Wednesday, Session 3: 11:30am–12:10pm
Track 2: Collaborative Consumption and the Sharing Economy
Peer-to-Peer Models Disrupting Commerce
The peer-to-peer economy has empowered millions to monetize underutilized assets such as cars, homes, time and skills. It has also allowed consumers to access products, services and experiences more conveniently and at lower cost. The emergence of peer-to-peer marketplaces has called traditional business models into question and redefined consumption for an entire generation. In this session, peerto-peer startups will discuss industry disruption, customer experience and regulatory considerations—speakers will also discuss the potential for partnerships with traditional businesses and the factors needed to succeed in this important and emerging new segment.