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Tuesday, May 18, 2021
  1. Purposeful Innovation: Learning About Innovation Business Models Driving the Future of Retail
    Today’s strategy frame (where to play, how to win) is based on a scarcity / “fighting against” model, leading to mimicry, waste and only incremental growth at best. Laura Schwieterman, Global Category ...
    Bite      Bayer
  2. Purposeful Innovation: Learning About Innovation Business Models Driving the Future of Retail
    In this session, Manish Jain, Global Head of Wholesale Payments Solutions at JP Morgan, shares how payments and companies sit at the epicenter of an ecosystem where companies can have profound impact ...
  3. Purposeful Innovation: Learning About Innovation Business Models Driving the Future of Retail
    Craig Kapilow, the Senior Director Brand Partnerships & Integrated Marketing at Rue Gilt Groupe will join Nate Stewart, VP, Platform Strategy at BigCommerce to speak to the essential wisdom of marryin ...
    Big Commerce      Rue Gilt Group
  4. Purposeful Innovation: Learning About Innovation Business Models Driving the Future of Retail
    Speed matters in eCommerce. Your brand is dependent on the customer benefitting from a smooth and seamless buying process, easy payments process and fast delivery of the goods ordered. Supplier relati ...
  5. Purposeful Innovation: Learning About Innovation Business Models Driving the Future of Retail
    Impact Investor James Rhee is an OG change maker, he embraces the traditionally underserved and underdogs and with grace and humility mentors and invests in individuals and companies to help them lead ...
    Co Magazine
  6. Spotlight Stories
    Chana Ginelle Ewing, CEO of GEENIE, shares how understanding privlege can unlock an unseen powerful asset to your business.  GEENIE is a culture-first beauty community enabling consumers to discover, ...
    GEENIE
  7. Creating Connection: Engage with the Hearts and Minds of Your Consumer
    Grab lunch, a snack or a cup of coffee and explore the offerings from our sponsors, set up a 1to1 meeting or connect with fellow attendees.
    Network
  8. LAB
    Beyond the TikTok dance challenges, side-part bans, and spilt tea on all that is “cheugy,” who is the Gen Z shopper? Join us for an interactive lab exploring strategies for launching a Gen Z brand in ...
  9. Creating Connection: Engage with the Hearts and Minds of Your Consumer
    Marketing research shows that customer experience is what matters most customer retention and lifetime value. But how can eCommerce businesses deliver exceptional customer experiences as more shoppers ...
  10. Creating Connection: Engage with the Hearts and Minds of Your Consumer
    In this digital economy, trust will be the fuel that drives growth for merchants. The internet is a double-edged sword: both a powerful platform for progress and a place of misinformation fueling mist ...
  11. Creating Connection: Engage with the Hearts and Minds of Your Consumer
    Sit down to a discussion with the Founder of Floyd furniture Alex O'Dell as he shares the unlikely story of selling a partial piece of furniture as their only offering. I mean really? Yes! The mastery ...
    Floyd
  12. Creating Connection: Engage with the Hearts and Minds of Your Consumer
    Stitch Fix is the most advanced data center and team in retail and their game changing innovative approach has provided for a closer connection with consumers while eliminating waste. This candid disc ...
    stitchfix
  13. Creating Connection: Engage with the Hearts and Minds of Your Consumer
    A discussion about authentic leadership and how that truth extends to the brand. Join Michelle Copelman, VP of Design for Andie and Marie Pierre, the Founder of HERB+FLORA, for a candid discussion abo ...
    Andie      herb + flora     
Wednesday, May 19, 2021
  1. FUTURE THINK
    The shift to online-only and omnichannel shopping has accelerated, and your digital storefront has become the de facto way for consumers to discover, shop and interact with your brand. As e-commerce t ...
  2. FUTURE THINK
    At every touchpoint, shoppers generate valuable data. But harnessing the power of that data to grow your business can be a challenge for brands and retailers. In this session, experts from BigCommerce ...
    Google
  3. FUTURE THINK
    Join John Stephens, the VP of eCommerce for Worldwise, Kyle Pretsch, VP of IT, for Leslie's Pool, Carlo Savino, Vice President of eCommerce, Americas for Lenovo and Bernardine Wu from FitForCommerce i ...

    Ffc

    Leslie's pool        worldwise

  4. FUTURE THINK
    Whether by revenue, transaction volumes, traffic or overall retail market share - whichever way you cut it - US ecommerce growth exploded in 2020. This also means that competition is fierce. In a worl ...
  5. FUTURE THINK
    After a year of unprecedented growth in ecommerce, brands and retailers need to adapt to the trends that are sticking around -- meeting the consumer where they want to shop and providing options to en ...
  6. FUTURE THINK
    Entrepreneur and Co-Founder of Wander Beauty, Divya Gugnani and Founder and CEO of Topicals, Olamide Olowe, discuss authenticity in leadership. This spotlight conversation will uncover how embracing b ...
    Topicals Wander BEauty
  7. Spotlight Stories
    In this fireside chat, Alex Shadrow of List Perfectly and Fashion Edutainer Bunny Yan will share tactics and actual case studies on how to include your sustainability effort into your marketing campai ...
    Left Side of Fashion       List Perfectly
  8. FUTURE THINK
    Grab lunch, a snack or a cup of coffee and explore the offerings from our sponsors, set up a 1to1 meeting or connect with fellow attendees.
    Network
  9. Global Outlooks: Realize the Full Potential of Your Global Strategy
    Jose Nino, Vice President of Global E-Commerce & Digital Strategy at the U.S. Polo Association, discusses what to watch out for when going global. With over 40 digitally branded sites across the world ...
    US Polo Assn
  10. Global Outlooks: Realize the Full Potential of Your Global Strategy
    Samuel Wenger, the Global Head Direct to Consumer at On AG, shares how On is connecting with their purpose driven consumers by connecting circular business models with a coherent global omni-channel p ...
    On Running
Thursday, May 20, 2021
  1. Connected & Conscious Marketing: Marketing Strategies for Creatively Reaching Today's Consumer
    The story of ENDA Athletic and how Navalayo Osembo is leading the Kenyan takeover of the running shoe industry. Nava Osembo, the CEO and Founder of the unicorn ENDA Athletic, shares her unique story o ...
    enda
  2. Connected & Conscious Marketing: Marketing Strategies for Creatively Reaching Today's Consumer
    Join Elizabeth Schmidt, the Digital Marketing Director for Threadless and Topper Luciani, Founder of Goodfair as they discuss the changing business and consumer culture that rewards courageous purpose ...

    Not Impossible

    Goodfair     threadless

  3. Connected & Conscious Marketing: Marketing Strategies for Creatively Reaching Today's Consumer
    Join Sara Cullen as she shares how a very personal journey helped her to develop a business designed to reivent the daily vitamin for Woman.
    GEM Vitamins
  4. Connected & Conscious Marketing: Marketing Strategies for Creatively Reaching Today's Consumer
    As ecommerce sales exploded, online and marketing strategies were tested more than ever. Faced with reduced budgets and resources, it’s time for brands and retailers to get creative. We explore everyt ...
  5. People Power: How to Get the Most Value from Your Team
    Leading innovator Charlie Cole discusses how his attention to authentic, conscious leadership and communication helps their employees, customers and partners prosper.
    Forrester ftd
  6. Spotlight Stories
    How Culture, Diversity and Leadership Drives Innovation CEO and Co-Founder of Ettitude, Phoebe Yu and Dominique Bergiers from the Global Retail Insights Network, speak to how trust, transparency and d ...
    Ettitude Gigwage
  7. Connected & Conscious Marketing: Marketing Strategies for Creatively Reaching Today's Consumer
    Grab lunch, a snack or a cup of coffee and explore the offerings from our sponsors, set up a 1to1 meeting or connect with fellow attendees.
    Network
  8. LAB
    Join Carl Miller, the Managing Director of the Global Retail Insights Network and Josh Halpern, aka The VanBassador and Chairman of The Getting to Global Initiative, as they lead a panel of global min ...
  9. Operational Disruption: Optimizing the Value Chain for Today's Consumer
    A discussion with Jennifer Dwork, VP of eCommerce of Aerosoles, Matthew Seifert, Senior Director, Retention and Monetization of Pretty Litter and Cara Barde, CEO of Crow Canyon Home about the challeng ...
    Aerosoles *Crow Canyon Pretty Litter
  10. Operational Disruption: Optimizing the Value Chain for Today's Consumer
    Josh Halpern, aka The VanBassador, is bringing his fast-paced interview series to eCommerce Expo with this exclusive interview with the sustainable seafood brand, Santa Monica Seafood. Together, Josh ...
    Santa Monica Seafood

 

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Spotlight Stories   

Spotlight Stories give one brand or retailer the stage to give their candid perspective on one of our core themes - diversity, sustainability and conscious leadership - and provide their perspective on why these topics are so critical to consumers now and into the future. Grab lunch and join us immediately following for a extended opportunity to connect and network with our spotlight speakers. 

Value-Focused Keynotes

Join keynote speakers, James Rhee, Howard University / former CEO Ashley Stewart; Charlie Cole, CEO of FTD and Divya Gugnani, co-founder Wander Beauty and Olamide Olowe, co-founder, Topicals as they share their wisdom, experience and knowledge of how leaders can grow their business through universal values, transparency and authenticity. 

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