Soon, our Executive Editor, Isoke Karamoko, will head to Las Vegas for one of the retail industry’s top conferences. Check out the details below and use the code EMPIRE150 for $150 off registration. Hope to see you there!
With just over four months until 2017’s Shoptalk, the conference is thrilled to announce their first 150+ speakers. And once again, it’s the industry’s best speaker lineup, comprised of 50% CEOs and 22% other C-level executives. About 62% of our speakers are from consumer brands and retailers, of which 55% are venture-backed startups and 45% are established companies. The startups speaking at Shoptalk have raised almost $5 billion in funding to disrupt traditional retail and ecommerce.
Why is Shoptalk’s speaker lineup so important to the industry? Because it’s the only one that represents the complete dialogue necessary to understand how consumers discover, shop and buy in an age of digital transformation. This perspective is no longer optional—it is now critical for growth.
So, who’s on the agenda in 2017? An absolutely incredible list of speakers, including:
Titans of traditional retail: Shoptalk has a phenomenal lineup that represents the best of physical and digital retail. Our keynotes include industry leaders such as the CEOs of Target, HSN, Rebecca Minkoff and many more. You’ll also hear from the CEO of General Growth Properties, one of the leading retail real estate developers in the U.S. Additionally, our speakers include C-level executives from key retailers such as Staples, Williams-Sonoma, Crate and Barrel, Ulta Beauty, Aritzia, Rite Aid and more.
Leaders of ecommerce: Shoptalk will showcase some of the biggest names in ecommerce. Join us to hear the CEO of eBay discuss his vision for the company and for a conversation with the President of Nordstrom.com. You’ll also hear from the Head of Amazon Marketplace and the Head of Amazon Prime Now, two leading initiatives at this e-commerce giant.
Innovative commerce startups: Shoptalk is also excited to present an amazing set of speakers from the venture-backed world, including the CEOs of groundbreaking companies like Houzz, Harry’s, Wish, Thrive Market, Dia&Co, NatureBox, Walker and Company Brands, Boxed, Plated, Lyst and many more.
Top consumer brands: Shoptalk presents a fantastic set of consumer branded manufacturers on the agenda. The CIO of Kimberly-Clark will discuss how this multi-billion dollar CPG company is using technology to stay competitive, while the heads of ecommerce at brands ranging from Mondelez to Unilever and Tumi will focus on how their brands think about the online opportunity. SVPs at companies like Adidas and Abercrombie will also join the speaker lineup to talk about how they’re driving their businesses forward.