Future Stores Seattle

June 25 - 28, 2017

Washington State Convention Center, Seattle

Contact Us: 1.888.482.6012

Pre-Day: Sunday June 25, 2017 Retail Innovation In Action

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Registration and Site Tour Overview
3:00 PM Registration and Site Tour Overview

Join us for the most well-received and exciting part of any Future Stores event: the site tours! Head out for an afternoon packed with site tours to renowned retailers in Seattle’s retail core. This is your chance to see retail innovation in action from some of the world’s most admired brands. Sign up for a tour that interests you and spend the afternoon exploring new in-store trends.(Pre-registration is required for all tours).

SITE TOUR A

3:30 PM Seattle Retail Core Walking Tour - SOLD OUT

Home to dozens of upscale national and international retailers and restaurants, the Retail Core is one of the finest dining and shopping areas in the region. For the first stop on the tour, get a guided tour of the newly revamped Nordstrom flagship store.

Tour Guide: Jessica Wallace, Service Experience Manager, Nordstrom

SITE TOUR B

Starbucks Reserve Roastery & Tasting Room - SOLD OUT

Enjoy a tasting of Roastery Exclusive blend brewed two different ways plus conversation around the Reserve Brand including concept, innovation, current stores, future store models and customer engagement – creating a unique customer experience, new customer service models for retail locations, coffee education.
Discuss history, concept and design of the building, Roasting Plant operations, Roastery Café operations (customer experiences) and how to generate commerce in an expanding neighborhood.

Tour Guide: Renee Frechin, Event Specialist, Reserve Roastery & Tasting Room, Starbucks

SITE TOUR C

B8Ta - SOLD OUT

New this year!
B8ta is a retail store designed for trying and buying new tech gadgets but they don’t make any money off the sales. It’s a subscription based model, where start-ups partner with B8TA to get their products in a brick and mortar setting. The products, which include home devices and audio and visual gadgets, emphasize internet connectivity and all lend themselves to a tactile experience. B8TA provides these innovative, smaller brands with a prominent store front that would otherwise be cost prohibitive for them.
Learn about this new store concept through a guided tour with Chelsey Murray, the General Manager and  then you'll have plenty of time to explore the store and test out unique products yourself!

Tour Guide: Chelsey Murray, GM, B8TA

If time allows, other stops on the tour may include Amazon Bookstore, Restoration Hardware and Warby Parker.

SITE TOUR D

University Village Walking Tour

Sandra Andrews, Senior Director, Product and Customer Experience, Microsoft Corporation

Located just 10 minutes from downtown, University Village is Seattle’s only outdoor lifestyle shopping center, offering a unique mix of over 120 locally-owned boutiques and signature national retailers.

All new guided tours featuring:

Microsoft

Come explore one of Microsoft's premier locations. You'll be taken on a guided tour of the store and have the chance to ask questions and interact with the latest technology.
Tour Guide: Sandra Andrews, Senior Director, Product and Customer Experience, Microsoft Direct

If time allows, other stops on the tour will include Amazon Bookstore, Restoration Hardware and Nike Running

 Sandra Andrews
Sandra Andrews
Senior Director, Product and Customer Experience
Microsoft Corporation
Sandra is a customer focused, results oriented, collaborative leader with entrepreneurial spirit. Nearly 20 years in the technology industry, Sandra has experience in business development, product management, customer experience, sales, visual merchandising and marketing. She is known for her ability to get stuff done, driving programs, products an ...[Read More]

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