Date

September 26, 2019

Location

Santana Row, San Jose

Planner

Connect Media

Speakers

CRE Industry Professionals

Transforming the Retail Landscape

As direct to consumer brands continue to gain prominence and transform the retail landscape, Connect DTC brings together a confluence of influential brands, top venture capitalists, and the most innovative minds in retail.
Hear directly from the hottest brands, the investors funding their retail expansion, and other industry visionaries.

Connect Direct-to-Consumer

Thursday, September 26, 2019

 

Location:

Santana Row, San Jose

377 Santana Row

San Jose, CA 95128

#ConnectDTC

Presented by:

Connect Media

Event Speakers / Connect with Our All-Stars

To Be Announced

Featured Speakers

Co-Founder & CEO

Amish is serial entrepreneur who has co-founded

Bianca Gates

Birdies

CEO and Co-Founder

Bianca Gates is the slipper obsessed CEO

Cheryl Cheng

BlueRun Ventures

General Partner

Cheryl is a General Partner at BlueRun Ventures,

David Sheldon

Perkins and Will

Corporate and Commercial Practice Leader

David’s passion for built environments

Eric Hutchinson

Resident

Co-CEO

A serial entrepreneur, Eric Hutchinson is co-CEO of Resident,

Jameson Valone

BrandBox by Macerich

Assistant Vice President, Digital Marketing & Technology Advancement

With over

Jeff Kreshek

Federal Realty Investment Trust

Senior Vice President West Coast Leasing

Mr. Jeff Kreshek is

Malindi Davies

Tamara Mellon

Chief Operating Officer

Bio to Follow/p>

Matt Sebree

Simon Property Group

AVP of Leasing, New Business Development/Emerging Brands

Bio to Follow

Sonya Brown

Norwest Venture Partners

General Partner

Sonya brings to Norwest more than a decade

Research Manager

Taylor is a Research Manager at JLL, covering

1:05pm – 1:30pm: The Future of Retail

Moderator

David Sheldon

Perkins and Will

Corporate and Commercial Practice Leader

David’s passion for built environments

1:30pm – 1:55pm: One on One – Federal Realty and Birdies CEO

Moderator

Bianca Gates

Birdies

CEO and Co-Founder

Bianca Gates is the slipper obsessed CEO

Jeff Kreshek

Federal Realty Investment Trust

Senior Vice President West Coast Leasing

Mr. Jeff Kreshek is

1:55pm – 2:45pm: Touch, Taste, and Smell: Retail Real Estate Strategies from DTC Brands

Moderator

Co-Founder & CEO

Amish is serial entrepreneur who has co-founded

Bianca Gates

Birdies

CEO and Co-Founder

Bianca Gates is the slipper obsessed CEO

Eric Hutchinson

Resident

Co-CEO

A serial entrepreneur, Eric Hutchinson is co-CEO of Resident,

Research Manager

Taylor is a Research Manager at JLL, covering

3:00pm – 3:25pm: Fireside Chat: Tamara Mellon

Moderator

Malindi Davies

Tamara Mellon

Chief Operating Officer

Bio to Follow/p>

Matt Sebree

Simon Property Group

AVP of Leasing, New Business Development/Emerging Brands

Bio to Follow

3:25pm – 4:15pm: Venture Capital Conversation

Moderator

Cheryl Cheng

BlueRun Ventures

General Partner

Cheryl is a General Partner at BlueRun Ventures,

Jameson Valone

BrandBox by Macerich

Assistant Vice President, Digital Marketing & Technology Advancement

With over

Sonya Brown

Norwest Venture Partners

General Partner

Sonya brings to Norwest more than a decade

4:30pm – 5:10pm: Los Angeles in Focus

Moderator

Cody Cannon

Colliers International

Executive Managing Director

As executive managing director for Colliers International’s

Vice Chairman

Barbara Perrier has been with CBRE for 30

Senior Vice President, Capital Markets

Dana is a Senior Vice

Parker Jones

John Hancock Real Estate

Director of Leasing West Coast

Bio to Follow

Lee Harris

Greystone & Co., Inc

Director

Lee Harris is a Director with Greystone & Co.

Liane Takano

Related California Affordable

Director, Southern California Operations

As Director of Southern California Operations

Conference Schedule / Know the Details

To Be Announced

11:30am – 12:00pm:

Registration and Networking

12:00pm – 1:00pm:

Networking Lunch

1:00pm - 1:05pm:

Opening Remarks

1:05pm - 1:30pm:

The Future of Retail

1:30pm – 1:55pm:

One on One – Federal Realty and Birdies CEO

1:55pm - 2:45pm:

Touch, Taste, and Smell: Retail Real Estate Strategies from DTC Brands

Marketing and real estate strategies for DTC brands by creating permanent and pop-up retail experiences in traditional centers, open-air lifestyle centers, and street-level strategy. Why do some spaces work while others don’t? How do in-store experiences create buzz and drive brands? When is the right time for startups to explore retail strategies?

2:45pm – 3:00pm:

Networking Break

3:00pm - 3:25pm:

Fireside Chat: Tamara Mellon

3:25pm – 4:15pm:

Venture Capital Conversation

Hear from VCs on investing in DTC brands, where retail and logistics conversations fit into successful investment strategies, and what successful brands have done.

4:15pm – 5:15pm:

Cocktail Reception

Event Sponsors / Industry Standouts

To Be Announced

Platinum

GOLD

Host

Silver

Marketing

Cocktail

Marcus & Millichap - Cocktail Sponsor

Parking

Panel

Networking Break

Exhibitors

Promotional

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