“TRAILBLAZERS” keynote address
Wednesday, 8:15am-9:15am

Trailblazers = hot brands, hot companies, retail banners that are blazing a fiery trail. Trademark CEO Terry Montesi – an innovator in his own right – talks with four retail executives whose hot brands are sparking a lot of press.
Moderator:  Terry Montesi, CEO, Trademark Property Co.
Panelists:  Stay tuned for announcements!

About Trademark:
Fort Worth, Texas-based Trademark Property Co. has created, developed and invested in some of the nation’s most desirable retail and mixed-use destinations, from Watters Creek, La Palmera, and Alliance Town Center in its home state of Texas, to Burr Ridge Village Center in Burr Ridge, Illinois. To learn more about Trademark, and its “Conscious Place” approach to making community connections, visit www.trademarkproperty.com.

Wednesday, 11:15pm-12:00pm


“The Major Trends That Can and Should Disrupt Retail Design” keynote address
Thursday, 8:30am-9:30am

The retail industry is in the midst of a major disruption caused by a confluence of demographic changes, technological advances and economic realities. From Amazon’s expansion into new categories (including its proposed acquisition of Whole Foods) to incorporating new technologies to enhance the shopper experience, to the urbanization of America, it’s a brave new world for stores, store design, and store care and support. Leading retail analyst Deborah Weinswig will discuss these disruptors and preview how retailers can and should adapt their prototypes and experiences for maximum appeal and value.
Presented by Deborah Weinswig, Managing Director of global think tank Fung Global Retail & Technology