Managing Messy Marketplaces: Research Findings for Brand Manufacturing

Jul 15, 2021 3:00 pm4:00 PM EST

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Event Description

In early 2021, Forrester, in partnership with Vorys eControl, conducted a survey of brand manufacturer executives about their digital commerce strategies. The first 'Digital State of Brand Manufacturers Study' included questions about brands' focus on direct-to-consumer sales, wholesale dot-com relationships, and online marketplaces. Responses were received from 140 decision makers at organizations across Asia Pacific, EMEA, Latin America, and North America.

Join us to listen as they discuss the results and how they could impact brands' approach to marketplace sales.

BWG Connect & Vorys eControl invite you to participate in an interactive discussion with your peers.

As always, there will be no sales pitches and there is no cost to join.

Discussion Topics

  • The prominence, fast growth and global reach of online marketplaces
  • The challenging side of ecommerce: counterfeits, gray markets and a lack of consumer data
  • Approaches for increased control including direct-to-consumer (DTC) selling, e-control, and government regulation efforts

Event Partners

Guest Speakers

Aaron Conant

Co-Founder & Managing Director at BWG Connect

Aaron Conant is Co-Founder and Chief Digital Strategist at BWG Connect, a networking and knowledge sharing group of thousands of brands who collectively grow their digital knowledge base and collaborate on partner selection. Speaking 1x1 with over 1200 brands a year and hosting over 250 in-person and virtual events, he has a real time pulse on the newest trends, strategies and partners shaping growth in the digital space.

Daren Garcia

Partner at Vorys eControl

Daren Garcia is a Partner and Member of the Vorys eControl team. Vorys eControl is on a mission to protect and grow brand value by controlling online sales for businesses. In his practice, Daren develops cutting-edge legal solutions for unauthorized seller problems faced by manufacturers and brands. He has helped hundreds of brands around the world mitigate unauthorized sales, MAP violations, channel conflict, and other disruptive issues online. Daren also has extensive lead trial counsel experience and has been recognized as a “Leading Lawyer” in litigation by Chambers and Partners.

Sucharita Kodali

VP, Principal Analyst at Forrester

Event Moderator

Aaron Conant

Co-Founder & Managing Director at BWG Connect

Aaron Conant is Co-Founder and Chief Digital Strategist at BWG Connect, a networking and knowledge sharing group of thousands of brands who collectively grow their digital knowledge base and collaborate on partner selection. Speaking 1x1 with over 1200 brands a year and hosting over 250 in-person and virtual events, he has a real time pulse on the newest trends, strategies and partners shaping growth in the digital space.

Daren Garcia

Partner at Vorys eControl

Daren Garcia is a Partner and Member of the Vorys eControl team. Vorys eControl is on a mission to protect and grow brand value by controlling online sales for businesses. In his practice, Daren develops cutting-edge legal solutions for unauthorized seller problems faced by manufacturers and brands. He has helped hundreds of brands around the world mitigate unauthorized sales, MAP violations, channel conflict, and other disruptive issues online. Daren also has extensive lead trial counsel experience and has been recognized as a “Leading Lawyer” in litigation by Chambers and Partners.

Sucharita Kodali

VP, Principal Analyst at Forrester

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