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The Retail Excellence Summit 2020: What to expect 

“Never waste a good crisis” – Winston Churchill

It is with great pleasure we can announce our upcoming virtual global retail conference, where we will be tackling the most important issues impacting the retail sector this year. Joining us at the Retail Excellence Summit 2020 will be some of the biggest names in retail. 

2020 has been a testing year worldwide for companies, with retail being particularly affected in its wakeIt’s called for retailers to react and adapt faster than ever before as unprecedented, extraordinarily difficult to predict challenges continue to show. Overcoming these challenges is made even more difficult with company processes and technology not being the driver needed to navigate to calmer waters.  

And so, with a requirement in mind for many, we are bringing the retail industry together to discuss the right innovations and move towards a more secure period. The Retail Excellence Summit is an exclusive, half-day virtual event filled with guest speakers, keynote presentations, and technology demos. 

Retail keynote presentations 

Kicking off the event will be not one but two amazing keynotes – both exploring the future of retail. The first delivered by a leading expert on strategic growth and innovation, who will be drawing on their expertise to discuss the future of shopping and how businesses can reignite growth in the age of digital disruption. 

The second, led by one of our very own Board experts, explores how the Board platform is helping retailers of all types emerge stronger and digitally transformed in the face of current and potential future challenges. 

Breakout sessions 

The virtual summit then moves into the two rounds of breakout sessions, so be sure to plan ahead and catch the right ones for you! Each session is delivered by leading retailers who use Board every day, covering the vast range of topics that can be found in the far-reaching retail industry. 

Among our fantastic speakers we have giants from the retail world including:  

  • Max Mara & PwC: Integrated Business Planning for Fashion & Luxury Retail 
  • Metro: The Control Tower in Retail Logistics 
  • EY: Fund the Future with Zero-Based Budgeting: Strategy Management & Cost Transformation in Retail 
  • Mint Velvet: How to Get a Better Understanding of the Customer
  • …and more! 

Technology demo sessions for retail  

We are also running live demos of the Board platform to showcase how retailers can optimize their operations through digital transformation. Whether this is by streamlining the merchandise planning process, optimizing demand and in-season planning, or in the Office of Finance through financial consolidation. 

The separate demo sessions we will be running for you include: 

  • Financial Consolidation & Lease Accounting
  • Merchandise Financial Planning – Assortment Planning – Replenishment in Fashion Retail 
  • New store financial project appraisal 
  • Planning and Analytics for Restaurant Chains
  • Pre-season and In-Season Fashion Planning: The Weekly Sales Stock Intake (WSSI)  
  • The Control Tower for Grocery 

Find out more 

The Retail Excellence Summit 2020 is taking place on 24 September at 14:30 GMTReserve your place now by visiting the Registration Page

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Never waste a good crisis!

The Retail Excellence Summit is an exclusive, half-day virtual event looking ahead following recent challenges to the retail industry.