PRESENTS THE 17TH ANNUAL RETAIL & LUXURY GOODS CONFERENCE

The Next Decade of Retail:

Reinvention & Reimagination

February 9th-11th

Virtual Evening Series

 

Agenda

Tuesday, February 9th 2021

TBD

Opening Keynote - The New Decade of Retail 

Jason Wu, with perspectives by Zidi Liu

TBD

Panel - New Habits of Shopping

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

Other Panelists TBD

Wednesday, February 10th 2021

12:00 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

Other Panelists TBD

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

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 - TBD

TBD

 

Keynotes & Panels

Tuesday, February 9th 2021

Time: TBD

Keynote - The New Decade of Retail

By Jason Wu, with perspectives from Zidi Liu

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: TBD

Panel - The New Habits of Shopping

The pandemic accelerated trends that were in motion prior to the crisis, as shopping shifts to digital. 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:

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

  • Other Panelists TBD

Wednesday, February 10th 2021

Time: 12:00 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

  • Other Panelists TBD

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:

  • 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

 

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: TBD

Keynote - TBD

TBD

TBD

 

Speakers

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