Guest Speakers

Brick & mortar isn’t dead, it’s just changing.

Vision from an American leader.

The future is bright for retailers who adapt to the needs of their customers.

Among the few subjects to be addressed, Terry will discuss the approaches to technology, sustainability, globalization as fuels to the rise of brick and mortar retail. He’ll highlight the more than ever need for humanity and face to face – and the growing power beyond those notions.

Terry J. Lundgren

Terry J. Lundgren

Chairman and CEO, Retired @ Macy’s, Inc. Terry Lundgren was CEO of Macy’s, Inc. (Macy’s, Bloomingdale’s, Bluemercury) from 2003 to Jan 2018. He began his career in the group in 1975 as a trainee at Bullock’s, a California division of Federated Department Stores, which now forms the Macy’s group. In 1988, he joined Neiman Marcus, and became Chairman, CEO, then returned to the group in 1994 to assume the position of CEO of Federated Merchandising Group.

Marie De Foucaud (Moderator)

Marie De Foucaud (Moderator)

Chief Marketing & Communications Officer @ Richard Attias & Associates 18 years of international experience within Luxury industries, Communications Services Groups, Corporate & Nation branding. Expertise accross 360 Communications, Integrated Marketing, Public Affairs.

Panel Discussion

The Rise of Experiential Retail

Today, brick-and-mortar spot has to go beyond functionality. It has to be a place where consumers want to spend time, not just transact. This new evolution in retail is a response to the growth of online retailers such as Amazon, and other E-commerce platforms. With the emergence of new trends and technologies, how can retailers successfully position themselves?

Jean-Marc Bellaiche

Jean-Marc Bellaiche

Chief Strategy Officer @ ContentSquare, Formerly SVP, Tiffany & Co Jean-Marc joined ContentSquare in June 2018. He spent 4 years as Senior Vice President - Strategy & Business Development at Tiffany & Co., with responsibility for business initiatives outside of jewelry such as watches, leather goods, eyewear and fragrance.

Neil Parikh

Neil Parikh

Co-founder @ Casper Neil plays an instrumental role in shaping company culture as Casper expands globally as the world’s first sleep brand. Prior to founding Casper, he designed bacteria and worked on robotics at NASA, where he co-authored 3 patents. In 2014, Neil left medical school to launch Casper. As the son of a sleep doctor, he was perfectly positioned to bridge the gap between the science of sleep and the realities of the sleep industry. Neil launched an international non-profit organization while studying at Brown University, where he received a B.A.

Bart Higgins (moderator)

Bart Higgins (moderator)

Founder @ Future Perfect As a global consultant and an affiliate of agencies such as ?What If ! Innovation, Aruliden, and Gehl, Bart serves as a leading expert in the area of brand and experience innovation. Bart partners with clients globally to enable and activate brands, focusing on the development of new services, programs, environments, technologies and branded offerings.

Berta de Pablos- Barbier

Berta de Pablos- Barbier

President @ Mars Wrigley Confectionery U.S. Berta has been Vice President of Marketing at Mars Chocolate North America since February 2015. She also served as CMO at Lacoste for 2.5 years. Before, she served as Vice President of Global Marketing & Communications at Boucheron- Luxury Group PPR for 4 years.

Kamran Zaki

Kamran Zaki

President North America @Adyen Adyen, the global payments platform for companies like eBay, Facebook, Uber, Spotify and Casper. Prior to Adyen, Kamran served as Head of Global Payments at Netflix, where he helped expand the Netflix streaming service to more than 40 million members. Previously, Kamran spent seven years at PayPal, where he headed up payments teams across Europe, North America and Emerging Markets (LatAm, Middle East and Africa).