Marc Schumacher

Managing Partner



A Mastermind of Marketing and Retail

Dr. Marc Schumacher is a marketing and retail expert who currently serves as managing partner of the ZEITGEIST Group and LIGANOVA, focussing on transforming the point of sale into the point of experience. He is a sought-after keynote speaker who has appeared on several international congresses and events such World Retail Congress in Dubai or the GDI Retail Summit in Zurich. After starting his career in the fashion retail industry at Hugo Boss and Breuninger, Schumacher became chief retail officer and a member of the board at the Tom Tailor Group at the age of 34.

The Death of Retail – An Opportunity for Hospitality

As the experience economy grows, what can the hospitality sector learn from retail? Dr. Marc Schumacher, managing partner of the Zeitgeist Group and Liganova: The BrandRetail Company, is an expert in marketing and retail with a keen sense of the changing landscape. In his Arena* presentation, Schumacher will share some of the insights he’s gained while running an 80-million-euro organization, staging trade and fashion shows, launching store concepts, and spearheading conceptual studies that look to the future of retail. He will also look at ways hotels can improve the guest experience and create moments that last forever.

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