The Great Brands Show is the preeminent event for high-impact, high-potential consumer brands, the financial institutions that fuel their growth, and the industry leaders who accelerate it all.
In 2010, Consensus created the preeminent program for emerging consumer brands in North America.
In the nine years since, the Great Brands Show has been held every year – first at the Nasdaq MarketSite in Times Square, New York, and now at The New York Times Center. In the process, hundreds of emerging brands have been given a platform to increase awareness and to connect with executives in the industry. Some of the most notable leaders in the consumer space have participated, including Kevin Plank, founder of Under Armour, Tony Hsieh, founder of Zappos, and Chip Wilson, founder of lululemon.
While showcasing emerging brands investors and lenders has always been integral part of the Great Brands program, the overarching mission today is to help brands grow. Although this can be accomplished with the right financial partners, it can be strengthened with opportunities to drive sales. In recognition of this, the broad goal of the Great Brands Show today is to support brands with the requisite commercial, strategic, and financial resources they need to scale.
To that end, the network around the Great Brands Show spans private equity, venture capital, family offices, national retailers, international marketplaces, brand aggregators and holding companies, and world-renowned businesses – all interested in having a meaningful impact on the success of participants in the Great Brands program. The program has evolved into a three-day affair that includes a full day of content with presentations and fireside chats, a private dinner for participating companies, and a day of one-on-one meetings.