Please note that this is an example of an agenda with the sort of companies we typically meet in San Francisco and Silicon Valley. The final program will be ready and shared with the group latest one week prior to the event. Stay tuned!

    Sunday, November 17th 2019

    2:00 pm - 5:00 pm Sailing By the Bay

    Admire San Francisco and it's surrounding from the water on a sailing cruise. Get to know the other innovation leaders while you are sailing past the iconic Golden Gate Bridge, legendary Alcatraz Island and the hamlet of Sausalito.

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    6:00 pm Dreamforce Industry Tours Dinner

    Enjoy a wonderful dinner with all the attendees of the Industry Tours in one of the best restaurants San Francisco has to offer.

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    Monday, November 18th 2019

    8:45 am - 10:00 am "Personalization at Scale"

    Shoppers are searching for unique brand experiences that are customized to meet their individual wants and needs - especially in the food and beverage space. Knowing who your customers are and anticipating what they will purchase next is key to drive sales. Meet the latest Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning and Big Data startups and hear first-hand how to bring retail, e-commerce and technology together in a cohesive experience for your shoppers.

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    10:30 am - 11:30 am "Leveraging Disruptive Tech"

    As the consumer product industry becomes increasingly competitive, retailers and CPG brands are seeking new opportunities which employ Blockchain, Virtual Reality, 3D Printing, Voice, near-field communication, or facial recognition. It's relevant at every stage in the supply chain: from knowing from where products come to optimizing the manufacturing process to offering tech-enabled post-purchase assistance. Meet innovative start-ups in this field and learn how they use disruptive technologies to understand and serve today's customer better.

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    12:00 pm - 1:00 pm Business Lunch "Factory42"

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    1:30 pm - 2:30pm "Robots, Automation & Retail"

    Most retailers are aware of the robots that are involved with assembling, packing, or handling items before they reach retail stores. Now, some retail robots are starting to change how human employees work and shoppers purchase goods in stores. Meet the latest startups in this field and learn how robots can enhance the in-store customer service or bring the store to the customer through last mile delivery autonomous vehicles and drones.

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    3:00 pm - 4:00 pm "Merging Sustainability, Wellness & Tech"

    As the world pushes for consumption patterns that enable healthy living and better sustainability, the retail landscape is offering a synergistic response. Meet one of the latest forward-thinking startup who integrates smart technology into their products to achieve their goals and merging them with systems that can reduce single-use waste, a significant environmental pollutant.

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    4:30 pm - 5:30 pm "Re-Imagine the In-Store Experience"

    The realm of CPG was once limited to the physical - but no more. Now, thanks to merging In-store and online experiences, retailers are able to create a seamless customer experience along a reimagined path to purchase: from curated stores, exclusive showrooms, smart mirrors, cashless checkout to virtual commerce. Discover the latest shops in San Francisco redefining how we shop.

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    6:00 pm - 7:00 pm Retail expert talk with Daniel Kellmereit, CEO of Liganova USA "Future of Cities - Innovative Concepts for Turbulent Times"

    Cities are moving to center stage. Large urban areas are not only continuing to grow, they act as innovation hubs and social, cultural melting pots. However, almost all major cities have major challenges, from housing shortages and affordability crisis to dying real estate corridor. This presentation will focus on innovative concepts around retail, real estate and technology that are shaping the city of the future.

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    7:00 pm - 7:45pm "Matchlabn Debrief Session & Drinks"

    Before enjoying dinner, we discuss the day's events over drinks and with the latest CPG snacks made in San Francisco.

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    8:00 pm Retail Industry Dinner

    A wonderful dinner with other industry leaders is the best way to end a day full of inspiration.

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    Empowered by Matchlabn

    Simone Lis, founder of Matchlabn, empowers CEO's and their future workforce to develop new vital skills for our automated future. Through bespoke Innovation Journeys - online and offline - she and her team connect emerging technologists and thought leaders from Silicon Valley and Los Angeles to executives from abroad to obtain tech-savvy, creativity and collaboration skills. The goal is to teach, inspire and engage digital leaders of the future to create shared value for business and society.


    For more than 17 years, Simone has built up her network with deep links into the largest startup ecosystems in the world. Her understanding of cultural values - and differences - combined with her business acumen has enabled her to help numerous business innovate.


    Simone develops corporate innovation trainings for global brands, universities, consultancies and associations across a vast array of industries and has worked on projects for world-beating startups like AirBNB and Google for Entrepreneurs.