Retail Influencer
CEO Forum
Featuring The Z Suite
An invite-only exclusive forum for retail and brand leaders looking to connect with Gen Z consumers.
Speakers + Moderators
The speakers at our inaugural forum include C-suite professionals and some of the world’s most fascinating leaders from the retail, beauty, and technology industries.

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Ziad Ahmed
CEO

JUV Consulting

 

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Amanda Baldwin
CEO

Supergoop!

 

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Stacey Bendet
CEO & Creative Director

alice + olivia

 

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MaryLeigh Bliss
Chief Content Officer

YPulse

 

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Craig Brommers
CMO

American Eagle

 

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Emma Butler
CEO & Founder

Liberare

 

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Sheena Butler-Young
Senior Correspondent

The Business of Fashion

 

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Sandra Campos
CEO, Board Member, Advisor

 

 

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Joanna Coles
Mistress of Ceremonies

 

 

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Ken Downing
Creative Director

Halston

 

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Shai Eisenman
CEO & Founder

Bubble

 

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Alicia Esposito
VP of Content

Retail TouchPoints

 

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Ariana Ferwerda
Co-founder & CEO

Halfdays

 

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Jennifer Gootman
Head of Sustainability
& Social Impact

Williams-Sonoma, Inc.

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Julie Hyman
Anchor

Yahoo Finance

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Hilal Ibrahim
Founder & CEO

Henna & Hijabs

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Renee Klein
VP, Global Digital Experience
& Consumer Marketing

Coach

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Matt Maher
Futurist & Founder

M7 Innovations

 

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Lual Mayen
Founder

Junub Games

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Stacey McCormick
Senior Vice President, Aerie Marketing

Aerie

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Maghan McDowell
Senior Innovation Editor

Vogue Business

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Stephanie Mehta
CEO and Chief Content Officer

Mansueto Ventures

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Hilary Neve
VP of Communications

Bolt

 

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Winnie Park
CEO

Forever 21

 

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Maya Penn
Founder & CEO

Maya's Ideas

 

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Daniella Pierson
Co-founder & co-CEO

Wondermind

 

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Aly Raisman
Advocate and Gold Medal Gymnast

 

 

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Priya Rao
Executive Editor

Glossy

 

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Andy Ruben
Founder and Executive Chairman

Trove

 

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Steve Sadove
Former Chairman & CEO

Saks Fifth Avenue

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Jade Scipioni
Senior Reporter

CNBC

 

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Neha Singh
CEO & Founder

Obsess

 

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Theresa Watts
SVP Human Resources
and DEI

True Religion

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Ellie Zeiler
Actress, Activist,
& Digital Creator

 

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Location
The Crosby Street Hotel

79 Crosby Street
New York, NY 10012


Agenda
9:30 am
Registration Opens
10:15 am
Welcome Remarks with Mistress of Ceremonies Joanna Coles
10:20 am
Unveiling Gen Z Consumer Shopping Trends
Fireside chat with YPulse Chief Content Officer MaryLeigh Bliss and Joanna Coles
10:35 am
Wellness & Beauty
Fireside chat on mental wellness with Daniella Pierson, founder and CEO of The Newsette and Co-CEO of Wondermind, which she co-founded with Selena Gomez, moderated by CEO, board member and advisor Sandra Campos.

Panel discussion on how Gen Z shops for beauty with Bubble CEO Shai Eisenman, Supergoop! CEO Amanda Baldwin and members of The Z Suite, moderated by Glossy Executive Editor Priya Rao.

11:30 am

NETWORKING BREAK

12:00 pm

Luncheon Discussion on Inclusivity and the Future of Work
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Invitation-only event featuring advocate and gold medal gymnast Aly Raisman, SVP of Aerie Marketing Stacey McCormick, Liberare CEO and Founder Emma Butler, True Religion SVP of HR Theresa Watts and members of The Z Suite, moderated by Fast Company’s Stephanie Mehta.

1:15 pm

Sustainability, Recommerce and Ethical Sourcing
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Fireside chat with Henna & Hijabs CEO Hilal Ibrahim and Maya’s Ideas Founder and CEO Maya Penn, moderated by Fast Company’s Stephanie Mehta.

Panel discussion featuring sustainability leader Jennifer Gootman, Trove Founder Andy Ruben and members of The Z Suite
1:55 pm
NETWORKING BREAK
2:15 pm
Gaming, Shopping and the Metaverse Experience
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Fireside chat with futurist and Founder of M7 Innovations Matt Maher and Founder of Junub Games Lual Mayen, moderated by Retail TouchPoints VP of Content Alicia Esposito.

Step into the Metaverse with Obsess (Presentation)

Panel discussion with Obsess CEO and Founder Neha Singh, AEO CMO Craig Brommers and Coach VP of Global Digital Experience and Consumer Marketing Renee Klein, moderated by Vogue Business Senior Innovation Editor Maghan McDowell

3:15 pm

NETWORKING BREAK

3:30 pm

How Forever 21 Is Building Deeper Relationships with Gen Z
Fireside chat with Forever 21 CEO Winnie Park, moderated by CNBC Senior Reporter Jade Scipioni.

3:45 pm

Building a Brand Using Your Influence as a Gen Zer
Fireside chat with Gen Z influencers Ziad Ahmed and Ellie Zeiler, moderated by Business of Fashion Senior Correspondent Sheena Butler-Young.

4:00 pm

Unlocking the Gen Z Mindset
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Panel discussion featuring Gen Z Founder of Halfdays Ariana Ferwerda, Bolt VP of Communications Hilary Neve and members of The Z Suite.

4:30 pm

In Conversation with Stacey Bendet, CEO and Creative Director of alice + olivia, and Ken Downing, Creative Director of Halston

4:55 pm

NETWORKING BREAK

5:15 pm

“Ask Me Anything” Audience Session with Featured Speakers and Members of The Z Suite

5:45 pm

Networking and Cocktails

6:45 pm

Invitation-Only CEO/ZEO Dinner Featuring Joanna Coles
Networks
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What is The Z Suite?
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What is the
Retail Influencer Network?
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