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Key Sessions

Peter Koen

KEYNOTE: Why Do Most Large Companies Wither and Die?

Stevens Institute of Technology

Jeff Immelt

KEYNOTE: Managing Through Volatility: Lessons From the Great Transformer

GE

Mike Hatrick

KEYNOTE: Chasing Innovation

Volvo Group Trucks Technology

Magnus Lindkvist

KEYNOTE: The Attack of the Unexpected

When the Future Begins

Apr 23
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7:30am - 8:30am

FEI Orientation Breakfast with Volvo

  • Mike Hatrick - Global Head of IP Strategy and Portfolio, Volvo Group Trucks Technology
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8:30am - 8:45am

Morning Welcome from your FEI 2018 Host

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8:45am - 9:15am

KEYNOTE: Why Do Most Large Companies Wither and Die?

What do Blockbuster, Circuit City, Britannica, Encarta, Kodak, Motorola, Nokia, Polaroid and RIM have in common? They all failed. the life span of the average company has decreased from 60 years in 1960 to 18 years in 2017. We have highlighted key practices at FEI conferences since our founding in 2003 which would have prevented many of these companies from failing. But few seem to be listening. Learn what these key practices are and why we can’t seem to change.


  • Peter Koen - Director of Consortium for Corporate Entrepreneurship, Stevens Institute of Technology
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9:15am - 10:00am

KEYNOTE: Managing Through Volatility: Lessons From the Great Transformer

Jeff believes the task of CEO has never been as difficult as it is today. He should know: He led a team of 300,000 people for 16 years—through recessions, bubbles, and at least three “black swan” events. He transformed General Electric from the quintessential American conglomerate into an innovative, digitally-focused global powerhouse. In the words of the Harvard Business review, “Immelt utterly remade the organization he inherited.” How did he do it? How does a leader not only persevere, but thrive, in spite of crises? How do companies create meaningful, lasting value for their customers? Immelt answers all these questions and more, sharing key takeaways from the initiatives he implemented and inspiring audiences to embrace change so that their organization, like GE,
is ready for any future.


  • Jeff Immelt - 9th Chairman and Recently Retired CEO, GE
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10:00am - 10:15am

Q&A with Jeff Immelt

  • Jeff Immelt - 9th Chairman and Recently Retired CEO, GE
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10:15am - 11:15am

Morning Networking Break

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Showing of Streams
12:30pm - 1:45pm

Lunch

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Showing of Streams
3:15pm - 4:15pm

Afternoon Networking Break

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4:15pm - 4:45pm

KEYNOTE: Chasing Innovation

Does the theory ever match-up with the reality? In 2001 Mike found himself on a stage receiving a finalist certificate for a prestigious innovation award. He had no idea how he got there, but was determined to find out. Hear the story of the curious twists and turns that led to that innovation. How does that reality match-up with the theory? Since then he has chased elusive innovation through the corporate world, and will share some stories from 15 years’ experience as an innovation manager. Why do so many innovation programs fail? What can we do when that happens, and what can we do to prevent it?

  • Mike Hatrick - Global Head of IP Strategy and Portfolio, Volvo Group Trucks Technology
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4:45pm - 5:30pm

KEYNOTE: The Attack of the Unexpected

The Attack of the Unexpected. We live in a digilogue world of fast-walking feminized urbanistas, 020-revolutions and bungy-trends*. It is easy to miss the forest for all the trees swishing by on our
swift journey forward. In this presentation, Swedish trendspotter and futurologist will help you to zoom out to gain a new perspective on changes in our industry and beyond. more importantly, he will
give you a toolkit to create the future, not just adapt to the current trend landscape.

  • Magnus Lindkvist - Trendspotting Futurologist and Author, When the Future Begins
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5:30pm - 6:30pm

Opening Night Cocktail Reception

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7:30am - 8:30am 60 mins
FEI Orientation Breakfast with Volvo
  • Mike Hatrick - Global Head of IP Strategy and Portfolio, Volvo Group Trucks Technology
8:30am - 8:45am 15 mins
Morning Welcome from your FEI 2018 Host
8:45am - 9:15am 30 mins
Info
KEYNOTE: Why Do Most Large Companies Wither and Die?
  • Peter Koen - Director of Consortium for Corporate Entrepreneurship, Stevens Institute of Technology

What do Blockbuster, Circuit City, Britannica, Encarta, Kodak, Motorola, Nokia, Polaroid and RIM have in common? They all failed. the life span of the average company has decreased from 60 years in 1960 to 18 years in 2017. We have highlighted key practices at FEI conferences since our founding in 2003 which would have prevented many of these companies from failing. But few seem to be listening. Learn what these key practices are and why we can’t seem to change.


9:15am - 10:00am 45 mins
Info
KEYNOTE: Managing Through Volatility: Lessons From the Great Transformer
  • Jeff Immelt - 9th Chairman and Recently Retired CEO, GE

Jeff believes the task of CEO has never been as difficult as it is today. He should know: He led a team of 300,000 people for 16 years—through recessions, bubbles, and at least three “black swan” events. He transformed General Electric from the quintessential American conglomerate into an innovative, digitally-focused global powerhouse. In the words of the Harvard Business review, “Immelt utterly remade the organization he inherited.” How did he do it? How does a leader not only persevere, but thrive, in spite of crises? How do companies create meaningful, lasting value for their customers? Immelt answers all these questions and more, sharing key takeaways from the initiatives he implemented and inspiring audiences to embrace change so that their organization, like GE,
is ready for any future.


10:00am - 10:15am 15 mins
Q&A with Jeff Immelt
  • Jeff Immelt - 9th Chairman and Recently Retired CEO, GE
10:15am - 11:15am 60 mins
Morning Networking Break
11:15am - 11:30am 15 mins
TRACK 1: LEADERSHIP, CULTURE & TEAMS (FEI CORE)
Chair Welcome
11:15am - 11:30am 15 mins
TRACK 2: MAKE IT & FASTER, CHEAPER… and MEASURE IT- accelerating innovation process (FEI CORE)
Chair Welcome
  • Matt Phillips - President, Phillips & Co.
11:15am - 11:30am 15 mins
Info
TRACK 3: BUSINESS MODEL INNOVATION (FEI CORE)
Chair Welcome
  • Ivy Eisenberg - Founder, Our IdeaWorks, LLC
11:15am - 11:30am 15 mins
Info
TRACK 4: STARTUPS, VCs & You (FEI X)
Chair Welcome
  • Charles Ogilvie - Head of Innovation, J. Walter Thompson Atlanta
11:15am - 11:30am 15 mins
TRACK 5: CORPORATE INTRAPRENEURSHIP (FEI X)
Chair Welcome
11:30am - 12:00pm 30 mins
Info
TRACK 1: LEADERSHIP, CULTURE & TEAMS (FEI CORE)
Infusing Design Thinking with Idea Meritocracy
  • Kevin Lonnie - CEO and Founder, KL Communications, Inc.

Not all ideas are created equal and the folks behind those ideas aren’t equal either. Some folks by virtue of their background & education deserve greater credence to their opinion. Instead of an
autocratic decision-making approach or even a democratic approach, the best decisions should be collective, but properly weighted to reflect the value of the decision makers. to achieve this, we
need algorithmic decision making.

11:30am - 12:00pm 30 mins
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TRACK 2: MAKE IT & FASTER, CHEAPER… and MEASURE IT- accelerating innovation process (FEI CORE)
Making People Uncomfortable in an Established Brand
  • Bob Dixon - Director, Product Technology Innovation, United States Postal Service

When literally everyone is your customer, innovating new products – or even just updating existing ones – forces introspection on a large scale. Creating positive product disruption in a brand as
established as USPS provides unique opportunities and challenges. Everything from success metrics to the word choice on your last promotional mailing falls under public scrutiny and make launching new ideas on a large scale challenging.

11:30am - 12:00pm 30 mins
Info
TRACK 3: BUSINESS MODEL INNOVATION (FEI CORE)
12-Week Lean Growth Bootcamp to Drive Business Model Innovation at Scale for Worldpay
  • Tara Newboult - VP of Product Planning & Strategy, Worldpay
  • Keri Stephens - VP of Breakthrough Ideas, The Garage Group

Hear from the trailblazing team that took a Lean Growth Bootcamp approach to explore 6 disruptive trend spaces in 12 weeks, and simultaneously built the capability and culture to repeatedly search for new business models on-demand. Condensing a typical 18 month process down to 12 challenging weeks led to breakthrough results, and boundary-pushing capability development. The team will share the intense training & real-time application approach they took.

11:30am - 12:00pm 30 mins
Info
TRACK 4: STARTUPS, VCs & You (FEI X)
10 Teachings from the Startup Commercialization Trenches
  • Carie Davis - Program Manager, The BridgeCommunity, Founded by Coca-Cola

The BridgeCommunity is a startup commercialization consortium of seven corporations including Coca-Cola, Cox Enterprise, Suntrust & Intercontinental Hotels Group. the program has developed a
reliable process for corporations to partner with well-vetted startups. Hear best practices on how corporations can accelerate the application of new technologies offered by startups to solve core business challenges and examples of pilots created from the program.

11:30am - 12:00pm 30 mins
Info
TRACK 5: CORPORATE INTRAPRENEURSHIP (FEI X)
AB InBev / ZX Ventures - Bringing Intrapreneurs Together for a Better World
  • Luke Cherrington - Investing & Building, ZX Ventures in Anheuser-Busch InBev

How do you launch new companies inside of large organizations? We will share new insights on how we built and manage the Zxlerator, the successful business incubator inside Anheuser-Busch (AB InBev). This includes Agile Innovation techniques starting from ideation and moving through the pipeline into validation and launch, while engaging startups and external partners.

11:30am - 12:30pm 60 mins
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Track 6: Bonus Workshop
Negotiations in the entrepreneurial world: Strategies and Tools for Success
  • Lisa Gyllenswan - Negotiations Center of Excellence, North America Leader, Corning

Negotiation is a core skill that every entrepreneur needs to master. You negotiate every day with customers, vendors, colleagues, workers, potential business partners, investors and venture capitalists.

Whether it’s allocating resources for an innovation project, funding a new initiative or protect intellectual property, you have to convince others to commit their knowledge, time, reputation, expertise, and money to your idea.

During the workshop Lisa Gyllenswan will introduce the basic principles of strategic negotiations in the entrepreneurial world and provide you a step-by-step guide to conduct negotiations successfully derived from the Corning Negotiations Centre of Excellence experience. She will prepare you to get the most out of your next negotiations to make your innovation a success.

12:00pm - 12:30pm 30 mins
Info
TRACK 1: LEADERSHIP, CULTURE & TEAMS (FEI CORE)
Building Customer Co- Creativity: Brick-by-Brick Lessons From the LEGO Ideas Product Innovation Community
  • Sharon McIntyre - Chief Social Scientist, Chaordix

Learn how an online customer community designs and prioritizes best-selling products for LEGO including the Doctor Who, The Beatles Yellow Submarine, and the Women of NASA kits. While LEGO Ideas has been called the world's largest and most successful co-creation community -- the same Chaordix technologies, methodologies and lessons learned have also powered highly-engaging customer innovation communities for brands including Rust-Oleum, Ford, Virgin Money, American Airlines and IBM. This presentation shares practical tips on how it's done.

12:00pm - 12:30pm 30 mins
Info
TRACK 2: MAKE IT & FASTER, CHEAPER… and MEASURE IT- accelerating innovation process (FEI CORE)
Capturing the Hidden Voice of the Consumer in a World of Agile Product Development
  • Meredith Paige - SVP, User Experience, GfK

It’s no secret that today we all want things fast and cheap… all while upholding the highest levels of quality driven by consumer feedback. In many cases, agile product development doesn’t allow time for quality user feedback. Join this session to learn how GfK and Verizon tackled this issue head on. We’ll share our unique approach to provide impactful consumer feedback while keeping pace with sprint timelines. You’ll see how we completed over 200 tests for 3 different projects in under 2 years to get quick user feedback during the sprint… and in depth feedback at the end of the sprint.

12:00pm - 12:30pm 30 mins
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TRACK 3: BUSINESS MODEL INNOVATION (FEI CORE)
Harnessing the Power of Design Sprints to Tackle Tough, Strategic Growth Challenges for Kimberly-Clark
  • Sara Stabelfeldt - Innovation Strategy Leader, Kimberly-Clark
  • Erin Faulk - Lean Innovation & Growth Strategist, The Garage Group

Hear behind-the-scenes lessons learned from the trailblazing team that took a Lean Innovation approach to fast-track the strategic development of a complete brand architecture redesign. They hustled to uncover consumer Jobs to be done, repositioned existing products to reflect the revised architecture, and built an innovation pipeline of product ideas for the next 3 years.

12:00pm - 12:30pm 30 mins
Info
TRACK 4: STARTUPS, VCs & You (FEI X)
Corporate + Startup Field Notes Panel
  • Carie Davis - Program Manager, The BridgeCommunity, Founded by Coca-Cola
  • Heather Turney - Culture and Innovation Manager, Porsche Cars North America
  • Clara de Soto - Co-Founder, reply.ai
  • Noa Davidson - Enterprise Architecture, The Coca-Cola Company

Commercialization and collaboration from the perspective of the business owner and startup. this session will give the panelists, representing corporations and startups in the BridgeCommunity program, time to share specific stories and lessons from their experience working together in the market.

12:00pm - 12:30pm 30 mins
Info
TRACK 5: CORPORATE INTRAPRENEURSHIP (FEI X)
The Many Faces of an Intrapreneur: A Conversation on Adapting to a Changing Corporate Terrain
  • Mike Rehorst - Director, Design Thinking, Northwestern Mutual
  • Mark Leung - Director of Rotman Design Works, The Rotman School of Management  

Successful intrapreneurs need to navigate a wide variety of political, cultural, and business terrains as they advance their ideas. this often requires adopting different personas based on the circumstances.We will share a framework for adapting the right persona to the changing terrain, brought to life with real live examples in a large financial organization. 

12:30pm - 1:45pm 75 mins
Lunch
1:45pm - 2:15pm 30 mins
Info
TRACK 1: LEADERSHIP, CULTURE & TEAMS (FEI CORE)
Driving Future Innovation Through Leadership & Culture
  • Gina Colarelli O’Connor - Professor, Lally School of Management, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
  • Ted Farrington - Former R&D Executive, IRI Emeriti
  • Sherri Bassner, PhD - Retired Business Manager and Technology Director Education Specialist, IRI

The panel briefly summarizes work conducted by an IRI research working group on creating sustainable breakthrough innovation capabilities which informed Gina O'Connor's work on innovation roles.

Participants have an opportunity to talk with the panel about top challenges in managing strategic innovation versus managing R&D. Hear how various companies are implementing the results of these studies and how one organization is operationalizing these learnings into an employee development tool aimed at improving innovation leadership capabilities.

1:45pm - 2:15pm 30 mins
Info
TRACK 2: MAKE IT & FASTER, CHEAPER… and MEASURE IT- accelerating innovation process (FEI CORE)
Fireside Chat: Cost and Benefits Value of Agile Innovation in CPG with the Head of The Futurist Innovation Lab at Tyson Foods
  • Rizal Hamdallah - Head of The Futurist - Innovation Lab, Tyson Foods

Learn how you can optimize Agile Innovation to provide more cost and benefits value.

1:45pm - 2:45pm 60 mins
Info
TRACK 3: BUSINESS MODEL INNOVATION (FEI CORE)
WORKSHOP/DOUBLE SESSION: Fireside Chat on Corporate Transformation Efforts to Enable Sustainable Business Model Innovation
  • Ann Thompson - Cofounder, The Garage Group
  • Meng Chee - Head of Digital Customer Experience, JPMorgan Chase
  • David Wong - Senior Director, Innovation & Acceleration Lab, CME Group
  • Debbie Brackeen - Chief Strategy & Innovation Officer, CSAA Insurance Group
  • Kellie Goodwin - Head of Enterprise Payments Strategy, Santander Bank

Listen in for battle-tested lessons learned from these top corporate leaders on strategies and tactics they’ve personally used to allow their organizations to search for sustainable, and bold new ways to add value in the face of increasing market uncertainty.

1:45pm - 2:15pm 30 mins
Info
TRACK 4: STARTUPS, VCs & You (FEI X)
Investing In Innovative Food
  • Jordan Gaspar - Managing Partner, AccelFoods
  • Tyler Noyes - CEO, Kalahari Biltong

What qualities are investors looking for in early-stage companies? outside of capital, what are entrepreneurs looking for in an investor? Jordan Gaspar, managing Partner of AccelFoods, an investor in disruptive food and beverage companies, will be joined by founders from the fund's portfolio to share insights on how AccelFoods evaluates partnership opportunities and works with early-stage companies to build solid infrastructure for growth.

1:45pm - 2:15pm 30 mins
Info
TRACK 5: CORPORATE INTRAPRENEURSHIP (FEI X)
Change from Within: Innovating to Create a Mission Based Corporation Within a 150 Year Old American Icon
  • Megan Shea - Head of Business Operations, The Soulfull Project
  • Chip Heim - Co-Founder, The Soulfull Project, PBC

Learn how a small group of Campbell’s Soup Employees innovated from within to create a social impact business that connects local communities with every purchase.

1:45pm - 3:15pm 90 mins
Info
Track 6: Bonus Workshop
The People Part of the Equation: Engaging Behavioral Archetypes for Better Innovation Outcomes
  • Kip Creel - President, StandPoint

Greater demands are being placed on the front-end-of-innovation (FeI): a more agile process, higher commercialization success, and deeper customer insights. amazing tools have been developed to enable customer-driven innovation, but little attention has been given to the people part of the equation. We all possess natural gifts and abilities that can contribute to the ongoing improvement of our FeI goals. Master an understanding of innovation archetypes and how to apply them to dramatically improve the outcomes of your customer research, idea generation, concept development, team creation and skill development, and your personal skill set.

2:15pm - 3:15pm 60 mins
Info
TRACK 1: LEADERSHIP, CULTURE & TEAMS (FEI CORE)
DOUBLE SESSION: LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® Method – Leading to Unlock and Breaking Habitual Patterns of Thinking
  • Per Kristiansen - Partner, Author, Trivium, Book: "Building a Better Business with the LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY™ Method"

This hands-on session, literally” will introduce the LEGO SERIOUS PLAY method as approach to create solutions in a different. the LEGO SERIOUS PLAY method is an experiential and innovative way to enhance innovation and business performance. It was developed at LEGO based on research in strategy and organizational behavior, and what LEGO company knows about learning and development. In this workshop, you will be introduced to a hands-on, minds-on approach for making strategy and accelerating change.

2:15pm - 2:45pm 30 mins
Info
TRACK 2: MAKE IT & FASTER, CHEAPER… and MEASURE IT- accelerating innovation process (FEI CORE)
Designing in the Whitespace
  • Michael Schuster - Senior VP New Product Development, NCH Corp
2:15pm - 2:45pm 30 mins
Info
TRACK 4: STARTUPS, VCs & You (FEI X)
Tools are Cool. Unleashing Technology Transformation at Stanley Black & Decker
  • Dina Routhier - Investment Manager, Stanley Ventures

This is not your father’s tools company – Stanley Black & decker leverages the best from venture and entrepreneurial approaches to launch 1,000 new products every year at an average of three
products a day. Learn how Stanley Black & decker achieved 8th place for the world’s most innovative consumer durables company by getting deeply immersed in customer problems and modelling its
breakthrough innovation process on the characteristics of Silicon Valley start-ups.

2:15pm - 2:45pm 30 mins
Info
TRACK 5: CORPORATE INTRAPRENEURSHIP (FEI X)
Intrapreneurship: Setting Yourself up For Speed and Scale
  • Prabhdeep Singh - General Manager, Uber Eats

Prabhdeep will share his experience helping build new businesses at both Uber and GLG. In particular, he'll discuss the pitfalls and barriers most intrapreneurs face, and some keys to overcoming them; speed, independence, executive buy-in, and intelligent funding.

2:45pm - 3:15pm 30 mins
Info
TRACK 2: MAKE IT & FASTER, CHEAPER… and MEASURE IT- accelerating innovation process (FEI CORE)
Sustaining and Institutionalizing Sprint Process: A Repeatable Model in 3 Countries
  • Santhi Ramesh - Global Head of Strategy and Innovation, The Hershey Company

Uncover best practices on how to create a self-motivated teams, instill agile design thinking process, foster experimentation and champion iterative development that transcend geographic boundaries, category definitions and launch scale. Understand similarities and differences in implementing sprint process locally and globally – China, India and Mexico.

2:45pm - 3:15pm 30 mins
Info
TRACK 3: BUSINESS MODEL INNOVATION (FEI CORE)
Ignite Series: Minimum Viable Prototyping to Invent New Business Models
  • Andy Miller - SVP Innovation and Product Development, AARP
  • Rizal Hamdallah - Head of The Futurist - Innovation Lab, Tyson Foods
  • Matthew Mamet - VP Product, Hotels, TripAdvisor
  • Tara Newboult - VP of Product Planning & Strategy, Worldpay
  • Nancy Wellott - Consumer & Product Experience Innovation Leader, Verizon

Come hear five blazing-fast talks from corporate innovation leaders, experts, and Bicogo entrepreneurs on MVP approaches they’ve leveraged to either transform existing business models or invent new business models. These trailblazing examples will give you the courage to apply these approaches as well as to help set a vision for how this capability could come to life in your organization.



2:45pm - 3:15pm 30 mins
Info
TRACK 4: STARTUPS, VCs & You (FEI X)
Upending the aircraft carrier: How GE Appliances launched its own lean startup
  • Taylor Dawson - CEO, Giddy (A GE Appliances Company)

Why does your company fail to innovate? You are running the wrong plays. Learn the three core principles that transformed GE Appliances into an innovation engine.

2:45pm - 3:15pm 30 mins
Info
TRACK 5: CORPORATE INTRAPRENEURSHIP (FEI X)
The Utterly Human Endeavor of Corporate Innovation
  • Cristin Moran - former Front End Manager, 3M

Large corporate innovation is led, for better or worse, by humans. Who are the talented corporate innovators, where do you find them, and how do you sustain them? How do our instincts fail us when it comes to picking successful programs? And where do process and data come into play?

3:15pm - 4:15pm 60 mins
Afternoon Networking Break
4:15pm - 4:45pm 30 mins
Info
KEYNOTE: Chasing Innovation
  • Mike Hatrick - Global Head of IP Strategy and Portfolio, Volvo Group Trucks Technology

Does the theory ever match-up with the reality? In 2001 Mike found himself on a stage receiving a finalist certificate for a prestigious innovation award. He had no idea how he got there, but was determined to find out. Hear the story of the curious twists and turns that led to that innovation. How does that reality match-up with the theory? Since then he has chased elusive innovation through the corporate world, and will share some stories from 15 years’ experience as an innovation manager. Why do so many innovation programs fail? What can we do when that happens, and what can we do to prevent it?

4:45pm - 5:30pm 45 mins
Info
KEYNOTE: The Attack of the Unexpected
  • Magnus Lindkvist - Trendspotting Futurologist and Author, When the Future Begins

The Attack of the Unexpected. We live in a digilogue world of fast-walking feminized urbanistas, 020-revolutions and bungy-trends*. It is easy to miss the forest for all the trees swishing by on our
swift journey forward. In this presentation, Swedish trendspotter and futurologist will help you to zoom out to gain a new perspective on changes in our industry and beyond. more importantly, he will
give you a toolkit to create the future, not just adapt to the current trend landscape.

5:30pm - 6:30pm 60 mins
Opening Night Cocktail Reception