NEW YORK, April 7, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Shoptalk, the event building the definitive community of commerce innovators, today announced new speaker additions to its inaugural conference, taking place next month in Las Vegas. Best-selling recording artist Lionel Richie will join Shoptalk on Monday, May 16 at 8:10 am to discuss the creation of his recently launched Lionel Richie Home Collection in a fireside chat with Gracious Home Chief Executive Officer, Dottie Mattison.
With more than 300 confirmed speakers to date, Shoptalk has assembled an unprecedented group of the greatest minds reshaping how products, services and experiences are created, curated and consumed. Among its newly confirmed speakers are Andy Dunn, Chief Executive Officer of Bonobos, and Emilie Arel Scott, Chief Executive Officer of Quidsi.
"The unbelievable response and interest from established retail companies, disruptive startups and the investment community is a true testament to the industry's need for a conference that focuses on the evolution of commerce and how consumers discover, shop and buy," said Anil D. Aggarwal, founder and chairman of Shoptalk. "Shoptalk is the only industry event where retailers and brands can discover the most important new business models and technologies and network with the most influential innovators to help move the commerce ecosystem forward."
Shoptalk is on track to sell out at more than 2,000 attendees and will take place on May 15-18 at the Aria, Las Vegas. With more than 100 sessions, Shoptalk's agenda explores a wide range of topics related to retail and ecommerce innovation. In addition to the formal agenda, Shoptalk is designed to enable attendees to interact informally with each other in an easy and open environment. Specific initiatives include an Exhibit Hall that minimizes the focus on short-term lead generation and optimizes for relationship building, as well as social events that include a welcome reception on Sunday evening, May 15, a Monday evening poolside dinner reception and a Tuesday night industry event featuring triple Grammy Award winner Wyclef Jean.
Shoptalk was founded by the creators of Money20/20—the world's largest consumer payments event with over 10,000 attendees.
Shoptalk is the only large-scale commerce event, featuring 2,000+ attendees, 300+ speakers, 150+ CEOs and 200+ sponsors. It's an unprecedented gathering of individuals and companies reshaping how consumers discover, shop and buy any product, service or experience, providing a platform for large retailers and brands, startups, tech companies and investors to come together in an open and friendly environment. Shoptalk will be held on May 15-18, 2016 at the Aria in Las Vegas and March 19-22, 2017 at the Wynn in Las Vegas. For more information, visit www.shoptalk.com. Follow @shoptalk.