THE LEAD FORUM 2020

130 OF FASHION & RETAIL's RISING LEADERS UNITE FOR INTENSIVE LEARNING & DEVELOPMENT

The Lead Forum is an intensive learning and development opportunity for leadership teams from iconic brands and retailers as well as rising digital natives.
The Lead Forum consists of four parts — 1) Presentation of the Foremost 50 Insights Report, 2) The Foremost 50 List and Awards Presentation, 3)CEO Vision Talks, and 4) Structured Networking Conversations.
Built with your priorities in mind, this half-day event takes a considered approach to audience, content and the use of your time.

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.

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.

INTIMATE ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSIONS

The Lead will orchestrate 13 intimate roundtable discussions for the audience with a curriculum built on specific insights uncovered at The Lead Assembly held in October.

DEEP LEARNING

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

WHO ATTENDS?

The Lead Forum is tailored to leadership 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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LOCATION

At the crossroads of Tribeca and the Financial District, The Four Seasons Hotel in downtown New York adds a classic architectural profile to the world’s most famous skyline.
The Lead produces an annual Foremost 50 List, through rigorous research and in-depth interviews.
The Foremost 50 recognizes the digital-native brands that are reinventing & redefining the future of the fashion & retail industry.
The Foremost 50 will be honored in an awards presentation at The Lead Forum.
“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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PARTNERS

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