HURRAY: THE RETAIL LEADERS CONFERENCE IS 5!

THE RETAIL LEADERS CONFERENCE – TRLC 2018 (5TH EDITION)

On behalf of Bervidson Retail Group, the leading retail consulting, training, coaching and development group in Nigeria and the Convener of The Retail Leaders Conference, we invite you to attend the 5th edition of The Retail Leaders Conference – TRLC 2018

  • Theme:     The Future of Retail in Nigeria 2.0 – Innovate or Perish!
  • Date:        June 21, 2018
  • Time:       9:00 am Prompt
  • Venue:      Eko Hotel & Suites, Victoria Island, Lagos
  • Convener:  Bervidson Retail Group 

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The theme: “The Future of Retail in Nigeria 2.0 – Innovate or Perish!” was picked this year’s edition because as retail continues to transform in Nigeria, and the speed of change within the market as well as the nature of retailing changes, innovation or the lack of it, and the speed of execution will determine which retail businesses will survive, prosper and grow into the foreseeable future, and those that will fail, perish and become relics of history.

To be profitable and grow sustainably into the foreseeable future in today’s dynamic retail ecosystem, retailers must constantly be thinking about new ways of doing business, global best practices for employee motivation and engagement, customers’ engagement and experiences, and supply chain and operation efficiencies, technology optimisation, Omni-channel strategies and execution etc. With the pace of change accelerating with customers and competition, winning retailers can’t afford to be standing still.

TRLC, Nigeria 2018 is therefore designed to will equip retailers and other participants with unique insights into critical areas where they must focus innovation and execution efforts to win today’s consumer and the competition, and adopt solutions to set retail on the journey to a prosperous and fun-filled future. We expect participants to leave the Conference with clear actionable insights and responsibilities.


ABOUT THE RETAIL LEADERS CONFERENCE – TRLC

The Retail Leaders Conference (TRLC), now in its 5th edition is Nigeria’s preeminent gathering of Retail industry Thought and Practice Leaders. TRLC leads the Retail Industry in charting the preferred transformation path and in proffering practical solutions to the challenges and opportunities of the operating environment; and importantly how to drive sustainable growth for the Industry. First convoked in 2014, The Conference continues to grow year on year with huge networking opportunities, learning experiences and business improvement, growth and sustainability ideas.

TRLC is a one-day exciting Conference hosted in the beautiful serene of Eko Hotel & Suites, Victoria Island, Lagos Nigeria. Annually, it draws about 200 Business Owners, CEOs and other Senior Executives from Retail, Manufacturing, Banks & Other Financial Institutions, Telecommunication, Service providers to retail and Government including Foreign Missions in Nigeria such as USA, France and South Africa.

CONFERENCE OPPORTUNITIES

  • Attendance – Conference attendance by your senior management and executives.
  • Sponsorship – Various sponsorship bundles with tangible ROI benefits.
  • Exhibition – Exhibition booths at the Conference.
  • Advert – Advertising in the various Conference brochure/programs.
  • B2B Forum –  for networking and engagement between retailers and suppliers/service providers to retail.

 

 

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WHY INNOVATION?

We live in very uncertain economic times. The economic environment is changing. Retail is changing and customer expectations are changing. People expect everything to be easy and seamless and right there, right now.  There is also the difficult business backdrop and the continued pressure on revenues. Therefore, Retailers must innovate to cope with the changing economic times and consumers, to be profitable and grow sustainably.

In different retail cycles, the discussion often centre around these key issues:  (1) trends in in-store, e-commerce and omnichannel retailing; (2) struggling and disappearing retail businesses; (3) the influence of Millennials and (5) the tough and difficult operating economic environment and (6) shoppers and consumers that have become increasingly more powerful and demanding, and more.

For today’s retailers therefore, only one thing is certain. Change! To remain relevant, survive, be profitable and grow sustainably, retailer must be willing to embrace change and innovate to meet the needs of modern consumers as much the same way as those who don’t will fail and perish.

To be guaranteed a place in tomorrow retail landscape, retailers must commit to innovation because their long term sustainable competitive advantage will always come from finding new ways to excel, exceed customer expectations and provide them with better experiences across all touch points.

CRITICAL AREAS FOR RETAIL INNOVATION

  • Leadership – visionary leadership
  • Employee recruitment, development, motivation and engagement
  • Customer relationship and engagement
  • Retail strategy development and execution
  • Service delivery and experiences
  • Product assortment, sourcing and supply chain efficiencies
  • Process efficiency and effectiveness
  • Technology acquisition and deployment for business optimisation
  • Forging the right partnerships with key actors and stakeholders like financial institutions, suppliers and government

In addition, retailers must also innovate around the way they collect data, analyse data, use the insights derived to drive decisions and actions that serves the customer better as well as maximizes value from the relationship. However, this will  only be possible to the extent that retailers are relying on apposite retail technologies and well skilled and competent employees operating within a system that is nimble, efficient and effective.

 

 

Finally, it is the view of this conference that innovation is the key to retailers’ survival, prosperity and growth – innovations that are magnificent, visionary, right, timely and perfectly executed to serve customers better. By embracing innovation, new thinking, new skills acquisition, new ways of working and embracing the right technologies, retailers are able to see, create and harness a future of new and significant opportunities for profitability and growth.

Who will innovate to survive, prosper and grow and who will perish?

 

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CONFERENCE OPPORTUNITIES

  • Attendance – Conference attendance by your senior management and executives.
  • Sponsorship – Various sponsorship bundles with tangible ROI benefits.
  • Exhibition – Exhibition booths at the Conference.
  • Advert – Advertising in the various Conference brochure/programs.
  • B2B Forum –  for networking and engagement between retailers and suppliers/service providers to retail.

 

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
info@bervidson.comwww.retailleadersconference.com

 


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