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With just over four months to 2017’s Shoptalk, we’re thrilled to announce our 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.
Tracking for more than 5,000 attendees, Shoptalk ticket prices are scheduled to go up on Friday, Nov. 4 at midnight, so we encourage you to register this week and join the groundbreaking new dialogue.
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 ecommerce 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.
The list is supplemented by dozens of other incredible speakers including three Professors of Marketing at Wharton, a number of partners at prolific venture capital firms like Lightspeed Venture Partners, Bain Capital Ventures and Accel as well as the CEOs of leading retailers and startups from outside the U.S.
In short, there’s no better lineup of commerce speakers anywhere. And we’re still confirming speakers almost daily to assemble a group of more than 250 incredible individuals.
We hope to see you at the Aria in Las Vegas, March 19-22, 2017.
The full list of speakers is available here: http://shoptalk.com/speakers.
Click here to get tickets on or before Friday to save: http://shoptalk.com/register.
By Zia Daniell Wigder
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