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The evolution of retail is a prominent industry trend that has generated a lot of buzz as e-commerce gives traditional retailers a run for their money. Several key players like Warby Parker, BaubleBar, Julep, Deal Decor, Poppin and many others have successfully built their businesses on platforms that totally eliminate the middleman and go right to the manufacturers. The result is cheaper consumer products and higher profit margins for companies. Is this the future of all premium brands? Michael can look at the effect this has had on retailers – has it made them stronger? as well as how sites such as Facebook, Pinterest and Instagram are shaping shopping trends, and why Wall Street understands e-commerce better than any social platform. Additionally, he can discuss the key approach and principles required in creating niche e-commerce destinations to fulfill growing customer needs, why the future of premium brands will bypass the middleman and the future of the e-retail space.

Entrepreneurs / Startups
  • When: 2:00PM • FRIDAY • SUMMIT STAGE
  • Start: 22 November 2013
  • End: 22 November 2013 23:59
TechWeek LA ’13


395 Santa Monica Place L3
90401 Santa Monica, CA

Each day of the conference, from the hours of 12-6 p.m., the expo showcases the newest products and insights from both established Fortune 500 companies and nascent startups. Exhibitors present their ideas and plans for the future in front of thousands of Techweek goers, making connections and potentially striking deals.

Techweek hosts its inaugural Los Angeles event at Santa Monica Place’s L3 on November 21 & 22, with events leading up to and post conference. Learn the lifecycle of a technology business from idea to scale in 6 intense summits split between 2 stages at our two day conference. Below you will find the schedule for both our Summit Stage and our Launch Stage, color coordinated by summit. Please check back for full schedule.

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