Industry participants and investors will hear from nearly 75 of the industry’s highest profile retailers, footwear, apparel, accessories, home, beauty, restaurant, food processing and distribution, and leisure/entertainment companies. The conference is expected to draw more than 800 attendees.
“Our goal at each Consumer Conference is to cover a variety of topics and how they are evolving and will continue to evolve, particularly with the growing Millennial generation. This year, we will be focusing on how to attain the highest level of engagement with consumers, how to harness the progress of restaurant and food service channels, and how companies can continue to drive market share in these segments,” said Michael Cox, director of Piper Jaffray equity research. “Due to last year’s success of the onsite food demonstrations, we will be hosting five cooking and foodservice-oriented demonstrations from five different presenting companies.”
The conference presentation formats include multi-company panel discussions, fireside chats and keynote speakers. With the release of the 27th semi-annual Piper Jaffray Taking Stock with Teens survey in April, the Millennial panel will provide a strong draw for the conference: “A group of Millennials will share their views on key consumer trends; what’s hot and what’s not among this sizeable and influential generation,” said Steph Wissink, senior research analyst at Piper Jaffray.
Conference keynote speakers include:
- Hudson Riehle, Senior Vice President, Research & Knowledge Group, National Restaurant Association
- Kermit Baker, Sr. Research Fellow, Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University
- Mike Ullman, CEO, J.C. Penney Company, Inc. (JCP)
- Marvin Ellison, President & CEO-Designee, J.C. Penney (JCP)
Company and investor participation in the conference is by invitation only. Clients interested in attending should contact their Piper Jaffray representative. Research-related media inquiries should be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org. All other media inquiries should be directed to Pamela Steensland at email@example.com.
Information as of May 18, 2015. Subject to change.
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