Retail, like many other industries, finds itself at a crossroads. The industry is facing disruption from technological innovations that continually drive more consumers to mobile purchases and e-commerce. News headlines are dominated by stories of brick-and-mortar’s retail demise as industry giants close hundreds of stores. But are these headlines accurate, and do they tell the whole story? Join our panel of experts as we discuss the future of retail and the consumer experience.
Keynote Speaker: Rick Caruso
Rick Caruso is the founder and CEO of Caruso, one of the largest and most admired privately-held real estate companies in the U.S. The industry leader in sales, popularity, and growth, Caruso’s world-class portfolio of properties includes award-winning destinations, The Grove and The Americana at Brand, which attract millions of guests each year. Named a “retail mastermind” by the Wall Street Journal, he is the only U.S. developer with two properties ranked in the world’s top 15 highest-performing shopping destinations, in sales per square foot. Rick’s numerous civic and philanthropic commitments have earned him a reputation as a compassionate and dedicated community leader. Together with his wife, Tina, he established the Caruso Family Foundation, which remains dedicated to supporting organizations that improve the lives of children in need through healthcare and education.