Shopify Plus presents
Oct 3, 2019
New York City
TheTimesCenter

Oct 3, 2019 Commerce+

Not your average conference. No sponsor sales pitch, no hidden agenda—just real talk.

Join 300 founders and executives from the fastest growing D2C and retail brands in the world to discuss scaling strategies, challenges, and the future of retail.

Through conversations, debates, and panels, you’ll hear relevant, inspiring content to set your business up for growth and build for the future.

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Speakers

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Jad Finck

VP Innovation & Sustainability

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Sunny Madra

Vice President

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Dasha Faires

Head of Product Development

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Nick Annacone

COO

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Tobi Lütke

CEO

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Jill Layfield

Co-founder and CEO

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Noel Mack

Chief Brand Officer

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Noura Sakkijha

Co-founder & CEO

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Hussein Suleiman

Founder

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Krissie Millan

CMO

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Annika Meller

Co-founder

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Ross Bailey

CEO & Founder

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Adam J. Kurtz

Author and Artist

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Melissa Duren Conner

Partner & Managing Director

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Zack Werner

CEO

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Dana Davis

VP Sustainability

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Babba C. Rivera

CEO

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Nate Brown

Creative Director

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Moj Mahdara

CEO

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Loren Padelford

GM

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Hilary Milnes

Feature Editor

Agenda

9:00am

Registration and breakfast

10:00am

The evolution of commerce

Gain insights from Shopify Plus into the new generation of DTC entrepreneurs. Not just breaking the rules of commerce, they’re also creating a new enterprise that values speed, innovation, and above all, customer relationships.

Presenter

Loren Padelford, GM, Shopify Plus

10:15am

Innovation at scale

Hear how Allbirds has embedded sustainability as a value internally and externally from day one, and scaled to a billion-dollar business in 4 years. Executives from Ford X and Mara Hoffman then tackle the conversation around the importance of pushing product invention, prioritizing experimentation and disrupting tradition within their industries.

Panelists

  • Jad Finck, VP of Innovation & Sustainability, Allbirds
  • Dana Davis, VP of Sustainability, Product & Business Strategy, Mara Hoffman
  • Sunny Madra, VP, Ford X

11:00am

The evolution of media

From media brand to experiential commerce, get a behind-the-scenes look at the evolution of Man Repeller. Learn how they built a strong community online and offline, and took risks to evolve as a brand and business.

Presenter

Dasha Faires, Head of Product Development, Man Repeller

11:15am

The subtle art of storytelling

In an ever-crowded and hyped DTC landscape, how you position your brand, products, and company narrative are instrumental in capturing consumer and media attention. It’s also something that can and should evolve over time. Here’s how.

Presenter

Melissa Duren Conner, Partner & Managing Director, JBC

11:30am

The business of hype and unexpected experiences

The creative director behind some of Beyoncé and Kanye West’s most memorable multi-sensory experiences sits down to talk about hype and unexpected experiences. Joining him is KITH, one of the world’s most-talked-about multi-functional lifestyle brands, and Babba Rivera, the marketer behind Away and Uber.

Panelists

  • Babba Rivera, Founder & CEO, By Babba
  • Nate Brown, Creative Director, Institute
  • Nick Annacone, Chief Operating Officer, KITH

12:00pm

Lunch and networking

1:00pm

Lost in translation

The correct use of good technology is now one of the largest drivers of value in any company, but communicating this value to non-technical leaders and boards can be challenging. Learn how to contextualize and quantify the value that even simple ecommerce tactics create for investors and shareholders, in a language that they understand.

Presenter

Zack Werner, Founder & CEO, The Maze Group

1:25pm

The road to retail

Get an exclusive look at European streetwear brand Daily Paper’s retail launch in the U.S. Daily Paper founder and the creative mind behind Appear Here, who has produced some of the most hyped retail experiences, discuss the road to retail.

Panelists

  • Hussein Suleiman, Founder & CEO, Daily Paper
  • Ross Bailey, Founder & CEO, Appear Here

2:00pm

Next generation of luxury

Hear from the brands who are closing the gap between luxury goods and affordable fashion to connect with their customers in new ways.

Panelists

  • Hilary Milnes, Feature Editor, Vogue Business
  • Annika Meller, Co-founder & COO, Anine Bing
  • Noura Sakkijha, Co-founder & CEO, Mejuri
  • Jill Layfield, Co-founder & CEO, Tamara Mellon

2:40pm

Intermission

3:05pm

Perfect Isn’t Better

One of the toughest challenges is just doing our work. In this fast-paced and vulnerable presentation, artist and author Adam J. Kurtz encourages us not to embrace failure so much as understand that perfection isn’t the only road to success.

Presenter

Adam J. Kurtz

3:35pm

Beyond brand

Brand beyond a buzzword. Hear from brands on their biggest wins and challenges when experimenting with marketing channels and tactics.

Panelists

  • Hana Abaza, Director of Marketing, Shopify Plus
  • Noel Mack, Chief Brand Officer, Gymshark
  • Krissie Millan, Chief Marketing Officer, Flow Hydration

4:10pm

Behind a billion-dollar business

Shopify has built a billion-dollar platform that empowers CEOs like Moj from Beautycon to transform entire industries. Hear the behind-the-scenes leadership challenges of two CEOs that are transforming their respective spaces.

Panelists

  • Tobi Lütke, Founder & CEO, Shopify
  • Moj Mahdara, Founder & CEO, BeautyCon Media

4:50pm

Cocktail reception

5:30pm

Official Commerce+ after party