NEW YORK, Nov. 1, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Brian Cornell, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Target; Mindy Grossman, Chief Executive Officer and Director of HSN, Inc.; Uri Minkoff, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Rebecca Minkoff; and Devin Wenig, President and Chief Executive Officer of eBay are among 150+ speakers now confirmed for 2017's Shoptalk, the groundbreaking new retail and ecommerce event. About another 100 speakers will be confirmed in the coming several months.
With its second event, Shoptalk has once again compiled the industry's best speaker lineup, comprised of 50% CEOs, 22% other C-level officers, and 15% VP-level executives. Representing key figures spanning the commerce ecosystem, 62% of the speakers are from brands and retailers, 55% of which are venture-backed startups, and 45% of which are established companies. The startups speaking at Shoptalk have raised almost $5 billion in funding to disrupt traditional retail and ecommerce.
"Shoptalk has quickly became the most important retail and ecommerce event in the U.S.," said Anil D. Aggarwal, founder, chairman and chief executive officer of Shoptalk. "Our speakers are from established retailers and brands, disruptive startups, leading Internet and tech companies, prolific investors and influential media. Our lineup is unique in the industry because it's the only one that represents the complete dialogue needed to understand how consumers discover, shop and buy in an age of digital transformation. Before Shoptalk, the dialogue was fragmented and siloed."
Taking place on March 19-22, 2017 at the Aria in Las Vegas, Shoptalk is tracking to grow to over 5,000 attendees, with confirmed speakers such as:
- Amazon – Peter Faricy, VP Amazon Marketplace; Stephenie Landry, VP Prime Now
- Aritzia – Oliver Walsh, Chief Marketing Officer
- Away Luggage – Steph Korey, Co-Founder
- Bain Capital Ventures – Scott Friend, Managing Director
- Crate & Barrel – Michael Relich, Chief Operating Officer
- Dia&Co – Nadia Boujarwah, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer
- eBay – Devin Wenig, President and Chief Executive Officer
- Elizabeth Arden – JuE Wong, Brand President
- Express – Jim Hilt, Chief Marketing Officer and EVP Commerce
- General Growth Properties - Sandeep Mathrani, Chief Executive Officer
- Harry's – Jeff Raider, Co-Founder & Co-CEO; Andy Katz-Mayfield, Co-Founder & Co-CEO
- Houzz – Adi Tatarko, Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder
- HSN, Inc. – Mindy Grossman, Chief Executive Officer and Director
- Kimberly-Clark – Suja Chandrasekaran, Chief Information Officer
- Lightspeed Venture Partners – Jeremy Liew, Managing Director
- Modell's Sporting Goods – Tami Mohney, Chief Marketing Officer and SVP
- Naturebox – Gautam Gupta, Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder
- Nordstrom – Ken Worzel, President, Nordstrom.com
- Rebecca Minkoff – Uri Minkoff, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer
- Rite Aid – Steve Rempel, SVP and Chief Information Officer
- Staples – Faisal Masud, Chief Digital Officer
- Target – Brian Cornell, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
- Tumi – Charlie Cole, Chief Digital Officer
- Thrive Market – Nick Green, Co-Founder and Co-Chief Executive Officer
- Ulta Beauty – Dave Kimbell, Chief Merchandising and Marketing Officer
- Walker & Company Brands – Tristan Walker, Founder and Chief Executive Officer
- Williams-Sonoma – John Strain, Chief Digital and Technical Officer
- Wish – Peter Szulczewski, Founder and Chief Executive Officer
A full list of the current 150+ confirmed speakers is available at http://shoptalk.com/speakers.
Shoptalk 2017's preliminary agenda is now available and designed to continue to redefine the retail and ecommerce narrative to reflect the preferences, expectations and behaviors of today's consumers. It encompasses new announcements, critical debate, thoughtful questions and impactful answers focusing on crucial themes including Personalized Commerce, Retail Experiences of the Future, Merchandising Innovation, Physical Retail Goes Digital, and Entrepreneurship and Investment, while incorporating a variety of areas such as international markets, culture and leadership and early-stage technologies that are set to disrupt commerce.
Shoptalk 2017's preliminary agenda can be found at http://shoptalk.com/agenda.
Shoptalk organizes the world's most important events for retail and ecommerce innovation. Held annually in both the U.S. and Europe, Shoptalk events represent unprecedented gatherings of individuals and companies reshaping how consumers discover, shop and buy. Each event provides a platform for large retailers and branded manufacturers, startups, tech companies, investors, media and analysts to learn, collaborate and evolve. The next Shoptalk will be held on March 19-22, 2017 at the Aria in Las Vegas, followed by Shoptalk Europe, which will take place on October 9-11, 2017 at The Bella Center in Copenhagen. For more information, visit www.shoptalk.com and www.shoptalkeurope.com. Follow @shoptalk. Like facebook.com/shoptalk. Get tickets for Shoptalk here: http://shoptalk.com/register.
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