges of handling product that is pushed back through the supply chain and how reverse logistics is emerging as the cornerstone of the circular economy.

Sunday
January 16
12:00 pm12:30 pm
Javits North, Level 4, Room 409, Twilio Stage
With less than 2% of all monies raised by founders in 2021 going to Black and Brown founders, the road to an inclusive, diverse and equitable startup community seems long, but does it have to be? From fundraising, to corporate introductions, to term sheets, and everything in between, we take a look at new approaches to sourcing, funding and acquisitions to level out the playing field—from experts who know these worlds best—a VC and a founder. 

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Sunday
January 16
2:45 pm3:15 pm
Javits North, Level 4, Room 409, Twilio Stage
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Well-known business ecosystems like Alibaba have transformed the Chinese retail landscape. 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 insights. In addition, emerging ecosystems, like Mercado Libre, promise to reshape retail businesses amid competition among established and new platforms.

Monday
January 17
10:30 am11:00 am
Javits North, Level 4, Room 409, Twilio Stage
Gen Z comprises an impressive 40% of the total US consumer. It's a group that's informed, values-driven and hyper connected. Brands can't afford to overlook this influential consumer. In this session, we explore how emerging it brands are captivating Gen Z and the ways they're staying connected.

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Monday
January 17
2:45 pm3:15 pm
Javits North, Level 4, Room 409, Twilio Stage
Join Guild Education Co-Founder and CEO Rachel Carlson and Macy's SVP HR John Patterson as the two discuss why investing in employee education is so important, the benefits to the team and business, and the impact on the employee experience – from candidate to seasoned team member.
Tuesday
January 18
12:00 pm12:30 pm
Javits North, Level 4, Room 404, StarWind Stage

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?