The Foremost 50 Forum

Honoring High-Growth Digital-First Brands Transforming the Future of Fashion, Retail, & Consumer

The Foremost 50 Forum is an invite-only celebration of digitally native direct-to-consumer brands. An exclusive and intimate event, The Foremost 50 Forum features CEOs & Founders from brands on the Foremost 50 List, alumni from the previous year’s list, and other D2C executives leading marketing, eCommerce, Stores, and more at digitally native and legacy brands.

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IN ATTENDANCE

The Foremost 50 Forum is an invite-only celebration of direct-to-consumer brands. An exclusive and intimate event, The Foremost 50 Forum features CEOs & Founders from brands on the Foremost 50 List, alumni from the previous year’s list, and other D2C executives leading marketing, eCommerce, Stores, and more at digitally native and legacy brands.

PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS

Foremost 50 Awards & Standout Awards Ceremony

At The Foremost 50 Forum, we honor The Foremost 50 brands with a Standout Award ceremony where we highlight the brand achievements and meaningful impacts these companies are being recognized for. Then, we present a select Foremost 50 brand with the Icon Award.

The Foremost 50 Alumni Panel

Hear from Foremost 50 brand leaders from previous years as they share lessons on building direct-to-consumer brands while transforming the industry. Attendees will receive exclusive insights on the state of the direct-to-consumer business model and learn how Foremost 50 alumni CEOs and founders are evolving their businesses as the model matures and competition heats up.

Foremost 50 Insights

The process of building The Foremost 50 List yields critical insights. By examining the work of The Foremost 50 brands collectively, we identify the patterns, trends, and signals defining the industry’s future. The Lead surfaces these insights for the audience so they can better forecast and plan investments for 2023 and beyond.

Curated Roundtable Discussions

In an intimate roundtable-based session, meet the Foremost 50 CEOs and founders and learn what bets these leaders are making for the future of their brands. Create connections, dive deep, compare strategies and investment priorities, and share learnings and insights around common challenges. The Lead’s winning formula for curation brings together peers that can offer both similar and unique perspectives to business-critical discussions.

Vision Talk Interviews

The direct-to-consumer business model is dependent on the savvy use of technology. In short, to-the-point interviews, hear from innovators on where solutions are headed to meet the needs of brands accelerating D2C growth, controlling margins, and differentiating in a highly competitive environment.

THE LOCATION

NeueHouse Madison Square

Situated in the iconic Flatiron District, NeueHouse Madison Square is the private workspace and cultural home for creators, innovators, and thought leaders. Previously home to Tepper Galleries, the vibrant energy of this historic space continues to serve as fertile ground for creativity and commerce. From the light filled penthouse, enjoy views of the Chrysler building uptown and the urban bustle of Madison Square, NYC below.

110 E 25th St, New York, NY 10010

Interested in Sponsoring?

A limited number of sponsorship opportunities are available for The Foremost 50 Forum & The Foremost 50 List. Fill out our sponsorship form or email keegan@the-lead.co for more information.

WHERE TO STAY

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W NEW YORK — UNION SQUARE 

The W New York – Union Square, located in the landmark 1911 Beaux-Arts Guardian Life building, is set at the intersection of uptown and downtown. Let the location energize you with its innovative culture of film, art, music, and fine dining.
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ROYALTON PARK AVENUE

The Royalton Park Avenue Hotel offers downtown edge with an uptown sensibility. Boasting 249 luxury rooms and suites, this boutique Manhattan hotel is located in NoMad, 1148 feet from Madison Square Park.

2022 HIGHLIGHTS

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