MAIN STAGE

9 April


07:30 - 08:50

Registration & Morning Coffee

08:50 - 09:00

Conference Opening 

Casper Haring CEO ECU 

09:00 - 10:40

EMBRACING INNOVATION AND SUSTAINABILITY IN RETAIL

09:00 - 09:20

Shaping the Future of Retail: Insights and Strategies for Thriving in a Dynamic Landscape

  • Analyzing Emerging Trends: Exploring cutting-edge retail trends and their potential for transformative impacts on the industry.
  • Embracing Digital Transformation: Highlighting the role of digital technologies in revolutionizing customer experiences and operational efficiency.
  • Prioritizing Sustainability: Discussing the integration of sustainable practices into retail models for long-term profitability and environmental stewardship.

09:20 - 9:50

Strategizing Sustainability: Charting the Path to Eco-Profitability in Retail

  • Leveraging Green Initiatives: Boosting Revenue or Just a Cost Factor?
  • Evaluating Eco-Friendly Investments: Worth the Hype or a Financial Burden?
  • Aligning with Consumer Values: Strategic Move or Marketing Gimmick?

9:50 - 10:10

 

Maximizing Promotional ROI: Strategic Insights for Effective Investment

  • Analyzing Investment Impact: Assessing the effectiveness of promotional strategies for optimal returns.
  • Data-Driven Decision Making: Leveraging analytics to inform and refine promotional investments.
  • Optimizing Marketing Spend: Identifying key areas for efficient allocation of promotional resources.

10:10 - 10:40

The Omni-Channel Equation: Harmonizing Channels or Creating Consumer Chaos?  

  • Multi-Channel Strategies: Enhancing Customer Experience or Complicating Shopping?
  • Digital Integration: Seamless Transition or Disjointed Customer Journey?
  • Omnichannel Data Utilization: Insightful Engagement or Privacy Overreach?

10:40 - 11:00

Business networking over Coffee

11:00 - 11:30

Reimagining Brick-and-Mortar: Navigating the New Era of Physical Retail 

  • Transforming Store Experiences: Genuine Innovation or Just a Trend?
  • Omnichannel Integration: Seamless Connectivity or Operational Nightmare?
  • Investing in In-Store Tech: Boosting Engagement or Escalating Costs?

 11:30 - 13:10

CRAFTING CONSUMER-CENTRIC RETAIL STRATEGIES

11:30 - 11:50

Crafting Future-Ready Retail: Leveraging Emerging Trends and Consumer Insights in Poland

  • Navigating Market Dynamics: Analyzing Poland's unique retail trends and consumer behavior for strategic advantage.
  • Refining Operational Excellence: Integrating innovative practices to elevate efficiency and customer engagement.
  • Embracing Technological Transformation: Exploiting cutting-edge technologies to reshape the Polish retail experience.

11:50 - 12:00

Revolutionizing Retail: Integrating Digital Innovation for Enhanced Consumer Engagement

  • Crafting Digital Experiences: Implementing state-of-the-art solutions for a modernized shopping journey.
  • Harnessing Data Intelligence: Utilizing analytics for deeper consumer insights and strategic decision-making.
  • Elevating Customer Interactions: Personalizing engagement through innovative digital platforms. 

12:00 - 12:20

Redefining Retail Excellence: Forward-Thinking Strategies for Tomorrow's Market

  • Forecasting Future Directions: Anticipating changes and setting new retail benchmarks.
  • Cultivating Business Resilience: Implementing adaptive strategies for enduring success.
  • Embracing Digital Disruption: Innovating with next-gen technologies to reshape consumer engagement.

 12:20 - 12:40

 Shaping the Future of Retail: Insights and Strategies for Thriving in a Dynamic Landscape

  • Analyzing Emerging Trends: Exploring cutting-edge retail trends and their potential for transformative impacts on the industry.
  • Embracing Digital Transformation: Highlighting the role of digital technologies in revolutionizing customer experiences and operational efficiency.
  • Prioritizing Sustainability: Discussing the integration of sustainable practices into retail models for long-term profitability and environmental stewardship.

 12:40 - 13:10

Consumer Values Shift: Authentic Retail Revolution or Mere Marketing? 

  • Responding to Crisis-Driven Spending: True Adaptation or Short-Term Tactics?
  • Prioritizing Experiences Over Products: Sustainable Strategy or Passing Phase?
  • Balancing Cost and Sustainability: Financial Necessity or Ethical Choice?

 13:20 - 14:00 

Lunch

 13:10 - 18:00

TECH-DRIVEN TRANSFORMATION: SECURING AND ENHANCING RETAIL IN THE DIGITAL ERA

14:00 - 14:30

Evolving Values: Authentic Revolution or Marketing Gimmick in Retail

  • Crisis-Driven Spending Response: True adaptation or a short-term tactic.
  • Experiences Over Products: Sustainable strategy or a temporary phase.
  • Balancing Costs with Sustainability: Financial necessity or ethical choice.

14:30 - 14:50

Architecting the Retail Renaissance: Advanced IT Strategies for Market Leadership

  • Orchestrating Technological Synergy: Integrating bespoke IT solutions to transform the retail ecosystem.
  • Fortifying Digital Fortresses: Elevating cybersecurity to safeguard the evolving digital retail frontier.
  • Catalyzing Data-Driven Mastery: Leveraging nuanced analytics for strategic foresight and market differentiation.

14:50 - 15:10

 Transformative Forecasting: Shaping the Future of Retail with Predictive Analytics

  • Refining Inventory Intelligence: Advancing retail efficiency through predictive inventory management.
  • Forecasting with Precision: Leveraging advanced analytics for accurate demand prediction and planning.
  • Streamlining Supply Chains: Integrating smart technologies for agile and responsive supply chain operations. 

15:10 - 15:30

Cloud Computing and Tech Innovations: Catalyzing Transformation in Retail

  • Embracing Cloud Dynamics: Utilizing cloud technology for scalability, flexibility, and operational efficiency in retail.
  • Revolutionizing Data Ecosystems: Exploiting cloud-based analytics for deeper insights and informed decision-making.
  • Innovating Customer Journeys: Leveraging cloud and advanced tech to enhance the retail experience and engagement.

15:30 - 16:00

Decoding Data Dynamics in Retail: Strategic Asset or Complexity Challenge? 

  • Advanced Analytics: Uncovering Opportunities or Drowning in Data?
  • Predictive Analytics and AI: Proactive Precision or Ethical Dilemma?
  • Personalized Retail vs. Consumer Privacy: Innovative Engagement or Intrusive Overstep?

 16:00 - 16:30

Streamlining Retail Supply Chains: Agile Transformation or Increasing Complexity? 

  • Investigating the impact of digital transformations on supply chain efficiency in Polish retail – are they simplifying processes or adding layers of complexity?
  • Analyzing how Polish retailers are adapting supply chain strategies in response to global disruptions – are these measures enhancing resilience or exposing new vulnerabilities?"
  • Debating the role of technology in logistics – does it lead to enhanced agility for Polish retailers or introduce unnecessary complexity in supply chain management?"

 16:30 - 17:00

Coffee Break

 17:00 - 17:30

The Rise of Direct-to-Consumer (DTC) Channels: Retail Game-Changer or Disruptive Trend? 

  • Exploring the impact of 'Marketplacisation' on the Polish retail landscape – are online marketplaces enhancing brand reach or leading to market saturation?
  • Debating the effectiveness of DTC channels in Poland – are they empowering brands for greater market control or overwhelming consumers with choices?
  • Analyzing the role of e-commerce in the retail sector's growth in Poland – is it an opportunity for expansion or a complex landscape with regulatory challenges?

17:30 - 18:00

Forging Ahead Together: Retail and FMCG Collaboration in the Age of Tech Innovation 

  • Digital Convergence in Retail and FMCG: Seamless Integration or Competitive Tension?
  • AI and Automation: Catalysts for Growth or Disruptors of Traditional Practices?
  • Technological Integration in Supply Chains: Boon for Efficiency or a Complexity Quagmire?

18:00 - 19:00

Dinner

19:00 - 20:00

Evening Gala & Retailer of the Year Ceremony

20:00 - 0:00

After Party, Live Music, Networking, Drinks