June 22
1:45 pm2:15 pm
At a time when social media apps have slowed in growing user bases, TikTok has seen a meteoric rise giving thanks largely to its adoption from a Gen Z audience. As businesses explore opportunities to capitalize on and tap into the TikTok phenomenon, this session features global fashion brand Hollister and global lifestyle brand Kate Spade New York to explore their insights and experiences on the platform and provide tips for success and meeting the challenges in engaging and converting this highly coveted audience.
June 24
11:45 am12:15 pm
Join MaryLeigh Bliss of YPulse and Ken Wincko of Barnes & Noble College as they compare notes on Gen Z.  In this candid conversation, these experts will share research on themes ranging from what Gen Z is buying (and what they are not) to how this demographic is interacting with social media. They will dive into Gen Z’s outlook on higher education, and how living through the pandemic may shape their future views. With Gen Z poised to take over the economy in the next decade, expect these thought leaders to provide merchandisers and marketers with some takeaways they can put into action.
June 25
2:15 pm3:15 pm
Amidst the disruptions caused by COVID-19, e-commerce technologies not only became an immediate lifeline for many businesses to stay afloat, but also helped brands to accelerate their digital transformation. Among those brands was luxury fashion company Diane von Furstenberg (DVF), which has made a strong digital pivot during the pandemic. DVF has engaged Chinese consumers via Alibaba’s livestreaming tool, Taobao Live, and was one of the first brands to move its fashion show online during Shanghai Fashion Week.