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Tuesday, October 23 • 11:35am - 11:55am
Direct-to-Consumer Revolution: Fueling the New World Economy

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A new retail paradigm is upon us, one that combines old-fashioned values with new shopping preferences. Driving this shift is one simple truth: a lemonade stand charging $1 will experience far better margins than the beverage company selling lemonade in a bottle at the grocery store for $3. This renewed preference for an old school approach of selling direct-to consumers is underpinning an explosion of over 100 million online businesses of all sizes that are choosing to side-step the middleman in favor of controlling their brand and selling direct to customers online. Join Shopify's COO Harley Finkelstein as he explores the "new world economy" fueled by direct-to-consumer sales.

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Harley Finkelstein

Chief Operating Officer, Shopify
Harley Finkelstein is an entrepreneur, lawyer, and the Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Shopify. He founded his first company at age 17 while a student at McGill. Harley completed his law degree as well as his MBA at the University of Ottawa, where he co-founded the JD/MBA Student... Read More →

Tuesday October 23, 2018 11:35am - 11:55am
Revolution Stage at Venetian Ballroom, Level 2