The Direct 60 Forum 2023

Honoring The Top Executives Mastering Direct-To-Consumer

The Direct 60 Forum is a by-invitation gathering for 100 brand & retail executives. This exclusive, half-day event is where we recognize innovators at the forefront of the direct-to-consumer business pivot. This unique program features curated and thoughtful networking, exclusive content, the alumni panel, and a ceremony to recognize The Direct 60 2023.

October 19, 2023 | NeueHouse Madison Square

THE DIRECT 60 LIST

The Direct 60 honorees are brand leaders at the forefront of the direct-to-consumer pivot. Hailing from incumbent (traditionally wholesale) and scaled brands, these calculated risk takers and new adopters are retooling their company infrastructure for this new world where every brand is a direct-to-consumer brand. These leaders continue to embrace technology, innovation, and next-gen strategies to transform their businesses & industry.

IN ATTENDANCE

The Direct 60 Forum is an invite-only celebration of direct-to-consumer. An exclusive and intimate event, The Direct 60 Forum features honorees from incumbent brands on the Direct 60 List, alumni from the previous year’s Direct 60 List, and other D2C executives leading marketing, eCommerce, Stores, and more at incumbent and scaled brands.

PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS

Direct 60 Awards Ceremony

At The Direct 60 Forum, we honor The Direct 60 with a Standout Award ceremony where we highlight the individual achievements, successful careers, and meaningful impacts each of these honorees are being recognized for.

Curated Roundtable Discussions

Networking, benchmarking and conversation are a cornerstone of this program. The Direct 60 honorees and alumni join intimate roundtable-based sessions to discuss the bets each are making. Conversations center on challenges, investment priorities and strategy for growing the direct-to-consumer business in 2023 and beyond.

The Direct 60 Alumni Panel

Hear from Direct 60 List alumni as they discuss lessons learned from years of building direct-to-consumer muscles while transforming businesses. The alumni dive into the strategies, traits, and “life hacks” that help them continue to innovate and push the envelope. They also share key tactics for keeping the direct-to-consumer momentum and how the strategy is evolving over time.

Technology Trend Analysis

Direct-To-Consumer strategy is heavily reliant on the savvy use of technology. Hear from four innovators on the solutions they are building to help brands accelerate direct-to-consumer growth, control margins, and differentiate in a highly competitive environment.

THE LOCATION

NeueHouse Madison Square

The light filled penthouse at NeueHouse Madison Square provides iconic, views of the Chrysler building uptown and the urban bustle of Madison Square, NYC below. This unique space has the ambiance, hospitality and specs to prove a one-of-a-kind experience for The Direct 60 Forum.

110 E 25th St, New York, NY 10010

PAST & CURRENT ATTENDEES INCLUDE

Abercrombie & Fitch

adidas

American Girl

ASOS

Athleta

Bath & Body Works

Benefit Cosmetics

Camper

Camuto Group

Carhartt

Centric Brands

CHANEL

Clarks

Colgate-Palmolive

Coty

Crocs

David Yurman

Diane von Furstenberg

e.l.f. Beauty

Eddie Bauer

EssilorLuxottica

Estée Lauder Companies

Express

Faherty Brand

Fossil

Hanes Brands

Hermes

Kate Spade

L’Oreal USA

Lands’ End

Levi Strauss & Co

LVMH

Madewell

Marquee Brands

Maui Jim

Michael Kors

NEST New York

New Balance

Party City

Paul Stuart

PVH

Ralph Lauren

Richemont

Saks OFF 5th

Shiseido

Signet Jewelers

Steve Madden

Supreme

Tailored Brands

Tapestry

The North Face

Timberland

Tommy Hilfiger

UNIQLO

US Polo Assn.

Van Cleef & Arpels

Vans

Vera Bradley

VF Corporation

Walmart

SPONSORS

Award Sponsor

Gold Partners

Silver Partners