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Columbia University
New York, NY 10027
United States of America

With over 200 members, the Retail & Luxury Goods Club at Columbia Business School is one of the most dynamic clubs on campus. The club aims to educate students about the retail and luxury goods industries through guest speakers, panelists, industry tours, alumni networking, and our annual conference. Additionally, the club helps students find school-year, summer, and full-time employment in the retail and luxury goods industries and works with the administration on the retail curriculum.

The New Retail Experience

The modern retail landscape is driven by an unprecedented combination of technology, cultural zeitgeist and shifting values of younger generations. This has had a significant effect on consumption and the way brands connect with their customers. Luxury is no longer defined by price, but rather by experience. Companies globally are thinking differently and redefining the ultimate retail space. 

Date: March 27th, 2015 | 8:30AM - 3:00PM

Location: The Lighthouse at Chelsea Piers

Tickets: Student Registration | Non-Student Registration: Coming Soon 

Speakers: We are thrilled to host Chris Fiore, President of Henri Bendel; Clement Kwan, President of Yoox Corp.; Al Sambar, Managing Partner at Kurt Salmon; Alan Tisch, Founder & CEO of Spring; Lauren Remington Platt, Co-Founder & CEO of Vênsette; Katina Mountanos, Co-founder of Manicube, and many others.



Welcome and Introduction

Opening Remarks

Keynote Address


Panel 1The New Lifestyle Concept: Luxury on Demand

Networking Lunch

Keynote Address

Panel 2—Digital Now: Where Retail Meets Technology

Closing Remarks

Additional details to follow


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