Women in Retail Cocktail Reception to be Held at Shoptalk

New York, NYMay 9, 2016—A cocktail reception bringing together more than 100 executive women from established retailers, brands, disruptive startups and the investment community will take place at Shoptalk, the groundbreaking new retail and ecommerce event building the definitive community of commerce innovators. The event is being co-hosted by The O Alliance founder Andrea Weiss together with Stacy Berns, President of Berns Communications Group.

The event will take place on Monday, May 16th at 6:15 pm following the keynote address of Marc Lore, the CEO and co-founder of Jet.com. The reception will recognize and celebrate women who have positively impacted the retail industry and who continue to drive innovation in the commerce ecosystem.

“We’re excited to host this event for such accomplished women who have been integral to the startup, financing, management and evolution of many players in the retail sector,” said Andrea Weiss. Anil Aggarwal, founder and chairman of Shoptalk, continued, “Shoptalk is the ultimate forum for key members of the retail, tech and investment communities to come together to learn, collaborate and innovate and we’re thrilled to support Andrea and Stacy to celebrate the women who have played a key role in the success of the industry.”

Shoptalk presents a unique large-scale opportunity for retailers and brands to discover the most important new business models and technologies, and network with the innovators responsible for shaping commerce. The event has 3,000 participants from more than 1,300 companies, including:

  • 33% C-level executives, with more than 370 CEOs
  • 34% retailers and brands
  • 37% technology companies
  • More than 100 venture capitalists
  • 56% established companies and 44% disruptive startups
  • Executives from more than 20 major retail markets around the world (including the U.S., Australia, Brazil, China, France, Germany, India, Japan, South Africa, South Korea and the UK).

Attending venture capital-backed companies have raised more than $13 billion to disrupt commerce, both technology and direct-to-consumer.

Shoptalk will take place on May 15-18 at the Aria, Las Vegas. With more than 320 confirmed speakers and more than 100 sessions, Shoptalk’s agenda explores a broad spectrum of innovative topics, trends and technologies. The event also incorporates a wide range of experiences and opportunities designed to facilitate open and friendly networking.

Shoptalk was founded by the creators of Money20/20—the world’s largest consumer payments event with over 10,000 attendees. A list of current Shoptalk speakers can be found at http://shoptalk.com/speakers.php. The final agenda can be seen athttp://shoptalk.com/agenda.php.

About The O Alliance

The O Alliance is a new consulting model that leverages a network of transformational practitioners with expertise in all of the critical areas that will unlock value and empower a retailer – digital/technology, operations, change management, marketing and talent. Designed to align a retailer’s organizational practices with today’s digitally savvy consumer, The O Alliance’s holistic approach delivers customer focused strategy and solution driven execution that creates a circular shopping ecosystem. For more information visit www.theoallianceconsulting.com.

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