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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.

Retail Revolution

The Columbia Business School Retail & Luxury Goods Club's annual conference is the flagship event for the club each school year. The conference is a unique networking opportunity for current students, alumni, and industry professionals.

Retail Revolution

8th Annual Retail & Luxury Goods Conference

Friday, April 4, 2014

1:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center


1:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. 

1:30 p.m. - 1.45 p.m

1:45 p.m - 2:30 p.m

2:30 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.

3:15 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

3:30 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.

4:15 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

4:30 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.

5:15 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

6:00 p.m. - 6:45 p.m.

6:45 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. 

7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m


Opening Remarks 

Don Watros, President, Hudson's Bay Company

Andy Dunn, Founder and CEO, Bonobos


Panel Discussion: Content <--> Commerce


Emmanuel Perrin, President and CEO, Cartier North America

Sarah Robb O'Hagan, President, Equinox

Nanette Lepore+Panel Discussion: Save the Garment Center

Closing Remarks




Now Open

Conference VPs


Conference AVPs



Conference Committee


Matthew Wilkes, 2014

Cristina Allegretti, 2014

Danielle Natoli, 2015

Diana Richter, 2015

Sophie Hutson, 2015

Sara Amrani, 2015

Bruno Bullio, 2015

Jenna Cao, 2015

Lindsay Chan-Kent, 2015

Sheetal Gandhi, 2015

Jessica Givens, 2015

Jessica Hamerslough, 2015

Alanna Lopes Souza, 2015

Ann-Marie Macfarlane, 2015

Fiona Mackay, 2015

Katie Mcintosh, 2015

Lily Oswald, 2015

Maria Lourdes Peirano, 2015

Mian Qin, 2015

Sarah Secrest, 2015

Divya Surana, 2015

Ayush Tainwala, 2015

Carly Yue Wu, 2014

Lynn (Buchan) Xue, 2015

Past conference programming:



Stephen M. Ross (Chairman and Founder, Related Companies); Andrew Rosen (President and Founder, Theory); Ronaldo Stern (Managing Director, H.Stern); Rebecca Minkoff (Designer and Co-Founder, Rebecca Minkoff) and Uri Minkoff  (CEO and Co-Founder, Rebecca Minkoff)






Richard A. Baker (CEO, Hudson's Bay Company); Amy Shecter (President, C. Wonder); Adam Saper (CFO, Eataly); Julie Flakstad (Creative Director and Founder, Blow)

Please contact Cristina Allegretti or Matthew Wilkes for any inquiries.