Customer relations strategies for omnichannel retail
Thursday, July 17, 2014
3.00 pm - Doors open
Coffee + intro videos
4.00 - 4.40 pm - Panel 1
Building a men's brand online
Jamal Motlagh is co-founder and CEO at Acustom Apparel, a men's brand that uses innovative digital technologies to craft custom clothing.
Vishaal Melwani is co-founder and CEO of Combatant Gentlemen, a vertically-integrated online menswear company offering high-quality essentials at unreasonably fair prices.
Nikunj Marvania is the founder and CEO of Awl & Sundry, an online fashion brand that allows men to create made-to-order shoes.
Eli Katz is the founder and CEO of TheEmob, a trade association and private network of mid-market ecommerce retailers, representing over $1 billion in online revenue.
4.40 - 5.10 pm - Pop-up cases
Bobby Stephens is the President and COO of BucketFeet, an online retailer of artist-designed footwear, wearable art that meshes awesome shoes and up-and coming global artists.
Kristina Drury is the founder of TYTHEdesign, a collaborative design strategy firm that helps organizations enhance their impact in the social sector.
5.10 - 6.00 pm - Panel 2
Pop-ups and experiential retail
Jamie Falkowski is Marketing Director for Alldayeveryday, a creative company that has produced experiential retail projects for Levi's, Nicola Formichetti, Alexander Wang and others.
Melissa Gonzalez is the founder of the Lionesque Group, specializing in brand activation and pop-up retail experiences.
Greg Spielberg is founder of Imagination in Space, an NYC-based startup that creates pop ups with entrepreneurial artists, creative brands and innovative makers.
Eric Ho is the founder of miLES, opening underused storefronts in the Lower East Side to new possibilities, with classes, events, co-working, and short-term space rentals.
Dax Dasilva is the founder and CEO of Lightspeed, a fully integrated, inventory-centric retail system that moves seamlessly from the front counter, to online, to wherever customers are.
6.00 - 6.40 pm - Networking break
Drinks + networking
6.40 - 7.20 pm - Panel 3
Local origin - crafting your brand story
Peter Smith is co-founder and Chief Operating Officer at Made Close, a Brooklyn-based startup building the world's largest shoppable database of local brands and locally made goods.
Gaia DiLoreto is the founder of By Brooklyn, the only store dedicated to the sale of fine goods made across the great Borough of Brooklyn.
David Dietz is founder and CEO of Modavanti, an online retailer for stylish sustainable fashion.
Monica Noh is the founder and fashion designer behind Carte Blanche, a crowd-sourced womenswear brand that allows users to choose the styles that go into production.
Pavan Bahl is the founder of Open Source Fashion, a community of helpful innovators working within fashion, retail, and technology.
7.20 - 8.00 pm - Panel 4
Rethinking fashion retail
Shivika Sinha is an E-commerce Marketing Manager at Intermix, a multi-brand fashion retailer with the finest mix of emerging and established designers.
Matt Friesen is co-founder and CEO of Wantering, a fashion search engine that connects shoppers with 120 e-commerce retailers all in one place.
Jill Sherman is the co-founder and CEO of Modalyst, a curated, online b2b marketplace connecting accessories designers and independent boutiques.
Sari Bibliowicz is co-founder of Bib + Tuck, a highly curated community of shoppable personal closets.
Jessica Binns is a freelance journalist and regular contributor to Apparel Magazine, a monthly publication focused on the business and technology of the fashion ecosystem.
8.00 - 10.00 pm - Networking continues
Drinks + networking