The Retail Leadership Summit is all set to host its fifth edition at the Grand Hyatt in Mumbai on February 7 and 8, 2013. The event will provide an international platform for approximately 700 delegates and 150 CEOs from all over India and abroad to discuss major hindrances and opportunities in the retail sector.
RLS works as a premier platform for knowledge dissemination and networking for the retail industry. The panelists include biggies like Manu Anand, CEO, PepsiCo India, S Raghunandan, CEO, Prestige Group, Kishore Biyani, Group CEO, Future Group, Govind Sirkhande, MD, Shoppers Stop, J Rajagopal, Executive Vice-President, Tata Consultancy Services and Vikram Bakshi, JV Partner and Managing Director, McDonald’s India.
Organised retail has completed almost two decades in India, and even though there is a tremendous capacity for consumption in the country, there are other challenges like retaining efficient manpower and operations cost that need to be addressed. New policies like FDI in retail emphasize a need to look at new strategies. It is therefore apt that the theme of the summit this year is “Invitation to Innovation”. Some of the important sessions to look forward to at the summit are FDI in retail: Just a beginning, not the end, IT Led Innovation and Innovative Collaboration- A great business opportunity. The focus of all discussions will be how to make retail a better customer experience. A combined study by the Retail Association of India (RAI) and Booz & Company with several examples of indigenous and exogenous innovations will also be presented at the summit.
Along with listening to panelists discuss a number of issues, the summit is also an excellent opportunity to meet other retailers and folks from Retail Association of India, and network. A retail exhibition will also prove to be a one of its own kind platform showcasing a wide range of products and companies.
With several opportunities to make contacts and know about latest trends and policies in the retail sector, the Retail Leadership Summit 2013 is a must-visit for retailers. While you attend the event at the Grand Hyatt, Santa Cruz, do take out time to explore the beautiful city between sessions. Better still, extend your tour till the weekend to explore everything from Mumbai’s iconic monuments and sights.
Mumbai is abuzz with several cultural festivals throughout the year like the Kala Ghoda Arts Festival, the epitome of Indian culture and performing arts.