DISRUPTING IDEAS

2020 program

Introducing the themes that will spark debate and spread knowledge to keep moving forward towards the future of retail and branding. All the inspiration from the industry’s decision-makers, gathered in a Congress with daily themes. Stay tuned, we will announce confirmed speakers shortly!

How generational disruption affects consumption

Keynote

Investing in new generations
Gen Z and Millennials are set to become the dominant consumers in the coming years, overtaking Baby Boomers in the short term, and Gen X in the medium term.

Panel Plenary

Retail as a service: disruptive business models to attract new generations
A best in class software-powered retailer will present its network model of retail stores which serve as presentation centers for innovative products. This session will analyze how this POS network is designed to make physical retail accessible for all targets.

Panel

How new consumers are going to revolutionize spending trends
From consuming products and “things” to consuming services and experiences: younger consumers are increasingly seeking out experiences over products. This session will analyze how Gen Z and Millennials are revolutionizing spending trends.

Panel

Omnichannel retailing
How to maintain coherence and alignment among all the issues involved in an omnichannel strategy, from definition to implementation? This session will examine two top brands who successfully implement an omnichannel strategy.

Panel

Disruptive formulas for new generations
This session will reveal how new formulas such as: 1) Second hand products for first hand buyers or 2) Renting affordable merchandise are generating new business.

Panel

One retail: how to implement digital transformation in a leading retailer
This session will look at the top Russian electronics retailer and analyze how their One Retail strategy evolved from, and replaces, the concept of Omnichannel which in turn evolved from, and replaced, multichannel. Today retail is one space, one audience, and DigitALL – both front and back office digitization.

Keynote

Distributed
e-commerce: converting social and search in purchase
Distributed commerce allows consumers to purchase products directly from the content they are reading online without needing to jump to another page or website. This session will analyze the new business models and trends around distributed e-commerce.

Panel

Employee Branding, ambassadors for young generations
This session will also discuss talent acquisition, development, and leadership programs, including through internal job rotation, as well as succession planning.

Keynote

Boomers and Seniors, how to maintain their discretional spending
Gen Z and Millennials are moving through their prime spending years, while the Boomers, who currently spend more than the population average, could reduce their discretionary spending as they retire and focus their attention on healthcare costs.

Sustainable future

Keynote

Investing in sustainability
How funds select and invest in sustainable companies?

Keynote

Combining sustainability and personalization for top retailers
This session will demonstrate how a supplier predicts and gets ahead of sustainability trends and generates a sustainable and profitable business.

Panel plenary

More casual, more customized
This session will analyze two of the most important trends in the premium and luxury fashion segments: sneakerization consumption and personalization.

Panel

Recycling, a consumer trend and a must for FMCG packaging

Panel

Financing sustainability innovation in the Fashion Industry
This session will take the pulse of the fashion industry in terms of sustainability. It will also analyze key initiatives, collaborations, and transformations; and how all these investments can be financed.

Panel

Gender neutral, an opportunity in product and service innovation
50% of American Millennials do not believe that gender exists, more than 70 different gender types being identified.

Panel

Sustainability Champions
This session will present the best practices of companies which have sustainability as part of their core strategy and decision-making framework. Pure sustainable brands using sustainability as a key differentiator in their strategy and the alignment of their actions, products, and the communications behind them.

Panel

Developing a sustainable POS network
This session will present the journey from the creation of a new concept store to it becoming the first ever 5* Green Star rated store in Oceania. It will also discuss: Why is it important? What are the benefits?

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Being sustainable in the luxury and jewelry sector

Keynote Plenary

Starbucks Roastery: how to use experience to curate the world's most famous coffee brand

Digital transformation:
Disruptive technologies and big data

Keynote Plenary

Winning in China
International brands are working with key online players such as Alibaba or JD.com, in the competition with local labels for Chinese consumer spending.

Keynote

Customer AI and data-driven: delivering what customers want
This session will analyze how how big data is instrumental in predicting customer preferences and behavior.

Panel

How data and predictive analytics are reshaping retail
Retailers can use data from the past to predict expected sales growth, due to change in consumer behaviors and/or market trends. This helps retailers stay ahead of the curve, compete effectively, and gain considerable market share through improving customer conversion rates.

Panel Plenary

The curation of the experience to bring emotion to shopping (at Value Retail)
New hospitality formats, concepts, spaces, and digital solutions provide unique and personalized experiences and adventures in comparison to traditional luxury retail.

Panel

Google Media Learnings
How to use your data to further increase the value of your customers to your business, leveraging best practices from retailers across the globe.

Keynote plenary

The importance of convenience for old and new generations
Through the experience of the one of the best in class global players, this session will analyze maybe the most important trend in retail: convenience.

Keynote

Cash is dead, so what will the 2025 retail payments ecosystem be like?
The gradual decrease in the use of cash and the fast rise of digital payments are transforming how consumers and companies transact. This session will look at how the payments ecosystem will evolve over the next five years by examining the driving forces powering digital payment proliferation.

Panel

New generations' social shopping
How social networks, brands, and retailers are taking positions in etail’s new channels.

Panel

Next Gen Payment, Payment systems and technologies for new generations

Panel

Transforming the in-store experience
Explore new technologies to re-imagine the in-store/online experience blurring the lines between digital and brick-and-mortar.

An agile supply chain and its impact on cities’ real estate, urbanism and transportation

Panel

Sourcing overall challenges: more sustainable materials, more efficient processes, tighter portfolio vendors, circular flows…
How circular business models and new supply chain models can create new opportunities in sustainable sourcing.

Panel

Digital product and Sourcing 3D Design/ Prototyping and Analytics

Keynote

Leading a full scale product and process digitization across a global brand
Consumers are omnichannel, while the supply chain is frequently analogue. Retailers are investing a lot in digitizing consumer channels; but what about the supply chain? In the coming years the supply chain will become faster, digital, and more innovative.

Keynote

Full service operational Solutions for the Retail world

Panel

Leading players readjust their supply chain, networks, and IT platforms (a case in fashion)

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Building supply chain ecosystems: Role of 3PLs and SaS
This session will analyze how disruptors and those disrupted should collaborate to overcome today's and the future's last mile UMD challenges generated by multichannel consumer needs. A visionary process of how innovation and collaboration is changing today's rules of logistical operations.

Keynote

“Smart Distribution” - Challenges and Cities Solutions for metropolitan and urban distribution
This session will present the first study that analyzes the initiatives in smart distribution and their impact on the city of Barcelona.

Panel

Impact in cities and Transport

Panel plenary

Data Regulation in a big data world
General Data Protection Regulation, or GDPR, is here. This session will discuss how it impacts individuals and businesses - and how to ensure compliance.

DTC, disruptive brands and other retail models for new generations

Keynote

Brand coolness equation changes: Collaborations in street-wear
How digitally-native vertical brands are growing through offline stores, among other initiatives, and what are the difference between them and traditional business models (for example customer centric and service approach, KPIs, personalization, etc).

Panel

Real estate reinvention: redefining commercial space and selling space as a product
This session will analyze how traditional commercial real estate is creating new formulas and reinventing itself.

Keynote

DTC success stories and Market Place Business Models
This session will present some of the trendiest business models and attributes of disruptive brands and e-tailers: exclusive, adaptive service, provocative, disruptive, sexiness, attractive, purpose, sustainable, intimate, collaboration.

Panel plenary

Future of stores
This session will analyze the reorganization and transformation of the physical network, from the definition of “Store typology” to the definition of the footprint. It will also discuss the process implementation (closures and openings).

Panel

New generations social shopping
How social networks, brands, and retailers are taking positions in etail’s new channels.

Panel

The rise of women-driven DTC companies
Female-led startups and direct-to-consumer (DTC) companies play a critical role in the continuous transformation of the retail industry. Hear from the inspirational female retail leaders who are adapting to changes in consumer behavior.

Keynote Plenary

How to be unique?
Convenience is damaging the identity of brands and retailers. How can we preserve identity? This session will analyze this key challenge through 3 different vectors: How to be more efficient? How to connect with the community (and have a positive impact)? How to be sustainable?

Panel

Disrupting the fashion value chain
In this session, different disruptive models will present ways of taking the different traditional processes throughout the value chain and making them digital, more efficient, cheaper, and bringing transparency to brands, retailers and consumers.

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SodaStream by PepsiCo, the new way to consume carbonated drinks

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Lean Transformation: how corporations can learn to innovate and grow in a “Startup Way”
Large companies will create and accelerate new business ideas and business models using specific accelerator strategies and disruptive technologies such as AI and blockchain.

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Disruptive DTC formulas
Hear from inspirational leaders of very innovative Digital Native brands who are adapting to changes in consumer behavior, including new business models that are disrupting the first DTC models as well as established industries.

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Disrupting DTC: personalization of fragances
This session will analyze how to disrupt in categories and sectors which are not “traditional” for DTC companies.

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The future of the Food industry: delivering in innovative ways

IMPORTANT: Don’t forget that almost all our speakers will conduct their sessions in English without simultaneous translation.