Retail and Consumer Insights 2019 Conference | Speaker Summary

The GIBS Retail and Consumer Insights 2019 Conference focused on the entire value chain from fundamentals, opportunities, inherent weaknesses and the ecosystem of suppliers, manufacturers, distributors and logistics companies.

The speakers represented different areas of the retail industry, this made for a day filed with a diverse pool of insights and opinions the attendees could engage with. Some of the speakers included on the program were: Yuppiechef CEO and accidental retailer, Andrew Smith, Cotton On’s dynamic country manager Natalie Wills. Bryan Gildenberg, the chief knowledge officer of Kantar Consulting and Google’s chief knowledge officer, Bryan Gildenberg who unpacked how retailers can use data to convert shoppers into buyers. Stuart Bird, the former CEO and now executive director of the Mr Price Group Limited, finished with insights into his uniquely South African success story.

In case you missed it our would like a recap of what was shared at the conference, we have compiled a summary of the key insights from all the speakers of the day.

"Retail today requires a multidimensional view of what has to be achieved, driving collaboration and possibilities across the value chain - are the different touch points in your organisation aligned?" - Susan Mauwer, MD Avroy Shlain

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