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12:00 noon-1:00 pm EST on Zoom


April 10, 2024

Let's Talk



Shoptalk is where thousands of retail changemakers come together every year to create the future of retail. Shoptalk covers the latest technologies, trends and business models, as well as the rapid transformation of what consumers discover, shop for and buy—everything ranging from apparel and electronics to beauty and grocery. Since its first event in 2016, Shoptalk’s agenda has led the retail industry narrative and provided insights and perspectives not found anywhere else.

Joe Laszlo, Head of Content, Shoptalk USA is joining RMS to share the top takeaways and some anecdotal and interesting observances coming out of Shoptalk Spring (March 17-20) where the theme was a Retail Odyssey. If you didn’t attend Shoptalk–or even if you did--join Joe when he runs through what’s top of mind in retail today with RMS board member Marie Driscoll. 

  • AI. Hyped? Under-Hyped? Over-Hyped? Or Just Right? How are retailers applying AI in the next 18 months? How will AI transform retail?

  • Stores Still Matter! Rethinking the store. What should an in-store experience be? Creating unified retail experiences. 

  • Retail Media. A promise of profits but what is required? Is it for everyone? 

  • The Power of Brands. Authenticity, creating loyalty, and attracting the next generation of shoppers. 

  • The State of Marketing. Reimagining product discovery with influencers, social platforms. 


Our webinar will kick off with a short, up-to-the-moment summary of the latest goings-on in retail. Our Subject Matter Expert is Patrick McKeever, President and Founder of The Daily on Retail.



We've added a door prize to our agenda.


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RMS Members: $10 

Guests: $50*

Date: Wednesday, April 10

Time: 12:00 noon-1:00 pm EST


Zoom log-on instructions will be emailed  prior to the event.

* If you're not an RMS member, now is the time to join. Benefits of membership include: reduced rates on webinars, meetings and conferences; complimentary attendance at our Roundtable online discussions; "Top Takeaways"-capsule summaries of most meetings and webinars; Membership Directory for networking purposes; and Face to Face Fridays, a bi-monthly online networking session for members only.


Joe Laszlo

Head of Content-USA



Joe Laszlo leads the development of the narrative, agenda and speakers for Shoptalk's three U.S. events: Shoptalk Spring, Shoptalk Fall, and Groceryshop. He has deep retail subject matter expertise, and regularly interviews senior leaders across Shoptalk's stages. He also helps define Shoptalk's original content, including the zeitgeist presentations on major forces reshaping the retail industry. Joe has worked at Shoptalk since 2018, starting in the role of VP of Content.

Joe has nearly two decades of experience advising and guiding companies and industries challenged by massive technological change. Prior to joining the Shoptalk team, Joe played several roles at the Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB). Earlier in his career, he worked as a research director at Jupiter Research.


Marie Driscoll

Driscoll Advisors

Professor, Baruch, FIT & The New School

Marie Driscoll is a highly experienced equity analyst focusing on apparel brands, apparel retailers, and luxury goods. She has served in key analytical and business development roles in leading financial research firms.  Marie was recognized three times in The Wall Street Journal’s “Best on the Street” analyst survey, capturing the first place ranking for stock selection in the Clothing & Accessories industry.   Marie started Driscoll Advisors late in 2011 providing consulting services to academia, industry, investors and non-profits. She is a columnist for the ICSC’s VRN and IOJ, The Robin Report, and Beauty & the Bull. She is an adjunct professor at LIM College, teaching 

Luxury Brand Management in the Fashion Industry. Previously (2003-2011) she was with Standard & Poor’s equity research department as Director of Consumer Discretionary Retail, leading a team of five analysts responsible for about 140 equities spanning department and specialty stores, discounters and mass merchants as well as restaurants, housing and furniture stocks. 



Patrick McKeever, Jr.

President & Founder

The Daily on Retail

Patrick McKeever has followed retail for more than 20 years. Prior to founding Wall Street 313 LLC and The Daily on Retail in late 2018, he spent 11 years as a managing director, senior analyst and consumer sector head at MKM Partners. He has received a number of professional awards, including 2nd place in Multiline Retail for both stock picking and earnings estimation in the 2016 Thomson Reuters poll. He was awarded Top Stock Picker in Multiline Retail in the same poll, has been recognized in the Greenwich survey and has performed well in the institutional money manager voting process. He appears on CNBC and other networks to discuss retail and has been quoted extensively by industry publications and the financial press. Patrick started his career in equity research at Credit Suisse in New York. 

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