2020 Vision: Retail and Luxury in the Next Decade

16th Annual Conference

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

Our Panels

CONSUMER INSIGHTS:

Leading industry consultants, advisers, and investors speak to changes in consumer behavior and trends to watch for in the retail space.

Featuring:

  • Saron Tesfalul - Principal, Bain Capital

  • Brian Thorne - Partner, Silas Capital

  • Caitlin Strandberg - Principal, Lerer Hippeau

  • Colin Welch - Managing Director, TSG Consumer

  • Joan Payson - Consumer Investment Analyst (moderator)

 

INNOVATING FOR TODAY'S CONSUMER: 

Entrepreneurs across the retail / consumer landscape discuss the innovative products and services they have developed to meet consumers' needs. 

Featuring:

  • Nell Diamond - CEO & Founder, Hill House Home

  • Zameer Kassam - CEO & Founder, ZK Fine Jewelry

  • Shilpa Shah - Co-founder, Cuyana

  • Neha Singh - CEO & Founder, Obsess

  • Henrietta Ellice-Flint - HBS 2021 MBA Candidate (moderator)

 

REHABILITATING THE BRICK & MORTAR MODEL:

Leading retail industry experts discuss recent changes in the omnichannel business and the burgeoning trend of experiential retail.

Featuring:

  • José Chan - VP of Planning and Omnichannel, Loro Piana (LVMH Group)

  • Clara Chappaz - Chief Growth Officer, Vestiaire Collective 

  • Falguni Desai - Brand Director & CEO, Art of Shaving (Proctor & Gamble)

  • Ted Galperin - Partner, Mythology

  • Tyler Harris - Engagement Manager, McKinsey Modern Retail Collective

  • Baruch Shemtov - HBS 2020 MBA Candidate & Former Entertainment Reporter, Good Day New York (moderator)

WINNING WITH VALUES:

Founders & leaders from values-forward companies discuss sustainability and socially conscious initiatives that companies new and old are implementing to better resonate with their target market.

Featuring:

  • Sean Barron - CEO & Co-founder, RE/DONE

  • Gabriela Hearst - Founder & Designer, Gabriela Hearst

  • Helen Lo - Founder & Board Chair, Lo & Sons

  • Jane Hu - Marketing Manager, Clover Food Labs

  • Jenn Volk - Director of Product Management, thredUP

  • Erwan Rambourg - Managing Director & Global Co-head of Consumer & Retail Research, HSBC (moderator)

COMPETING WITH DATA & TECHNOLOGY:

Data scientists and analytic leaders discuss how companies are using data to provide users a personalized experience that drives loyalty.

Featuring:

  • Meghana Dhar - Strategic Partnerships for Shopping Lead, Instagram

  • Raheel Khan - VP of Corporate Category Strategy & Innovation, The Estée Lauder Companies

  • Anna Matvey - Director of PR & Partnerships, Dagne Dover

  • Rhonda Textor - Director of Data Science, True Fit

  • Jonathan Yaffe - CEO & Co-founder, AnyRoad

  • Yael Grushka-Cockayne - Visiting Associate Professor, Harvard Business School (moderator)

Students drive our programming, please feel free to reach out to start a conversation
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