THE SCHEDULE


9:30 - 9:50 AM

Opening Keynote


10:00 - 10:40 AM

Meet Your Match: How to Attract Top Retailers

Today’s consumers want products that are quality-made, good for them and good for the environment — and retailers are stocking their shelves with that in mind. In this panel, buyers from high-end retailers discuss what evolving consumers want from their products, and how that affects what they seek out from new brands.


10:40 - 11:20 AM

Founder Stories

In today’s competitive market, entrepreneurial success requires more than just a stellar product -- other considerations include effective marketing, strategic buyer decisions, and expansive distribution. However, even the biggest names in the industry had to start somewhere. In this panel, these brand leaders will discuss growth in their industries through a consumer-focused lens.


11:20 - 12:00 PM

High Hopes: The Future of Cannabis

As more states legalize marijuana, the demand for weed-based products and technology amplifies. Newfound market freedom and consumer curiosity means expansive room for innovation and growth. Panelists discuss they ways they are responding to demands and how others can invest in these new markets.


12:00 - 12:40 PM

Building Blocks: 6 Ways to Build Your Business

There are numerous resources that entrepreneurs can leverage to help scale their business beyond their products. By leaning on these experts in other fields those entrepreneurs can focus on the thing that they love. This panel will discuss the companies that are out there dedicated to helping entrepreneurs build their business, and discuss how they are helping craft the industry.


12:50 - 1:30 PM

D2c disruptors: Understanding the modern Consumer

Companies are looking for new ways to reach consumers and compete on costs. Our panel will discuss the ways in which they’re able to thrive as a CPG brand who delivers direct to consumers and how that strategy has helped them stand out. 


1:40 - 2:00 PM

Fireside chat: Decoding diversity

With hits like Fenty and new emerging brands focused on more inclusivity what can brands do to attract and adapt to the ever increasing desire for products that speak to a variety of consumers.


2:00 - 4:30 PM

Networking & Demos in the Discovery Lounge

Discover 100+ of the best consumer brand innovations in wellness, beauty & food. The Discovery Lounge will be open from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM.


4:30 - 5:50 PM

Closing keynote


4:50 - 5:00 PM

Closing Thank You's


5:00 - 7:00 PM

Cocktail reception


7:00 - 10:00 PM

VIP dinner *Invite Only*