Convene, 117 West 46th Street, New York, New York 10036

What is Qwoted?

Qwoted is a free expert network: we help reporters connect with experts & we help those same experts build relationships with top reporters.

Event Date Mon May 6 EDT - Wed May 8 EDT (over 2 years ago)
Location Convene
117 West 46th Street, New York, New York 10036
Region Americas

#RIC19 is on track for its biggest and best year yet, as 50+ experts from Macy’s, Kirkland’s, Wayfair, Shinola, Rebecca Minkoff and more are set to tackle the hottest trends and next-gen strategies covering a wide variety of topics including AI, Influencer Marketing, Experiential Retail, and Women’s Leadership.

How #RIC19 Delivers ROI

Actionable Takeaways From Industry Disruptors:
Get new tips, best practices and ideas that you can take back to your team and immediately act on.

Business Insights From Top Analysts:
Find out how to build and sustain a profitable brand in today’s digitally competitive environment.

Hands-On Workshops:
Hear the new secrets of success from inspirational entrepreneurs and longtime retail practitioners.

Strategy-Focused Panels:
Dive into the latest tech trends and business models with these topical discussions.

Intimate Networking Opportunities:
Have frank discussions with your fellow attendees and speakers during lunchtime roundtables, munch-and-learn snack breaks, cocktail receptions, dinners in amazing NYC venues, 1:1 inspiration sessions, case study breakouts, and more!

What makes #RIC19 unique?

Speakers You Can Speak To:
Meet & talk with experts in a relaxed, cooperative environment.

Open, Collegial Environment:
RIC offers an unmatched dynamic of sharing ideas and inspiration.

Pick Your Peers’ Brains:
Have intimate conversations with top-level retail executives, analysts and other industry experts.

Retail Innovator Awards:
These individuals are breaking the industry mold and succeeding with disruptive ideas

Foodie Frenzy:
Enjoy daily breakfast, lunch, snacks and cocktail receptions.

A Strategic NYC Location:
Centrally located in midtown Manhattan, Convene offers quick and easy access to trains and buses, top NYC restaurants and entertainment, and unique retail venues.


2019 Speakers

Toni M. Miller
SEVP - Chief Administrative Officer and CFO, Boscov's

Scott Tannen
Founder & CEO, Boll & Branch

Shannon Washburn
President, Shinola

Shrenik Sadalgi
Head of Next Gen Experience, Wayfair

Brian Smith
UGG Founder/Speaker/Author, UGG Australia Brand

Brendan Cahill
VP PRH Labs, Penguin Random House

Frank Malsbenden
Berkshire Hathaway Shoe Holdings

Sarah Sheldon
Sr. Director, Global Ecommerce & Digital, Rebecca Minkoff

Jason Stutes
Director Of Analytics & Design, BBQ Guys

Amy Young
Director of Retail Marketing, Kendra Scott

Monica Fineis
Director of Social and Digital Media, Brooks Brothers

Dave Finnegan
Chief Experience Officer, Orvis

Matt Alexander
Co-founder & CEO, Neighborhood Goods

Caren Sinclair-Kay
President, Dormify

Rachel Bentley
Co-Founder, The Citizenry

Virginia Wong
Director of Retail Strategy and Global Trends, L-Brands

Amy Shecter
CEO, Glamsquad

Andrew Laudato
EVP Chief Technology Officer, The Vitamin Shoppe

Lindsey Bleimes
Engineering Director, Wayfair

Michael Cairnes
President & Chief Operating Officer, Kirkland's

Parinda Muley
VP, Innovation & Business Development, Macy's

Monika Tockstein
Sr. Manager PMO & QA, RTW Retailwinds, INC

Diana Ganz
Co Founder, The Groomsman Suit

Jeanne Foley
Co Founder, The Groomsman Suit

Farah Maloof
Director, Strategic Partnerships + Business Development, Walmart eCommerce

Traci Inglis
President, TechStyle

Tony Southard
Director, Digital Commerce Sales, The Hershey Company

Nicole Miller
Fashion Designer, Nicole Miller

Ruth Crowley
Vice President, Customer Experience Design, Lowe's Companies

Amanda Tygart
Program Manager of Global People Analytics, Walmart

Sandro Corsaro
Senior Vice President, Chief Creative Officer, Fandango

Doug Jennings
VP, Data and Analytics, Lowe's

Todd Treonze
CIO, Brooks Brothers

Cynthia Sandall
Co-Founder, ROAM Fitness

Zak Normandin
Founder & CEO, Iris Nova

Angela Gearhart
Vice President Brand Experience, Sleep Number

Ekta Chopra
VP of DIgital , e.l.f. Cosmetics

Vibhu Norby
CEO, b8ta

Sponsors & Partners

2019 Sponsors and Partners

• Optimove

• 4R
• Custora

• Ambiance iQ
• Attentive
• Clarus
• ORS Group

• Com Qi
• Everage
• Softserve

• Opterus