Welcome to the rebirth of retail,
with Trax

Pandemic disruption and a shifting consumer mindset are significantly changing expectations of retail. The need to develop new ways to ‘delight at shelf’ to remain relevant in the new normal is key. The time to think and act differently is now. Join CNN anchor Richard Quest, Trax CEO Justin Behar and other leading industry experts for a power-packed discussion on how you can harness the power of digital technologies to navigate the new retail reality.

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Moderated by: Richard Quest

Richard Quest is CNN’s foremost international business correspondent and anchor of Quest Means Business, the definitive word on how we earn and spend our money. Based in New York, he is one of the most instantly recognizable members of the CNN team.

Quest is also a presenter of The Express, a quick-fire briefing on the latest market movements and business stories that airs live from the floor of the New York Stock Exchange weekdays at 12pm ET / 5pm BST, as well as Quest’s World of Wonder, an immersive travel series where Quest explores a new destination each month and meets fascinating people who reveal the heart of the city.

Key Speakers & Panelists

The brightest minds and biggest thinkers in the industry ideate, innovate and collaborate to help meet, even exceed consumer expectation and lead Retail into the next decade. Watch this space for updates on confirmed speakers!

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JUSTIN BEHAR

CEO at Trax

Justin is the Chief Executive Officer at Trax. Justin played an instrumental role in driving the planning and execution of five strategic acquisitions for the company. He also led the strategic development and execution of Trax’s on-demand workforce solutions, Dynamic Merchandising and Flexforce.

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JAMES MCCANN

CEO at Food Retail Ventures

James McCann is Chairman and CEO of Food Retail Ventures LLC which invests in the most exciting early stage companies in the food and retail technology space. Prior to becoming an early stage investor, James spent over 20 years in the grocery industry and was the CEO of several Tesco businesses in Europe and Asia, Carrefour France and Ahold USA.

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PAUL DE HARTOG

Global Sales Execution Director at Unilever

Paul is a seasoned Global Sales Execution Director in FMCG with a strong financial background (Registered Controller / RC). He has over 17 years' experience in finance, category and account management at Unilever Benelux and has been leading critical digitization and automation projects for global sales operations for the past three years. Paul's latest endeavour is to completely rebuild Unilever sales execution capability across all channels, globally.

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SUE TOY

VP of Category Leadership at Tyson Foods

Sue leads strategic engagement with Tyson’s Retail customers through best-in-class shopper marketing, shopper insights and category management initiatives. Her customer-facing, insights-driven team leverages syndicated and shopper data focused upon the in-store and near-store behavior and experiences of consumers. Prior to joining Tyson (via the Hillshire acquisition), Sue has had a successful career in the Consumer Packaged-Goods industry through various positions in retail, market research and category management. She has held roles with leading companies like Walgreens, Nielsen and PepsiCo.

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IVAN BARTON

VP Sales, Emerging Markets at Beiersdorf

Ivan has over 20 years' experience leading culturally diverse teams, working across a wide variety of: customers, markets and regions. Ivan has worked for a number of companies including: Colgate-Palmolive, RB and Sanofi. He has held country sales and GM roles in: UK, Australia, Russia and Central America, together with a variety of customer management roles including global Walmart and senior regional sales leadership roles in: APAC, Latin America and overall Emerging Markets. Ivan Barton is currently driving growth in emerging markets serving as the Vice President of Sales for Emerging Markets at Beiersdorf.

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CARRIE THARP

VP of Retail & CPG at Google Cloud

Carrie is the VP of Retail & Consumer at Google Cloud. Carrie is responsible for creating and executing Google Cloud’s global product, partner, and go-to-market strategy in the Retail industry - helping Retail & Consumer businesses unlock the power of the Cloud, ML/AI to drive value for their businesses and improved customer experiences. Previous to Google, Carrie has a broad range of experience in the retail sector through a range of CXO roles across different segments. Most recently, Carrie was at The Neiman Marcus Group where she served as Chief Digital & Marketing Officer and was responsible for all aspects of its e-commerce business across Neiman Marcus, Bergdorf Goodman, Last Call and Horchow brands.

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JILL CRESS

Vice President, Consumer Marketing at PayPal

As Vice President of Growth Marketing, Jill Cress leads the marketing teams for PayPal and Venmo aimed at driving growth by increasing consumer acquisition and engagement. Jill brings more than 25 years of payments, brand and international experience to this position. Jill has thrived throughout her career as a versatile team player who has built and led diverse teams in roles around the world. She brings a unique set of experiences having held a number of roles, including brand builder, sales leader and culture agent. Prior to joining PayPal, Jill served as Chief Marketing and Communications Officer of National Geographic Partners, leading brand and communications strategies and consumer lifecycle activities.

Curated Cutting-edge Content

Delivered by industry leaders, we bring you content on four key areas shaping the rebirth of retail.
Omni-channel as the new normal

Explore how to keep pace with the latest innovations in ecommerce, social, direct to consumer, and more to offer seamless experiences to always-on shoppers

Rewriting operational models

Experts discuss how brand and retailers can modernize their operating models to enable more efficiency and stay pandemic-proof

The acceleration of digital transformation

Learn how the latest digital technologies are helping drive positive shopper experiences, at scale

Trends for the future

From BOPIS and hyperlocal delivery to personalization and contactless checkout, we unpack top strategic imperatives to prepare for the store of the future

Why attend
Retail Renaissance

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Thought Leadership

Pick the brains of the world’s leading CPG and retail experts on how to navigate the new retail reality.

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Be Inspired

Join larger-than-life personality Richard Quest as he provides a refreshing, no-holds-barred take on the current state of retail.

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Technology Showcase

Learn how the latest digital technologies are helping drive positive shopper experiences, at scale.

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Retail Renaissance happens live on April 15 from 11am - 12.30pm EST. This event will be recorded. If you would like to join live or receive the recording, please register.

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