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FUTR SUMMIT | THURSDAY, DECEMEBER 9, 2021

08.30 AM

08:30 - 09:30 - All Stages
REGISTRATION & WELCOMING RECEPTION

09.30 AM

GALLERY A

OPENING KEYNOTE

ABU DHABI DEPARTMENT OF CULTURE & TOURISM

RETAIL ABU DHABI

FUTR GROUP

09.35 AM

Partnerships that go beyond boundaries - the future of retail

FIRESIDE CHAT

Michael Ward, CEO & Managing Director, HARRODS

Edward Sabbagh, Managing Director – EMEA & VP Growth, FARFETCH

Inspiring innovation: ideas are welcome, execution is worshipped - the future of entrepreneurship

PRESENTATION

Jeff Hoffman, Co-Founder, PRICELINE GROUP & BOOKING.COM

09.55 AM

09.55 AM
Security, trust and multicurrency must haves of tomorrow - the future of payments

PRESENTATION

TBA

09.55 AM
One step back, two steps forward: revolutionising established brands - the future of digital transformation

PRESENTATION

TBA

10.10 AM

Make over from the lab of in-store technology, experiences & customer planning - the future of in-store

With Covid-19 ripping up the retail rulebook, shopper experience & technology will play a key role in the next decade to determine who wins to become truly customer centric. Seamless omnichannel, digital and in-store technology, will help to connect with consumers in new ways. With much emphasis on fun, experience only stores let alone the innovations in automation, robotics, supply chain, mobile & data needed behind it. Join this panel of masterminds to help transform your company’s underlying functions and structures to achieve your goals.

PANEL

Andy Lightfoot, CEO, SPACE NK

Ramit Harisinghani, CEO – MENA, B8TA

 

Sustainability: The driver of industry innovation in 2021 and beyond - the future of us

The age of savvy consumers has forced companies to reconsider what they do (& say!), even if that means admitting that they haven’t been able to go 100% sustainable yet. However with the continuously rising awareness of sustainability worldwide, many organizations have to become more innovative to succeed. Autotech, foodtech, healthtech, fashiontech…learn why sustainability is the dominant impetus for innovation across the globe and how can you use sustainability to increase profit.

PANEL

Henry Woodward-Fisher, International Growth Lead, IMPOSSIBLE FOODS

10.50 AM

10:50 - 11:20
NETWORKING BREAK
1'2'1 MEETINGS
SOLUTIONS THEATRE

Adrien Nussenbaum, Co-Founder & CEO, MIRAKL

GALLERY A
AUDITORIUM

11.20 AM

11:20 - 11:40 - Gallery A
The technology behind superbrands & retailers - the future of fashion

PRESENTATION

Alan Boehme, Chief Technology Officer, H&M

11:20 - 11:40 - Auditorium
Creating unforgettable content by using innovation as inspiration - the future of media

PRESENTATION

Mark Adams, Senior Vice President & Head of Innovation, VICE MEDIA

11.40 AM

11:40 - 12:00 - Gallery A
A new era for marketplaces & platform technology - the future of commerce

PRESENTATION

TBA

11:40 - 12:00 - Auditorium
Entering the dawn of buy now & receive today - the future of delivery

PRESENTATION

TBA

12.00 PM

12:00 - 12:40 - Gallery A
The new normal of e-commerce, m-commerce & marketplaces - the future of online

MENA’s e-commerce market is expanding above the global average rate. Mobile commerce is becoming incredibly important with regional shoppers being some of the most tech savvy across the globe. Whilst marketplace convenience continues to rapidly rise in popularity. All of this, whilst companies have had to navigate the rise of online shoppers to enable their platforms to grow & deliver, with many changes along the way since Covid began. From cross border customers to keeping them satisfied with delivery times and innovations in platform display to multi-payment options, this session dives headfirst into the problems and solutions to future online success.

PANEL
Roy Wentzel, Head of E-commerce – MENA, PUMA

Neetan Chopra, Chief Technology Officer, DUBAI HOLDING

12:00 - 12:40 - Auditorium
Anything, anytime, anywhere, anyplace, anyhow: mobility magic - the future of travel

Autonomous, robots, drones, electric everything…the future is not far away, it is here. Multiple sectors will be effected as mobility continues to innovate and drive efficiencies to a whole new level. Driven a lot by a requirement to lessen the impact of moving goods or people (with a rising global population) on the environment, laying the foundations of a new ecosystem is critical to get right & open innovation can help. FUTR World breaks down everything from connection considerations to investing, critical data handling to regulations and mobility-as-a-service to just making it fun!

PANEL

Avinash Rugoobur, President & Chief Strategy Officer, ARRIVAL

Oliver Walker-Jones, CMO, JOBY AVIATION

12.40 PM

12:40 - 14:00
NETWORKING BREAK
1'2'1 MEETINGS
SOLUTIONS THEATRE

Sir Martin Sorrell, Founder & Executive Chairman, S4 CAPITAL GROUP

GALLERY S
AUDITORIUM

14.00 PM

14:00 - 14:20 - Gallery S
Entertainment, interaction & technology blending real-life & virtual experiences - the future of fitness & apparel

PRESENTATION

Noel Mack, Chief Brand Officer, GYMSHARK

14:00 - 14:20 - Auditorium
How startups transform economies & ideas move continents - the future of everything

PRESENTATION

Mike Butcher MBE, Editor at Large, TECH CRUNCH

14.20 PM

14:20 - 14:40 - Gallery S
Business reimagined with AI - the future of data

PRESENTATION

TBA

14:20 - 14:40 - Auditorium
To dare is to do, the VR/AR/AI must haves - the future of technology

PRESENTATION

TBA

14.40 PM

14:40 - 15:20 - Gallery S
Resonating with the youth, subcultures and getting people to give a damn about you - the future of consumers

Honesty may bring challenges and can yield fantastic results for your brand, but does candor ever back fire? Greta has taught the world that most youth value authenticity over almost everything but is that enough? How can brands resonate through consumer engagement and personalise experiences so they trust you to keep coming back for more? With consumers more cash rich, with new hobbies both online or off & ready to spend in the post lockdown era, how can you better engage with previously shy or non-engaging subcultures? Learn how to resonate, keep things true and build more growth.

PANEL

Milou Steenvoorden, Global Senior Director Consumer Engagement, ADIDAS

James Kirkham, Chief Business Officer, DEFECTED RECORDS

Ben Lebus, Founder & Director, MOB KITCHEN

14:40 - 15:20 - Auditorium
The toolkit you need to run frictionless phygital? - the future of experiences

From digital enabled experiences through apps to providing truly frictionless retail and creating community connections to in-store innovations. What do you need to prioritise in todays world to run seamless omnichannel experiences successfully? Today the shopping & purchasing experience a company provides is as important as its product or services. From multi-language to multi-currency to multi-device, ensure that your customers receive the same high-standard of experience, no matter where they shop in the world or the channel! Join to learn how to create frictionless end-to-end phygital experiences.

PANEL

Rita Clifton CBE, Brand Expert & Deputy Chair, JOHN LEWIS PARTNERSHIP

Gareth Rees-John, Chief Digital Officer, KURT GEIGER

15.20 PM

15:20 - 15:50
NETWORKING BREAK
1'2'1 MEETINGS
SOLUTIONS THEATRE

TBA

GALLERY S
AUDITORIUM

15.50 PM

15:50 - 16:10 - Gallery S
Exceeding expectations & going above for customers in spaces - the future of experiential

PRESENTATION

Manish Vora, Co-Founder, MUSEUM OF ICE CREAM

15:50 - 16:10 - Auditorium
Unleashing the power of human, robotic and connectivity tools in the gig economy to flexible company models - the future of work

PRESENTATION

Gary Sorrentino, Global Deputy Chief Information Officer, ZOOM

16.10 PM

16:10 - 16:30 - Gallery S
The land of the livestream - the future of social commerce

PRESENTATION

TBA

16:10 - 16:30 - Auditorium
Stop reading and start doing - the future of innovation

PRESENTATION

TBA

16.30 PM

16:10 - 17:10 - Gallery S
Liberating creativity through your fingertips & the power of analytics based decisions - the future of marketing

With everyone on the move it is no surprise that our mobile devices have not only become indispensable in our ways of communication, but also pertinent for brands ways of connecting with consumers, marketing, and ecommerce strategies. More than 3.96 billion people use social media worldwide, and as this number grows so does the significance of social commerce marketing & the need to capture attention. With so many people at your fingertips, how can you drive better campaign based decisions using data and analytics whilst complimenting creativity? Join to find out!

PANEL

Rob Bullough, Director of Global Brand Marketing, ELECTRONIC ARTS

16:10 - 17:10 - Auditorium
More than just a product mission - The future of brands & D2C

Covid has offered the opportunity for a “mega reset”, a huge opportunity for brands to reposition themselves in a more purposeful and meaningful way. Consumers today are expecting more and more from brands but is there too much of a good thing? DTC companies are making waves by stripping it back with small, micro targeted product ranges delivered straight to your door. Brands selling through traditional retailers need to offer a “wow-factor” so improved community engagement and brand consciousness can help them to up the game. In either case, giving a customer the chance to buy into a brand and seeing their feedback have a direct effect on the product helps them stay loyal. A conversation about the A-Z of brands and D2C ingredients to success.

PANEL

Colette Newberry, CEO & Co-Founder, THE INKEY LIST

17.10 PM

15:10 - 17:40
CLOSING KEYNOTE

ABU DHABI DEPARTMENT OF CULTURE & TOURISM

RETAIL ABU DHABI

FUTR GROUP

17.15 PM

FUTR SUMMIT PARTY

IMMERSIVE ACTIVATIONS OPENING TOUR

FUTURE OF BEAUTY – FUTR AURA | FUTURE OF SPORT & FITNESS – FUTR ME | FUTURE OF RETAIL – FUTR SHOP | FUTURE OF BALANCE & WELLNESS – FUTR VOID |
FUTURE OF TRAVEL & AUTO – FUTR SPACE | FUTURE OF FASHION – FUTR LOOKBOOK | FUTURE OF ENTERTAINMENT & MEDIA – FUTR STUDIO | FUTURE OF FOOD – FUTR TASTEBUD

19.00 PM

END OF DAY 1