Tyra Banks and Kobe Bryant joins the list of speakers at NRF’s Shop.org conference

WASHINGTON, 2017-Jun-09 — /EPR Retail News/ — Celebrities Tyra Banks and Kobe Bryant will join executives from Disney, TechStyle, theSkimm, DSW, Ashley Stewart, Affirm and Peloton to headline the list of speakers this fall at the National Retail Federation’s Shop.org conference, NRF announced today (June 8, 2017). The conference, which is the digital retail industry’s top networking event for technologists, executives and thought leaders, will be held September 25-27 at the Los Angeles Convention Center.

“We are excited to have industry leaders and executives from brands that continue to reinvent,” NRF Senior Vice President for Conferences Susan Newman said. “These pioneers continue to transform the ever-changing retail and digital environment and will give our attendees new ways to reinvent their businesses during this crucial time in the industry.”

“These powerful speakers are just one element of the experience retailers and attendees will have at the show. We will also be offering curated one-on-one meetings for retailers, roundtable lunches and exclusive outings for those who want access to a unique LA experience,” said Newman.

On September 26, more than 4,000 retail, e-commerce and multichannel executives will gather to hear remarkable stories of reinvention. Opening the show, supermodel-turned-entrepreneur and CEO Tyra Banks will speak on mastering the art of “pivoting” and discuss the transformation from modeling career to entertainment and business mogul, as well as share tips on how to stand out in today’s extremely competitive market.

Following Banks, Disney Consumer Products and Interactive Media’s Chief Technology Officer and Senior Vice President Michael White will address how the division is preparing its technology workforce to succeed in the digital commerce space, with a focus on artificial intelligence and machine learning.

Also on September 26, TechStyle Fashion Group co-founder and co-CEO Adam Goldenberg will address how his company has changed the way consumers shop online with its growing fashion and technology brands including Fabletics, ShoeDazzle and JustFab. Goldenberg will also cover how the company continues to evolve personalization tools and its membership model to succeed in the fast-paced e-commerce world.

That afternoon, the keynote stage will highlight female entrepreneurs including Beautycounter founder and CEO Gregg Renfrew, Minted founder and CEO Mariam Naficy and theSkimm co-founders and co-CEOs Danielle Weisberg and Carly Zakin.

To kick off the last day of the show on September 27, L2 founder and New York University Stern Business School professor Scott Galloway will discuss the biggest winners and losers in digital and their impact on society.

Later that morning,  former CEO of HSNi Mindy Grossman will host a fireside chat with Wharton School of Business professor and author Adam Grant after he presents insights from this bestselling book “Originals.” Grant and Grossman will explore how to recognize and champion new ideas, overcome fear and doubt and build cultures that welcome diverse perspectives and honest feedback.

In the afternoon of September 27, the keynote stage will focus on the art of reinvention and customer loyalty, starting with Ashley Stewart CEO James Rhee and DSW CEO Roger Rawlins. The topic will be explored further in a session moderated by Affirm founder and CEO Max Levchin featuring Tradesy founder and CEO Tracy DiNunzio and Peloton co-founder Graham Stanton.

Kobe Bryant, an 18-time All-Star professional basketball player who won five NBA championships while playing with the Los Angeles Lakers, will close out the show as he discusses the evolution of his personal brand, directing his own NIKE and BodyArmor commercials, establishing his Kobe Inc. content creation studio and forming his own media, technology and data venture fund after retiring from the NBA.

To learn more about the conference, visit www.shop.org. Complimentary registration is available to editorial members of the news media as well as accredited retail analysts and bloggers. To register, visit the Shop.org media registration page.

About NRF
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.

Contact:
Ana Serafin Smith
(202) 626-8189
press@nrf.com
(855) NRF-Press

Source: NRF

Kurt Salmon, part of Accenture Strategy, and NRF launch 2017 Store Tours app showcasing some of the most innovative retail stores in New York

NRF 2017 Store Tours app provides NRF Retail’s BIG Show attendees with unique look at New York retail stores

NEW YORK, 2017-Jan-17 — /EPR Retail News/ — Kurt Salmon, part of Accenture Strategy, and the National Retail Federation (NRF) today (JANUARY 15, 2017) launched a new app that showcases some of the most innovative retail stores in New York. The NRF 2017 Store Tours app highlights the locations of stores, including the NBA Store, Bloomingdale’s 59th Street, Uniqlo and Zara, and provides NRF Retail’s BIG Show attendees with a guided tour of each one.

“As an organization dedicated to delivering next-generation customer experiences, we are thrilled to support NRF – the largest retail advocacy organization – in designing an exciting experience for its attendees,” said Eric Shea, managing director, Kurt Salmon, part of Accenture Strategy. “NRF Retail’s BIG Show brings together some of the world’s top retail industry executives, and we look forward to providing them with a unique look at innovative stores in New York via the app.”

Heading to #NRF17? Download the NRF 2017 Store Tours app brought to you by @KSRetail, part of @AccentureStrat

The mobile app provides industry professionals attending NRF Retail’s BIG Show with the opportunity to go on guided tours of a selection of innovative retail stores around New York. Each tour is built around the themes of ‘omnichannel’, ‘fashion and luxury’, and ‘food’, and will feature up to twenty retailers in each category.

“New York is the shopping capital of the world and we wanted to make it as easy as possible for NRF Retail’s BIG Show attendees to see some of the most sophisticated stores the city has to offer,” said Susan Newman, Senior Vice President of Conferences and Marketing, NRF. “We thank Kurt Salmon, part of Accenture Strategy, for its retail and technical prowess in developing this app, and can’t wait for our attendees to try it out next week.”

Users can download the NRF 2017 Store Tours free app by visiting the Apple app store, Google Play, or the Microsoft app store. To learn more about the app, please visit: https://nrf2017.kurtsalmondigital.com

About Accenture
Accenture is a leading global professional services company, providing a broad range of services and solutions in strategy, consulting, digital, technology and operations. Combining unmatched experience and specialized skills across more than 40 industries and all business functions – underpinned by the world’s largest delivery network – Accenture works at the intersection of business and technology to help clients improve their performance and create sustainable value for their stakeholders. With approximately 394,000 people serving clients in more than 120 countries, Accenture drives innovation to improve the way the world works and lives. Visit us at www.accenture.com.

Accenture Strategy operates at the intersection of business and technology. We bring together our capabilities in business, technology, operations and function strategy to help our clients envision and execute industry-specific strategies that support enterprise wide transformation. Our focus on issues related to digital disruption, competitiveness, global operating models, talent and leadership help drive both efficiencies and growth. For more information, follow @AccentureStrat or visit www.accenture.com/strategy.

Contacts:
Lucy Davies
Accenture
+ 44 777 3044 808
lucy.d.davies@accenture.com

Source: Accenture

Retail’s BIG Show: New programming and event updates

Washington, 2017-Jan-13 — /EPR Retail News/ — The National Retail Federation today (January 12, 2017) announced new programming and event updates for its flagship annual conference, Retail’s BIG Show, which begins this weekend in New York City.

The agenda will include 29 keynote speakers, seven feature-stage sessions and more than 500 exhibitors at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center. Close to 35,000 attendees from around the world are expected for the Sunday-through-Tuesday event, with 95 countries represented.

“We strive to offer new, exciting and impactful programming each year at Retail’s BIG Show,” NRF Senior Vice President for Conferences and Marketing Susan Newman said. “We are proud to offer an extensive list of valuable takeaways, needle-moving networking opportunities and memorable experiences.”

New programming and event updates include:

  • Feature Stage: These are breakout sessions on an elevated stage with a keynote feel where retailers will hear from top executives and industry leaders.
  • NRF Clubhouse: The entire fourth floor of the Javits Center will be converted to the NRF Clubhouse, providing additional seating, meeting space, refreshments and charging stations.
  • EXPO Tours: Tours will be offered to help attendees maneuver the wide array of products and technologies available in the exhibit hall. The tours are two hours long and limited to 20 people per tour, with specific times selected at the time of registration. Tours include:
    – Small Business Essentials (Sunday)
    – Big Data and Customer Insights (Sunday through Tuesday)
    – New Retail Customer Journey (Sunday through Tuesday)
    – E-commerce and Omnichannel (Sunday through Tuesday)
  • Self-Guided Store Tours via Mobile App: From uptown to downtown and Manhattan to Brooklyn, this year’s store tour presentation is highly visual and will preview a new tour map mobile app with downloadable content. Three tours will cover retail innovation in omnichannel and technology, luxury and fashion, and food retailing. Retail experts representing the city’s top stores will spotlight some of the best retail projects of the past year.

Members of the news media and accredited retail analysts can click here to register online for show, call 855-NRF-PRESS or email eventpress@nrf.com.

About NRF
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.

Contact:

Ana Serafin Smith
(202) 626-8189
press@nrf.com
(855) NRF-Press

Source: NRF