THE LEAD FORUM 2020

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200 OF THE FASHION & RETAIL INDUSTRY'S RISING LEADERS UNITE FOR INTENSIVE LEARNING & DEVELOPMENT

The Lead Forum is an intensive learning and development opportunity for Vice President and Director level leaders from iconic brands and retailers as well as rising digital natives.
The Lead Forum consists of three parts — 1) Presentation of the Foremost 50 list and related proprietary market research, 2) CEO vision talks and 3) Interactive masterclasses.
Built with your priorities in mind, this half-day event takes a considered approach to audience, content and the use of your time.

WHO ATTENDS?

The Lead Forum is tailored to Vice President and Director level leaders from iconic brands and retailers, as well as rising digital native brands.
The Lead’s fashion and retail innovation community touches apparel, footwear, accessories, beauty, and home.
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PROGRAM & EXPERIENCE

FOREMOST 50 RESEARCH & AWARDS

The Lead will present a number of unique awards to The Foremost 50 including — Company of the Year, Newcomer of  the Year, & Breakout Company of the Year and share unique insights from the exclusive research on digital native brands.

DEEP LEARNING

Each fashion and retail attendee will receive a copy of The Lead Quarterly and a unique insights report, presented by The Lead Forum Partners.

CEO VISION TALKS

Four pioneering technology startups will take the stage to present their businesses to this exclusive and influential group. Using the Lead’s prescribed format — market problems, the company’s solution, and two case studies — presenters will aim to teach while sharing.

INTERACTIVE MASTERCLASSES

The Lead will orchestrate eight master classes for the audience with a curriculum built on specific insights uncovered at The Lead Assembly held in October.

The Lead produces an annual FOREMOST 50 LIST, through rigorous research and hundreds of in-depth interviews.
The Foremost 50 list recognizes the DTC digital native brands that are reinventing & redefining the future of the fashion & retail industry.
“In other words, these companies are multifaceted; they aren’t 100 percent fashion, nor are they 100 percent technology. They’re a cunning mix of the two.” – Vogue
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