PRESENTS THE 17TH ANNUAL RETAIL & LUXURY GOODS CONFERENCE

The Next Decade of Retail:

Reinvention & Reimagination

February 9th-11th

Virtual Series

 

Agenda

Tuesday, February 9th 2021

8:00 AM ET

Opening Keynote - The New Decade of Retail 

Jason Wu, Founder and Chief Creative Officer, Jason Wu

with perspectives by Zidi Liu, Founding Partner at Green Harbor Investment

1:00 PM ET

Panel - New Habits of Shopping

Marie Petrovicka, VP of Markets, Depop

Lisa Green, SVP - Brand Partnerships, The YES

Janet Sherlock, Chief Innovation Officer, Ralph Lauren

Agnes Landau, Former Senior VP/General Manager, Estée Lauder Companies 

Moderated by Patricia Hong, Managing Director, Alvarez & Marsal

Wednesday, February 10th 2021

1:00 PM ET

Fireside Chat - The New Guard

Maximilian Bittner, CEO, Vestiaire Collective

Jeffery Fowler, Head of Americas, Farfetch 

6:00 PM ET

Panel - Reinventing What We Wear

Ada Lien, Senior Vice President/Global General Manager, Origins

Steve Lesnard, CMO & Global VP of Product Creation, The North Face

Scott Sternberg, Founder and Creative Director, Entireworld Enterprises

Emily Heaton, VP of Finance, Dagne Dover

Moderated by Sergio Velasquez-Terjesen, McKinsey

Thursday, February 11th 2021

3:00 PM ET

Panel - Building The Next Consumer Unicorn: An Investor's Perspective

Simeon Siegel, Managing Director, BMO Capital Markets - Retail & e-Commerce 

Aparna Aiyar, Vice President, General Atlantic - Consumer Group

Karen Moon, Venture Partner, Elizabeth Street Ventures / Venture Advisor, Springboard Growth Capital

Alexandra Wilkis Wilson, Co-Founder of Gilt & GLAMSQAD, Angel investor

Moderated by Anna Palmer, General Partner, Flybridge Capital

4:00 PM ET

Panel - The Art & Science of Sustainability

Hassan Pierre, Co-Founder & CEO, Maison de Monde

Marie-Claire Daveu, Chief Sustainability Officer, Kering

John Thorbeck, Chairman, Chainge Capital

5:00 PM ET

Closing Keynote - The Future of Luxury Retail

Marc Metrick, CEO & President, Saks Fifth Avenue

 

Keynotes & Panels

Tuesday, February 9th 2021

Time: 8:00 AM ET

Keynote - The New Decade of Retail

Jason Wu, Founder and Chief Creative Officer, Jason Wu

with perspectives by Zidi Liu, Founding Partner at Green Harbor Investment

How the industry is reacting to the new normal, responding to consumer needs and accelerating exciting innovations that will fundamentally shape the state of retail in the coming decade

Time: 1:00 PM ET

Panel - The New Habits of Shopping

The pandemic accelerated retail digital transformation trends that were in motion prior to the crisis, but in the same breath increased uncertainty about the trajectory of retail shopping experiences and community engagement. In the absence of physical retail, where are consumers turning to next and what is the future of physical stores? How will digital platforms maintain personal relationships with consumers? What lasting changes will we see in terms of consumer shopping habits?

Featuring:

  • Marie Petrovicka, VP of Markets, Depop

  • Lisa Green, SVP - Brand Partnerships, The YES

  • Janet Sherlock, Chief Innovation Officer, Ralph Lauren

  • Agnes Landau, Former Senior VP/General Manager, Estée Lauder Companies 

Moderated by

  • Patricia Hong, Managing Director, Alvarez & Marsal

Wednesday, February 10th 2021

Time: 1:00 PM ET

Fireside Chat - The New Guard

With Jeffery Fowler, Head of Americas, Farfetch

Maximilian Bittner, CEO, Vestiaire Collective

Conversation with leaders from the next generation of retailers - how platform marketplaces and new types of e-commerce have evolved the future of retail and the implication of these trends for both new and old players in the industry

Time: 6:00 PM ET  

Panel - Reinventing What We Wear

This discussion with senior retail executives will identify the enduring transformations in consumer behaviors and preferences that the last few months have brought. Then, discussion will turn to methods for retailers to embrace these shifts, thereby creating long-term success for their customers and their business. 

Featuring:

  • Ada Lien, Senior Vice President/Global General Manager, Origins

  • Steve Lesnard, CMO & Global VP of Product Creation, The North Face

  • Scott Sternberg, Founder and Creative Director, Entireworld Enterprises

  • Emily Heaton, VP of Finance, Dagne Dover

Moderated by:

  • Sergio Velasquez-Terjesen, McKinsey

Thursday, February 11th 2021

Time: 3:00 PM ET  

Panel - Building The Next Consumer Unicorn: An Investor's Perspective

Investors' & founders' perspectives on the rapidly changing retail environment - which business models are most likely to turn into the next unicorns?

Featuring:

 

Moderated by:

  • Anna Palmer, General Partner, Flybridge Capital

Time: 4:00 PM ET  

Panel - The Art & Science of Sustainability

Discussing where sustainability is now and where it's going, focusing on tension points such as balancing purpose and profit, aspiration and accessibility, and clear measurements amidst uncertainty. Discussion also covers how to reinforce sustainable consumer behaviors with new solutions after years of fast fashion dominance.

Featuring:

  • Hassan Pierre, Co-Founder & CEO, Maison de Monde

  • Marie-Claire Daveu, Chief Sustainability Officer, Kering

  • John Thorbeck, Chairman, Chainge Capital

Time: 5:00 PM ET

Keynote - The Future of Luxury Retail

How has the pandemic affected the luxury department store industry? What is the future of luxury retail? How will brick and mortar evolve? Career advice wisdom from a lauded industry veteran.

Marc Metrick, CEO & President, Saks Fifth Avenue

 

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