INNOVATION SUMMIT 2020

JOIN OVER 1,800 ATTENDEES DRIVING FASHION & RETAIL INNOVATION

THE RIGHT PEOPLE. THE RIGHT CONVERSATIONS.

The Innovation Summit is The Lead’s flagship event, where 1800 attendees from the fashion & retail innovation community converge to learn from & connect with the brands, retailers, digital natives, & tech start-ups that are defining tomorrow’s industry.
The two-day festival features more than 100 stand-out speakers across three stages. At the heart of the event lives The Innovation Village — a 20,000 square foot assemblage of all things innovation where tomorrow’s digital native brands live side-by side with tomorrow’s technology in a relationships first setting.

SPEAKER COMMUNITY

PARTNER COMMUNITY

WHO ATTENDS?

Brands and retailers, digital natives, tech start-ups, investors, dealmakers, analysts, real estate operators, enterprise tech leaders, creatives, academics and media comprise the 1,800+ individuals at The Lead Innovation Summit. The Lead’s fashion and retail community touches apparel, footwear, accessories, beauty and home.
Designed for an elevated discussion in an elevated environment, The Lead Innovation Summit brings together the following:

WHY ATTEND?

THE INNOVATION VILLAGE — The Lead Innovation Village features more than a dozen digital native vertical brands combined with leading retail & fashion tech start-ups to bring all things fashion & retail innovation to life in one place.
INTIMATE BREAKOUTS — The Lead will organize and facilitate a handful of private lunches for select partners at the summit.
MASTERCLASSES — Select partners will have an opportunity to teach workshops and masterclasses at The Lead Innovation Summit.
DEEP LEARNING — The Lead will present proprietary research on The Foremost 50 and The Leading 100 lists.
LEARN LARGE — On stage thought leadership lives at the center of The Lead Innovation Summit.
SOCIAL EVENTS — The Lead brings unique social events to Brooklyn, including events at Brooklyn Bowl and Brooklyn Brewery.

PROGRAM & EXPERIENCE

The Content

More than 30 content sessions & CEO vision talks across 3 stages. Industry luminaries deliver lesson-oriented key notes, panels, CEO vision talks & fire-sides. Challenge your peers & discover new approaches with a cross-section of industry leaders.

The Lead Innovation Village

Attendees explore new technologies & connect to digital native brands in the 20,000 sq. foot Innovation Village — the connection driving, interactive experience at the heart of the Summit.

The Festival Experience

Hospitality meets unexpected connections in curated social environments featuring incredible food & beverage from partners including Sweetgreen, 16 Handles, Roberta’s, Van Leeuwen, Rise Coffee, and Out East Rosé.

Interested in partnering with The Lead?

Sponsorship opportunities are available for companies across the fashion-retail-commerce value chain. Email taleen@the-lead.co or fill out our partnership form for more information.

THE LOCATION

The Brooklyn Expo Center | 72 Noble St, Brooklyn, NY 11222

Brooklyn, what are you waiting for? Less than 30 min. from Midtown Manhattan and 20 min. from SoHo, Williamsburg sits at the nexus of fashion, technology & media. The undisputed capital of creativity, come see why Adidas, BMW & Amazon do their best brainstorming in this neighborhood.

30 minute drive from Midtown Manhattan,  20 minute drive from SoHo

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