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Accelerate brings the brightest ecommerce minds together to break down complex problems with simple, real-world solutions.

Jimmy Chin

Academy Award Winning
Filmmaker

Jimmy Chin

Academy Award Winning Filmmaker


Jimmy Chin is an Academy Award winning filmmaker, National Geographic photographer, New York Times Best Selling author and mountain sports athlete known for his ability to capture extraordinary imagery and stories while climbing and skiing in extremely high-risk environments and expeditions. Jimmy has garnered numerous photography awards from Photo District News (PDN), Communication Arts, the American Society of Magazine Editors, and others. As a filmmaker, his years of experience in the adventure and extreme sports world enables him to bring an authentic and unique perspective to his storytelling. His 2015 film Meru won the coveted Audience Award at the Sundance Film Festival and was on the 2016 Oscar shortlist for Best Documentary. Jimmy and Chai’s latest documentary, The Rescue, chronicles the daring rescue of 12 boys and their coach from a cave in Thailand. The Rescue won the People’s Choice Award at Toronto International Film Festival and was also shortlisted for an Academy Award. Jimmy’s documentary Free Solo won a BAFTA, 7 Emmy’s and an Academy Award for best Documentary Feature in 2019. Jimmy’s photos have appeared on the cover of National Geographic and The New York Times Magazine, among others, and he has directed commercial film projects for a diverse range of clients that includes Apple, Chase, Pirelli, Red Bull, The North Face, and RSA Films.

David Wright

Chief Executive Officer

Pattern

David Wright

Chief Executive Officer

Pattern

A trailblazer in data-accelerated ecommerce, Dave Wright serves as co-founder and CEO of Pattern—the world’s leading global ecommerce accelerator. Under Dave’s leadership, Pattern has built category leading technology and capabilities to help hundreds of brands accelerate their online commerce in more than 60 countries around the world. His passion for data and serving partners has led to a near 100% customer retention rate.

Kristen Bell

Actress & Co-Founder
Hello Bello

Kristen Bell

Actress & Co-Founder

Hello Bello

Kristen Bell is an actress, philanthropist, and producer who is best known for her roles in The Good Place, Frozen, Veronica Mars, and others. She also co-found Hello Bello, a premium baby goods store at non-premium prices, with her husband Dax Shepard.

Jare'Buckley-Cox

Vice President
Walmart Fulfillment Services

Jare'Buckley-Cox

Vice President

Walmart Fulfillment Services

Jare’ Buckley-Cox is Vice President, Fulfillment Services. She joined the company in October 2018 to develop and build Fulfillment services that take advantage of Walmart’s expertise in Supply Chain and infrastructure to create new revenue streams and cost effectively add assortment to Walmart.com. Prior to joining Walmart, Jare’ worked at Amazon for 8 years. During her time at Amazon she had the opportunity to build and lead both large scale operations teams and large product and software development teams building internal and external products. She spent the first two years leading North America Customer Service which included ~7K associates. During that time she developed and implemented a work from home support model designed to create a highly-engaged, flexible workforce in a virtual contact center model to more cost effectively match supply and demand. She also built and launched Message Us which uses Artificial Intelligence in the form of a bot coupled with the capabilities of a messenger app to provide customer support, including being intelligent enough to proactively secure human support when required. Her next big assignment was to build a global Post-Purchase Product Management and Software Development team owning the delivery experience from the moment a customer placed their order up until the time they received their package, refund, or replacement. Her mission was to provide customers more control and transparency over their package deliveries and monetize the post purchase delivery experience. Key launches included visually based notifications, animated package tracking, photo on delivery, live map tracking, reschedule, etc. Jare’ also led a global technical product organization that used statistical analysis and predictive modeling to identify macro level systemic defects in the post order customer experience, and through the use of technology and machine learning eliminated the root causes, generating several millions dollars in savings. Jare’ spent the last 1.5 years at Amazon helping to build AMZL, which is Amazon’s logistics organization similar to UPS, FedEx, etc. primarily focused on developing support models and related technology for drivers, end customers, and shippers. She also led a team focused on eliminating delivery related abuse by building multi-dimensional delivery abuse detection models that predicted the likelihood of an order resulting in a delivery concession and implementing remediation treatments based on the risk profiles.

Neil Patel

Co-Founder
NP Digital

Neil Patel

Co-Founder

NP Digital

Neil is the co-founder of NP Digital. The Wall Street Journal calls him a top influencer on the web, Forbes says he is one of the top 10 marketers, and Entrepreneur Magazine says he created one of the 100 most brilliant companies. Neil is a New York Times bestselling author and was recognized as a top 100 entrepreneur under the age of 30 by President Obama and a top 100 entrepreneur under the age of 35 by the United Nations.

John LeBaron

Chief Revenue Officer
Pattern

John LeBaron

Chief Revenue Officer

Pattern

John oversees go-to-market activities for the company and its partners. Prior to joining Pattern, John ran marketing for the Google Cloud business at Rackspace and has held a variety of global marketing roles with leading tech companies including Apple, Cisco, and Ciena. He holds an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management, an MSW from Columbia University, and a B.A. in Communications from Brigham Young University.

Kaleigh Moore

Ecommerce Writer
Forbes & Vogue Business

Kaleigh Moore

Ecommerce Writer

Forbes & Vogue Business

Kaleigh Moore is a writer and subject matter expert for eCommerce platforms and the software that integrates with them, working with clients like Stripe, Shopify, IBM, and AT&T. She also contributes on retail topics to Forbes, Vogue Business, Adweek, and other major publications.

Lesley Hensell

Co-Founder
Riverbend Consulting

Lesley Hensell

Co-Founder

Riverbend Consulting

Lesley oversees Riverbend’s client services team. She has personally helped hundreds of third-party sellers get their suspended Amazon accounts and ASINs back up and running. Lesley leverages two decades as a small business consultant to solve the underlying business issues in online retail businesses, resulting in improved operations and profitability. She has been an Amazon seller for a decade. A lifelong Longhorns fan, Lesley earned an MBA from the University of Texas at Austin.

Beau Oyler

Chief Design Officer
Enlisted Design

Beau Oyler

Chief Design Officer

Enlisted Design

A design entrepreneur, Beau is the Founder and CEO of Enlisted Design where he works at the intersection of business, data, and design to create product experiences for some of the world’s most sought-after brands, like Allbirds, Samsung, Nestlé, and Amazon. His work has won every major international design award and can be found at the Museum of Modern Art, Apple Store, Whole Foods, Best Buy, and Target. Beau graduated with a degree in Industrial Design from the Academy of Art University in San Francisco. Beau also serves as Chief Design Officer at Pattern, where he uses an industry-first approach that harnesses the soul of design and the science of data analytics to create the right brand, at the right time, for the right consumer.

Whitney Gibson

Partner
Vorys eControl

Whitney Gibson

Partner

Vorys eControl

Whitney is a partner and leader of the firm’s nationally recognized Vorys eControl. He and the firm’s team have developed cutting-edge, yet cost-effective, solutions to help brands control their sales in the digital age.

Gil Eyal

Managing Partner
Stardust Ventures

Gil Eyal

Managing Partner

Stardust Ventures

Gil is the Managing Partner of Stardust Ventures. He also works closely with the CEO and CINO of Silverstein Properties on the future of real estate in a post Covid-19 world. As an active entrepreneur, he was an early adopter of crypto and is continuing to invest in the sector. Gil was President and Founder of HYPR, the market leader in data-driven influencer marketing automation solutions, which was sold to Juliusworks in 2020. Under his leadership, HYPR won multiple awards, including the 2019 Best Content Marketing Tech Platform, and Best Influencer Marketing Platform awards by Digiday, the 2017 International Performance Marketing award for Best Saas/Tracking Platform, the 2017 MarCom Award for excellence in Print Media, and the 2018 Martech award for Best Influencer Marketing Platform. Gil has revolutionized the way many of the world’s biggest agencies and brands are running influencer marketing by focusing on the same data, analytics and audience demographic information relevant to traditional digital marketing. Gil was ranked #30 in the list of most influential people in Influencer Marketing, and Nathan Latka crowned Gil as the "New King of Influencer Marketing" on his popular podcast. A veteran of over 200 celebrity endorsement deals, Gil has worked with many of the biggest names in music, film and sports including Leonardo DiCaprio, Tobey Maguire, Pitbull, Lance Armstrong, Lil Wayne, Zendaya, Stephen Curry and Serena Williams. Gil was the recipient of the 2017 Digiday Top Boss award in the technology industry, Gil is an expert operator, team builder and marketing strategist. Gil is also a two-time winner of the MarCom award for Excellence in Marketing and Communications from Adweek. Gil has an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.

Jake Miller

Chief Executive Officer
Fellow

Jake Miller

Chief Executive Officer

Fellow

Jake Miller is the founder and CEO of Fellow, a brand on a mission to give customers the gear and guidance to make their brewing routine a moment of creativity. Jake believes in terribly good product and experience design that supports anyone in their quest for ridiculously good coffee.

Ashley Aron

Chief Marketing Officer
Will Perform, PBC

Ashley Aron

Chief Marketing Officer

Will Perform, PBC

Ashley Aron is Chief Marketing Officer for a stealth startup, set to launch later this year. Prior to this role, she was a marketing leader at notable high-growth lifestyle companies, Stance, Sun Bum and e.l.f. Beauty. Before that, Ashley worked at The Clorox Company and way back when, started her marketing career at acclaimed advertising firm Goodby, Silverstein & Partners. At GS&P, Ashley led multiple accounts, including the California Milk Processors Board that oversaw the well-known "got milk" campaign. Ashley holds an M.B.A. from the University of Texas at Austin and a B.A. in Politics from Princeton University.

Nicola Hollow

General Manager Europe
Pattern

Nicola Hollow

General Manager Europe

Pattern

Nicola Hollow is the General Manager of Pattern's European business. She is responsible for the revenue and profitable growth of the territory covering all departments of the business in the region (including our two offices in London and Munich). Nicola has over 25 years experience in senior ecommerce and leadership roles across DTC and Marketplaces. Working client side for brands such as Canon, Ted Baker and Harrods and for tech firms AltaVista and Yahoo, she also spent 4 years working as a Management Consultant and Board Director at Practicology before Pattern acquired the business.

Mara Dumski

Chief Fragrance Experience
Pura

Mara Dumski

Chief Fragrance Experience

Pura

Mara Dumski, the Chief Fragrance Experience Officer at Pura, is known for her strengths in orchestrating fragrance and developing relationships. An Ohio native and lifelong performer, Mara received her Bachelor's and Master's degrees in voice performance from the prestigious music school at Indiana University, leading her to New York City to pursue her career. Her impeccable attention to detail and extremely trained senses brought her into the fragrance world, beginning at IFF (International Flavors and Fragrances), where she worked for 25 years. Learning from and working side by side with some of the best perfumers in the world, she was taught how to smell with her musical ear, discovering the connection between all of her greatest passions and driving that into her career. Mara has worked in fine fragrance, beauty care, personal care, and air care, and is largely ornamented with awards for her fragrances in all categories, with fine-tuned training to smell for skin and space. Her belief in the industry and its’ potential brought her to Pura, after connecting with others who shared the same drive and passion for pushing boundaries and creating art through fragrance. Mara started with Pura in 2019 as VP of Fragrance to now Chief Fragrance Experience Officer, falling in love with Utah and the possibilities that scent has to offer in this unique aspect of fragrance.

Jackie Lee

Head of Beauty / Personal Care N.A.
Tmall Global

Jackie Lee

Head of Beauty / Personal Care N.A.

Tmall Global

Jackie Lee is a veteran of the digital retail industry and specializes in e-commerce and social-commerce. She is currently heading the Americas region for Beauty & Personal Care categories for Tmall Global, the largest B2C platform of Alibaba Group. Not only does she actively engage with emerging and insta-famous beauty brands, but also shares the know-how to help cruelty-free and quality beauty-brands enter into China’s #1 consumer market.

Manish Chowdhary

Chief Executive Officer
Cahoot

Manish Chowdhary

Chief Executive Officer

Cahoot

Manish Chowdhary is the founder and CEO of Cahoot, the world’s first peer-to-peer order fulfillment network through which merchants collaborate to increase their sales and margins by offering profitable one-day and two-day free shipping to customers nationwide. Manish has founded multiple industry-leading companies starting from his dorm room at the University of Bridgeport, CT. Manish’s specialties include e-commerce strategy, business methods innovation, supply chain and logistics optimization, and he holds 10 U.S. patents for his inventions. He has been featured in The New York Times, Forbes, Internet Retailer, and many other leading publications. Manish is a 40 Under 40 Competition Winner and holds an Honorary Doctorate, the highest honor from his alma mater, University of Bridgeport, CT.

Jared Fitch

Chief Experience Officer

Lumio

Jared Fitch

Chief Experience Officer

Lumio

Jared Fitch is a cross-industry executive and 25-year expert in branding, experience design, growth marketing, consumer packaged goods, software product, and reputation engineering.

As a highly sought-after advisor and maker, Fitch has worked with hundreds of early and growth-stage companies, across dozens of industries, including international giants like Google and Hilton. He has led large (3,500+) organizations and small, highly performant teams.

In his current role as founding CXO at Lumio, Fitch helped merge four leading rooftop solar companies together, with an innovative home services tech company, to become an instant Top Five U.S. residential solar company. Lumio is decentralizing outmoded power structures and making power personal with self-generated, self-stored, and self-managed renewable energy and developing an innovative catalog of high-tech home experience offerings.

For more than 20 years Fitch has served on and presided over various boards, councils, and committees in business, community and youth development, NGOs, and higher education.

A California beach native, Fitch has also lived in the Sonoran Desert, the rainforests of the Pacific Northwest, and now calls the mountains of Utah home. He is a 23-year husband and a 3-kid dad. He enjoys going fast with motors and/or gravity.

Brad Stone

Senior Executive Editor
Bloomberg News

Brad Stone

Senior Executive Editor

Bloomberg News

Brad Stone is the author of four books, including Amazon Unbound: Jeff­ Bezos and the Rise of a Trillion Dollar Empire, published by Simon & Schuster in 2021. It traces the transformation of Amazon into one of the largest and most feared companies of the world and the accompanying emergence of its founder, Jeff­ Bezos, as the richest man alive.

Stone is also the author of The Everything Store: Jeff­ Bezos and the Age of Amazon, which chronicled the foundational early years of the company. The book, a New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestseller, was translated into more than 35 languages and won the 2013 Financial Times/Goldman Sachs “Business Book of the Year” Award. In 2017, he also published The Upstarts: Uber, Airbnb, and the Battle for the New Silicon Valley. Stone is Senior Executive Editor for Global Technology at Bloomberg News where he oversees a team of 65 reporters and editors that cover high-tech companies, startups, cyber security and internet trends around the world.

Over the last ten years, as a writer for Bloomberg Businessweek, he’s authored over two dozen cover stories on companies such as Apple, Google, Amazon, Softbank, Twitter, Facebook and the Chinese internet juggernauts Didi, Tencent and Baidu. He’s a regular contributor to Bloomberg’s morning technology newsletter Fully Charged, and to the daily Bloomberg TV news program, Bloomberg Technology. He was previously a San Francisco-based correspondent for The New York Times and Newsweek.

Charlie Ninegar

Vice President of Sales
Nixon Watches

Charlie Ninegar

Vice President of Sales

Nixon Watches

Charlie has spent most of his career spearheading commercialization efforts for consumer goods brands like Spy Optic and Nixon, across multiple channels and in multiple markets. His specialty is developing and implementing unified consumer-focused multichannel sales strategies, including marketplace management.

Charlie is also a mentor in a young business accelerator program, based in San Diego, Ca, where he has helped multiple businesses launch, pivot, and scale into mature organizations.

Molly LaBonte

Senior Director, Digital Marketplace
The North Face

Molly LaBonte

Senior Director, Digital Marketplace

The North Face

Molly LaBonte is the Senior Director of Digital Marketplace at The North Face. Named for the most challenging side of the mountain, The North Face has equipped explorers since 1966 to reach their dreams. Molly is responsible for driving the e-commerce strategy and growth of the brand’s key partners and emerging digital marketplaces. She is a subject matter expert in online rogue seller and IMAP enforcement, optimizing e-commerce websites for traffic and conversion, and Amazon selling tactics and profitability. Molly has 15 years of experience in the Outdoor Industry in e-commerce and sales leadership roles at Backcountry.com, Wolverine Worldwide, Polaris Inc., and Timbuk2.

Caitlin Pille

Director of Sales
Nature's Way

Caitlin Piller

Director of Sales

Nature's Way

For over 50 years, Nature’s Way has been driven by one mission: to help people live healthy lives. Caitlin leads e-commerce sales for this vitamin & supplement company and directed the brand’s initiative to regain control of their presence online. She has 15 years of experience in the Consumer Packaged Goods industry, including a decade of varied responsibilities at General Mills. She holds a B.A. in Marketing from the University of Notre Dame.

Mariano Migues

Head of US Business Development
Mercado Libre

Mariano Migues

Head of US Business Development

Mercado Libre

Mariano has been working at Mercado Libre for over 6 years. As part of the Global Selling Program, he has led the Account Management & Business Consultants Team with a customer-centric, results-oriented philosophy. More recently, he has been leading the USA Business Development Team, expanding the program's footprint and geographical reach, while allowing international sellers to grow their business in one of the world's fastest-growing regions for the e-commerce industry.

Eric Li

Category Leader - Health Supplement / Electronics
Alibaba

Eric Li

Category Leader - Health Supplement / Electronics

Alibaba

Eric Li has been in the e-commerce industry for well over 9 years and specializes in cross-border e-commerce. He's currently working at Alibaba's Tmall Global Division and has worked at other leading platforms such as JD.com and Newegg.com. He's currently the Category head for both the Health Supplement and Consumer Electronics category for the North Americas region for Tmall Global and engages leading brands to bring them into China.

Hanko Kiessner

Chief Executive Officer

Packsize

Hanko Kiessner

Chief Executive Officer

Packsize

A fifth-generation innovator born in Germany; Hanko Kiessner founded Packsize alongside his wife Laura with a vision to reimagine the potential of packaging. Hanko followed his father’s footsteps early in his career by working with the leading German Z-Fold corrugated supplier and later experimented for Right Size Packaging On Demand® in Herford, Germany. Today, as Founder and Executive of Packsize and a sustainability advocate, he is a strong proponent of the reduction, reuse, and recycling of packaging materials, infusing this belief into all of Packsize’s operations.

In addition to leading Packsize, Hanko co-founded its nonprofit, Leaders for Clean Air, in 2015 and is responsible for a solar panel-covered rooftop and EV charger installation in Salt Lake City, Utah, which is among the largest in the state.

Omair Tariq

Chief Executive Officer
Cart.com

Omair Tariq

Chief Executive Officer

Cart.com

Omair Tariq is co-founder and CEO of Cart.com, which enables retail brands to quickly scale their businesses and easily sell across every channel. Tariq previously served as Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer at Blinds.com, where he played a key role in scaling the high-growth e-commerce startup prior to its acquisition by Home Depot. He subsequently served as a key member of the HomeDepot.com leadership team, responsible for online customer experience strategies and e-commerce business growth.

Jason Daigler

VP, Analyst
Gartner, Inc.

Jason Daigler

VP, Analyst

Gartner, Inc.

Jason Daigler is a VP, Analyst focused on digital commerce technologies, including topics such as launching a commerce site, multichannel strategy, B2B commerce, channel integration, digital shelf analytics and marketplaces. Mr. Daigler has 20+ years of business experience in digital commerce, software development and product management.

Rajiv Ghildiyal

Global Ecommerce Partnerships Director
Alliance Pharmaceuticals Limited

Rajiv Ghildiyal

Global Ecommerce Partnerships Director

Alliance Pharmaceuticals Limited

Rajiv is the Global E-commerce partnerships director for Alliance Pharmaceuticals Limited, a leading healthcare business that holds marketing rights to around 80 Consumer Healthcare brands and Prescription medicines selling across more than 100 countries. Prior to Alliance, Rajiv developed his commercial career at GSK and Merck. He is known for his track record of forging winning partnerships with varied businesses and their teams across the world. He is an adventure enthusiast and keen photographer in his spare time.

Sharon Gai

General Manager, China
Pattern

Sharon Gai

General Manager, China

Pattern

Sharon Gai is a China-born Canadian who has had 10+ years in ecommerce and digital marketing. She started her career at a Fortune 500 B2B retailer of IT products before building her career further in the cloud and telecom space. In her tenure at Tmall, China's largest ecommerce platform, she has advised large to emerging internet-viral brands in crafting their digital marketing and online e-commerce strategy in China. She has been the keynote speaker in ecommerce and retail conferences such as the Singularity University, Ecomworld, Etail, and Ecommerce Asia with over 40,000 attendees as well as the presenter to governments and heads of states on the developments of the tech industry in China. She is the author of the book, Ecommerce Reimagined: what we can learn in retail and ecommerce from China. Sharon has an Honors Bachelor’s degree in International Development from McGill and a Masters in Information Management from Columbia University. She currently serves as the General Manager for China at Pattern.

Matt Navarro

Vice President of Global Sales
Stanley

Matt Navarro

Vice President of Global Sales

Stanley

Matt Navarro is the Global Vice President for Stanley at Pacific Market International. PMI designs, manufacturers, and markets highly innovative food and beverage container solutions under three brands and for private label. At PMI, Matt is currently responsible for global revenue of the Stanley and Private Label divisions of PMI. Stanley is a 100-year-old consumer focused brand creating durable and reusable food and beverage solutions. Matt is a multi-dimensional leader with a track record of delivering financial results, building winning culture, and executing with operational efficiency. In just over 18 months Stanley has executed a brand turnaround, transformed the global strategy, and delivered +258% revenue growth while more than doubling EBIDTA.

Previously, Matt had a successful 18-year stint with Amer Sports, securing the #1 market share positions for Wilson Football, Wilson Tennis, Wilson Basketball, Wilson Ball Gloves, Salomon Outdoor Footwear, Salomon Ski Boots, and Atomic Alpine Skis. In addition to financial success, Matt has also led Amer Sports through a transformation and reorganization moving from a traditional wholesale focused organization to a consumer-focused organization designed to accelerate modern channels such as Direct to Consumer, Ecommerce, and Etail.

Jaime Derringer

Founder & Former Chief Creative Officer
Design Milk

Jaime Derringer

Founder & Former Chief Creative Officer

Design Milk

Jaime Derringer is Founder and former Chief Creative Officer of Design Milk, a media and e-commerce brand dedicated to modern design, including home furnishings, art, tech, and architecture. The site was acquired in 2019 and Jaime became a Board Member in 2022. She is an artist, musician and writer whose passion lies in helping brands innovate through marketing, web3, and community engagement.

Ti Chang

Co-Founder & Chief Design Officer
Crave

Ti Chang

Co-Founder & Chief Design Officer

Crave

Ti Chang is the co-founder and Chief Design Officer of CRAVE, a luxury pleasure product company elevating pleasure through aesthetics and innovation. Ti leads the design vision for the company’s full line of products which have won international design awards –including Red Dot, Good Design, Fast Company’s Innovation By Design– and were among the first pleasure products to be adopted by mainstream retailers such as Nordstrom, Goop, including a collaboration with Saint Laurent. She is best known for mainstreaming the category of pleasure jewelry with the introduction of the Vesper necklace in 2014, one of the most celebrated and iconic products changing the conversation around pleasure. In 2020, she was featured in the award-winning documentary “The Dilemma of Desire.” Ti is a classically trained industrial designer with an M.A. in Design Products from the Royal College of Art in London and a B.S. in Industrial Design from the Georgia Institute of Technology.

Brandon Nutter

Chief Technology Officer
Ampd

Brandon Nutter

Chief Technology Officer

Ampd

Brandon Nutter is the Chief Technology Officer and co-founder of Ampd, the ad automation toolkit that empowers Sellers to successfully promote their Amazon products on Google Ads with full Attribution and 10% brand referral cashback.

Ampd, holding both Google Premier and Accelerate Partner statuses, is the tool of choice for thousands of leading companies and agencies. Additionally, the company is partnered with Amazon, to help sellers discover untapped revenue opportunities with external paid advertising.

Brandon is passionate about helping Amazon sellers tackle the beast that is Google Ads by building easy and powerful technology to use!

Rebecca Henley

Head of Seller Services
Amazon AU

Rebecca Henley

Head of Seller Services

Amazon AU

Rebecca Henley is the Head of Seller Services for Amazon Marketplace in Australia, leading both the Consumables, (FCMG) and Amazon Fashion Business. Rebecca has been with Amazon for over 6 years, starting her career in the UK before moving to Sydney in August 2017 to launch the Amazon Australia. Since launch, Rebecca has been responsible for multiple areas of the Marketplace business including New Seller Recruitment, Programs such as Amazon Launchpad, and pioneered the launch of many categories, most recently; Wine, Beer and Spirits.

Mackey Saturday

Design Lead & Owner
Mackey Saturday

Mackey Saturday

Design Lead & Owner

Mackey Saturday

Responsible for some of today’s most ever-present identities-like those of Instagram, Oculus and Affirm - Mackey has spent his career as a designer, founder, and investor helping brands of all sizes become iconic through idea-driven strategy, elegantly simple design, and a relentless pursuit of enduring visual principles. After running his own studios in San Francisco and Denver, he became a Principal at CGH—the branding and graphic design firm responsible for iconic logos including NBC, National Geographic, and Chase Bank. He now runs his namesake studio based in Brooklyn, focused on creating impactful visual identities for evolving clients across an array of industries both locally and internationally.

Megan Scott

Head of Digital Development
Swarovski

Megan Scott

Head of Digital Development

Swarovski

Irish born Megan Scott is Head of Digital Development at Swarovski.

An extremely passionate digital leader with a global resume, Megan has a wealth of experience working in e-Commerce across Australia and Europe’s biggest brands.

She describes herself as a business focused nerd; leveraging technology to elevate customer experiences whilst delivering business value. In Australia Megan launched, re-platformed and traded the e-Commerce sites for some of the largest retailers before she swapped fashion retail for luxury wine and spirits and joined Moët Hennessy, where she led the transformation of the E-Retail strategy in the Australian market. In 2017 Megan was promoted and relocated to Moët Hennessy’s HQ in Paris, where she was responsible for creating and driving the E-retail Strategy for Moët Hennessy globally as the company looked towards the future in the changing landscape of retail. After 4 great years in the luxury champagne, wine and spirits category Megan moved to Switzerland for a different type of sparkling....the beautiful crystal and jewelry products of Swarovski, where she now is responsible for driving digital acceleration across the organization.

Lan Belinky

Co-Creator & General Manager
boscia

Lan Belinky

Co-Creator & General Manager

boscia

With deep rooted beauty beginnings, Lan Belinky was destined to lead a global skincare brand. Born and raised until her young teens in Japan, the famous center of skin care innovation, Lan was fascinated by the infinite beauty trends and tactics she was continually exposed to. Mesmerized by her Grandmother's meticulous beauty ritual and her Aunt's unique product application practices; the allure of the beauty world naturally beckoned. Lan's family moved to the United States and in 2002. boscia was created by her father.

Lan attended The University of the Incarnate Word and graduated with a degree in Business Marketing, while spending every available moment helping to cultivate boscia. After graduating, Lan joined boscia officially full-time and helped lead many of the brand's major milestones including the first foray into prestige retail. Lan passionately believed in the power of boscia's fusion of botanical (BŌ) science (SHA), and that powerful skincare results could in fact be obtained from good-for-you ingredients. boscia has been the leader in clean beauty for the past 20 years, always formulating for the most sensitive skin types.

In the Summer of 2010, Lan unearthed the Luminizing Black Charcoal Mask which catapulted boscia to skincare fame and created the instantly gratifying peel-off mask craze. The Luminizing Charcoal Mask continues to reign as a boscia fan-favorite today.

Levi Lindsay

Creative Director
Neighbor.com

Levi Lindsay

Creative Director

Neighbor.com

Levi enjoys making a fool out of himself on TikTok for Neighbor.com as their Creative Director. He's passionate about mental health, and Co-Founded wearemind.org, providing free therapy to those that can't afford it. Above all else, he's a sucker for his two little girls, and his wife Laura.

Burke Alder

Vice President of Marketing
Pattern

Burke Alder

Vice President of Marketing

Pattern

Burke Alder is the VP of Marketing of Pattern, the premier accelerator for global ecommerce. Burke oversees all global marketing functions for Pattern. Prior to coming to Pattern, Burke has lead marketing for many unicorn tech companies with solutions trusted by fortune 100 brands. You will also find Burke chasing mountains summits during all months of the year.

Derek Parra

Olympic Gold Medalist Speedskater 2002 Winter Olympics

Derek Parra

Olympic Gold Medalist Speedskater

2002 Winter Olympics

Derek Parra was born in San Bernardino, CA and grew up loving the sport of inline skating. He went on to be the most decorated athlete in the history of the sport. He had won everything EXCEPT an Olympic medal, which isn’t possible to win in that sport. In 1996 he switched from inline skating to long track speed skating where he made his dreams come true, winning 2 Olympic medals. Derek is the first Mexican American in history to win a medal at the Olympic Winter Games. Since retiring from competition in 2006 Derek has remained active in the sport as a coach and is now the Sport Program Senior Manager for the Utah Olympic Legacy Foundation.

Shaun McBride

Co-Founder
Spacestation Gaming

Shaun McBride

Co-Founder

Spacestation Gaming

Shaun McBride, also known as Shonduras is known for being the Founder of THE SPACESTATION. THE SPACESTATION is a group of talented and passionate people building out ideas and storytelling. Shaun started on snapchat and from there has become one of the biggest youtubers in the world as he and his family averages more than 200 million views A MONTH. Shaun is a Master storyteller, professional fun haver, forbes 30 under 30 and the founder of Quarter Machine Spacestation Animation’s NFT project.

Paul Murphy

Vice President of Retail Strategy & Sales
Menasha

Paul Murphy

Vice President of Retail Strategy & Sales

Menasha

Paul joined Menasha in 2001 as a General Manager, following Sales, and General Management positions with Boise Cascade, MacMillan Bloedel, and Pratt Industries, and has held leadership roles in multiple Menasha businesses. In the early 2000’s, Murphy helped lead Menashas’ transformation from an industrial and graphics packaging provider, into the leading retail focused merchandising solutions provider in North America, developing meaningful relationships with the Channel Leading Retailers in the U.S., resulting in strong Retailer-CPG collaborations and thought Leadership.

From 2001 through 2019 he held successive leadership positions across the company including General & Sales Management roles. In 2017 he was named Vice President of Sales and Operations for the paperboard packaging business, with multiple operations in the U.S. In 2019, he was named Vice President of Retail Strategy and Sales for Menasha. Murphy has extensive experience in industrial packaging, Retail, POP/Display, and on/off shelf merchandising, and has played a key role in developing strategies and tactics to support the strategic focus and growth of Menasha Packaging.

Greg Melich

Senior Managing Director
Evercore ISI

Greg Melich

Senior Managing Director

Evercore ISI

Greg Melich is a senior managing director at Evercore ISI and leads the Broadlines & Hardlines Team in providing research on the multichannel retail industry.

2022 Agenda

A Quick Look

Two days and 34 speakers, Accelerate brings together the brightest minds on global ecommerce acceleration topics. You will experience an atmosphere of inspiration, networking, education, strategy, and real-world application. Agenda is subject to change.

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Arrive at the Grand America by 6:00 pm on Tuesday, June 14, 2022


Depart on flights Friday morning, June 17, 2022  


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June 15

Wednesday Schedule

June 16

Thursday Schedule
Time

Day 1 Morning Block

7:00 - 9:20 am

7:00 - 9:20 am

Registration

8:00 - 9:00 am

8:00 - 9:00 am

Breakfast & Networking

Time

Keynotes - Summit // Stage A

9:30 - 9:40 am

9:30 - 9:40 am

Topic

Welcome / Vision and Mission of Summit

Speakers

John LeBaron

Chief Revenue Officer, Pattern

9:40 - 10:10 am

9:40 - 10:10 am

Topic

The Miracle of Digital Commerce

Speakers

David Wright

Chief Executive Officer, Pattern

10:10 - 11:00 am

10:10 - 11:00 am

Topic

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Reflections in the Ice

Reflections in the Ice Derek Parra is one of the hardest working individuals you will ever meet. What exactly does it take to go from a young Mexican American boy growing up in San Bernardino, CA to one of the most decorated roller-skating athletes in history to ultimately become an Olympic Champion and World Record holder in the sport of long track speed skating? Through Derek’s moving and emotional presentation he shares his recipe for success, including the same mindset, strategies, and beliefs he mastered on his path to Olympic victory. If you want to be inspired to empower your own inner Olympic Champion, this is the presentation is for you!

Speakers

Derek Parra

Olympic Gold Medalist Speedskater, 2002 Winter Olympics

11:00 - 11:10 am

11:00 - 11:10 am

Topic

The Current State of Ecommerce

Speakers

Greg Melich

Senior Managing Director, Evercore ISI

11:10 - 11:40 am

11:10 - 11:40 am

Topic

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A Conversation With Brad Stone

As a New York Times Bestseller, Brad Stone unlocked the process of how Jeff Bezos built a global empire in Amazon Unbound. Sit down with Brad as we learn about his process and gain an inside scoop into understanding one of the largest and most feared companies in the world.

Speakers

Brad Stone

Author Amazon Unbound, Bloomberg News

11:40 - 11:50 am

11:40 - 11:50 am

Topic

Ukraine Give Back

Speakers

Bob McGee

12:00 - 1:00 pm

12:00 - 1:00 pm

Lunch & Networking

1:30 - 2:15 pm

1:30 - 2:15 pm

Marketplace Acceleration Track - Sponsored by Getida

Topic

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Harnessing Amazon’s - growing Marketplace in Australia

Speakers

Rebecca Henley

Head of Seller Services, Amazon AU

Location

Summit // Stage A

Topic

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Amazon Australia is expanding down under. For nearly seven years, Rebecca has been driving the growth of the Consumables business on Amazon, including the Baby, Beauty, Pet, Grocery, Alcohol and Health & Personal Care categories. Most recently, Rebecca added Amazon Fashion to her scope. Learn how global brands are taking advantage of this growing store and how Amazon is supporting an evolution in ecommerce across Australia.

Digital Marketing Acceleration Track

Topic

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Fireside Chat: The Inside Scoop with the Undisputed King of Online Marketing—Neil Patel

Speakers

Neil Patel

Co-Founder, NY Times Bestselling Author, NP Digital

Location

Summit // Stage B

Topic

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As one of the pioneers of content marketing and SEO, Neil Patel has helped thousands of businesses improve their online presence—including Amazon, NBC, GM, HP and Viacom. Come learn about the strategies that have fueled his success and why The Wall Street Journal calls him a top influencer on the web and why everyone from President Obama to the United Nations have lauded him as a top Entrepreneur.

Acceleration Technology Track

Topic

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Digital Commerce Trends: How the Most Innovative Brands are Driving Growth Across Channels

Speakers

Jason Daigler

VP, Analyst, Gartner, Inc.

Location

Summit // Stage C

Topic

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Join Jason Daigler, Gartner VP and Digital Commerce Technology Analyst as he explores how top brands are identifying their true competitors and leveraging subscriptions, modular commerce, and customer intelligence to deliver a better omnichannel customer experience.

2:30 pm - 3:15 pm

2:30 pm - 3:15 pm

Marketplace Acceleration Track - Sponsored by Getida

Topic

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Fireside Chat: An Inside Perspective on How The North Face Manages its Brand Across Marketplaces and Etailers

Speakers

Molly LaBonte

Senior Director, Digital Marketplace, The North Face

Location

Summit // Stage A

Topic

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As the Senior Director of Digital Marketplace at The North Face, Molly LaBonte is responsible for driving the ecommerce strategy and growth of the brand across key partners and emerging digital marketplaces. Come learn how she and her team maintain brand control, coordinate resources, and strategize on future marketplace acceleration.

Digital Marketing Acceleration Track

Topic

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Marketing Trends from China: How Live-Streaming, Virtual Influencers, NFT’s and the Metaverse are Changing the way Brands Reach Their Customers in China

Speakers

Sharon Gai

General Manager, China, Pattern

Location

Summit // Stage B

Topic

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1/2 of retail transactions in China are done online, making the Chinese ecommerce market the most advanced in the world. Naturally, local platforms such as Tmall, JD and now Tik Tok are changing the way consumers interact with brands online. Evolving from a sales channel, to a marketing channel and now to an entertainment channel, these ecommerce platforms have evolved how brands are discovering their consumers online. This keynote will go over some of the most recent trends to emerge from ecommerce in China.

Acceleration Technology Track

Topic

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Scale Comes to Those Who Simplify: Don’t Overthink your Stack

Speakers

Omair Tariq

Chief Executive Officer, Cart.com

Location

Summit // Stage C

Topic

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Omair Tariq, CEO of Cart.com, discusses the complicated and cumbersome journey many brands take to building their tech stack and how trying to do too much with too many platforms leads to a poor customer experience and operational mess.

3:45 pm - 4:30 pm

3:45 pm - 4:30 pm

Marketplace Acceleration Track - Sponsored by Getida

Topic

Navigating China, Alibaba, and the Largest Ecommerce Opportunity in the World

Speakers

Eric Li

Category Leader - Health Supplement / Electronics, Alibaba

Jackie Lee

Head of Beauty / Personal Care N.A., Tmall Global

Lan Belinky

Co-Creator & General Manager, boscia

Location

Summit // Stage A

Digital Marketing Acceleration Track

Topic

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Experts Panel: How to Use Digital to Unleash Consumer Engagement

Speakers

Jaime Derringer

Founder & Former Chief Creative Officer, Design Milk

Ti Chang

Co-Founder & Chief Design Officer, Crave

Levi Lindsay

Creative Director, Neighbor.com

Shaun McBride

Co-Founder, Spacestation Gaming

Location

Summit // Stage B

Topic

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Join a panel of visionaries and digital artists who have transformed brands online by creating and accelerating consumer demand. From marketers to influencers, they have unique experiences leveraging design and distinctive perspectives on how creativity is essential to brand success.

Acceleration Technology Track

Topic

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Get Above the Competition With Google Ads

Speakers

Brandon Nutter

Chief Technology Officer, Ampd

Location

Summit // Stage C

Topic

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Find out why Google Ads is the second-best marketing channel for Amazon FBA sellers. It turns out that the same customers that are buying your products on Amazon are starting their product search on Google half the time. Learn how to leverage Google Ads to directly transport customers with product intent to your Amazon page.

4:45 pm - 5:30 pm

4:45 pm - 5:30 pm

Marketplace Acceleration Track - Sponsored by Getida

Topic

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LatAm Expansion through Mercado Libre's Cross Border Program

Speakers

Mariano Migues

Mercado Libre: Cross Border Trade Manager

Location

Summit // Stage A

Topic

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Latin America is experiencing one of the fastest internet penetration rate growth in the world. With the current supply chain challenges affecting much of the world, the emerging region presents a unique opportunity for US brand owners and sellers to unleash their supply's potential. At Mercado Libre, we are trail blazing commerce opportunities across the region—combining our enormous buyer base with the necessary capabilities for a seamless cross border experience. Join Mariano and learn about market opportunities, and how Mercado Libre's shipping, payments and advertising solutions can help your company's international expansion.

Digital Marketing Acceleration Track

Topic

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The Celebrity Brand – How Celebrity Partnerships are Restoring Brand Credibility and Winning Customer Affection

Speakers

Gil Eyal

Managing Partner, Stardust Ventures

Location

Summit // Stage B

Topic

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Celebrities have always played a pivotal role in helping brands gain visibility and credibility, but in the past few years we have seen celebrities transcend the role of endorser and become founders and champions for brands. This evolution has seen several success stories, multiple failures, and some stories that are just plain bizarre. Let’s take a look at some of the most meaningful celebrity and brand engagements of recent years.

Acceleration Technology Track

Topic

Levers to Accelerate Ecommerce Growth

Speakers

David Wright

Chief Executive Officer, Pattern

Location

Summit // Stage C

5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Conference Break

Time

Evening Experience

6:30 - 8:00 PM

6:30 - 8:00 PM

Courtyard Dinner

8:00 - 11:00 PM

8:00 - 11:00 PM

Casino Night

Time

Day 2 Morning Block

7:00 - 9:20 am

7:00 - 9:20 am

Registration

8:00 - 9:00 am

8:00 - 9:00 am

Breakfast & Networking

Time

Keynotes - Summit // Stage A

9:30 - 9:40 am

9:30 - 9:40 am

Topic

Making a Brand Impact

Speakers

John LeBaron

Chief Revenue Officer, Pattern

9:40 - 10:30 am

9:40 - 10:30 am

Topic

Conversation with Kristen Bell

Speakers

Kristen Bell

Actress & Co-Founder, Hello Bello

10:30 - 11:00 am

10:30 - 11:00 am

Topic

Reimagine What’s Possible

Speakers

Jare' Buckley-Cox

Vice President, Walmart Fulfillment Services

11:00 - 11:50 am

11:00 - 11:50 am

Topic

Beyond the Summit

Speakers

Jimmy Chin

Academy Award Winning Filmmaker

12:00 - 1:00 pm

12:00 - 1:00 pm

Lunch & Networking

1:30 - 2:15 pm

1:30 - 2:15 pm

Brand Control and Compliance Track

Topic

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Leveraging Online Sales Control for Profitable Online Marketplace and Omnichannel Growth

Speakers

Whitney Gibson

Partner, Vorys eControl

Location

Summit // Stage A

Topic

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eCommerce continues to grow exponentially, significantly disrupting traditional go-to-market strategies and creating a new ecosystem for branded manufacturers. Online marketplace channels, in particular, present numerous potential points of failure, including: lost sales; brand value erosion; poor consumer experience; channel conflict; and disrupted distribution models across all channels. Companies of all types across virtually every product vertical find themselves grappling with these issues.
Business as usual is no longer a viable option for companies concerned about their long-term brand value in the Amazon age. The massive disruption of distribution strategies caused by the increasing shift to eCommerce is coming too quickly and the stakes are too high. Online sales control is a critical predicate to profitable growth in today’s market.
In this session, Whitney Gibson, Partner at Vorys eControl, will present strategies for controlling online sales, helping stop unauthorized online sales, mitigating channel conflict between online and offline channels, profitably growing authorized eCommerce sales and protecting brand value through integrated eControl solutions leveraging law, data and technology components.

Brand Experience Acceleration Track

Topic

Creating Craveable Brands

Speakers

Ashley Aron

Chief Marketing Officer, Will Perform, PBC

Jake Miller

Chief Executive Officer, Fellow

Mara Dumski

Chief Fragrance Experience Officer, Pura

Location

Peak // Stage B

Logistics Acceleration Track

Topic

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Thinking ABOUT the Box : How to Effectively Accelerate your Logistics

Speakers

Hanko Kiessner

Chief Executive Officer, Packsize

Location

Apex // Stage C

Topic

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E-commerce is booming right now! But between supply chain delays, labor shortages, and increased freight costs, warehouses can hardly keep up with the demand. With all of these challenges, it may be time to start thinking about the box. Improving your logistical efficiency is essential to the survival of your business. In this presentation, Hanko Kiessner, founder and executive chairman of Packsize, will guide you through the most cutting edge innovations in the packaging industry to help you improve your logistics capability, reduce labor needs, and accelerate your ability to deliver – literally!

2:30 pm - 3:15 pm

2:30 pm - 3:15 pm

Brand Control and Compliance Track

Topic

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Maintaining Brand Control as You Expand into New Markets

Speakers

Megan Scott

Head of Digital Development, Swarovski

Location

Summit // Stage A

Topic

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In what promises to be an entertaining and insightful session, Megan will journey through some of the many unexpected challenges localizing brands in new markets can bring and provide insight into how major brands successfully control their brands whilst staying locally relevant.

Brand Experience Acceleration Track

Topic

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How the 100 Year Old Stanley Brand is Transforming into a 21st Century Lifestyle Brand

Speakers

Matt Navarro

Global Vice President, Stanley

Location

Peak // Stage B

Topic

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Join Matt Navarro, VP of Global Sales at Stanley who will share insight to how Stanley is driving explosive growth through transformation, brand shifts, and consumer connection. This session will include a short presentation, an interview, and open audience Q&A.

Logistics Acceleration Track

Topic

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The DTC Logistics Dilemma: To Buy with Amazon Prime or Not

Speakers

Manish Chowdhary

Chief Executive Officer, Cahoot

Location

Apex // Stage C

Topic

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Buy with Amazon Prime has sent shockwaves through the ecommerce world since it was announced on April 21. It may seem sudden, but Amazon has been laying the groundwork for this development for over a decade. They're finally ready to make their move.
Who will join them? Who will resist? Should DTC brands enable this option on their site? How will the "anti-Amazon alliance" react?
Join Manish Chowdhary, founder and CEO of Cahoot, for an insights-packed session with practical tips on how to position your DTC business now and into the future.

3:45 pm - 4:30 pm

3:45 pm - 4:30 pm

Brand Control and Compliance Track

Topic

Experts Panel: How Top Brand Executives Maintain Marketplace Control Utilizing Various Amazon Selling Strategies

Speakers

Caitlin Piller

Director of Sales, Nature's Way

Charlie Ninegar

Vice President of Sales, Nixon Watches

Location

Summit // Stage A

Brand Experience Acceleration Track

Topic

Reputation Engineering: Riveting Brands

Speakers

Jared Fitch

Chief Experience Officer, Lumio

Mackey Saturday

Design Lead & Owner, Mackey Saturday

Location

Peak // Stage B

Logistics Acceleration Track

Topic

Capsules, Bundles, and Drops: Marketing to Increase Average Order Value

Speakers

Kaleigh Moore

Ecommerce Writer, Forbes & Vogue Business

Location

Apex // Stage C

4:45 pm - 5:30 pm

4:45 pm - 5:30 pm

Brand Control and Compliance Track

Topic

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Bezophobia: Why Every Business Should Rethink its Relationship With Amazon

Speakers

Lesley Hensell

Co-Founder, Riverbend Consulting

Location

Summit // Stage A

Topic

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Your business is not safe on Amazon. Every day, I work with 3P sellers and 1P vendors who sell their products on Amazon, Walmart and other platforms. Many consider Amazon their most important “partner.” Unfortunately, Amazon just isn’t that into you. Vendors and third-party sellers can all be replaced – immediately. They are expendable. Despite this bleak reality, brands and resellers should not abandon Amazon. Join me for this session to examine the pros and cons of Vendor versus 3P selling. Understand how to keep control of your product selection and pricing. And replace your Bezophobia with a strong strategy for success.

Brand Experience Acceleration Track

Topic

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Fireside Chat: From London to Shanghai—Successfully Navigating Brand Experience Across Dozens of Global Markets

Speakers

Rajiv Ghildiyal

Global Ecommerce Partnerships Director, Alliance Pharmaceuticals Limited

Location

Peak // Stage B

Topic

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Successfully managing a global brand can be a nightmare. Distribution channels. Supply chain. Localized marketing and packaging. How can brands create a consistent experience for customers across multiple regions? Learn what pitfalls to avoid and tips for success from an executive who has helped manage more than 100 Consumer Healthcare brands across more than 100 countries

Logistics Acceleration Track

Topic

Pulling the Right Packaging Levers to Drive Improved SEO, Supply Chain Efficiency, Sustainability Results, & an Improved Customer Un-Boxing Experience

Speakers

Paul Murphy

Vice President of Retail Strategy & Sales, Menasha

Location

Apex // Stage C

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