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Upcoming Events

  • October 27 - 28, 2020 WWD CEO Summit Apparel & Retail CEO Summit
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  • 12 - 14 & 21-22 January 2021 NRF 2021- Retail's Big Show | Chapter I Moving Forward Together Retail doesn’t stop. We won’t pause, we won’t rewind. Instead, we move forward together. But in retail, forging ahead means nothing if you don’t know where you’re going, or who you’re going with.

    Retail’s Big Show. It’s where innovative brands big and small come together to assess, learn and move forward with focus. Where the talks, tech and talent of tomorrow prepare us for the people of tomorrow. Where we learn what’s new, what’s next and what to look out for. Where our industry moves ahead and stays ahead — as one.

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  • March 21-24, 2021 ShopTalk 2020 Shoptalk is where more than 8,000 retail changemakers come together every year to create the future of retail. For 5 years, we’ve defined the industry’s digital community by bringing established retailers and brands together with direct-to-consumer and tech startups, large tech and Internet companies, venture capital investors, real estate developers, equity analysts, media and others.
    Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas Register Today
  • April 27-29, 2021 World Retail Congress New business models and rules for success are emerging that are challenging everything and asking fundamental questions about the very role of retailing. At the heart of all this change is the consumer. They will buy from those that have the greatest relevance to them: by understanding their needs and wants and by having a powerful and clear purpose. The 2020 World Retail Congress will build on its High Velocity Retail theme by focusing on this new “Relevance Agenda”. Being relevant to your consumer, wherever they are in the world, will define your success.
    Rome Cavalieri Hotel, Italy Register Today
  • 6 - 8 June 2021 NRF 2021- Retail's Big Show | Chapter II Moving Forward Together The beginning of the year is just the beginning. June 6-8 we meet again, this time for an in-person conference and Expo center at the Jacob Javits Convention Center. Here we re-up on what’s coming up in retail, build partnerships, and experience the newest technology, so we can continue to move forward, together.

    New York City Register Today
  • Past Digital Events

  • 14 October 2020 Virtual Sourcing Summit 2020: R/Evolution Overhauling Retail's Supply Chain The 2020 Virtual Sourcing Summit, R/Evolution: Overhauling Fashion’s Outmoded Supply Chain, will unite thought leaders from around the world to reveal how to rebuild everything from sustainability, seasonality and social compliance, to product development, demand planning and purpose. Join us as we outline the opportunities that will come from taking bold steps toward rewriting fashion’s roadmap.

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  • Webinar Replay Dan Post Boot Camp: Digital Product Testing Drives Speed, Sell-in and New Style Success Digital Product Testing Learn from Stephanie Greenfield, Managing Director of Product Development at Dan Post Boot Company, how the iconic western brand is leveraging digital product testing and the Voice of the Customer to get to market faster with winning new styles.

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  • July 2020 FDRA’s Global Shoe Sourcing Digital Series This 4-day event featured insights from industry leaders on retail data and analysis. Virtual Event Read More
  • Event Replay Texworld Text Talk: Demand Planning During a Crisis Panel Replay Assortment & Demand Planning Overstocks—and overcorrections on the flip side resulting in understocks—have plagued the apparel industry for decades. Either way, retailers have struggled with getting assortments right. The outcome: larger markdowns and smaller margins. And that was during the relative good times. With the COVID-19 virus racing around the world, determining which products to make, where to sell them and when consumers might buy has become an even bigger gamble. This panel reveals how the industry can make the right bets using tech tools that add science to the art of buying and planning.

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  • April 15, 2020 Agility, Planning and Salvaging Seasons to Come Product Development, Predictive Analytics, Digital Testing First Insight CCO Jim Shea joined Dr. Mark Chrystal, Chief Analytics Officer at rue21, and Greg Flinn, Planning and Optimization Product Solutions Manager at Oracle Retail for a discussion on how to embrace new solutions and processes now that de-risk the supply chain and help with navigating today’s retail market disruptions. Planning and boosting agility to make pricing and product assortment decisions are more important than ever.
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  • Webinar Recording Crisis Management: Supply Chain, Technology, and Infrastructure With the Coronavirus pandemic, global retail faces uncertain times. Stay-at-home orders and social distancing have left stores empty and factories low on staff. However, digitalization of the supply chain can help. Virtual Event Watch the Replay
  • Webinar Recording Speed and Sustainability: The Digital Supply Chain of the Future First Insight CCO Jim Shea and Li & Fung President of Supply Chain Solutions, Sean Coxall explain the benefits of this exciting collaboration that combines retail predictive analytics and the Voice of the Customer with L&F's cutting edge digital supply chain platform. Retailers and brands all over the world can now leverage the partnership to launch the right products, faster and more sustainably. Virtual Event Watch the Replay

Event Recaps

  • Technologies Changing Business FDRA The Future of Footwear Retail: A Roundtable Discussion This roundtable provided thought leadership by discussing new technologies changing business opportunities in stores and online (reducing sales friction, increasing engagement), as well as new shopping behaviors. Watch the Replay
  • Webinar Replay: COVID as Catalyst: Emerging with Customer-Centric Digitalization Wolverine Worldwide and First Insight discuss how customer-driven digital product testing helps Wolverine Worldwide deepen customer understanding and drive product success. Watch the Replay
  • LiveWorx 2020 Push forward with LiveWorx. A game-changing, complimentary virtual event for the industrial enterprise that helps technologists innovate at scale with the real goal in mind: transformation that helps drive outcomes. Visit Event Recap
  • Voice of the Customer RECAP: NRF 2020: Vision Event NRF 2020 was a meeting of retail's best minds with 40,000 attendees and 800 exhibitors. This year's theme focused on vision and introduced visionary people, ideas, and experiences throughout the show.
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  • Voice of the Customer RECAP: WWD CEO Summit | Decoding Price Elasticity CEO Greg Petro co-presented with Oliver Chen, Managing Director and Senior Analyst at Cowen and Company at WWD's 2019 Apparel & Retail CEO Summit. The retail leaders focused on two definitions of value: customer principles toward offensive products and the customer's view of product worth.
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  • Product Design RECAP: World Retail Congress Our executive panelists included Francesca Danzi, Chief Client Officer of Tory Burch; Rajiv Suri, CEO of Shoppers Stop, one of India’s largest retailers; and Phillippe Chainieux, CEO of Each leader shared a unique perspective on how to connect and interact with their customer bases through loyalty programs, personalization, and differentiated products.
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  • Increasing Sales and Mitigating Risk FDRA Footwear Executive Summit Greg Petro, CEO of First Insight and Greg Tunney, President of Hush Puppies, Wolverine World Wide presented at FDRA 2019, discussing how Hush Puppies uses predictive analytics and consumer insights to reduce risk in their assortments, focus on winning products and improve pricing strategies in their business. Visit Recap Page
  • Customer-Centric Merchandising NRF 2019 While there’s been a lot of talk about how to understand and meet the needs of generations from the Boomers to Gen Z, each is evolving and fragmenting. What’s the secret to keeping up with all this change? Speed to market and customer focus. Learn how a customer-focused, data-driven culture can drive nimbleness, shorten supply chains and ensure you’re putting the most productive assortment forward, every time. Visit Recap Page
  • Pricing and Competitive Differentiation TAG Consumer Conference Watch Leah Robert, Chief Communication & Strategic Development Officer for Camuto Group and Greg Petro, CEO of First Insight, as they discuss how the First Insight solution helps Camuto Group bring value to their customers and retail partners. Visit Recap Page
  • Pricing & Product Differentiation NRF 2018 At Retail’s BIG Show 2018, First Insight hosted a panel discussion focused on the rise of disruptive technologies and their effects on consumer shopping habits, and ultimately, the retail industry. Visit Recap Page
  • Predictive Analytics & Product Design FN CEO Summit 2017 Picking the Winners and Avoiding the Losers Using Predictive Analytics and the Voice of the Customer

    Watch Leah Robert, Chief Communication & Strategic Development Officer for Camuto Group and Greg Petro, CEO of First Insight, as they discuss the challenging nature of the digital consumer and how the First Insight solution helps Camuto Group identify winning products in a highly competitive industry.
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  • Right Product, At The Right Price, Faster PI Apparel | SAY YES TO THE DRESS How David’s Bridal Develops The Right Product, At The Right Price, Faster With Predictive Analytics

    Mark Chrystal, SVP and Chief Supply Chain Officer at David’s Bridal and Gretchen Jezerc, VP Marketing at First Insight discuss how incorporating the voice of the customer into assortment and planning decisions can significantly reduce markdowns and inventory costs.
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