The president and CEO of Macy’s, Jeff Gennette, and Google’s president of global partnerships, Daniel Alegre, will be among the headliners at Shoptalk 2018, the nex-gen retail and e-commerce event.
Also on the bill: Alon Cohen, president and co-founder of Houzz, the home furnishings and design site. Shoptalk’s final agenda will feature more than 400 speakers, an increase of 25% over 2017’s event.
Now in its third year, Shoptalk will be held March 18-21, 2018 at the Venetian in Las Vegas. More than 7,500 attendees, including over 700 CEOs, are expected to attend. The event will be sponsored by more than 400 companies.
In addition, more than 1,000 retailers and brands will enroll in Shoptalk’s hosted meetings program, which facilitates onsite meetings for retailers and brands with emerging providers of technology and other solutions.
Shoptalk’s agenda highlights the key technologies, trends and business models that are transforming the ecosystem for a digital age. Insights are shared by speakers in more than 100 main stage and track sessions.
While additional speakers are still being confirmed, the lineup, in addition to the previously mentioned, includes Ascena Retail Group CEO David Jaffe, UNTUCKit co-founder and CEO Aaron Sanandres, BJ’s Wholesale chief digital officer Rafeh Masood, Allbirds co-founder Tim Brown, and Instacart chief business officer Nilam Ganenthiran.
“Our lineup of speakers already represents a broad spectrum of different company sizes, categories and geographies, and we’ll be adding even more global companies to the agenda”, said Zia Daniell Wigder, chief global content officer, Shoptalk. “This international focus is essential given that retail and ecommerce are changing everywhere around the world and no single geographic region dominates in terms of innovation: To fully understand how these industries are evolving, a global lens is now essential.”