Agility is the name of the game for Retail Ascendants in 2019. Challenged with moving at the breakneck pace of consumers + competitors, today’s retailers understand they need to be in perpetual beta to get + stay ahead. With disruption happening every day, how do you decide where to focus? How do you build the rapid alignment needed to compete in real time? In 2019, Retail Ascendant will focus on:
Building agile management teams
How to learn faster from both customers + competitors
How to speed action + quickly assess results
How to build agile teams that learn + respond faster
How diversity + inclusion increase productivity
Accelerating next-generation consumer experiences
First, a “move fast + break things” mindset; second, good judgement
Reducing friction quickly to power better customer experiences
Putting the convergence in commerce + content + community to work
Driving the modern retail organization with future-proof tech
Getting a single view of the customer
Agility via predictive + prescriptive analytics
Refining + adapting in real-time
Retail Ascendant is unlike any other industry group — it’s an exclusive, peer-driven membership network connecting transformative retailers driving seamless customer experience. Members elevate their personal + professional influence while establishing meaningful relationships that fuel both business + career growth.
Meet our guiding voices — Check out the Retail Ascendant Council!
*Annual brand marketer membership fees start at $5,000; includes participation at semi-annual events. Find out more.
Sample of retail participants. Contact us for attendee list.
“Retail Ascendant offers an intimate environment to create, learn and share in this ever-changing dynamic environment.”
—Ann Watson, SVP & CMO, Sperry
“The Retail Ascendant has all of the criteria I look for in a conference: a diverse mix of companies and backgrounds, a transparent setting, and candid conversations.”
—Charlie Cole, Global Chief eCommerce Officer, Samsonite
Carefully curated sponsors enjoy unfettered access to influential Retail Ascendant members. Our closed-door environment is custom-tailored to encourage open conversations + collaboration, deep relationship-building + true long-term partnerships.
“Intimate setting, great learning and networking opportunity!”
—Martin Barthel, Head of eCommerce & Retail Strategy, Facebook
“You’ve developed a great community that made me feel welcome – and it was terrific to connect with Walmart, Nordstrom, etc. I couldn’t say more about the value of membership, hosting, and sponsoring.”
—Sarah Martinez, Industry Retail Lead, Oath
*Sponsorship fees start at $12,500. Sponsorship is subject to Retail Ascendant Council approval.