GlobalShop 2018 Conference Program proudly sponsored by:

Tuesday, March 27, 9:00 AM - 9:45 AM

  • Room: W183
  • Session Number: TUE_KEY1
Each of Kendra Scott’s 75+ stores is designed to be part of the community and to bring that community into the store. Join Kendra Scott and WWD for the keynote session to hear how this fast-growing lifestyle brand creates retail experiences centered on family, fashion, and philanthropy. Gain insight into... Read More
Speaker(s)
Moderator
Evan Clark
Deputy Managing Editor
WWD
Keynote
Tom Nolan
Chief Marketing & Revenue Officer
Kendra Scott LLC
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    Tuesday, March 27, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

    • Room: W179
    • Session Number: TUE_GS3
    This talk by YourStudio explains what it is to have a great retail experience with intuitive, immersive technology that is relevant to the brand’s demographic. Using the best global examples, the talk explores the three key areas that make a great experience that leaves a lasting impression: “Wow Me,” “Know... Read More
    Speaker(s)
    Co-Presenter
    Howard Sullivan
    Co-Founder & Creative Director
    YourStudio
    Co-Presenter
    Tom Philipson
    Co-Founder & Managing Director
    YourStudio
    Presented by:

      • Room: W178
      • Session Number: TUE_GS2
      Retail is in a brave new world of 24-hour, hyper-connected, real-time culture, where individualization is expected, “intangible benefits” rule the roost, and the boundaries between retail and life’s other core services are blurring by the minute. This session will help you navigate a retail world that is constantly in motion. Stylus... Read More
      Speaker(s)
      Speaker/Presenter
      Alison Gough
      Senior U.S. Analyst
      Stylus

        Tuesday, March 27, 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

        • Room: W179
        • Session Number: TUE_GS5
        Once eschewed by developers for the suburban mall and strip center outlets, Main Street is receiving a resurgence in interest by both independent and corporate retailers. Discover the design opportunities available to the independent retailer and how this can be scaled and applied to large corporate programs....
        Speaker(s)
        Speaker/Presenter
        Lauren Chipman
        CEO
        Chipman Design Architecture
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          • Room: W178
          • Session Number: TUE_GS4
          In this session, explore virtual retail and the possibilities retailers, manufacturers and tech companies have to define the retail experience without physical limitations. Shoppers want an experience that’s inspiring, out of the ordinary and personalized. Brian Kavanagh of The Hershey Co. and Steve McLean of Wild Blue Technologies will share... Read More
          Speaker(s)
          Co-Presenter
          Brian Kavanagh
          Senior Director, Insights Driven Performance & Retail Evolution
          The Hershey Company
          Co-Presenter
          Steve McLean
          President and Founding Partner
          Wild Blue Technologies

            Tuesday, March 27, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

            • Room: W179
            • Session Number: WED_GS12
            The preponderance of eerie photographs of dead malls circulating in media recently points dramatically to the rapid changes in retail environments being experienced across the United States. But inspiration to revive these behemoths can be found among burgeoning new categories, and innovative solutions are being created by teams that find... Read More
            Speaker(s)
            Co-Presenter
            Anthony Simon
            Global Project Director - Retail
            IA Interior Architects
            Co-Presenter
            Ray Ehscheid
            Director of Client Services, Retail & Financial Sectors
            IA Interior Architects
              • Room: W178
              • Session Number: TUE_GS6
              Radio frequency identification has been around for years, but it is starting to take off in retail, particularly apparel. Analysts estimate that some 8.7 billion apparel items will be tagged this, and more than half of all apparel retailers in the United States are using RFID on at least some... Read More
              Speaker(s)
              Speaker/Presenter
              Mark Roberti
              Founder & Editor
              RFID Journal

                Wednesday, March 28, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

                • Room: W179
                • Session Number: WED_GS9
                With today’s technologically immersed consumer, shoppers have access to instant inspiration from every device across all of their social platforms. This easy access to the latest styles and trends has completely transformed the home décor industry and forced retailers to quickly change with the tides. At Home’s Chief Merchandising Officer... Read More
                Speaker(s)
                Speaker/Presenter
                Alissa Ahlman
                Chief Merchandising Officer
                At Home Group Inc.
                Presented by:

                  • Room: W178
                  • Session Number: WED_GS8
                  Chain store proliferation. The digital revolution. The information age. A communication explosion. All of these epochs have impacted retail incrementally, but we are now truly at a point of a Retail Renaissance, a revival, a rebirth, as so many areas of consumer preferences, technology and distribution are in flux. Up... Read More
                  Speaker(s)
                  Moderator
                  Erin Alley
                  Senior Associate & Studio Director
                  Gensler
                  Panelist
                  Josh Shabtai
                  Director of Lab Productions & Operations
                  Lowe’s Innovation Labs
                  Panelist
                  McCall McIntyre
                  Venture Capital Investor
                  Samsung Next
                  Panelist
                  Melissa Hill
                  Director, Marketing
                  Walmart US
                  Panelist
                  Phillip Raub
                  Co-Founder & CBO
                  b8ta
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                    Wednesday, March 28, 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

                    • Room: W179
                    • Session Number: WED_GS11
                    How a successful toy retailer designs a new store environment with each store to keep customers coming back for more; and how that same retailer successfully took its parent company’s online venues into brick and mortar....
                    Speaker(s)
                    Co-Presenter
                    Bruce “Albi” Albinson
                    Principal
                    Alliiance
                    Co-Presenter
                    Roberta Bonoff
                    President/CEO
                    Creative Kidstuff
                    Presented by:

                      • Room: W178
                      • Session Number: WED_GS10
                      The integration of the both the physical and digital will become a more seamless experience for users in the near future. Today, technology is currently being applied as a separate layer and applied onto clothing, products or the physical space. This produces a disjointed experience that becomes outdated and devalued... Read More
                      Speaker(s)
                      Speaker/Presenter
                      Julian Boxenbaum
                      Principal
                      Eight Inc.

                        Thursday, March 29, 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

                        • Room: W179
                        • Session Number: THU_GS14
                        How does one open up a new location for a contemporary brand in a historic district? How can one update dilapidated structures to today’s standards, merging old aesthetics with modern expectations? And, perhaps most importantly, how does one make sure this location stays within neighborhood guidelines without losing recognizable branding... Read More
                        Speaker(s)
                        Speaker/Presenter
                        John Schmid
                        Senior Associate, Studio Director (Restaurant & Retail Design Studio)
                        MBH Architects
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                          • Room: W178
                          • Session Number: THU_GS13
                          Retail is transforming at a rapid pace. There are winners and losers in this race. Amazon is outgunning retailers in IT investment. What separates the winners from average or lagging retailers? This session will discuss what winning retailers are doing different, where they are investing in IT systems and how... Read More
                          Speaker(s)
                          Speaker/Presenter
                          Kelly Sayre
                          Retail/CPG Analyst
                          IHL Group

                            Thursday, March 29, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

                            • Room: W179
                            • Session Number: THU_GS15
                            Generation Z, the 12 to 20-year-olds coming of age today, are not just another Millennial story. Far from it. They are more self-aware, more self-reliant and more driven than the generation they follow. Intuitively innovative, uber-productive, goal-oriented and realistic, they are growing to be savvy consumers and employees. Businesses hoping... Read More
                            Speaker(s)
                            Speaker/Presenter
                            Marcie Merriman
                            Executive Director, Strategy & Insights Leader
                            EY
                              • Room: W178
                              • Session Number: THU_GS16
                              Vertical integration has long been a business term we have used to describe creating efficiencies along a production path. New innovations in retail models are creating a new type of vertical integration. As a reaction to solely e-commerce retailers that cannot bring personalized customer experience to everyone, we are seeing... Read More
                              Speaker(s)
                              Speaker/Presenter
                              Jeremy Bergstein
                              President/CEO
                              The Science Project
                              Presented by:


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