RETAIL'S RESILIENCE

 

Wharton Graduate Retail Conference Presents

 
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15 March 2021 – 18 March 2021

Virtual Series @  https://zoom.us/j/8488295113

 
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15TH ANNUAL CONFERENCE

The Wharton Graduate Retail Conference is a marquee event hosted by the Wharton Graduate Retail Club and the Jay H. Baker Retailing Center. Now in its 15th iteration, the event provides an avenue to educate the next generation of retail leaders as well as to exchange ideas on current trends and developments affecting the retail industry.

2020 has been especially challenging for retailers as companies were forced to either fail or adapt to unforeseen conditions overnight. If anything, this past year has shown retail's resilience in the face of obstacles with the most successful players exceeding analyst expectations and delivering value to end-consumers. The conference will invite speakers and panelists to provide both a retrospective on their keys to success during COVID-19 and a prospective of how these lessons can apply to both crises and opportunities not yet at their doorstep.

AGENDA

All events can be accessed at https://zoom.us/j/8488295113 unless otherwise noted

MONDAY, MARCH 15

12:00PM ET​

12:30PM ET

TUESDAY, MARCH 16

12:00PM ET

 

12:30PM ET

04:30PM ET

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 17

12:00PM ET

04:30PM ET

THURSDAY, MARCH 18

12:00PM ET

05:00PM ET

 

The State of Retail with Oliver Chen, Managing Director @ Cowen​

Fireside Chat with Amanda Parkes, Chief Innovation Officer @ Pangaia

Body by Bridget, High-intensity Pilates workout class

Hosted at https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88238459328

The New Health & Wellness

Justin Allen, COO & Co-founder @ TUSHY

Eleanor Haycock, Co-founder @ Year of Ours

Iggy Rodriguez, Head of Partnerships @ Therabody

Matt Weiler, CFO @ Daily Harvest

Courtney Wartman, Global Director of Brand Marketing @ Free People

Moderated by Bridget O'Carroll, Founder @ BBB

Fireside Chat with Jenn Bandier, CEO & Founder @ Bandier

Digital Explosion in Retail

Gamal Ahmed, Manager of Merchandising @ GOAT Group

Candice Huang, Senior Manager of Int'l Corporate Affairs @ Alibaba​

Randy Malm, Director of Digital Service & Omni-Acceleration @ L'Oréal

Moderated by Kris Harvey, Wharton MBA student '22

Influencer Strategy in Beauty

Molly Flynn, Influencer Marketing Consultant

Jillian Kramer, VP of Research @ YPulse

David Ruff, Content Creator @ Roughly Ruff

Michael Wright, Creator Monetization @ TikTok

Moderated by Puja Thakker, President @ Wharton Beauty Club

Luxury Rebound

Jeffrey Goldmuntz, Merchandizing Senior Manager @ Dior

Tressan Garcia, Global Marketing Senior Manager @ Fresh

Moderated by Stefana Covalciuc, Wharton MBA student '21

Innovation, Sustainability, and the Circular Economy

Natasha Franck, Founder & CEO @ EON

Stacy Flynn, CEO & Co-Founder @ Evrnu

Aileen Lerch, Sustainability Senior Analyst @ Allbirds

Topper Luciani, CEO @ Good Fair

Amy White, Director of Corporate Social Responsibility @ Nordstrom

Moderated by Kerry Huang, Chief of Staff @ Global Fashion Agenda

 

SPEAKERS & MODERATORS

 
 
 
 
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OLIVER CHEN

MANAGING DIRECTOR, COWEN

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CANDICE HUANG

INT'L CORPORATE AFFAIRS, ALIBABA

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DAVID RUFF

CONTENT CREATOR, ROUGHLY RUFF

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JUSTIN ALLEN

COO & CO-FOUNDER, TUSHY

COURTNEY WARTMAN

BRAND MARKETING, FREE PEOPLE

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MATT WEILER

CFO, DAILY HARVEST

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JILLIAN KRAMER

VP OF RESEARCH, YPULSE

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JEFFREY GOLDMUNTZ

MERCHANDIZING, DIOR

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AILEEN LERCH

SUSTAINABILITY, ALLBIRDS

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KERRY HUANG

GLOBAL FASHION AGENDA

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PUJA THAKKER

WHARTON BEAUTY CLUB

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STEFANA COVALCIUC

WHARTON STUDENT

BRIDGET O'CARROLL

FOUNDER, BBB

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GAMAL AHMED

MERCHANDISING, GOAT GROUP

JENN BANDIER

CEO, BANDIER

INHYO CHOI

FINANCE, HERMES

MOLLY FLYNN

MARKETING CONSULTANT

STACY FLYNN

CEO, EVRNU

NATASHA FRANCK

CEO, EON

TRESSAN GARCIA

GLOBAL MARKETING, FRESH

KELLEY HICKS

CFO, BURROW

JUSTINE LIU

PRESIDENT, GIRLFRIEND COLLECTIVE

TOPPER LUCIANI

CEO, GOODFAIR

RANDY MALM

DIGITAL SERVICES, L'OREAL

AMANDA PARKES

CEO, PANGAIA

IGGY RODRIGUEZ

PARTNERSHIPS HEAD, THERABODY

G. ANDREW SAAVEDRA

RETAIL OPERATIONS, AFTERPAY

AMY WHITE

SUSTAINABILITY DIR., NORDSTROM

MICHAEL WRIGHT

CREATOR MONETIZATION, TIKTOK

RAHUL MALIK

STRATEGY, BUSINESS OF FASHION