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The future of retail: Investor perspectives on industry trends and innovation

Tuesday, May 21
9:30am
–10:00am
Nikko Ballroom, 3rd floor
The future of retail: Investor perspectives on industry trends and innovation
New technologies, changing consumer behaviors and innovative digital-first companies are driving massive disruption in the retail industry, and starting to take meaningful market share from stalwart retail incumbents. As these trends increasingly accelerate, it is essential to understand where the market is headed to determine where to invest money and time to remain responsive in meeting consumer and market needs. Hear from investors who keep their pulse on the current and future state of retail, the latest M&A strategies and the rising tide of start-ups poised to impact the industry in unimaginable ways.
Susan Reda
VP Education Strategy & Editor, STORES Media
National Retail Federation
Moderator
Kobie Fuller
Partner
Upfront Ventures
@KobieFuller
Kevin Parakkattu
Investor
Plug and Play Ventures
@kaypeey