Platforms

Sunday
January 16
10:30 am11:00 am

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 Alibaba and a leading global luxury brand, sharing insight into how they are partnering to design unforgettable and elevated luxury shopping experiences.

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
12:00 pm12:30 pm
By now we're all familiar with how TikTok can galvanize millions of consumers into stores to buy the latest viral product or try the latest branded challenge. Some brands are taking it one step further by building communities around nontraditional call to actions that are unheard of in the retail world. Through organic and paid presences, Target and American Eagle have built authentic connections with their communities that drive users to participate and engage with the brands on and off TikTok.
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.
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
4:30 pm5:00 pm
More details on this session coming soon!
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
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.

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.