TBA, Johannesburg, South Africa

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Event Date Thu Mar 28 SAST (over 2 years ago)
In your timezone (EST): Thu Mar 28 2:00am - Thu Mar 28 11:00am
Location TBA
Johannesburg, South Africa
Region EMEA

Few sectors have been as disrupted as retail has. To survive, retailers need to remain relevant and embrace change.
Whilst no business is immune to disruption, few sectors have experienced disruption on the scale that retail has, because at the heart of their business is the customer, who increasingly is more empowered, sophisticated and connected. Traditional bricks and mortar, location and footprint are no longer barriers to access, and key to sustainability is the identification of trends, opportunities and challenges both on a local and global scale.

Declining economic growth, political uncertainty, high inflation, lower business and consumer confidence, add complexity to an already challenging business environment.

This conference examines the entire value chain from fundamentals, opportunities, inherent weaknesses and the ecosystem of suppliers, manufacturers, distributors and logistics companies. It is intentionally provocative and will require an open-minded approach to what is possible, and more importantly, on how can you apply what you've learnt back to your company.


2019 Speakers

Stuart Bird
Former CEO and Executive Director of Mr Price Group

Andrew Smith
CEO, Yuppiechef

David Smollan
CEO, Smollan

Natalie Wills
Country Manager, Cotton On Africa

Dagma Artz, head of people and performance, Cotton On Africa

Jane Canny
Chief Executive: ThankU Digital, Edcon Group

Lesego Moagi
Marketing Executive, Autozone

Owen Farrow
Leader for Retail and Consumer Market for Middle East Africa and Turkey IBM

Bryan Nelson
Sector Lead: Retail, Travel and Financial Services, Google Africa

Musa Kalenga
CEO and Founder of Bridge Labs

Nicholas Haralambous
Founder of the Online Fashion Company, and Author of Do.Fail.Learn.Repeat.

Preetesh Sewraj
CEO and Chief Innovation Analyst, Product of the Year-South Africa

Jade Kirkel
Group Marketing Manager, Sorbet Group

Travis Coppin
National Marketing Manager, Food Lovers Market

Bryan Gildenberg
Chief Knowledge Officer, Kantar

Sabine Witasek
Acting Supply Chain Executive at Masscash for Retail and Wholesale

Ken Osler
Managing Director, SizweAfrica Business Consulting

Aline Sciarappa-Edmeston
Founding Partner, No Menu Media Specialists

Dave Smith
Equity Research Analyst, Investec

Joanne Wilson
Marketing Director, Origin Coffee Roasters SA

Sponsors & Partners

2019 Sponsors