Lionel Richie and Amazon To Kick Off #Shoptalk 2017

Shoptalk Will Feature 330+ Speakers Including Industry Leaders

from HSN, eBay, Alibaba, Sephora, Target and Kohl’s

New York, NY – March 8, 2017 – Shoptalk, the groundbreaking new retail and ecommerce event, today announced it will kick off its 2017 event with 50 speakers on Sunday, March 19, including main stage interviews with multi-Grammy Award winning recording artist Lionel Richie and VP of Amazon Prime Now, Stephenie Landry. Sunday’s content will also include a startup pitch contest with significant cash prizes.

Shoptalk’s impressive lineup of more than 330 speakers features top industry executives including Mindy Grossman, CEO & Director of HSN, Inc.; Devin Wenig, President & CEO of eBay; Michael Evans, President of Alibaba Group; Calvin McDonald, President & CEO of Sephora Americas; Brian Cornell, Chairman & CEO of Target; and Kevin Mansell, CEO & President of Kohl’s. More than 60% of Shoptalk speakers are C-Level executives.

Shoptalk continues to lead the industry narrative centered on the evolution of how consumers discover, shop and buy, and is on track to sell out at more than 5,000 attendees. The event will take place at the Aria, Las Vegas on March 19-22. 

Additional Shoptalk speakers include:

  • Adidas Group – Nic Vu, GM, Adidas Group North America
  • Adorama – Barry Litwin, CEO
  • Allbirds – Tim Brown, Co-Founder
  • Amazon – Peter Faricy, VP, Amazon Marketplace
  • Aritzia – Oliver Walsh, CMO
  • Away – Steph Korey, Co-Founder & CEO
  • Best Buy – Mary Lou Kelley, President, Ecommerce
  • Boxed Wholesale – Chieh Huang, CEO
  • Casper – Luke Sherwin, Co-Founder & Chief Creative Officer
  • Chubbies – Rainer Castillo, Co-Founder
  • Cornerstone Brands – Bryon Colby, SVP, Digital Commerce
  • Crate and Barrel – Michael G. Relich, Chief Operating Officer
  • Crocs – Harvey Bierman, VP Ecommerce Technology & Operations
  • Dick’s Sporting Goods – Rafeh Masood, VP, Customer Innovation Technology
  • eBags – Mike Edwards, CEO
  • eBay – Bridget Davies, VP, GM eBay Advertising
  • eBay – Bob Kupbens, VP, Seller Experience & Global Trust
  • Elizabeth Arden – JuE Wong, President, Elizabeth Arden Brand
  • Express – Jim Hilt, CMO & EVP Ecommerce
  • Facebook – Martin Barthel, Global Head of Ecommerce & Retail Strategy
  • Facebook – Anand Chandrasekaran, Head of Messenger Partnerships
  • Flipkart – Kalyan Krishnamurthy, CEO
  • Google – Jonathan Alferness, VP Product Management, Shopping & Travel
  • Halston – Suzanne Hader, CMO
  • Harry’s – Jeff Raider, Co-Founder & Co-CEO
  • Harry’s – Andy Katz-Mayfield, Co-Founder & Co-CEO
  • Houzz – Adi Tatarko, CEO & Co-Founder
  • Hudson’s Bay/HSNi – Matthew E. Rubel, Board Member
  • Hudson’s Bay Company – Anu Penmetcha, VP Omnichannel & Chief of Staff Digital
  • Keds – Emily Culp, CMO
  • Kimberly-Clark Corporation – Suja Chandrasekaran, Chief Information Officer
  • Kohl’s – Charlie Holmes, VP – Product Development Analytics & Operations
  • Levi Strauss & Co. – Marc Rosen, EVP & President of Global Ecommerce
  • Lowe’s Companies – Kyle Nel, Executive Director, Lowe’s Innovation Labs
  • Memebox – Hyungseok Dino Ha, Co-Founder & CEO
  • Minted – Mariam Naficy, CEO & Founder
  • Modcloth – Matt Kaness, CEO
  • Modell’s Sporting Goods – Tami Mohney, SVP & CMO
  • Mondelēz – Neil Ackerman, Global Director, Ecommerce Technology & Supply Chain Innovation
  • Naturebox – Gautam Gupta, CEO & Co-Founder
  • Nordstrom – Ken Worzel, President,
  • OfferUp – Nick Huzar, CEO
  • PepsiCo – Kristin Patrick, SVP, Global Brand Development
  • PetSmart – Mike Molitor, SVP of Digital
  • Plated – Nick Taranto, Co-Founder
  • Poshmark – Manish Chandra, Founder & CEO
  • Postmates – Bastian Lehmann, Co-Founder & CEO
  • Quidsi – Emilie Arel Scott, CEO
  • Rebecca Minkoff – Uri Minkoff, Co-Founder & CEO
  • Reformation – Yael Aflalo, Founder & CEO
  • Rent the Runway – Vijay Subramanian, Chief Analytics Officer
  • Sam’s Club – Jamie Iannone, President & CEO,
  • Samsung Electronics America – Zach Overton, GM, 837 & VP of Experiential Marketing
  • Samsung Electronics America – Bill Lee, VP Smart Home Product Marketing
  • SeatGeek – Jack Groetzinger, Co-Founder
  • Sephora – Mary Beth Laughton, SVP Digital
  • Spring – Alan Tisch, CEO & Co-Founder
  • Staples – Faisal Masud, Chief Technology Officer
  • Stitch Fix – Eric Colson, Chief Algorithms Officer
  • Talbots – Rob Schmults, SVP Ecommerce & CRM
  • Target – Gene Han, VP of Consumer IoT & Head of Target’s San Francisco Innovation Office
  • True&Co. – Michelle Lam, Co-Founder & CEO
  • Tumi – Charlie Cole, Chief Digital Officer
  • Ulta Beauty – Prama Bhatt, VP, Digital & Ecommerce
  • Ulta Beauty – Dave Kimbell, Chief Merchandising & Marketing Officer
  • Under Armour – Sid Jatia, VP, Omnichannel Digital
  • Unilever North America – Doug Straton, VP, Digital, Ecommerce & Data
  • Walker & Company Brands – Tristan Walker, Founder & CEO
  • Walmart – Seth Beal, SVP, Incubation & Strategic Partnerships
  • Walmart – Marc Lore, President & CEO, Walmart eCommerce U.S.
  • Walmart – Ram Rampalli, Global Head of Content Acquisition
  • West Elm – Peter Fowler, VP of Hospitality & Workspace
  • Williams Sonoma Inc. – John Strain, Chief Digital & Technical Officer
  • Wish – Peter Szulczewski, CEO & Co-Founder

“Building on the tremendous success of last year’s inaugural event, we have once again created an exceptional forum for the retail and ecommerce ecosystem to interact in a meaningful way,” said Anil D. Aggarwal, founder and chief executive officer of Shoptalk. “With 2017’s attendance at 175% of what it was in 2016, we have an unparalleled representation of senior level executives from a wide range of industry verticals, stages and sectors. And just as in 2016, we’re confident that the content, dialogue and networking will help shape the future of retail and ecommerce.”

Shoptalk provides a unique platform for large retailers and brands, venture-backed direct-to-consumer startups, tech and Internet companies, investors, media, Wall Street analysts and others to come together in an open and friendly environment. The agenda includes more than 100 carefully curated sessions across a wide range of formats, including 20-minute keynote speeches and interviews as well as 35-minute track sessions such as moderated panels, talk show-style group interviews, case studies, demos and research presentations.

More than 150 announcements will be made at this year’s Shoptalk and more than 125 media and analysts will be at the event. Shoptalk 2017 will also feature a variety of networking programs, including the Hosted Retailers & Brands Program, Funding Founders, Tech Tours and Peer Dinners, which will collectively facilitate thousands of new interactions among attendees.

The final Shoptalk agenda can be seen at

Shoptalk was founded by the creators of Money20/20, the world’s largest consumer payments and FinTech event with over 10,000 attendees.


About Shoptalk

Shoptalk organizes the world’s most important events for retail and ecommerce innovation. Held annually in both the U.S. and Europe, Shoptalk events represent unprecedented gatherings of individuals and companies reshaping how consumers discover, shop and buy. Each event provides a platform for large retailers and branded manufacturers, startups, tech companies, investors, media and analysts to learn, collaborate and evolve. The next Shoptalk will be held on March 19-22, 2017 at the Aria in Las Vegas, followed by Shoptalk Europe, which will take place on October 9-11, 2017 at the Bella Center in Copenhagen. For more information, visit and Follow @shoptalk. Like Get tickets for Shoptalk here:

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