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Shoptalk announces Speaker Lineup for 2024 Event in Las Vegas

Senior Executives from Macy’s, Inc., Mattel, Amazon, Canada Goose and P&G to Offer Insights on AI in Retail, Brand Power and More Grammy Award Winner Ludacris to Headline the Annual Shoptalk Beach Party

Senior Executives from Macy’s, Inc., Mattel, Canada Goose and P&G to Offer Insights on AI in Retail, Brand Power and More

Grammy Award Winner Ludacris to Headline the Annual Shoptalk Beach Party

Shoptalk, the leading global event for retail and ecommerce, today announced the speaker lineup for its 2024 conference taking place March 17–20 at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas. The conference will bring together more than 10,000 attendees and more than 225 senior-level speakers from top retail companies that include Macy’s, Inc., Mattel, Amazon, Canada Goose and P&G, who will share their unique insights on critical topics such as using AI to transform retail, building brand trust and loyalty, creating unified retail experiences, and navigating changing industry relationships.

Following his special guest appearance alongside Usher during the Super Bowl LVIII halftime show, Grammy Award–winning rapper and actor Ludacris will headline the annual Shoptalk Beach Party.

Highly anticipated Shoptalk 2024 mainstage speakers include:

  • Tony Spring, the new President and CEO of Macy’s, Inc., who—in his first public interview since taking over the CEO reins—will outline his strategic vision for the $24 billion retailer.
  • Robbie Brenner, President of Mattel Films, and Steve Totzke, President and Chief Commercial Officer of Mattel, who will share insights on the Barbie halo effect and how the company is extending that success to other iconic toys.
  • Gina Boswell, CEO of Bath & Body Works, who will share how the retailer is winning over new generations and markets at a critical inflection point.
  • Colleen Aubrey, SVP of Ad Products and Technology at Amazon, whose vision has led to Amazon capturing three quarters of the fast-growing US retail media advertising market.
  • Maria Renz, Global Head of Commerce at Google, who will offer insights into how the retail industry can embrace AI to be more efficient, exciting and relevant to shoppers.
  • Tom Kingsbury, CEO of Kohl’s, who will share his vision for a new Kohl’s for the first time on a public stage as the department store chain reinvigorates its business.

“This year’s carefully curated speaker lineup includes influential retail leaders from across the industry, who will share the freshest perspectives on the technologies, trends and tactics that are shaping retail today,” said Sophie Wawro, Global President, Shoptalk. “Shoptalk attendees will gain valuable insights that help them propel their businesses and have complimentary access to Meetup, our unparalleled networking program that launched to rave reviews at last year’s event.”

Meetup is the retail industry’s largest and most productive way to connect with senior executives from leading retailers and brands. The program generated overwhelmingly positive reviews when it debuted last year, with 90% of the 50,000 meetings facilitated through Meetup rated positively. This year, more retailers and brands than ever before are confirmed to attend Shoptalk and take part in Meetup, and the program will facilitate more than 75,000 meetings among executives from every sector of the retail ecosystem.

Other Shoptalk 2024 speakers include:

  • Dani Reiss, Chairman and CEO, Canada Goose
  • Stefano Curti, Chief Brands Officer, Consumer Beauty, Coty
  • Janet Hayes, CEO, Crate & Barrel
  • Wendy Nunnelley, Chief Strategy and Transformation Officer, Danone North America
  • Christian Fortucci, Chief Technology Officer, David Yurman
  • Christopher Thomas-Moore, Chief Digital Officer, Domino’s
  • Chris Lamontagne, President, Fanatics Live, Fanatics
  • Frank Bracken, EVP and Chief Commercial Officer, Foot Locker
  • Winnie Park, CEO, Forever 21
  • Holly Briedis, Chief Customer Officer, Fossil Group
  • Sapna Parikh, Chief Digital Officer, Kendo Brands (LVMH)
  • Jason Gowans, SVP and Chief Digital Officer, Levi Strauss & Co.
  • Britt Olsen, Chief Commercial Officer, On
  • Shailesh Jejurikar, Chief Operating Officer, P&G
  • Parth Raval, Chief Growth Officer, PepsiCo Foods North America, PepsiCo
  • Ting Cai, Chief Digital Officer, Rakuten Group, Inc.
  • Nicole Wegman, Founder and CEO, Ring Concierge
  • Kecia Caffie, President, Zales, Signet
  • Scott Mezvinsky, President, North America and International, Taco Bell
  • Lisa Roath, EVP and Chief Marketing Officer, Target
  • Ashley Buchanan, CEO, The Michaels Companies, Inc.
  • Ajay Salpekar, Head of Beauty and Personal Care, TikTok Shop US, TikTok
  • Amiee Bayer-Thomas, Chief Supply Chain Officer, Ulta Beauty
  • Chris Rupp, Chief Customer Officer, Victoria’s Secret & Co.
  • Jon Alferness, EVP and Chief Product Officer, Walmart U.S.
  • Joe Cano, Chief Marketing and Merchandising Officer,

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