New York Summit 2018
November 2, 2018 | Convene 117 W 46th Street
An event to discover, explore and connect with change-makers from over 600+ global brands, retailers, agencies, startups and tech companies.

Brands We Work With

Anjelica Triola

Chief Strategist, Suraj Patel for Congress, Co-Founder, Creative Caucus

Anjelica Triola is a creative strategist who builds campaigns and experiences for iconic brands such as Adidas, Pepsi, Target, and LVMH. In late 2016, she pivoted to politics to apply her understanding of art and internet culture to solve the American crisis of low voter participation.

David Kepron

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.

Derek Blasberg

Director of Fashion & Beauty, YouTube

Derek Blasberg is YouTube’s Director of Fashion and Beauty, and a New York Times best-selling author. He was born and raised in St Louis, Missouri, and attended New York University, graduating in 2004 with two degrees, Journalism and Dramatic Literature. His first job was as an assistant at Vogue, and in his career he has been the Editor-At-Large of Harper’s Bazaar and Vanity Fair’s Man on the Street.

Vikram Bhaskaran

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.

Emma Grede

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.

Lincoln Wheeler

General Manager - Airbnb Experiences, Airbnb

I am the General Manager for Airbnb Experiences in New York City and additional northeast markets. Prior to Airbnb, I completed my MBA at Columbia, and I was a strategy consultant at Deloitte working across six countries on international development projects.

Paul Blackburn

Vice President, Retail Development, Design & Merchandising, L'Occitane en Provence

Paul joined L’OCCITANE in 2012 and has been working within the Architecture & Design industry for 15+ years. He is in charge of all aspects of Real Estate, Design, Construction & Merchandising, for a store portfolio of over 230 locations in North America.

Amanda Tolleson

Chief Customer Officer, Birchbox

Amanda joined Birchbox in early 2014 to lead brand marketing and strategy. She launched Birchbox's first TV campaign and realigned the company around reaching an unexpected target customer - a casual, non-obsessed beauty consumer who has been overlooked and underserved by the industry. In her current role, Amanda is responsible for building the Birchbox brand for this woman and changing the way she relates to and consumes beauty.

Hal Watts

CEO & Founder, Unmade

Hal Watts is the CEO and Co-founder of Unmade, where he channels a deep understanding of the software required to deliver Unmade’s products and services to clients.
With a Masters degree from London’s Royal College of Art in Innovation Design Engineering and having previously studied mechanical engineering, Hal’s passion lies in using software design to reimagine industrial production - and ultimately propel a business forward.

Adam Pritzker

Chairman & CEO, Assembled Brands

Adam Pritzker is CEO and founder at Assembled Brands Group LLC, a holding company providing working capital and services to emerging consumer brands. He co-founded General Assembly, a global network of campuses providing professional development training, and served as Executive Chairman prior to its sale to Adecco Group.

Gil Don

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!.

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.

Madelyn Markoe

Co-Founder, Media Noche

Markoe has been deeply entrenched in the San Francisco restaurant industry for many years; she was a host at Salt House, helped to open Boxing Room in Hayes Valley, was the assistant GM at Tres (where she and Jessie met), helped turn Chino into an event space, and was the GM at Tacolicious in the Marina. For her accomplishments in restaurants and hospitality, Markoe was named on Zagat SF’s 30 Under 30 list in 2015.

Francesco Clark

Founder, Clark's Botanicals

While Clark’s Botanicals founder Francesco Clark likes saying, “Vanity saved my life,” about how his life-changing spinal cord injury eventually
served as the impetus for creating his skincare brand, his background and expertise were lined up for a career in beauty from an early age.

Cindy DiPrima Morisse

Founder, CAP Beauty

Cindy DiPrima Morisse is the Cofounder and Chief Creative Officer of natural beauty mecca, CAP Beauty. With stores in both New York and Los Angeles, CAP is known for its outside in and inside out approach to beauty and stocks only 100% natural products. Together with her business partner Kerrilynn, she is the author of High Vibrational Beauty: Recipes and Rituals for Radical Self Care, a manual to the CAP Beauty life.