FashionForward is an invitation-only gathering of industry leaders, known for thought-provoking conversations and high caliber networking.

Welcome to the new-age conference.

November 5, 2015
Crosby Street Hotel
NYC

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High quality content is what sets FashionForward apart. Our agenda topics and presenters are are selected with the goal of delivering an enlightening, practical and cohesive look at the most pressing issues.

 

FashionForward is invitation-only for 107 guests, ensuring high-caliber conversations from a variety of perspectives, from the top brand decision makers, to the most promising start-ups, acclaimed agencies, think tanks and technologies.

 

The topic for 2015 is:

 

“Industry Game-Changers & Fundamentalists"

1. An edited, succinct look at the key technologies, business trends and consumer shifts that will change the face of the retail industry in the future.

2. The core fundamental practices, platforms and strategies to ensure your company has the agility needed to adapt now.


AGENDA

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    2015 Agenda & Speakers to be unveiled

    Our topics are selected based on the most pressing issues facing our industry, and our speakers are highly vetted thought leaders presenting new information for the very first time. As such, a detailed agenda and speaker line-up will be not be unveiled until closer to the event.. READ MORE


SPEAKERS

THE DAY'S AGENDA

Our topics are selected based on the most pressing issues facing our industry, and our speakers are highly vetted thought leaders presenting new information for the very first time. As such, a detailed agenda and speaker line-up will be not be unveiled until closer to the event.

This year, topics will cover: big data, the global marketplace, eCommerce performance, connected cross-channel experiences, in-store technology, wearables, mobile and changes to internal infrastructure.

For each topic, we will address the industry game-changers and their impact on the industry, as well as the fundamental strategies required to ensure your company has the agility required to adapt in coming years.

WHY ATTEND?

WHO ATTENDS?
Director, VP and C level executives from top brands, retailers, technology companies and pioneering agencies. Attendees are typically in the marketing, eCommerce, creative and digital disciplines.

WHAT CAN I EXPECT AS AN ATTENDEE?
Access to cutting-edge intelligence from speakers that are highly vetted by Fashion's Collective/The FC Tech Group and presented only at FashionForward. A day filled with thought-provoking conversations and high caliber networking. A full list of attendees will be provided exclusively to those present so you can easily stay in touch.

WHAT TOPICS WILL BE COVERED?
The most critical topics to our industry right now. These will include: big data, the global marketplace, eCommerce performance, connected cross-channel experiences, in-store technology, wearables, mobile and changes to internal infrastructure. For each topic, we will address the industry game-changers and their impact on the industry, as well as the fundamental strategies required to ensure your company has the agility required to adapt in coming years.

WHAT IS THE FORMAT?
FashionForward is a full day conference in an intimate atmosphere. We serve breakfast, lunch and have cocktails to celebrate the end of a thought-provoking day. For each of the topics, we will be curating several speakers for each to give dedicated, impactful power talks and presentations. At times there will be 1-on-1 conversations taking place on stage, panel discussions and at times conversations with the audience.

WHY IS ATTENDANCE BY INVITATION-ONLY?
We want the room to be filled with the people who are actively leading our industry forward. We want every person you meet to be a valuable connection. We are not a typical conference. FashionForward is intimate, conversational and highly focused to provide best in class content, a superior atmosphere, and a high power group of industry movers and shakers.

ONCE MY TICKET REQUEST IS APPROVED, IS MY SPOT GUARANTEED?
No. FashionForward always sells out, and we continue to receive invitation requests up until the last minute, so the only way to guarantee your spot is to purchase your ticket while tickets are still remaining. Once your request has been approved, you will receive an invitation code, which will give you access to purchase your ticket. All tickets are first-come, first-served for approved attendees.


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♥ INDUSTRY LOVE NOTES

“I attended the FashionForward event on behalf of the Michael Kors organization and I must say it was phenomenal. I wanted to thank you for putting together such an interesting group of people with great expertise and a deep vision for where the industry should and can go. It was thought-provoking, pervasive in scope, and really well done. Thoroughly enjoyed it. Thank you!”
Michael Kors
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“The caliber of speakers + attendees is unlike any other industry event.  I walked away with SO much new information for my team.”
Balenciaga
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“Thank you so much for inviting me. I truly enjoyed every minute.”
Prabal Gurung
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"This event is like the TED for the fashion and retail industries. Really impressive.”
Apple
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“Amazing day! Ideal venue, perfectly organized, fascinating presenters... In short: beautifully done! Thank you for including me in a wonderfully stimulating day.”
The Look Now
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“I was really impressed with the quality of content and the way you host, curate and facilitate. You are so respected and I can see why!”
Westfield
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“Thank you for an amazing day, as always I came away feeling richer in inspiration and energy!”
J. Crew
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“I had so much fun (at FashionForward), thank you for including us! The day went so smoothly and your line-up was seriously impressive, congratulations!”
CA Creative
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“I just wanted to thank you again for putting together such an amazing day! It was truly a pleasure to hear from such an esteemed group of speakers as well as be surrounded by a like-minded 'tribe'….”
Tender Creative
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“I wanted to take a minute to thank you for putting together such a stellar program.  If you remember I brought my entire team and we all loved it.  By attending your event our viewpoint towards our digital marketing strategy was broadened and elevated. I am certain that the information we gathered will help us to stay ahead of our competition and relevant in the digital universe.  It also gave us much to aspire to and grow towards.  As a single store independent all of the above will directly contribute to our success in the coming years, as our access to this level and amount of expertise and vision is more limited than it may be for larger companies.”
Greenwich Jewelers

SPEAKER HISTORY

  • Cecilia Liu kate spade
  • Aliza Licht DKNY
  • Leandra Medine Man Repeller
  • Jessica Coghan Starworks Media
  • Cannon Hodge Bergdorf Goodman
  • Dr. Bob Deutsch Brain Sells
  • Ari Goldberg StyleCaster
  • Alexandra Stielow Edun
  • Ivan Rodic Facehunter
  • Kelly Thurman anthropologie
  • Scott Forshay Morpheus Media
  • Harriet Mays Powell The Look Now
  • John Jannuzzi Lucky Magazine
  • Emily Sobol Ipsos
  • Tamar Koifman Digital Luxury Group
  • Alex Weiss, Carol Han CA Creative
  • Clare Munn TCG
  • Lisa Green Google
  • Aslaug Magnusdottir Moda Operandi
  • Eddie Mullon FashionGPS
  • Lynne Murray Holition
  • Amaryllis Fox Mulu
  • Dr. Bob Deutsch Brain Sells
  • Hilary Peterson Lyst
  • Andrew Pollard POP-Market
  • Ross Anderson nylmedia
  • Kristin Maverick Barbarian Group
  • Cannon Hodge Bergdorf Goodman
  • Ned Lampert Space150
  • James Gross Percolate
  • Kristen Joy Watts R/GA
  • Mike Steib Vente Privee
  • Brian DiFeo Mobile Media Lab
  • Tina Craig Bagsnob
  • Nisan Gabbay Sociable Labs
  • David Sadigh Digital Luxury Group
  • CJ Swanton OMEN
  • Lauren Kaufman WGSN
  • Mallory Andrews Bergdorf Goodman
  • Ceci Guicciardi Brand & Commercial
  • Gill Linton Byronesque
  • Bill Adler True Fit
  • Andrew Pollard POP-Market
  • Hilary Peterson Lyst
  • Jason Beckley dunhill
  • Liza Kindred Third Wave Fashion
  • Roeland de Jong FashionQLIC
  • Larry Grisolano Analytics Media Group
  • Orit The O Group
  • Sarah Sheikh Yammer
  • Kristine Pizzelanti kate spade
  • Laurie Ortiz Google, Inc.
  • Ria Tobaccowala Google, Inc.
  • Wesley Barrow Nomi
  • Rebecca van Bergen Nest
  • Kristy Caylor Maiyet
  • Patrick Sarkissian Sarkissian Mason
  • Basil Farano Iras
  • Neil Blumenthal Warby Parker
  • Dr. Bob Deutsch, PhD Brain Sells
  • Dr. Omer Artun, Ph.D AgilOne
  • Charlie Miller Control Group
  • Jullie Anne Quay V Files
  • Pamela Bell Prinkshop
  • Alexandra Bruell AdAge
  • Loree Lash-Valencia WGSN INstock
  • Tabitha Goldstaub Righster
  • Jonathan Pelosi Google
  • Jeremy Bergstein The Science Project
  • Katharine Plunkett Fashion Monitor
  • Andrea Hong NewsCred
  • Dan Jee Gilt
  • Matthew Scanlan Naadam Cashmere
  • Simon Collins Parsons The New School for Design
  • Pernille Bruun-Jensen NetBase
  • Erin Schulte Fast Company
  • Brad Lande Birchbox
  • Melissa Coker Wren
  • Dr. Bob Deutsch