Agenda

The conversations we have at VOICES are more relevant, necessary and valuable now than ever before. This year we're moving the VOICES stage from a barn in Oxfordshire into a former fashion retail store in the heart of West London, where over three days we will broadcast a series of provocative talks and interactive discussions designed to open your mind, lift your spirits and take you out of your comfort zone.

Session 1: THE WIDER WORLD: Making Sense of 2020 and Charting a Way Forward

2pm - 5pm GMT/ 9am - 12pm EST

Living With the Virus: Learnings From the Spanish Flu of 1918 Laura Spinney, Writer & Science Journalist

Who Will Win in an Era of De-Globalisation? Dr Dambisa Moyo, Global Economist & Author
Kai-Fu Lee, Chairman & CEO, Sinovation Ventures
Felix Salmon, Chief Financial Correspondent, Axios

Beyond GDP: How Sustainable Development Improves Human Wellbeing Jan-Emmanuel De Neve, Professor of Economics & Director, Wellbeing Research Centre, University of Oxford

Breaking Up Big Tech: The Looming Battle Over Monopolies and Antitrust Roger McNamee, Founding Partner, Elevation Partners
Christopher Wylie, Activist & Head of Research, H&M Group

The Road to Real Change: Translating Awareness Into Action Rashad Robinson, President, Color Of Change

In The Shadow of Grenfell David Lammy, Member of Parliament & Shadow Secretary of State for Justice

What The Food We Eat Says About The Society We Live In Christina Adane, Activist & Board Member, Bite Back 2030 Youth Board

Session 2: INSIDE THE FASHION SYSTEM: Addressing the Industry’s Most Important Challenges and Opportunities

2pm - 5pm GMT/ 9am - 12pm EST

The State of Fashion 2021 Achim Berg, Senior Partner, McKinsey & Company
Imran Amed, Founder & CEO, The Business of Fashion

The Pandemic Pivot: Moncler Genius 2.0 Remo Ruffini, Chairman & CEO, Moncler

The Internship: Race, Class and Privilege in the Fashion Industry Aaron Christian, Director & Producer, AC Studios

An Exercise in Humanity and Belonging Samira Nasr, Editor-in-Chief, Harper's Bazaar
Sinéad Burke, Teacher, Writer, Broadcaster & Advocate

The Making Of Air Dior Kim Jones, Artistic Director, Dior Men & Artistic Director of Women's Collections, Fendi

Collaboration in a Crisis: Rewiring Fashion & The Forum Anya Hindmarch, Founder & CEO, Anya Hindmarch
Dries Van Noten, Designer, Dries Van Noten
Stefano Martinetto, Co-Founder & CEO, Tomorrow London

Breathing New Life Into Fashion Oluwole Olosunde, Registered Nurse & Founder, Against Medical Advice

Session 3: TECHNOLOGY & INNOVATION: Exploring How New Technologies Will Change Consumer Behaviour

5pm - 7pm GMT/ 12pm - 2pm EST

When Worlds Collide: Technology, Media & E-Commerce 2021 Michael J. Wolf, Founder & CEO, Activate Consulting

The Multiversal Self: The Coming Age of Virtual World Herman Narula, Co-Founder & CEO, Improbable

Feel Different: Engagement Strategies From the Cultural Sector Jake Barton, Founder & Principal, Local Projects

The Power of Voice to Create Human Connection Paul Davison, Co-Founder & CEO, Clubhouse
Virgil Abloh, Creative Director & Artistic Director, Off-White & Louis Vuitton Menswear

How Technology Is Powering African Retail Juliet Anammah, Chairperson & Group Head of Institutional Relations, Jumia Nigeria
Zain Verjee, Founder & CEO, Zain Verjee Group

Founder's Story: Hope, Resilience And Reinvention In A Crisis Jennifer Hyman, Co-Founder & CEO, Rent the Runway
Lauren Sherman, Chief Correspondent, The Business of Fashion

Session 4: REINVENTING RETAIL: Understanding How Forces Accelerated by the Pandemic Are Reshaping the Retail Sector

3pm - 5pm GMT / 10am - 12pm EST

Ten Retail Archetypes of the Future Doug Stephens, Founder, Retail Prophet

Evoking Emotion in the Last Mile of Customer Service Will Shu, Founder & CEO, Deliveroo
Sojin Lee, Founder & CEO, Toshi
Imran Amed, Founder & CEO, The Business of Fashion

Inside the Game-Changing Farfetch, Alibaba, Richemont Partnership José Neves, Founder, Chairman & CEO, Farfetch
J. Michael Evans, President, Alibaba Group

A New Playbook for Direct-To-Consumer Brands David Bell, Co-Founder, Idea Farm Ventures
Anthony Sperduti, Co-Founder, Partner & Executive Creative Director, Mythology
Claudia Teng & Olamide Olowe, Co-Founders, Topicals
Cami Téllez, Co-Founder & CEO, Parade Alexandra Mondalek, Senior Editorial Associate, The Business of Fashion

The Payments Race: The Rise of Buy Now, Pay Later Silvija Martincevic, Chief Commercial Officer, Affirm

Retail Media 2.0: Content Is the New Merchandising Rachel Shechtman, Founder, Story
Ben Kaufman, Co-Founder & CEO, Camp

Session 5: LIVE YOUR BEST LIFE: Finding the Balance, Insight and Inspiration To Be the Most Authentic, Healthy Version of Yourself

5pm - 7pm GMT/ 12pm - 2pm EST

Living With the Virus: A Survivor's Story Sophia Neophitou-Apostolou, Editor-in-Chief, 10 & 10 Men
Tim Blanks, Editor-at-Large, The Business of Fashion

Global Attitudes and Health Behaviours, from Masks to Vaccines Sarah Jones, Creator, Mental Health Intelligence
Noel Brewer, Professor of Health Behavior, University of North Carolina

The Science of Sleep Harpreet Singh Rai, CEO, Oura
Dr. Matthew Walker, Professor of Neuroscience and Psychology, UC Berkeley

A Creative Dialogue For a New Consciousness Jonathan Anderson, Creative Director, JW Anderson & Loewe
Anthea Hamilton, Artist
Tim Blanks, Editor-at-Large, The Business of Fashion

How Meditation Can Lead To an Awakened Life Deepak Chopra, Founder, Chopra Foundation
Carmen Busquets, Entrepreneur & Investor

**Agenda subject to change

Partners

VOICES 2020 is made possible in part through partnerships with leading organisations who share our values of global collaboration and learning.