@ INTERFILIERE HONG KONG – March 27, 2018
The future of retail is being shaped by strong stream from the rapid growth of e-commerce, the rise of automation and continuously changing consumer expectations.
Interfiliere Hong Kong is dedicating a full conference track on this topic:
ASIA AND THE WORLD: THE ECONOMIC TRENDS TO WATCH
Nick MARRO – Director @ THE ECONOMIST CORPORATE NETWORK
Asia has become the world’s fastest growing region in the global economy. Yet it is also become one of the most vulnerable to global political and economic risks. What is the outlook for economic upsides and downsides in Asian economies? What trends should industries and businesses prepare for?
WHAT IS THE FUTURE OF RETAIL IN TOMORROW’S DIGITAL WORLD?
Jean-Christophe BONIS – Founder & CEO @ OXYMORE INC
Facing a full scale attack from Amazon and Alibaba, the retail sector is still in the very early stages of a transformation. Technologies, such as artificial intelligence, augmented reality and 3D printing, are preparing to revolutionize the entire value chain. With Echo Look, the giant Amazon has produced a veritable Trojan horse which is just one stage in this forced revolution. What are the stakes for retailers, whether major players or independent stores? Prepare to leave your comfort zone behind and confront tomorrow’s reality during a conference that is almost certain to make you question what you thought you knew!
Ruth FARRELL – Global Marketing Director @ EASTMAN
Demand for unique and educational retail experiences, shifts in buying power towards mega-cities, upgrades in mobile technologies that simplify the shopping journey, dissatisfaction with current apparel offerings, and intense scramble for more sustainable materials are disrupting traditional retail environments around the world. Understanding the strategies global brands are utilizing to profit from these trends and how global shoppers are reacting to these strategies are essential in re-positioning your business for the next phase in apparel retail.