TRLC 2018 – Why You Should Attend

The Retail Leaders Conference is an annual colloquium of Nigerian retail thought and practice leaders. They brainstorm, discuss and align on the key issues, challenges and opportunities of the Nigerian Retail Industry and importantly how to drive the sustainable growth of the Industry. TRLC 2018 is the 5th edition of the Conference.

The theme for this year’s edition is “The Future of Retail in Nigeria 2.0 – Innovate or Perish”. This theme was chosen primarily to draw retailers’ attention to the key issues of future survival, profitability and sustainable growth for retail businesses and the industry. We expect participants to leave the Conference with clear actionable insights and responsibilities.

The Conference is an exciting one-day event that includes a combination of high-level strategic thinking, business envisioning and in-depth explorations of winning retail strategies and opportunities. You get a chance to hear success tips from our  speakers and learn the secret of retail business success from other retail leaders.

In addition, there will be great networking opportunities!




We understand the importance in having the right audience surrounding you and your leadership team, which is why we have positioned this Conference to industry leaders. We invite and select leaders from different industry verticals to attend the Conference.



We invite only the leading international and local experts in different business vertical to lead keynote sessions, this allow attendees to share thoughts with front-line executives with years of meaningful experience compressed into a systematic, well-organised learning and insightful presentations.



Keeping in line with the main goal of our Conference and programs in achieving new relationships, we provide a huge amount of networking opportunities for attendees through tea breaks, luncheons and informal introductions.



Allowing both buyers and sellers the opportunity to engage with one another onsite in a series of prearranged business meetings. These provide both parties a great opportunity to build new relationships by interacting face to face.

TRLC is always a great avenue for local and international businesses seeking collaboration opportunities and partnership – mall developers and operators, architects and store designers, franchisors, investors, financiers, ancillary service providers etc.






We provide attendees with papers presented at the Conference thus providing you with rich resources from which you will gain relevant and actionable business intelligence and insights about key industry pain points, challenges, and areas of investment opportunities.



Each Conference is personalised for YOU, which means that what is important to your business is important to us. Through your feedback, we incorporate in each Conference issues that are germane to your business success.



Being able to step outside your office and into the surroundings of one of Nigeria’s leading 5 star resort locations, Eko Hotels & Suites,  makes the Conference such a unique experience. Learning, collaborating and sharing ideas with industry’s other leaders and experts in a relaxed environment is key to the successful delivery of our Conferences.



Being able to experience different sessions is what makes a great and unique Conference; whether you are looking to attend an interactive Plenary, Panel discussion, workshop, roundtable, or 1-1 meeting, this Conference have it all.

TRLC 2018 (5th Edition) is structured into 4 parts:


At Plenaries, keynote speakers will address key areas of innovation opportunities and how through innovation retailers can drive sustainable business success and prosperity well into the future.


TRLC 2018 Platform shall be slightly different in terms of format and execution. Instead of the usual presentation style adopted by previous TRLCs’ Platforms, a Panel discussion style with greater involvement and participation of our respected participants and leaders present have been favoured.

There are 7 key areas that we have identified where retailers must innovate to be guaranteed a prosperous and successful future. These areas we have coined into the acronym “L.E.A.D.E.R.S.”- The New Pillars of Retail Success.

We have therefore put together a panel of seasoned professionals and leaders who together with our respected participants and leaders present will discuss these 7 New Pillars, share thoughts and insights on how retailers and other industry stakeholders should relate, play and innovatively engage them to be guaranteed a prosperous and successful future.


We have again deliberately created time for visit to retail relevant exhibitions for strategic exhibitors and for networking.

We invite you to join us at TRLC 2018, take advantage of any or all of the Conference participation platforms/opportunities and together we shall make the future of retail in Nigeria great.



As part of our commitment to promoting the growth and development of the retail industry in Nigeria, we are introducing the Retail Awards & Recognition platform into The Retail Leaders Conference. Retail Recognitions & Awards platform is dedicated to recognizing, celebrating and rewarding retail individuals and businesses that have made invaluable contributions to the growth and development of the Nigerian retail industry.

We invite you to join us to celebrate our retail generals, heroes and heroines of the Nigerian retail industry.





For more information, call or email us, or visit our website today.

The Conference Secretariat
3B Hakeem Dickson Road, Lekki Phase 1, Lagos Nigeria
+234 1 291 7328, +234 803 343 4776, +234 809 334 4776, +234 808 933 8444,



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