February 05 - 07, 2019
JW Marriott Miami, FL
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My Future Stores Story by Dean Handspiker:
‘A great investment in any retailer’s time.’
VP Design - Product and Store Development, Indochino
First Year Attended: 2017
How She's Participated: Attendee & Speaker
Conference Highlights: The diverse set of speakers gives detailed insight into the unique set of challenges faced by the industry today.
I heard about the event on LinkedIn
The producer for the conference, Kristin, reached out about participating at the event as a speaker. The deciding factor for me was the content presented at the conference. It was very relevant to what I was trying to implement in my organization, so I had no real excuse for not being able to participate.
If there was one word to describe the event it would be…
…Inspirational! This was my first time participating at the conference and I attended alone. But I’m so glad I did. Not only was the content on point but the people attending were so willing to open up about their challenges and their ideas – it made me feel like I was part of a community. I ended up giving my team a presentation on all I had learned from the event the day after I got back!
Presentations that really struck a cord with me were…
Like I said, the content presented at the conference was all very informative and insightful. But there were some that resonated with me – the presentation from Gregg Thorgmartin (Fabletics); the keynote presented by Scott Emmons (Neiman Marcus) on in-store innovation.
I’m already roped in to speak at the Future Stores conference in 2018!
I work with a small team of people so the great thing is I can learn and implement ideas from the event fairly quickly. But it’s also that much more important that I attend this conference to stay current on all that’s happening in the industry. I can’t miss out on Future Stores 2018!