Are you a retailer? 5 reasons you don’t want to miss this retail event

Digital Retail Forum 2020, scheduled for  29 January at Emperors Palace in Johannesburg, South Africa, will be focused on how emerging technologies — such as Ai, IoT, drones, digital payment solutions, new eCommerce models and mobility — are disrupting the retail sector. 

With “Digital Disruption in Retail: Apocalypse or Revolution”,  as the focus of the event, #DRF2020 will gather over 200 retail industry leaders and experts, and feature discussions about making digital innovation a key process within all retail organisations. 

Here are 5 reasons why you should attend:

  1. Get a glimpse into the future of retail and really understand the next wave of tech innovation and disruption across the industry.
  2. Create a cutting edge innovation roadmap and benchmark against the global best.
  3. Hear from leading retailers on how they are pushing customer experience forward with technology.
  4. Learn from some of the most powerful brands, mavericks, and visionaries that are setting the pace for change and driving disruption in retail.
  5. Collaborate with the entire retail tech ecosystem from start-ups, to global tech suppliers, supply chain disruptors, retailers, investors, and analysts.

The conference will also feature an international keynote by controversial, Polish-born author and co-founder of “Africa’s Amazon”, Marek Zmysłowski, who’s book Chasing Black Unicorns is making waves throughout the world.

Confirmed speakers for DRF 2020 include:

  • Marek Zmysłowski, MD Africa RTB House, former MD Jumia, RTB House
  • Pieter VanEyssen, Principal Solution Consultant, Genesys
  • Tanya Long, Chief Operating Officer, Argility Technology Group
  • Mark Young – CEO of GetBucks South Africa
  • Alastair Tempest – CEO at Ecommerce Forum Africa
  • Dylan Piatti – Africa Strategist: Consumer Business Industry, Deloitte
  • Tilene Narainan – Head of Convenience Retailing Sasol
  • Simon Marland – Retail CIO, Nedbank 
  • Neil Rankin – Founder and CEO of Predictive Insights

Key Topics

Key topics at the forum will include:

  • The ‘Retail Apocalypse’: Separating Hype from Reality
  • How eCommerce giants are shaping the future of retail
  • Enhancing brand image and increasing sales through social media
  • Assessing new retail payment solutions and how they impact the customer experience 
  • Optimizing Inventory Management and Supply Chains with Technology
  • Leveraging AI to Impact Your Bottom Line and CX
  • eCommerce: Opportunities presented by new models and disruptive technologies

How to participate:

Join as an attendee: Learn from some of the most powerful brands, mavericks and visionaries that are setting the pace for change and driving disruption in retail.

Join as a speaker: Showcase your thought-leadership. Share your insights and experience. Shape solutions to critical business challenges.

Join us as an exhibitor: Reinforce your position as a leading provider of technology solutions.

For those looking for maximum exposure, our sponsorship and exhibition packages offer a great opportunity to showcase your brand, speak and present your solutions to a select audience. Packages are available for all budgets, but spots are limited.

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