FT Future of Retail is the big picture, mega-trends event for large online and bricks-and-mortar retailers from across the UK and Europe. As the impact of new technologies and changing consumer expectations continue to ricochet through the retail ecosystem, the 4th annual summit will address the hottest issues through probing interviews and panel debates with the pioneering CEOs and industry leaders who are reinventing their businesses for the 21st century.
What it takes to build high performing teams in fashion.
We've heard how the fashion industry is in turmoil. From technological disruption, automation and robotics, to the industry being one of the most polluting, and everything else that challenges us in building a successful business.
You’ll learn from and connect with the thought leaders and risk takers shaping the fashion industry — Start-up tech CEOs who are imagining the future, DNVB founders forging new business models, and brand & retail leaders who are reinventing and repositioning the industry. Join forces with dealmakers, investors, press, academics and industry influencers.
New and innovative digital solutions such as augmented reality are providing immersive experiences in fashion. What seemed futuristic only five years ago is now in full flight and being used by some of the largest retailers in the world.
Join us for a special presentation by FashionEx, China's leading fashion accelerator based in Shanghai.
Our Hong Kong chapter is all about connecting the dots; with an ongoing tendency to abandon antiquated processes, platforms and mindsets and invest in advanced digital technologies, there is a distinct lack of alignment and understanding between those parties this will impact along the entire value chain. Without a shift to holistic integration and adoption, digital will ultimately fail to realise its true potential and little will change in the bigger picture.
Join us for Austin Fashion Initiative's (AFI) meetup, where we'll be featuring a panel discussion with fashion innovators from around the globe. At Condé Nast's Digital Innovation Center we'll be diving deep into a discussion on the convergence of fashion and technology.
Bricks-and-mortar retail stores are under intense pressure from online competition. Despite the growth of online sales, research shows that people still prefer to shop in the 'real' world. What are the strategies retailers can use to attract shoppers and improve customer experience, and what is the role of retail tech innovation at physical retail?
Changemakers: A New Normal in Fashion explores the movement of brands connecting online purchases with social impact, responding to the demand from customers to transparently communicate their values, and have a purpose beyond product.
Digital technologies have the potential to transform each step of the fashion value chain, from sourcing, distribution, logistics, and in-store operations, through to marketing, omni-channel consumer experience, and ongoing consumer engagement.
In recent years, historical fashion houses have been relaunched with great success. Drawing inspiration from their own history, while looking at the future, these houses have turned their cultural heritage into a competitive tool for brand identity.
In light of new technologies, the retail sector is growing, and the need for retailers to embrace and adapt in this evolving landscape is paramount in the fashion world.
Hear from three Australian retailers who have embraced technology in their retail businesses and seen the enormous positive impact this has brought to their bottom line.