Future Stores Miami 2020

February 09 - 11, 2020

Miami Marriott Biscayne Bay, FL

Gene Lunger, EVP, Licensee Operations, Business Development & Retail Education at Ashley Homestore
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Gene Lunger


EVP, Licensee Operations, Business Development & Retail Education
Ashley Homestore

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Day 1: Imagining The Store Of The Future

Monday, February 10th, 2020


9:10 AM (Keynote) Future Stores Tonight: Crystal Ball Session: Envisioning The Store Of The Future

The store of the future will be a reflection of the modern consumer’s growing dependence on technology and their desire for personalized experiences. But what exactly will that look like and how can you prepare yourself to succeed in this climate? Does success require acceptance of the “growth mindset” as our panelist, Gene Lunger, hypothesizes. Or is the answer a different idea altogether. During this crystal ball session, our panelists will look into the future of retail and provide insights for:
  • Determining which technologies are just novel inventions and which will stand the test of time
  • Defining what ‘innovation’ means and outlining the role of innovation in the store of the future
  • Predicting the changing role of store associates as tasks become increasingly automated and stores become increasingly digitized
  • Deciding which technology investments, organization structure changes, and brand developments will best prepare you for the store of the future