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Harvard Business School

Boston, MA 02163

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Please join us for the 15th Annual Retail & Luxury Goods Conference at Harvard Business School.

Reinventing Retail: Connecting with Today's Consumer is hosted by the Retail & Luxury Goods Club, a student club at Harvard Business School, on Saturday, February 23 - Sunday, February 24, 2018. We'll kick off the conference on Saturday at 5PM with an evening reception and keynote, followed by a full day of programming on the Harvard Business School campus on Sunday.

The theme for the conference this year is Reinventing Retail: Connecting with today's consumer, offering a view into relevant issues affecting today's changing landscapes. Our panels include Founders, Influencers, Investing, Experiences, and Tech/AI.

The Conference presents a rare opportunity to learn from the most influential executives and network with top industry professionals.

This year's keynote speakers:

  • Laurent Claquin - President, Kering Americas (Gucci, Bottega Veneta, Saint Laurent, Alexander McQueen, Balenciaga, Brioni, among others)

  • Sophie Marchessou - Partner and North America Leader of Fashion, Apparel, & Luxury at McKinsey & Co.

We are also excited to announce our panelists this year:


  • Randy Brandoff - Founder, Eleven James / Former CMO NetJets

  • Dennis Liu - Co-Founder and Chief Strategy Officer, Touch of Modern / Founder, Little Hippo

  • Oliver Bogner - Founder and CEO, Brandable

  • Matthew Zink, Co-Founder and Chief Creative Officer, Charlie by Matthew Zink

  • Caroline Klatt - Co-Founder and CEO, Headliner Labs (Moderator) (Moderator)


  • Emily Ferber - Editorial Director, Into The Gloss (Glossier)

  • Tobi Pearce - Founder and CEO, Sweat (formerly BBG)

  • Carolyn Moneta - Agent, WME

  • Erin Abernathy - Co-Founder, Out of Office Media

  • Stephanie Pulido - Co-Founder, Out of Office Media (Moderator)


  • M. Paul Munford - Founder & Editor-in-Chief, Lean Luxe

  • Jessica Schinazi, VP of Distribution, LVMH

  • George Foreman III - Founder, Everybody Fights

  • Salvador Nissi Vilcovsky - Founder and CEO, Memomi

  • Merri Smith, Co-Founder and COO, Tulerie

  • Violet Gross - Co-Founder and CEO, Tulerie (Moderator)


  • Adam Valkin - Managing Director, General Catalyst

  • Katie Harris - VP, The Carlyle Group

  • Chris Cozzone - Principal, Bain Double Impact Fund

  • Jett Fein - Principal,

  • Matt Eby - Founding Partner, Tengram Capital Partners

  • John Samuel - Director, AlixPartners (Moderator)

Please check our website for updates:


+ RLGC Members exclusive access until January 30
+ Early bird tickets available until February 4
+ Regular-price tickets available until February 20​ or until sold out
+ There will be no walk-ins or tickets sold at the door

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