THINKTANKS

THINKTANKS  arrow 10 June 2024 | London

 

ThinkTanks are a series of intimate and interactive events for retail leaders to take a deep dive into key topics driving disruption and innovation in the sector.

This collaborative environment encourages the exchange of ideas and innovative solutions. Participants leave with a profound understanding of key issues, a network of contacts, and actionable takeaways.

ThinkTanks goes beyond traditional events, shaping the future of retail through meaningful connections and shared insights.

REGISTER YOUR INTEREST FOR OUR 10 JUNE THINKTANK

ThinkTanks: Igniting Innovation, Collaboration and Thought Leadership

ThinkTanks offers a dynamic format with two panel discussions and two interactive roundtables, fostering deep engagement. Networking sessions are seamlessly integrated to connect attendees with industry experts and peers, creating valuable relationships within the retail community. 

Panels

Panels

  • Exclusive insight into the experience of industry leaders 
  • Diverse perspectives and exposure to new ideas 
  • Interactive learning 
Roundtables

Roundtables

  • Delve deeper into the panel discussions  
  • Share your thoughts and insights in an intimate format 
  • Hear and learn from other industry leaders from different functions, sectors and business models 
Networking

Networking

  • Purposeful engagements with a select guestlist 
  • Connect with old friends 
  • Meet your peers and join a community

Panel 1: Artificial Intelligence: Revolutionising The Future of Retail

In today's retail landscape, the integration of AI is reshaping customer experiences. It is estimated that the UK AI market is worth more than £16.9 billion. With 71% of consumers now expecting personalised interactions, retailers are harnessing the potential of AI to tailor recommendations and services, enhance customer satisfaction and foster loyalty. 

To keep up with this evolving landscape, retailers must prioritise implementing AI technologies into their business plan. Attend this panel and learn how three retail leaders are leveraging AI, by: 

  • Delving deep into customer behaviour and preferences through AI-driven insights 

  • Harnessing AI to craft personalised and compelling propositions that resonate with customers, creating innovative marketing strategies to attract and retain shoppers 

  • Exploring the challenges businesses are facing in implementing AI processes and technologies

  • Identifying strategic areas within the business model to invest in AI, ensuring maximum ROI 

Panel 2: Reimagining Retail –  Adapting In-Store Experiences for Today's Consumers

Post the collapse of the high street during the pandemic, shoppers are now returning to physical stores at a rapid pace. Customer expectations for the in-store experience are evolving and consumers are expecting innovative approaches to create immersive environments that offer them a unique shopping experience. 

This panel will delve into the resurgence of physical stores and strategies for enhancing the in-store shopping experience to showcase brands in a competitive landscape dominated by e-commerce. Hear how three senior leaders are keeping up with this trend by exploring; 

  • Strategies for creating immersive environments that reflect the brand's identity and values
  • Utilising interactive displays, AR and experiential elements to captivate and entertain customers
  • How online, new and disrupter brands are using physical spaces for customer acquisition, test and trial, marketing etc. 
  • How technological innovations enhance convenience, improve efficiency, and provide a competitive edge for brick-and-mortar retailers

ThinkTanks 2024 – 10 June at The Radisson Blu, London 

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  1.  – 
    Arrival & Registration
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    Lunch & Learn - Networking session with discussion topics to help facilitate discussion on the day's key themes
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    Artificial Intelligence: Revolutionising The Future of Retail
    In today's retail landscape, the integration of AI is reshaping customer experiences. It is estimated that the UK AI market is worth more than £16.9 billion. With 71% of consumers now expecting person ...   Tell me more +
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    Roundtable 1: Panelists join the audience for the roundtable sessions where delegates delve deeper into the subject matter of the panel and share ideas and innovation.
  1.  – 
    Networking Break
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    Reimagining Retail – Adapting In-Store Experiences for Today's Consumers
    Post the collapse of the high street during the pandemic, shoppers are now returning to physical stores at a rapid pace. Customer expectations for the in-store experience are evolving and consumers ar ...   Tell me more +
  1.  – 
    Roundtable 2: panelists join the audience for the roundtable sessions, where delegates delve deeper into the subject matter of the panel and share ideas and innovation
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    Networking Drinks: attendees are invited to join us for an informal networking drinks reception

Who you will meet

Retail leaders from multiple sectors, fast growth and enterprise 

Senior Manager, Director, VP, C-suite 

All functions (marketing, operations, finance, HR, strategy, C-suite, etc) 

All sectors - clothing, grocery, speciality, department, luxury, hospitality, home and garden & more. 

Benefits of ThinkTanks

 

  • Promotes purposeful engagement in smaller communities (limited to 50 participants).
  • Breaks down barriers across functions, hierarchies, sectors, and business models.
  • Fosters cross-fertilization of ideas, insights, and innovations.
  • Involves individuals and industries not commonly encountered.
  • Accepted applicants can pre-submit questions and discussion topics seamlessly integrated into the event format.

June 2024 Speakers

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This report has been created using the insights from the discussions at our most recent ThinkTank in February, which featured two panel discussions: Unlocking Growth: The Rise Of Social Commerce and Influencer Marketing  and The Power of Digital Partnerships in Shaping Tomorrow's Retail Landscape.

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