THE FUTURE OF RETAIL
WE BRING TOGETHER IMMERSIVE RETAIL THROUGH VIRTUAL REALITY, INTERACTIVE MEDIA AND SHOPPING EXPERIENCES. WE CONNECT IT ALL THROUGH MOBILE AND DATA INTEGRATIONS THAT BOOST IN-STORE AND ONLINE SALES.
NOW NOW IS THE NEW TWIST ON LOCATION-BASED ENTERTAINMENT TRAVELING TO SHOPPING MALLS AS POP UPS, SEMI- PERMANENT AND PERMANENT INSTALLATIONS.
“People want to buy stuff. Brands want to sell stuff. Retailers want acquisition. Our formula for success is CURATION > EXPERIENCE > CONVERSION > TRANSACTION. Selling a ticket is not enough to qualify as a transaction. Closing the CRM Loop and allowing the consumer, mall-goer, etc. to experience a variety of interactive shopping experiences is THE FUTURE OF RETAIL.” -Curt doty, cmo
OUR PRODUCTION PARTNERS
Founder of SEE CO, Vicki is an expert in location based entertainment and TV event producing who served as one of the producers on the most iconic world TV events including Live Aid, the 100th Anniversary of the Eiffel Tower, the Millennium Dome event in London and many others. Vicki has now pivoted to being an expert in the creation and marketing of location based entertainment.
“The new hybrid of beauty, fashion and brands wrapped in an immersive and entertaining experience is the new model.”
Curt has spent decades branding and marketing in the TV, Games and Film industry. He is an innovator in user experience and digital ecosystems. He built up a travelling comic con show expertise with Wizard World which led to elevating the brand and experience to their rabid fan base.
“The industry needs to move from multi-player experiences to multi-shopper experiences.”
OUR ADVISORY BOARD
Stephan has worked for 14 years in the Top Management for running international real estate funds with assets under management of $ 13,5 billion. As the President of German Council of Shopping Centers he established innovations for the association as well as for the whole industry. He was the Founder and First Chairman of the Retail Innovation Group at the International Council of Shopping Centers and serves as a jury member for several National and Global Awards. Stephan is acknowledged to be a world leading authority on Consumer Trends, Future and Innovation. His references range from The White House to European Central Bank and from UBS to HILTON. He is a sought after keynote speaker and has kicked-off many Global Events with his passionate statement "Beyond the Horizon" about the future and necessary transition. Stephan has been honored with the TOP 100 Entrepreneur Excellence Award in Germany in 2018 and 2019.
Michael Leventhal specializes in providing corporate, intellectual property and business transactional services for media/entertainment and technology companies, as well as general businesses. He has represented hundreds of startups and every type of client from individuals to Fortune 500 companies. Working with entrepreneurs and visionaries at all stages of development has long been one of Michael’s passions. Michael has been a partner in a large national firm, a co-owner of several boutique law firms and a business consultancy, a solo practitioner and a senior executive at a high flying technology company. The combination of law firm and business consultancy is consistent with Michael’s holistic approach to representing businesses, both large and start up.
Kevin Williams, the leading specialist in the international Out-of-Home entertainment sector, founder of the consultancy KWP, working with developers, operators and investors in the field. He also is the publisher of The Stinger Report, covering this fascinating sector. A well known and respected commentator and observer of the industry - especially looking at the latest immersive technology defining this emerging sector. He is the co-author of the book the "Immersive Frontier", working hard with his co-author to complete the second edition of this part-work. Kevin, is also a prolific presenter & writer on the scene, with a column in VRFocus and numerous features in the trade media.
An entrepreneur at heart, Daniel has over 20 years experience in project management and business planning. At the age of the 21 he opened his first company. Has experience living in Spain and at the United States
Working with great brands and always on the lookout for new approaches, he found in YDreams the perfect match. Daniel has won several web awards and was short-listed for a Cannes Cyber Lion.
Jayne Rafter is the Owner & Publisher of RLI, the world’s only global retail and leisure magazine established in 2004 and the Global RLI Awards which celebrate retail and leisure excellence on a global scale now in its fourteenth year. Jayne has over 25 years, experience in the sector and a proven track record for publishing well-respected, high-quality magazines. Jayne has presented at awards and conferences around the world and is renowned for her public speaking. She has previously been secured as a key speaker at many international Retail Real Estate events including MAPIC & MIPIM Cannes, ICSC Europe, MECSC, EXPOREAL and Cityscape to name a few. Jayne is an excellent networker and has enviable contacts and relationships with retail and leisure CEOs globally. She is also the Founder of RLI Connect, the world’s only Global Deal-Making event, haven taken it to London, Dubai, Istanbul and this year the US. Jayne’s renowned reputation internationally has enabled her to connect retailers, leisure operators and entertainment concepts with potential partners, operators, owners and developers worldwide.
A global marketing executive with 20 years of experience in the entertainment, sports and real estate sectors. Amy has worked with iconic brands like National Geographic, DreamWorks Animation, Disney and Major League Baseball. She has lead multiple marketing and brand campaigns for live touring shows including Ringling Bros, Disney On Ice and DreamWorks How To Train Your Dragon Live Spectacular. In the real estate sector, Amy collaborated with DreamWorks and National Geographic to create dynamic retail entertainment concepts including DreamPlay in the Philippines, DreamPlace holiday experience in select US and UK shopping centres and the soon to open National Geographic Ultimate Explorer in China.