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Nexus Conference


Thursday January 23, 2020


Wellness Activities (Optional)

Mandarin Oriental

Start your day with a healthy activity. There is no fee to participate, but advance registration is required.  Choose f...

8:00am - 8:30am


Mandarin Oriental Terrace

8:30am - 9:00am

How Augmented Reality Will Change Real Estate

Salons 2 and 3

It’s much more than Pokémon Go!  Learn how AR will drive epic change in consumer experience and increased value for prop...

9:00am - 9:30am

A View From the Top: Electoral Politics and Flow on Effects to Retail Economics

Salons 2 and 3

With only 11 days to the Iowa Caucuses, the competing economic agendas of the presidential candidates are more germane t...

9:30am - 9:45am

Is Water the New Oil?

Salons 2 and 3

This session focuses on nature, trends and how water impacts the built world. SPEAKER Andrea Erickson-Quiroz, Global Di...

9:45am - 10:20am

The Future of Public vs. Private: Investment Opportunities & Capital Flows

Salons 2 and 3

Find out  how retail real estate capital markets participants evaluate new investment opportunities in both the public a...

10:20am - 10:45am

Networking Break

10:45am - 11:30am

Changing the World

Salons 2 and 3

Learn how the rise of Chinese millennials will affect your marketplace, workplace and life, defining opportunities in te...

11:30am - 12:00pm

Blended Buildings

Salons 2 and 3

Buildings of tomorrow need to seamlessly combine experiences and services that are specifically tailored to user’s needs...

12:15pm - 12:50pm

Concurrent Session: Presidential Recap & The 2020 Election

As we near the end of a Presidential term, we recap and discuss the various highlights in America under the current admi...

12:15pm - 12:50pm

Concurrent Session: The Last Mile

Logistics and supply chain are crucial to the success of retailers. A retail logistics expert will provide an insider lo...

1:00pm - 2:00pm


Mandarin Oriental Terrace

2:10pm - 2:40pm

How to Adapt to the Fast-Paced Digital World

Salons 1 and 2

SPEAKER Debra Jasper, Co-Founder & CEO, Mindset Digital

2:40pm - 3:20pm

Gurus of Grocery

Salons 1 and 2

Four gurus within the grocery world focusing on the evolution of grocery and its anticipated impact on the shopping cent...

3:20pm - 3:50pm

A Conversation with a Contrarian Retail Entrepreneur

Find out how Showfields is trying to create the most interesting store in the world by changing the way brick-and-mortar...

3:50pm - 4:30pm

The Future of Cannabis

Salons 2 and 3

The cannabis industry is expected to reach $66 billion by 2025. Hear insiders discuss how to overcome the political risk...

4:30pm - 5:00pm

Family Feud

Salons 1 and 2

Do you lay awake at night pondering retail’s most burning questions?  Think you have all of the answers? Take the reins...

5:00pm - 6:00pm

Closing Reception