At this free-to-attend event, engage in critical discussions on what the retail industry might look like in the year 2042 – and the impact it will have on retail strategies in 2022.
On the morning of January 18, 2022, join the PSFK and Retail Innovation Week communities for an exclusive series of discussions with industry leaders from category winning brands, retailers, and the next-gen startups powering the future wave of retail and CX experiences. Tickets available for in-person attendance and free livestream.
The event will host critical discussions on what the retail industry might look like in the year 2042 – and the impact it will have on retail strategies in 2022. The themes will revolve around the findings of PSFK’s flagship annual report, The Future of Retail, which provides a multifaceted vision of what the retail industry might look like in the year 2042, working backward to explain how weak signals from today’s rapidly evolving landscape can provide holistic insights that will shape and inform the future experience of consumers and brands over two decades from now.
Through 3 panel discussions with groundbreaking industry executives assembled specifically for this event, plus a can’t-miss presentation by PSFK President of Research Scott Lachut, attendees will participate in an optimistic dissection of future shopping experiences and consumer behaviors, while gaining exclusive, actionable insights into the current-day trends and ideas powering the next and coming iterations of the retail landscape.
Right now, with all the emergent opportunities surrounding the globally uneven return to a post-pandemic landscape, there is no better event to attend in order to educate and inspire organizational decision makers working in retail.
This free-to-attend session will be broadcast to an intimate-sized audience of retail and brand executives at a view-party session and simulcasted via a free livestream. Virtual attendees will be able to interact with other audience experts and PSFK researchers by using the event’s Interactive Chat function, as well as have the opportunity to virtually network with other attendees.
This session is a must-attend event for attendees visiting Retail Innovation Week 2022 or the NRF 22 Javits Big Show (additional RSVP required). It’s ideal for executives working at retailers, at consumer products and brand manufacturers and for solution providers.
Don’t miss this opportunity to learn what the future of retail has in store for your organization. Get your tickets now for the only event that transports you into 2042.
Wellness note: This event will follow CDC guidance regarding masks and audience capacity numbers. All attendees must show fully vaccinated status on a CDC recognized vaccination card for entry.
A rapid-fire lecture on the themes of PSFK’s highly received annual Future of Retail report, the latest annual in a series of popular reports published by PSFK since 2010.
In 2042 every consumer will be the CEO and creative director of their own brand. They will reach audiences through social media to market and sell – on behalf of other brands, through resale and secondhand and products of their own design. They will also tap into web3 platforms to gain access to operational resources like capital, suppliers and bespoke production.
By 2042 companies will fully integrate themselves into the lives of their customers and realize the potential of any time and anywhere availability. Real-time insight into purchasing behaviors on an individual, neighborhood and city level and access to local production facilities will ensure popular items are always in stock where they’re needed.
Corporate attorney turned fashion tech and sustainability entrepreneur, Stephanie Benedetto is the Co-Founder of Queen of Raw, a marketplace to buy and sell unused textiles, keeping them out of landfills and turning pollution into profit. Prior to starting Queen of Raw, Stephanie worked as a lawyer in the fashion, media/entertainment, start-up, and technology industries and co-founded a sustainable textile manufacturing facility. An advocate for women in business and sustainability, her companies have been featured in NPR, Good Morning America, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and Cheddar.
Natasha Jakubowski has been at the forefront of introducing brand strategy into the world of innovation helping clients create new brands, re-imagine legacy models and identify new white space business, product and marketing opportunities. At Anomaly, she has helped fuel innovation, design and creative business thinking to transform client businesses as diverse as P&G to Google, Diageo to Abbott, NBC Universal to Unilever, Prior to Anomaly, Natasha was at Redscout, an Innovation Consultancy, where she led the strategic development of new business ideas, brands and products. In her spare timem she is an Ambassador for Women in Innovation (WIN), mentor and advisor for various start-ups and founders, a shoe and exercise addict, and busy soccer mom.
In July 2015, Christian Gheorghe co-founded Resonance with a goal of transforming the $1.7 trillion global fashion industry dominated by Zara/Inditex, H&M, and an ascendant Amazon by reimagining and rearchitecting every facet of it. The Resonance founding envisioned a global fashion industry led by tens of thousands creation-driven brands making sustainable clothing, profitably enabled by a new kind of intelligent cloud-based technology platform. It is a platform that aims to manage the fashion industry’s entire values chain: a comprehensive and interconnected system that spans from raw materials to the customer’s closet while measuring and optimizing its impact on people and planet every step of the way.
Jason is co-founder and CEO of Shipium where he guides the company’s vision towards becoming the world’s best ecommerce supply chain platform. Prior to founding Shipium, he spent 19 years at Amazon in roles such as VP of Retail Systems and VP of Forecasting & Supply Chain. He owned the software and operations that power Prime, Subscribe & Save and Pricing. He is a University of Washington grad, and an engineer at heart who loves solving complex scaling problems.
Duncan is the Vice President of Brand Marketing & Digital at Fiverr, responsible for creating game-changing ideas and strategies that use technology to tell stories worth knowing. In his 30-year career, he has worked at agencies including BBH, BBDO and Anomaly where he worked on brands such as Adidas, Budweiser, Coca-Cola, Nike, Sephora, T-Mobile and The New York Yankees. He also served as the VP of Marketing at Sony Music where he created partnerships and events with brands including Unilever and Motorola, as well as artists such as Bruce Springsteen, Outkast and Susan Boyle. Duncan has been named one of the “Top Ten People in Advertising” by The Independent and appeared on Campaign Magazine’s “Marketing A List.”
Mitch Joel is Founder of Six Pixels Group – an advisory, investing and content producing company that is focused on brands, commerce, community and what’s next.
He has been called a visionary, digital expert and community leader. He is also an entrepreneur, investor, author, trusted advisor, chronic reader and passionate speaker who connects with people worldwide by sharing his insights on business transformation, innovation and marketing. He was awarded the highly prestigious Top 40 Under 40.
Mitch spent close to two decades building, running and selling his agency to WPP – one of the world’s most valuable marketing and communications holding companies. He was most recently President of Mirum – a global marketing agency operating in 25 countries with close to 3000 employees.
Prior to agency life, Mitch was at the vanguard of online publishing, helped launch one of the first search engines (prior to Google existing), and ran marketing for a mobile content company (before we had smartphones)
Sarah Cheffy is currently the Senior Director of Brand Strategy at FASHIONPHILE where she focuses on building strategic partnerships and forward-thinking growth initiatives that are designed to build the brand into an omni-channel resale brand. In her previous role as the Director of Digital at the fashion retailer Ruti, Cheffy built an ecommerce business from scratch. Cheffy has had 16 years of experience driving transformation in both in-house roles and on behalf of clients including Volkswagen, Nike, Disney, World Wildlife Fund, GE, J&J, Chanel, and Seth Godin. The recipient of an Apple Design Award and multiple Cannes Lions, she has created the future for startups and multinational corporations alike.
Helena Price Hambrecht is the co-founder and Co-CEO of Haus. Prior to Haus, Helena was a Silicon Valley creative who helped shape brands like Facebook, Fitbit, Google, Instagram, Microsoft, Nike, Pinterest, Slack, Square, Twitter and Uber. Her work has been featured on ABC, CNN, The New York Times, Fast Company, Fortune, Glamour, The Guardian, and Inc.
At Lowe’s Innovation Labs, Josh Shabtai leads a global team responsible for articulating the future of home improvement retail and establishing strong, actionable partnerships with technology and cultural organizations of all sizes – with the ultimate goal of accelerating Lowe’s ability to make that future real today.
His background as an augmented reality videogame designer, connected-toy start-up founder and advertising creative director has fueled his passion for partnering with visionary companies and working to scale breakthrough ideas at Lowe’s. Prior to joining Lowe’s Innovation Labs, he co-founded an augmented reality videogame studio, lm/nl, where he directed the best-selling AR title Star Wars Arcade: Falcon Gunner for iOS; co-created the $100m+ selling toys-to-life platform Telepods; and developed a variety of hybrid digital/physical experiences as a creative director at IPG Media Lab and JWT.