D2: Retail Edition

Retail Innovation Conference and Expo

June 4-6, 2024

McCormick Place
2253 S. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, Chicago, IL

Join us at D2: Retail Edition (June 5), where the retail landscape meets the cutting edge of Web3 technologies. This program offers an exclusive opportunity for C-Suite CMO executives, brand leaders, creatives, and their teams to gather with peers and leading Web3 tech innovators to network, learn, and get comfortable with experimenting. D2’s active brand community shares news, networks, and resources to help leaders unlock the possibilities of decentralized technologies to grow their organizations and products in a Web3 world.

Discover how retail is undergoing a revolutionary transformation and hear how leading brands and tech experts converge to unravel the best practices for Web3 success. Don’t miss your chance to be at the forefront of innovation!

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Jordan Walbesser
Director, Legal & Business Affairs Mattel, Inc.

Keynote Speaker

Wednesday, June 5th


Featured Speakers

Kenzi Inman
Director of Global Event Strategy & Development, NBA

Meral Arik

Betsy Ziegler

Ambrosia March
Senior Director of Marketing

Eric Arvai
Co-Founder & Head of Strategic Partnerships

Jonathan G. Blanco

Nathan Love
Senior Business Development Manager – Wholesale Partnerships & Innovation

Keith Soljacich
EVP, Head of Innovation

Megan Effertz
VP, Brand Leader


2024 Agenda at a Glance

Wednesday, June 5th

8:30 AM – 9:00 AM

Networking Coffee

8:55 AM – 9:00 AM

Welcome & Introductions

9:00 AM – 9:30 AM

Keynote: Gaming & Retail – Introducing Brands to New Audiences

9:30 AM – 10:00 AM

Panel: Personalizing Customer Experiences – How the NBA is Using Web3 & AI

10:00 AM – 10:15 AM

Networking Break

10:15 AM – 10:45 AM

Panel: Talking to the C-Suite About the Future of Web3 & Emerging Tech

10:45 AM – 11:00 AM

Networking Break

11:00 AM – 11:30 AM

The Future of Loyalty is Tokenization & Authentication

11:30 AM – 11:45 AM

Networking Break

11:45 AM – 12:15 PM

Panel: How Immersive Experiences are Shaping the Retail Environment

*Agenda subject to change

2024 D2: Retail Edition Partners

Do you or your business offer invaluable insight and expertise that can help C-suite leaders unlock the potential of Web3? We’re welcoming partners that want to share educational and actionable information designed for business leaders who are interested in making the shift to Web3.

Who should attend

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  • C-Suite (CEOs, CMOs, CIOs, CDOs)
  • Marketing & Innovation Leaders
  • Social Media Marketers
  • Business Development Leaders
  • Product Launch Teams
  • Brand & Customers Experience Leaders
  • Brand, Category & Product Leaders
  • Community Managers

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2023 Keynote Speaker Videos

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Frances Yu

Partner & US & Global Lead for Unlimited Reality

Kate Brady

Head of Next Gen DTC Connections & Innovation