OneMarket participated in Shoptalk 2018 last week in Las Vegas. It was the team’s fourth Shoptalk experience, but our first since becoming OneMarket. While the event grew in size this year – attracting more than 8,000 attendees! – the outcomes grew as well. The best of the best came out to share ideas, debate new business models, and think about the changing retail landscape as an industry. It was an exciting show to say the least!
The OneMarket team hosted a VIP lunch where we had retailers like Lululemon and Nike sitting alongside shopping venue operators like General Growth Property and Macerich as well as technology partners like Facebook and ZigZag Global, all openly discussing the importance of collaboration as a key to winning in today’s retail landscape. Attendees heard a few words from Don Kingsborough, CEO of OneMarket, on what the vision of the OneMarket retail technology network is, as well as from Steven Lowy, Chairman Of OneMarket, on why he is continuing to remain involved as the company as chairman even after the company spins-off from Westfield Corp. into its own publicly traded company. The Chief Digital Officer of Macerich, Kevin McKenzie and President of Nordstrom.com,Ken Worzel, also addressed the crowd and provided insight on why they support the vision of OneMarket and have engaged as partners.
(Ken Worzel, President of Nordstrom.com; Erik Nordstrom, President of Nordstrom; Steven Lowy, Co-CEO of Westfield Corp. and Chairman of OneMarket; Kevin McKenzie, Chief Digital Officer of Macerich; Don Kingsborough, CEO of OneMarket.)
Additionally, Don Kingsborough sat in the infamous red chair on-stage at a Recode event in participation with Shoptalk, An Evening with Code Commerce. He was interviewed on stage by Jason Del Rey alongside Erik Nordstrom, where they discussed the importance of the strategic partnership between OneMarket and Nordstrom. Checkout a recap of the interview on Recode and watch the full interview on YouTube.
OneMarket also had a booth on the expo floor – right next to the Dry Bar booth where girls could get hair touch-ups and right in front of Pall Mall Barbers where gents could get shaves and haircuts. We love that Shoptalk took note of the “experience economy” trend! We used our booth to showcase our retail technology network, and also had a private meeting space where we sat down with several dozen retailers and partners cramming lots of productive conversations into just two days.
The vision of Shoptalk – to bring together the entire industry to collaborate and think about the new future of retail – aligns perfectly with the mission of OneMarket and we couldn’t be more thrilled to have been such an involved partner. We’re already looking forward to next year!