An event to discover, explore and connect with change-makers from over 600+ global brands, retailers, agencies, startups and tech companies.
David KepronVice President Global Design Strategies - Distinctive Premium BrandsMarriott International
Vikram BhaskaranHead of Market Development
Cassandra JonesSenior Vice President, Macy's Fashion and Digital StrategyMacy’s
Emma GredeCo-Founder & CEOGood American
Stephanie Joy BenedettoCo-Founder & CEOQueen of Raw
Gil DonCEO & Co-FounderSplitit
Tessa MansfieldChief Creative OfficerStylus
Christian WardHead of Media & MarketingStylus
Dr. Antonia WardGlobal Director of Advisory ServicesStylus
Saisangeeth DaswaniHead of Advisory – Fashion, Beauty & APACStylus
Emily Gordon-SmithDirector of Consumer ProductStylus
Alison GoughHead US AnalystStylus
Thomas RankinCo-Founder and CEODash Hudson
Lincoln WheelerGeneral Manager - Airbnb ExperiencesAirbnb
Vice President Global Design Strategies - Distinctive Premium Brands, Marriott International
Kepron brings 20 years of retail design expertise to the making of meaningful customer connections at hotel properties around the globe. His multidisciplinary approach to design focuses on understanding consumer behavior and the creation of relevant brand experiences at the intersection of architecture, sociology, neuroscience and emerging digital technologies.
Head of Market Development, Pinterest
As head of market development, Vikram leads Pinterest’s industry strategy, helping marketers across sectors better understand how to derive the most value from Pinterest. Vikram worked on the first version of Pinterest eight years ago & has since gone on to be a founding member of the partnership team, launch the NYC office & lead teams focused on sectors ranging from consumer packaged goods to retail to financial services & travel.
Co-Founder & CEO, Good American
Emma Grede is the co-founder & CEO of Good American, and has decades of experience in the fashion and entertainment industries. Emma co-founded Good American with Khloe Kardashian in October 2016, forming the first fully inclusive fashion brand to offer trend-forward designs that are made to fit women - and not the other way around.
Stephanie Joy Benedetto
Co-Founder & CEO, Queen of Raw
Corporate attorney turned fashion tech entrepreneur, Stephanie is the Co-Founder of Queen of Raw (Techstars '18), a blockchain-enabled marketplace that brings raw material back to life by giving factories that over-produce it and brands that over-purchase it a place to recapture its value. An advocate for women in business and sustainable fashion, her companies have been featured in Vogue, WWD, Fortune, WIRED, and Fast Company.
CEO & Co-Founder, Splitit
Gil is the CEO and co-founder of Splitit. He holds over 20 years of experience in sales and management for US corporations, previously serving as the Regional Manager for one of Dell EMC’s product divisions where he was responsible for driving sales, building customer relationships, and establishing additional channel partners. Prior to this, he served as Vice President of Sales for leading technology system integrators Ankor and We!.
Chief Creative Officer, Stylus
With over 18 years' experience in translating trends into design innovation, brand and product strategy, Tessa leads the global content team, guiding Stylus' content and creative direction. Before Stylus, she consulted on luxury and mass-market brands across a variety of industries including beauty, food, retail, architecture, transport, technology and packaging.
Head of Media & Marketing, Stylus
Christian is head of Media & Marketing, overseeing Stylus research, reporting and forum presentations on trends in marketing, advertising, culture and media. Christian spent many years as a music journalist for the NME, before transitioning into PR, where he promoted a host of European start-ups including SoundCloud and Last.fm.
Dr. Antonia Ward
Global Director of Advisory Services, Stylus
With over 15 years' experience in trend consulting, research, design, brand strategy and journalism, Antonia directs Stylus' advisory services, applying company insight and expertise to clients' challenges, including Mattel, Volkswagen and Ferrero.
Head of Advisory – Fashion, Beauty & APAC, Stylus
Saisangeeth has experience translating future trends and applying them as business solutions in marketing, retail, product and design strategies. She has worked across fashion, luxury and branding in the US, Asia and Australia. Previously, Saisangeeth was a trend director at Stylesight and WGSN, working with leading international brands to inspire and inform their creative endeavours through seasonal and trend forecasts.
Director of Consumer Product, Stylus
Emily oversees Stylus’ Fashion, Beauty, Colour & Materials and Product Design content directories – ensuring a cohesive approach to our visual trend output. With 25 years’ experience in trend forecasting and retail, she has worked for and consulted to global names including Topshop, H&M, Walt Disney, Zara, Target, Levi’s and WGSN. She has also written for titles including British Vogue.
Head US Analyst, Stylus
Alison oversees Stylus' US-specific research. She has more than 10 years' experience as an editor and analyst specialising in consumer attitudes. A seasoned traveller, the breadth of her knowledge stretches across multiple consumer industries, regions and demographics. Alison previously worked at forecaster WGSN and at Peclers Paris. As a freelance designer, she has worked for clients including Donna Karan, DVF and Victoria's Secret.
650+ change-makersIn an environment that’s as collaborative as it is creative, you’re guaranteed to make new connections – this, combined with the actionable insights the speakers will arm you with, means you’ll be perfectly equipped to effect change.
70+ brand speakersBrand leaders will deliver action-packed content across three electrifying speaker stages – Experience & Lifestyle, Beauty & Wellness, and Fashion & Luxury. From big brands to those who are about to impact their industry.
Trends brought to lifeStylus experts will talk through the consumer trends your business needs to know about & reveal how to activate their exclusive cross-industry insights, helping your brand to evolve – fast.
Latest tech & start-upsIn our Experience Room, you can explore the technologies & products set to change how we create & connect. These won’t just be demoed; the people behind them will be on hand to explain how brands can put them into action.