The conference ‘Future of Retail’, organized by the Hellenic Confederation of Commerce and Entrepreneurship, anticipates to be establisehd as the leading forum for dialogue on the interpretation of current reality for commerce, the analysis of international trends and finally the drafting of a new proposal for the future of commerce, by providing answers to important questions around its very existence and evolution.
The key theme of the Conference
The conference ‘Future of Retail’ seeks to bring new dimensions to the sector of commerce and to emphasize the idea that its progress is a shared responsibility that benefits us all. Distinguished speakers from Greece and abroad, as well as senior executives coming from the international market, will join us in order to answer major questions relating to modern business, offering an opportunity to engage in a fruitful discussion concerning the evaluation of the new conditions, which are definitely creating a different landscape for the future of commerce globally.
During the last decade, traditional commercial businesses have faced the decline in sales of onsite stores due to the transition to online shopping, the multi-channel selling via the capacity of digital technology, the commitment in building customer-brand relationships through the shaping of experiences and more recently the regrowth of onsite stores through the use of the Internet of Things technology.
What is the reaction towards the mandatory change in traditional onsite stores?
Have the circumstances remained the same in retail commerce following the rapid changes in technology?
Will onsite stores be replaced by digital stores or will both be complementary to each other?
Will commercial streets and centers remain at the core of the city's economic and social life or will they be replaced by digital platforms?
How will the changes occurring in the field of labor relations in the sector of commerce, due to technological innovations, serve the social role of commerce?
What kind of policies should be promoted in order to manage to exploit and ultimately benefit from technological innovations?
What is the role it is called to play, within an environment where new technologies eliminate the mediation of human interaction?
How should the existential issue of onsite stores should be handled?
Commerce-changing digital technologies
[cloud computing | virtual reality | internet of things | blockchain | artificial intelligence | machine learning | robotics | 3D printing | large data sets | augmented reality| etc.]
The impact of technological innovations on the supply chain
[the digital transformation of the supply chain | the impact of blockchain | smart transport systems | B2B data sharing | transparency in product traceability | etc.]
Millennials and Generation Y
[analysis of Millennials and Generation Y profiles]
The physical store of the future
[in-store shopping trends | in-store experiences | in-store technology & data collection | etc]
Retail and Sustainability
[resource efficient | sustainable consumption | supply chain sustainability | environmental labeling | energy efficiency | store carbon footprint | environmental product life cycle information | packaging | transportation | etc.]
[Omni channel | m-commerce | flagship stores | pop-up stores | kiosks | private labels | small-format stores | personalized marketing etc.]
New Trends in Payments
[Electronic Funds Transfer Systems electronic money new regulatory framework | secure customer authentication (SCA) | data protection and privacy FinTech | cutting-edge technologies (AI, IoT, Blockchain, BigData, Robotics, etc.) | pay channel integration]
The future of work in the commerce sector
[the digital economy in the working environment | new and emerging forms of employment | the boundaries between employment and extracurricular activities | health impacts | new skills and lifelong learning | the role of the social partners]
The retail in city-centres
[the importance of commerce for the revitalization of city centers | commerce and tourism]