RETAIL KNOWLEDGE SERIES Agenda

DAY 1 - NOVEMBER 4, 2012
10:00 - 10:45 Inaugural Session---- Plenary Session (Main Hall)
“State of Retail & Consumer markets 2012 & beyond”
Session 1
Session Highlights
  • Examining macroeconomic Innovations in Retail Experience for 21st Century
  • FDI in retail: How will it change Indian Retail from here on
  • Lack of speed leads to lost sales; Big Speed makes Stores non-profitable: How to create a balance
  • Going Multi-Channel- Now or further ahead!
  • Are Home Grown Brands ready to compete with International Brands?
  • Retail Entrepreneurship- An inspirational growth journey
Mr. Dipak Aggarwal, CEO, DLF Brands Ltd.
Mr. Venu G Somineni, Chairman & CEO, MyDeals247
10:45 - 11:00 Keynote by Mr. Sachinn Sharma, Renowned Numerologist, Anagreeh
11:00 - 11:15 Tea / Coffee Break
11:15 - 12:15 Session 2---- Omni-channel: what will it take to get there
Session Highlights
  • Planning for the optimal use: recognizing the target customers
  • Merchandise assortment: Does it vary with channels?
  • The move to eRetail what does it mean for the retail experience
  • How's manage inventory when all the channels prosper
  • Leveraging Business Analytics for Retail Excellence
  • What are the important investments to focus on and how can you deliver it?
Session Leader: Mr. Abhimanyu Lal, Head- Category Management, eBay India
Mr. Praveen Sinha, Managing Director & Co- Founder, Jabong.com
Mr. Salil Kumar, CEO, Bagittoday
Ms. Ishita Swarup, Co-Founder & CEO, 99 Labels.com
Mr. Mukesh Batra, Head- HR & Training, Digiworld
Mr. Prashant Tandon, Managing Director and Co-Founder, Healthkart.com
Mr. Kashyap Mehta, Head-e- Commerce, Croma (Infiniti Retail)
12:15 - 13:15 Session 3---- Marketing Game plan: What’s the return on your marketing?
Session Highlights
  • Basic fundamentals for aligning marketing with sales conversion
  • Digital marketing: How effective in today's context?
  • Retailers cannot be anti-Social: How to build success in a social world
  • In-store branding
Ms. Rita Clifton, Brand Guru
Mr. Vineet Kanaujia, Vice President – Marketing, Safexpress
13:15 - 14:15 Networking Lunch
14:15 - 15:15 Session 4--- Meeting Challenges of New Retail Economy
Session Highlights
  • Merchandising Lifecycle Strategies: From Design-to-Consumer
  • The Perfect Order to Fulfillment Journey: The Key to Lower Costs and Maximum Customer Satisfaction
  • Lean inventory management
Session Chair: Mr. VD Wadhwa, Managing Director, Timex
Mr. Rajive Ranjan, MD- India, S. Oliver
Ms. Asheeta Chhabra, Head - Business Development, Chhabra Triple Five Fashions Pvt. Ltd.
Mr. Santosh Srivastava, President, Gitanjali Group
Mr. Jasjit Sethi, CEO, TCI Supply Chain
15:15 - 15:30 Tea / Coffee Break
15:30 - 16:15 Session 5---- If you are in Market, you need to Grow
Session Highlights
  • Striking the balance: discount and profitability
  • Lean inventory management
  • Mapping the consumer sentiment
  • Planning the discount schemes
  • The Tier II And Tier III opportunities
  • Funding for expansion In Retail
  • Selecting the ideal partner through ideal channel
  • Safeguarding the brand value
  • Negotiating with suppliers/vendors
  • Brand promotion
Session Moderator: Ms. Aparna Mittal, Partner, Luthra & Luthra Law Offices
Mr. Mohit Khattar, MD & CEO, Godrej Natures Basket Ltd.
Mr. Rajeev Yadav, CFO, OVS
Mr. Darpan Kapoor, Owner, Kapsons Fashion Pvt. Ltd.
16:15 - 17:00 Session 6--- Retail-Real Estate: The Inherent Link
Session Highlights
  • Revenue sharing: a solution
  • Marketing collaboration
  • Releasing and consolidation
  • Institutional location
Session Chair: Mr. Kishore Bhatija, CEO, Inorbit Malls
Session Moderator: Mr. Sachin Marya, President, Franchise India Holdings Ltd.
Ms. Benu Sehgal, Vice President & Mall Head, DLF Place
Mr. S Raghunandhan, CEO-Retail, Prestige Group, Bangalore
17:00 - 17:45 Session 7--- The Changing Business of Fashion
Session Highlights
  • Business Opportunity for Premium Fashion Retailers/Designers to think Pret & Vice Versa
  • Predicting purchasing behaviour and matching offers to customers in Fashion Business
  • Cross tie-ups in Retail: ALicensing connect
  • Personalising the shopping experience in store : A Designer Perspective
  • Improved supply chain to meet demands: Preventing inventory shortfalls
Mr. Naresh Mehta, Director, Raymond India Ltd.
Ms. Asheeta Chhabra, Head - Business Development, Chhabra Triple Five Fashions Pvt. Ltd.
Mr. Pradeep Hirani, Chairman, Kimaya fashion
Mr. Raghavendra Rathore, Celebrity Fashion Designer
Mr. Abhishek Goyal, CEO, FashionAndYou*
Mr. Aloke Banerjee, Director- Marketing, National Textiles Corporation of India (NTC)
17:45 - 18:30 Session 8--- Valedictory Session: Rethinking Growth and Revenue for retail 2013(Plenary Session)
Session Highlights
  • Newer opportunities & formats in mid-sized retail
  • Is this the right time for exponential growth
  • How far right location does the trick?
  • Is there a need for consolidation for more growth
  • Innovation- What aspect in Indian retail will need refresh thinking
  • Omni- channel: Connecting customer & retailer readiness
Session Leader: Mr. Devangshu Dutta, CEO, Third Eyesight
Mr. Anuj Jain, CEO, Arttd’inox
Mr. Abhinav Khandelwal, Managing Partner, FCML
Mr. Pyush Lohia, Director Lohia Group
Mr. Kheir Houeiss, General Manager, BergHOFF, Middle East
Mr. Koen Pieters, International sales manager, BURG China connection

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