Real Estate 20/20
The New Store Experience

Given the competitive forces at work in today’s market, retailers must find new ways to attract and engage consumers and inspire their loyalty. They must create differentiated experiences that cannot be duplicated online or even elsewhere in-store. At this inaugural conference themed "A New Store Experience," WWD will take a look at innovations that transform shopping for fashion, footwear and beauty products, examining how new technologies work, the in-store experience they enable, the benefits retailers and brands receive, and the resources needed to plan and executive a successful strategy.

– Consumer 20/20: An in-depth exploration of today’s educated consumer across demographics. Our experts examine behavioral trends and the economic impact they have on the future of retail and real estate.
– Retail 20/20: Developers, retailers and brand partners share the opportunities and challenges of collaborating to transform physical spaces and why this evolution is necessary.
– Technology 20/20: Technology leaders, retailer and brand titans discuss the transformative implications in the brick-and mortar environment and how to stay ahead of the trends.
– Brand 20/20: A dialogue across diverse brands from thought leaders about their evolving real estate strategies to optimize ROI and surpass sales goals.

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Who Is Speaking?

  • Eric AndersonLensCrafters
  • Gabby Etrog CohenSoulCycle
  • Ben FayBirchbox
  • Miriam GasselBaubleBar
  • Shyam GidumalEY
  • Sean MacPhersonEsteemed hotelier, restaurateur and tastemaker
  • Uri MinkoffRebecca Minkoff LLC
  • Elizabeth MorinaMintbox
  • Bridget RussoShinola
  • Gregg PasquarelliSHoP Architects
  • Kendra ScottKendra Scott
  • Brendan SullivanVF Corp.
  • Jean-Georges VongerichtenChef & Restaurateur
  • David WeinrebThe Howard Hughes Corporation
  • JJ WilsonKit and Ace
  • Bryan WargoRetailNext

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Sponsorship opportunities provide direct access to the most influential executives in the industry through high-profile brand visibility and interaction, plus targeted networking. Sponsorship opportunities are limited and can be highly customized to meet your marketing objectives.   For more information on sponsoring, please contact Amanda Smith at

What People Are Saying

  • u201cProvocative balance of speakers and size of brands. Great to hear from indie brands.u201d

    Chief Merchant, SEPHORA

  • u201cAn engaging day full of unique perspectives from a strategic cross section of [menu2019s wear] industry leaders.u201d


  • u201cThe blend of emerging brands, global power beauty brands and retail operators provided the diversity of views one would expect from a WWD conference. The innovation coming from the emerging brands is compelling to see and promises exciting years of growth for the industry!u201d


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