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Retail Technology Conclave (ReTechCon) 2016

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As part of its industry creation activities, the Retailers Association of India hosts the Retail Technology Conclave – the only knowledge-sharing platform focussed on the technology aspect of the retail business. Launched 10 years ago, it has since grown leaps and bounds to become the country’s largest congregation of CIOs/CTOs, technology service providers and experts in the retail technology domain. The Conclave is designed to help retailers to understand and adapt the rapid changes in technology for the benefit of their businesses as well as consumers.

Theme: Digital India. Digital Retail

Digitisation is dramatically changing various aspects of retail business.

The ‘digital India’ program launched by the Government of India would further reconstitute the landscape in India.
For retailers this would mean that the aspirations of the consumers across country is getting transformed in a revolutionary manner. More money in the hands of the middle class coupled with easier global access would be the large outcome.

Demand for products as well as the ability to tap supply of products would get totally democratised. In digital India scenario it is possible to aggregate demand of rural consumer and create effective SCM to fulfil the aspirations. Similarly, suppliers of products can now be tapped from across India as well as across the globe.

Consumers would expect the right product at competitive prices irrespective of their geographical placement. The range of merchandise expected from retailers and the level of service expectations would also get revolutionised.

Many new retailers will get established since entry barriers would get completely smashed in a digital era. Disruption would be the only constant.

The deliberations at ReTechCon would include topics like Omni channel, Customer Experience, SCM, Payments, Digital Marketing, Merchandising.

The retail technology conclave 2016 would be the ultimate platform to discuss emerging technology trends that would impact retail and probe all possible disruptions in retailing.

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