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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.

2015 Conference

Overview: 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 | 8:30 AM - 3:00 PM

Location: The Lighthouse at Chelsea Piers

Tickets: Student Registration | Non-Student Registration

Agenda & Speakers: 

8:30 AM CHECK-IN

9:15 AM OPENING REMARKS

9:20 AM Robin Lewis, Founder & CEO of the Robin Report & Author of The New Rules of Retail

10:05 AM THE NEW LUXURY LIFESTYLE

Lauren Remington Platt, CC '06, Founder & CEO of Vênsette

Katina Mountanos, Co-founder & CEO of Manicube

Kerry Bennett, SVP of Marketing at DogVacay

Moderated by Eliza Brooke, Associate Editor at Fashionista

10:50 AM BREAK

11:00 AM Jeff Chapin, Co-founder & Head of Production at Casper

11:45 AM Chris Fiore, CEO of Henri Bendel, introduced by Professor Mark Cohen

12:30 PM NETWORKING LUNCH

1:20 PM TECHNOLOGY & PREMIUM RETAIL

Al Sambar, Managing Partner at Kurt Salmon

Alan Tisch, Founder & CEO of Spring

Clement Kwan, President of Yoox Corp.

Moderated by Liz BacelarJN '06, CEO & Founder of Decoded Fashion

2:05 PM Carole Silverman, Caudalie, CEO of the Americas

2:50 PM CLOSING REMARKS

3:15 PM COCKTAILS & NETWORKING | Coop & Spree, New York

 

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