Activate within a community of fashion & retail executives, start-up CEOs, investors, and industry stakeholders to challenge the status-quo, learn what’s next and engage tomorrow's innovations today.
With a spotlight on the next generation digital native brands who are reinventing and redefining the future of the fashion & retail industry, this 'relationships first' focused event is organized around keynotes, off-the-record roundtables, 'problem talk' presentations, panel discussions and structured networking.
Mary Renner Beech, Chief Marketing Officer, Kate Spade
Rachel Blumenthal, Founder & CEO, Rockets of Awesome
Graham Poliner, SVP, Strategy and Analytics, Macy's
Cheryl Kaplan, President, M. Gemi
Gillian Gorman-Round, GM, Revlon Incubator, Revlon
Brent Paulson, Managing Director & Head of Retail, UNTUCKit
Maggie Winter, CEO & Co-Founder, AYR
Robin Lewis, Founder of The Robin Report & Co-Author of “The New Rules of Retail"
Bai Gan, Chief Product Officer, Zenni Optical
Paul Laskow, Director of Transportation, Rent The Runway
Carolina Arguelles, Product Marketing Lead, Snapchat
Join 350 + industry executives, CEOs, investors, and stakeholders that comprise our exclusive executive network spanning the fashion-retail-commerce ecosystem.
BRANDS & RETAILERS
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7:45 - 9:00
Registration & Breakfast
Welcome & Opening Remarks
Foremost 50 CEO Fireside:Rachel Blumenthal, Founder & CEO, Rockets of Awesome, 2018 Foremost 50 Honoree
Moderator: Simeon Siegel, Senior Equity Analyst, Nomura / Instine
Foremost 50 Company to Watch:
Maggie Winter, CEO & Co-Founder, AYR | 2018 Company to Watch
Moderator: Matt Kaden, Managing Director, MMG Advisors
Foremost 50 CEO Keynote:
Bai Gan, Chief Product Officer, Zenni Optical, 2018 Foremost 50 Honoree
Inside the Incubator:
A first hand look at household brands generating innovation from the inside out.
Gillian Gorman-Round, GM, Revlon Incubator, Revlon
Moderator: Christina Wallace, Vice President, Bionic
Shaping the Possible: Brand Innovation driving the customer experience
Eleanor Morgan, Chief Experience Officer, Casper
Moderator: Liz Bacelar, Founder, TheCurrent
CEO PROBLEM TALKS:
Five Tech CEOs unpack the business problems facing fashion, retail & commerce.
Brian Long, CEO & Co-Founder, Attentive
Michael Reitblat, CEO & Co-Founder, Forter
Apu Gupta, CEO & Co-Founder, Curalate
Nick Molnar, Founder & CEO, AfterpayStephan Schambach, Founder & CEO, NewStore
Peter Korn, Co-Chair of Technology Practice Group, Foley Hoag LLP
Foremost 50 Fireside: Inside the mind of UNTUCKit: Physical Retail for Tomorrow's Shopper
Brent Paulson, Managing Director & Head of Retail, UNTUCKit, 2018 Foremost 50 Honoree
Stephan Schambach, Founder & CEO, NewStore
Foremost 50 Fireside: Cheryl Kaplan, President, M. Gemi, 2018 Foremost 50 HonoreeModerator: Simeon Siegel, Senior Equity Analyst, Nomura / Instine
Lunch Presented by Zenni Optical | By Invitation Roundtable Meetings
Macro-Trends: Augmented Reality (AI)
Augmented Reality's role and impact on the fashion & retail industry.Carolina Arguelles, Product Marketing Lead, Snapchat
Empathy Driven Digital Transformation
Jason Rome, Director of Digital Strategy & Customer Experience, Skookum
Coffee & Snack Break | VIP Roundtables
Hype vs. Reality: Retail Innovation for 2019Liz Bacelar, Founder, The Current
Supply Chain Reinvented: Keeping up with consumer expectation
Alex Ramirez, CEO & Co-founder, Cognit Ops
Paul Laskow, Director, Transportation, Rent The Runway
Moderator: Julian Counihan, Partner, Schematic Ventures
The Analyst's Perspective:
Learnings from The Foremost 50 selection process.
Cassie Rosenthal, SVP, Rosenthal & Rosenthal
Awais Khan, Lead Analyst, The Lead
The Lead Quarterly: Issue 0.2
Noah Gellman, Co-Founder & CEO, The Lead
The Four Barriers to Transformation
Robin Lewis, Founder of The Robin Report
Shaping The Possible: Corporate RediscoveryThe reinvention of corporate retail. discussion on shifting business models and practices.Graham Poliner, SVP Strategy and Analytics, Macy's
Moderator: Robin Lewis, Founder of The Robin Report
Noah Gellman & Timo Weiland, Co-Founders, The Lead
Cocktail Reception Presented by Rosenthal & Rosenthal
Fifty years ago, Williamsburg was a neighborhood of industry. Today it's a bustling community full of creatives, dreamers, and doers meeting for a drink and making things happen. Located on Wythe Avenue and North 10th Street, The Williamsburg Hotel stands at the nexus of history and history in the making.
Supreme service with a Brooklyn twist. The Williamsburg Hotel is eight stories and 150 rooms encased in brick, glass, and Corten steel. Designed by London-based design firm Michaelis Boyd Studio (Babington House UK, Soho House Berlin), the double-height ceilings, natural finishes and eclectic style invite you to stay awhile.
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Date Range: October 21st - 25th
COMMUTE BY SUBWAY
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COMMUTE BY CAR
30 min. from Union Square via Williamsburg Bridge
25 min. from Financial District via I-278
35 min. from Midtown Manhattan via Queens Midtown Tunnel
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