2017 Agenda


Wednesday, September 13th
Networking – Available to ALL attendees
Arrival & Check-In at the Rosen Shingle Creek, Orlando, FL
Networking Reception followed by dinner.
This Summit is an intimate gathering that will create opportunities to meet everyone you want through day-to-evening experiential networking events! It’s not your typical business exchange. This face-to-face interaction is designed to start a conversation that will continue through the Summit and beyond.
Thursday, September 14th
Full Conference Day – Available to ALL attendees
networking 8:00AM
Networking Breakfast
emptymic 8:30AM
Welcome & Introductions

Welcome! Plus, a quick briefing on how to get the most out of our Summit. It will focus on effectively using this unique format to learn, to collaborate and to explore new channel programs & partnerships.  Sonya Ruff Jarvis, Founder, eRetailer Summit

 summitinfo 8:45AM
A Macro eCommerce View
eRetail is exploding, while traditional bricks and mortar face a crossroads. Yet, the advances on both digital and traditional retail fronts are staggering. Both sides can learn from the other. This up-to-date overview will be an eye-opener for everyone. Al Meyers, Speaker, Author, Business Development Director, Kalypso
State of the Home Improvement e-Commerce Marketplace
The latest data, analytics and trends on clicks versus bricks. The eRetailer Summit Team will present this session: Sonya Ruff Jarvis, Founder: Michael McLarney, Partner and Beverly Allen, Managing Partner
Networking Refreshment Break
Content and Commerce
With an impressive background in digital merchandising that goes back to 1998—when no one knew really what digital merchandising was—with brands such as landsend.com and HSN.com, Elizabeth Ragone will share how you can shape a digital landscape that blends commerce, community and content into a whole new customer experience. Elizabeth Ragone, SVP, Direct to Consumer, Lenox
Ominchannel Experience:  What it all means?
The Omnichannel Experience is changing daily.  This session will take a look at the opportunities of integrating omnichannel into your strategy and what that means for your internal capabilities, for your suppliers and ultimately for your customers on how they interact with your brand.
Networking Lunch
On the Front Lines: A Case Study

A case study from the CEO of Honey-Can-Do, a multi-national manufacturer of consumer products focusing on home storage, organization and garment care that sells through retail and authorized distribution channels, including many major North American retailers. Honey-Can-Do was ranked number 42 on the 2012 Inc. 500 listing of the fastest growing privately-held companies in the United States. Steve Greenspon, Chief Executive Officer, Honey-Can-Do International.
Demands of Delivery
Consumers are demanding fast deliveries of their orders; whether it’s purely ordering online or ordering online with a pick up at store. These demands stretch online logistics and force logistic vendors to become creative in crafting programs that ensure on time delivery to meet the retailer and shopper needs. Peter Giannetti, Editor-In-Chief of HomeWorld Business will lead a Q&A with Bob Careless, Sales Manager for the Home and Outdoor Division of D&H Distributing, a leading technology distributor of IT and electronics.
Networking Refreshment Break
Closing Keynote
Insights into e-commerce trends and leveraging the power of the new marketplace.
Alyssa Steele, Divisional Merchandise Manager-Home and Garden, eBay

The Day Concludes
Highlights of the day’s sessions, synthesize trends and identify actionable learnings. Michael McLarney, Partner, eRetailer Summit
Summit Intermission

A well-deserved break to catch up at the office, freshen up for the evening events or schedule a private meeting during this open time.
winetasting 6:00PM
Networking Reception followed by dinner

Friday, September 15th
Available to eRetailers and Suppliers ONLY
 privatemeeting 8:00AM-3:00PM
Private Meetings