speakers & programs

Pam Danziger
Exercise Your Retail Muscle:  Transform your store from a 90 pound weakling to a Shop that POPs!

Wednesday, June 14, 2017 / 8:00 AM / Rooms 113-114
Speaker, author, and market researcher Pamela N. Danziger is internationally recognized for her expertise on the world’s most influential consumers: the American Affluent, including the HENRYs (high-earners-not-rich-yet) mass affluent.

As founder of Unity Marketing in 1992, Pam leads with research to provide brands with actionable insights into the minds of their most profitable customers.

Pam is a member of the renowned Leaders in Luxury + Design panel recognized by The Home Trust International.  She received the Global Luxury Award for top luxury industry achievers presented at the Global Luxury Forum in 2007.  She was named to Luxury Daily’s Luxury Women to Watch in 2013.   She is a member of Jim Blasingame: The Small Business Advocate’s Brain Trust and a contributing columnist to The Robin Report.

A prolific writer and blogger, Pam is author of seven books, including her latest Home for HENRYs: Meet the New Customers Home Décor Marketers Are Searching For — High-Earners-Not-Rich-Yet, which launches a series focused on the mass-affluent HENRYs who are the changing face of America’s affluent consumer marketplace.

In 2016 she added Shops that POP! 7 Steps to Extraordinary Retail Success, to her bibliography.  It reveals the secrets to crafting a retail shopping experience that’s irresistible to high value shoppers.

As a luxury market expert, Pam is frequently called on to share research-based insights with audiences and business leaders all over the world.

Joe PrebicH
Building A Bridge to the Outdoors: A look at how your store can capture a new generation of outdoor consumers.

Wednesday, June 14, 2017 / 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM / sportstyle Stage

HAYSUN HAHN
Sport, Life, Style!

Thursday, June 15, 2017 / 8:00 AM / Rooms 113-114
These three words are the defining elements in the modern wardrobe.  Consumers want the performance of sport products, life affirming brand values, with a high dose of style that will allow them to stay mobile as they go through their busy day.

It is reflected in the choice of footwear, apparel, accessories, and technology that are purchased for everyone’s daily activities.  As the merging of fashion and sport influences in design trends continue, it will affect distribution of products to consumers and change the way people value brands. 

This presentation will address the key trends that effect the future forecast for this growing product category, starting with design trends, market conditions, and lifestyle trends.

A career devoted to consumer products, she has been forecasting trends and effecting the changes in the global Sports/Fashion industry for over 30 years.  Haysun works with the philosophy that all products reflect the values, influences, and the socioeconomic conditions of our time.

Her work experience spans from internal positions at Adidas, Promostyl, Rockport, and Bloomingdales. To the consulting client list that includes Nike, Reebok, New Balance, Canada Goose, Barnes and Noble Education(Collegiate retail), LVMH, Patagonia, Warner Bros., and other notable global companies.

As a speaker, she has recently spoken at the Design Conference/Sweden, Outdoor Retailer/Salt Lake City, Luxury Conference/Vienna,Austria, TE Sustainability Conference/Portland + Germany, Denim Days/Amsterdam, FNW/NYC, and ISPO/Shanghai+Seoul, among others.

Fast Forward Trending is based in NYC, where they are focused on the evolution of the changing market place in which we live.