EVENT RECAP —
THE LEAD INNOVATION SUMMIT 2019
Over 1300 attendees converged at The Lead Summit on July 9th and 10th at The Brooklyn Expo Center to learn from and connect with the brands, retailers, digital natives, and tech start-ups that are defining tomorrow’s industry.
The two-day festival featured more than 100 stand-out speakers from across the fashion-retail-commerce value chain, delivering inspiring and informative keynotes, panels, and problem talks across three stages.
The highly-curated agenda consisted of topics ranging from financing to corporate culture and supply chain to personalization. Trailblazing and creative speakers revealed what comes next for the fashion and retail industry to a captivated audience of brands and retailers, digital natives, start-ups, investors, entrepreneurs, analysts, real estate operators, enterprise tech leaders, industry influencers, and media.
THE INNOVATION VILLAGE
The open, airy and inviting atmosphere fostered one-to-one connections while offering attendees the opportunity to experience new technologies and innovative solutions across fashion, retail, and commerce in one place.
THE BRANDS OF TOMORROW
The center of The Innovation Village featured pop-ups from today’s leading digital native vertical brands — Ayr, Hatch, Greats, The Knot Standard, Rebag, Snowe, and UNTUCKit.
These ‘brands of tomorrow’ are category leaders experimenting and innovating at every stage of the value chain. The thriving digital natives, showcased their products, their brand identities, and their pioneering business models.