This time next week, Recode will be hosting more than 400 entrepreneurs and executives from across the retail and e-commerce industries for the first-ever, multi-day Code Commerce event.
The lineup of speakers that attendees will hear from on Sept. 13 and 14 was already very strong, with people like Blue Apron CEO Matt Salzberg, Williams-Sonoma CEO Laura Alber, Uber Chief Brand Officer Bozoma Saint John and NBA Commissioner Adam Silver joining us for our signature, red-chair interviews.
Well, it just got stronger. I’m thrilled to announce three more industry leaders we’ll hear from in New York City next week:
Venmo Chief Operating Officer Mike Vaughan was one of the payment service’s first employees — before it was owned by PayPal and even Braintree. Vaughan is now one of Venmo’s top execs, helping to oversee the rapid growth of the money-transfer service that surpassed $8 billion in payment volume last quarter alone. The big, outstanding question we’ll probe: Can he help turn Venmo into a real business?
We’ll also talk with two fashion industry entrepreneurs that are reimagining distribution channels and a brand’s environmental responsibilities in 2017. Reformation founder and CEO Yael Aflalo will be joined onstage by Theory founder and president Andrew Rosen for a discussion about everything from building sustainability and customer transparency into a business model to the pros and cons of direct-to-consumer approaches versus selling through digital marketplaces like Amazon and Stitch Fix.
This article originally appeared on Recode.net.