2016 Schedule

Interactive: March 11–15  •  Film: March 11–19  •  Music: March 15–20

$5 Trillion Question: What’s the Future of Retail?

Saturday, March 12
9:30AM - 10:30AM

Westin Austin Downtown
Continental 3
310 E 5th ST


Retail is the $5-trillion driving force of the modern economy. Yet today’s SoLoMo shopping is almost unrecognizable from the salesman-to-buyer model of the last 2,000 years. With the pace of innovation only escalating - from 3D printing to personal robots and virtual reality - in 10 years, what will retail even look like?

Join industry leaders to explore how tech, culture and commerce will converge, mapping models for real world retail that can thrive in 2025 and beyond.

Hashtags: #sxsw #retail2025


Christopher Tate at SXSW

Christopher Tate


The Bailey Group

Chris is currently Chief Executive Officer of the Bailey Group, overseeing all aspects globally of the company's portfolio of contemporary fashion brands. He is also an active board member for Zadi...

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Katherine Power at SXSW

Katherine Power


Clique Media Group

Katherine Power is the co-founder and CEO of the leading content and commerce company, Clique Media Group (CMG), which includes WhoWhatWear.com (celebrity style and runway trends), MyDomaine.com (h...

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Melanie Bender at SXSW

Melanie Bender

Sr Mktg Dir


Contributing to Westfield’s current and future customer strategy, Melanie leads marketing for an $800MM center relaunch and is a core member of Westfield's Future of Retail team, collaborating acro...

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Michael Schrage at SXSW

Michael Schrage

Research Fellow

MIT Center for Digital Business

Michael Schrage is a Research Fellow at the Center for Digital Business at MIT Sloan School of Management and a Visiting Fellow at London's Imperial College in its Innovation and Entrepreneurship p...

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