Why You Should Attend!

Argyle Executive Forum is bringing together leading retail and consumer goods executives to discuss the biggest trends impacting and disrupting the marketplace. Our multitrack agenda, in which you can select your own breakout sessions of choice, will provide you with an opportunity to create a personalized schedule that maps to the most pressing issues that you and your organization are facing.

With a program geared specifically towards digital, brand, analytics and marketing executives in the retail and consumer goods industry, key topics our speaking faculty will explore include:

  • Understanding how digital is transforming the shopping experience
  • How the role of technology, analytics and content are evolving within the retail space
  • Driving innovation through use of new and emerging tech, such as artificial intelligence, virtual reality, connected apps, and more
  • Data and targeting tactics to connect with consumers on a more personal level
  • Leveraging partnerships with brands, agencies and platforms to reach always-on consumers
  • Best practices in driving seamless and dynamic cross-channel experiences


Our keynote presentations, fireside chats, panel sessions, and interactive group discussion sessions will give you the perspective and actionable takeaways that only a room of Fortune 500 retail and consumer goods executives can provide. We look forward to hosting you!

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This event will feature insights from top executives, including:

If you'd like to recommend a speaker, please email Hayley Adelson at hadelson@argyleforum.com.

Ken Bausch Vice President, Global Digital Marketing
World Kitchen
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Glenn Burke Vice President, Marketing & Business Development
Avis Budget Group
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Chris Butler Head of Ecommerce & Digital Activation
Nestle Waters
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Dave Campbell Vice President, Conversion Strategy
Bounce Exchange
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Dorothy Carlow Chief Merchandising & Marketing Officer
Fairway Market
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Jennifer Dalipi Head of Global Media - Consumer Beauty
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Kristin Fassler Vice President, Director of Marketing
Random House
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Stephanie Garbarini VP Brand Marketing
Dress Barn
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Ken Godfrey Head of Digital
Philips North America
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Patrick Keane President
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Joel Smart Vice President, Business Development
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Angela Tribelli Chief Marketing Officer
HarperCollins Publishers
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Robin Van Puyenbroeck Vice President, Business Development
Ethan Allen Global
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Sandeep Varma Enterprise Vice President, CRM & Loyalty
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Douglas Zarkin Vice President, Chief Marketing Officer
Pearle Vision
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  • 7:45am – 8:45am Breakfast
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    Kick off the day with a healthy breakfast and networking. Connect with your marketing peers in the retail, consumer good and consumer services industries before the morning’s content begins. 

  • 8:50am – 9:00am Argyle Opening Remarks
  • 9:00am – 9:35am Keynote Presentation: How Pearle Vision Went Back to its Roots
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    Sometimes a few steps backward is all a brand needs to kick start its journey forward. Doug Zarkin, CMO of Pearle Vision, explains how the retailer got back to its roots by using the company’s core values to breathe new life into this legacy brand.

    Douglas Zarkin
    Senior Vice President & Chief Marketing Officer
    Pearle Vision

  • 9:35am – 9:55am Thought Leadership Spotlight featuring SAP
  • 9:55am – 10:15am Thought Leadership Spotlight featuring Bounce Exchange
  • 10:15am – 10:40am Networking Break
  • 10:40am – 11:30am Breakout Session #1:
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    Select your track of choice from our breakout selection – choose from the following options:

  • 11:30am – 11:50am Networking Break
  • 11:50am – 12:10pm Thought Leadership Spotlight featuring Salesforce
  • 12:10pm – 12:20pm Switch Sessions
  • 12:20pm – 1:10pm Breakout Session #2:
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    Select your track of choice from our breakout selection – choose from the following options:

  • 1:10pm – 2:10pm Lunch
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    Take a midday break to grab lunch, network with your peers, and discuss the morning presentations.

  • 2:10pm – 2:30pm Thought Leadership Spotlight
  • 2:30pm – 3:20pm Redefining the Customer Journey in the Digital Era
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    Digital has fundamentally changed how companies interact with customers. In this new world of extraordinary information access, companies that engage customers early, engage across different channels, and engage them in more meaningful ways, ultimately end up winning in the marketplace. Hear how these tactics have worked for one leading brand.

  • 3:20pm – 3:40pm Networking Break
  • 3:40pm – 4:15pm Fireside Chat featuring Fairway Market: “The Next Phase of Growth for 4-Wall Retailers”
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    When you think “omnichannel,” a supermarket probably isn’t the first to come to mind. Fairway launched ecommerce a little over a year ago, and the organization has achieved substantial growth since. In this chat, Fairway’s CMO shares best practices for embracing digital and ecommerce, and how to be profitable in this space.

    Dorothy Carlow
    Chief Marketing & Merchandising Officer
    Fairway Market

  • 4:15pm – 4:25pm Argyle Closing Remarks
  • 4:30pm – 5:30pm Closing Reception
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    Wrap up the day with a cocktails and hors d'Oeuvres. Head home with new connections and a notebook full of key takeaways to implement back at the office.

What will be discussed? Explore hot topics and challenges facing retail and consumer goods executives such as:

Customer engagement

Explore how we understand our customers in today's hyper-connected world, and develop a brand dialogue to effectively communicate with them. Hear discussions on:

  • Understanding audience fragmentation
  • Connecting emotionally with customers
  • Communicating across multiple touch points
  • Integrating new media with traditional strategy

The digital CMO

The digital sphere has changed the role of the CMO, in scope and practice. Talk about how this affects all areas of the executive agenda, from budgeting to hiring. Learn how top CMOs are:

  • Being catalysts for change
  • Adopting new measurement tools
  • Defining new roles to add value
  • Leading by example

Omnichannel strategy

Evaluate where you are on the omnichannel maturity curve, reflect on how your team is driving accountability around the omnichannel customer experience, and find out what you could be doing better. Our speakers will discuss:

  • Methodologies for measuring ROI
  • Targeting with customer data
  • Managing cross functional collaboration
  • Comparing single and multichannel interactions

Mobile marketing

Confront the shift to the mobile consumer head on, by learning how the Fortune 500 has adapted their marketing efforts for mobile devices. Discuss mobile's evolution and make predictions for the future. Get briefed on:

  • Optimizing content for mobile
  • Managing the mobile channel as a marketer
  • Building a unified view of users across channels
  • Measuring the ROI of mobile

Still have questions? We have answers.

I want to attend, but what if I'm unsure of my schedule and need to cancel my participation?

Just let us know. We understand that schedules change! However, we always have a waiting list for this event, and if you don't cancel, we will assume you are still attending and your spot will go unused. If you must, cancel at least 48 hours prior to the event to make room for others!

What if I can't be OOO for a whole day, or need to come late?

We have wifi and private rooms available for attendees to take calls and spend some quiet time on emails, as well as access to printing. Have a morning meeting you can't miss? No problem. This event was designed for busy executives - we get it.

I'd like to bring some colleagues. Do I need to register them online?

Events are more fun with friends, and we'd be happy to host your team. You can have them register online, or send us their names, titles and email addresses and we will take care of it for you! request a pass.

I don't see the event venue listed. Where will the meeting be held?

To maintain exclusivity, we don't release the venue address until the registration process has been completed. All logistical details will be shared once you have requested a pass and been approved.

The "2017 Retail & Consumer Goods Forum: Marketing to the Modern Consumer in New York" is proudly sponsored by:

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Traveling for the event? Stay at one of our recommended hotels nearby:

Please note the below are the preferred hotels of Argyle Executive Forum. Please specify that you are part of the Argyle group when booking sleeping rooms in order to receive a discounted rate of $311 per night at the Grand Central Hotel location and $343 per night at the Manhattan Hotel location, taxes not included. 


The Fitzpatrick Grand Central

141 E. 44th Street
New York, NY 10017
Telephone: (800) 367-7701


The Fitzpatrick Manhattan

687 Lexington Avenue
Between 56th & 57th Street
New York, NY 10022
Telephone: (212) 355-0100