World Retail Congress was founded in 2007 in response to retailers seeking a platform for senior leaders to come together to discuss the major issues and trends affecting the industry. In delivering this agenda, the Congress has welcomed thousands of senior retail speakers, from some of the world’s biggest, to the newest businesses, as well as leading industry stakeholders from global economics, politics, finance and NGOs.
In 2015, the World Retail Congress program took as its theme: Transforming retail today, tomorrow and beyond. It summed-up the feeling of the retail industry that no-one can afford to standstill and that to survive in this disrupted age, retailers have to transform everything they do.
The retail mood as we look forward to 2016 and beyond, is centered on consumers and how to best connect with them. It will be placed at the very centre of our theme for 2016: Attracting and engaging with tomorrow’s consumers. The 2016 event will be held in Dubai for the first time on 12-14 April at the Madinat Jumeirah.
For 20 years, the Global Retailing Conference has consistently delivered practical information, proven techniques and ground-breaking ideas that enable individuals and organizations to succeed in the intensely competitive global marketplace.
This year’s conference presents the best thinking of retail innovators whose strategies will determine tomorrow’s most successful industry trends. The Conference invites the audience to listen in on discussions with industry luminaries, moderated by Macy’s CEO Terry J. Lundgren, and attracts global participation from retailers across all levels of industry operations, academicians, and university students interested in first-hand knowledge about industry challenges and opportunities.
With 2,000+ attendees, 300+ speakers and 200+ CEOs, Shoptalk is the first large-scale NextGen Commerce event. It’s an unprecedented gathering of individuals and companies reshaping how consumers discover, shop and buy, providing a platform for large retailers and brands, startups, tech companies and investors to come together in an open and friendly environment. Shoptalk will be held on May 15-18, 2016 at the Aria in Las Vegas.
Alexei Agratchev, RetailNext’s CEO and co-founder, will be presenting at ShopTalk. Session information will be available soon!
NRF PROTECT is the largest, most important retail and restaurant loss prevention event in North America. The conference is especially for those who protect retail brands, assets, people and profits. NRF PROTECT features 2 ½ days of compelling educational sessions, networking opportunities and an innovative EXPO Hall. Experience it for yourself – join us in Philadelphia at the Pennsylvania Convention Center June 14 – 16, 2016.
Learn from retail innovators, experience transformative technology, take your in-store experience to the next level. Bring your teams together under one roof to focus on omni-channel integration and achieving a seamless retail experience. Share ideas, challenge each other, make connections that will move your business forward.
Realcomm is the leading conference focused on the topic of technology, innovation and automation for the Commercial, Corporate and Facilities industry. This annual event brings together thousands of creative, forward-thinking, and insightful commercial and corporate real estate professionals from around the world who gather to discuss and debate how technology, automation and innovation continues to impact how we use, transact and operate real estate.
When retail gets personal, forming long-term, mutually profitable relationships becomes imperative. Essential strategies for success include those that focus on engaging, influencing and persuading shoppers that your products, services and brand are deserving of trust, and, just as importantly, that you have the shopper’s well-being in mind. Interestingly, the same principles of engagement and persuasion also apply to your internal teams and store workforce.
The RIS Retail Executive Summit embodies the convergence of two core missions: IT opportunity and innovation combined with business strategies that drive performance and profit. The Summit’s robust agenda will feature both shopper-focused and organizational topics that underscore the power and importance of persuasion in modern retailing. Join this gathering of retail’s top-level leaders for highly interactive sessions and abundant networking opportunities at the 2016 Retail Executive Summit, which will be held June 22-24 at the Montage Resort in Laguna, CA.