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16th Annual Conference

Retail & Luxury Goods Club, a student club at Harvard Business School

2020 Vision: Retail and Luxury in the Next Decade on Sunday February 23, 2020 is hosted by the Retail & Luxury Goods Club, a student club at Harvard Business School, and sponsored by LVMH. Join us on campus at 9:00 AM on Sunday for a day of fascinating discussions across the retail ecosystem: from brick & mortar to mobile-first, mass-market to luxury. Lunch will be provided. Students, professionals & those interested in the retail space are welcome to attend.

Alexandre Arnault, CEO of Rimowa, will open our conference with keynote speech 'Reinventing Luxury in the Age of New Entrepreneurs,' discussing the growing business of travel retail and its position in the modern retail landscape.

To follow are five panels on hot topics in the retail industry, as well as a fireside chat with Jean-André Rougeot, CEO of Sephora Americas and David Jaffe, Former Chairman & CEO of Ascena Retail Group

Consumer Insights: Leading industry consultants, advisers, and investors from firms including Silas Capital and TSG Consumer speak to changes in consumer behavior and trends to watch for in the retail space.

Innovating for Today’s Consumer: Entrepreneurs including Nell Diamond, Founder & CEO of Hill House Home, and Shilpa Shah, Co-Founder of Cuyana discuss the innovative products and services they have developed to meet consumers’ needs.

Rehabilitating the Brick & Mortar Model: Leaders from Proctor & Gamble, McKinsey's Modern Retail Collective and others discuss omnichannel business and the burgeoning trend of experiential retail.

Winning with Values: Founders & leaders from companies such as Re/Done (Sean Barron, Co-Founder & CEO), Gabriela Hearst (Gabriela Hearst, Founder & CEO), Lo & Sons (Helen Lo, Founder), Clover Food Labs (Jane Hu, Marketing Manager, and thredUP (Jenn Volk, Director of Product Mgmt) discuss sustainability and socially conscious initiatives that companies new and old are implementing to better resonate with their target market.

Competing with Data & Technology: Data scientists and analytic leaders from companies including Instagram and Estée Lauder discuss how companies are using data to provide users a personalized experience that drives loyalty.

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