WASHINGTON, 2016-Oct-08 — /EPR Retail News/ — On the heels of this year’s Retail’s Digital Summit hosted by Shop.org, the National Retail Federation today (October 6, 2016) announced the first two keynote speakers for next year’s event, taking place in Los Angeles, September 25-27, 2017.
Mariam Naficy, founder and CEO of Minted, is a pioneer of consumer Internet businesses. Naficy invented Minted’s unique crowdsourced and curated marketplace model with the mission of building an e-commerce platform that continuously offers fresh goods across limitless categories. She sits on the boards of Yelp and Every Mother Counts, and was named one of the 100 Most Creative People in Business by Fast Company in 2014 and has been one of Goldman Sachs’ 100 Most Intriguing Entrepreneurs every year since 2012.
Adam Grant is a top-rated Wharton professor and a New York Times writer on work and psychology. Grant has been recognized as one of the world’s 25 most influential management thinkers, Fortune’s 40 under 40, and Malcolm Gladwell’s favorite thinkers. He is the author of two New York Times bestselling books, “Originals” and “Give and Take,” and serves on the Lean In board and the U.S. Department of Defense Innovation Board.
“We are honored to have both Mariam and Adam join us for next year’s Retail’s Digital Summit as keynote speakers, as each will bring a unique perspective to the world of digital retail,” NRF Vice President of Digital Retail Artemis Berry said.
Shop.org, a division of the National Retail Federation, is the world’s leading community for digital retail, offering thought leadership through original research and gold standard events.
The community is made up of exclusive networking groups and committees that lead the global conversation surrounding innovative e-commerce trends and digital retail.
NRF is the world’s largest retail trade association, representing discount and department stores, home goods and specialty stores, Main Street merchants, grocers, wholesalers, chain restaurants and Internet retailers from the United States and more than 45 countries. Retail is the nation’s largest private sector employer, supporting one in four U.S. jobs — 42 million working Americans. Contributing $2.6 trillion to annual GDP, retail is a daily barometer for the nation’s economy. NRF’s This is Retail campaign highlights the industry’s opportunities for life-long careers, how retailers strengthen communities and the critical role that retail plays in driving innovation.
Ana Serafin Smith