More than half a year after a worldwide pandemic was declared by WHO, retailers and brands are now trading in a different world. Customers’ shopping habits and preferences have changed, supply chain has become unreliable, shipping products takes longer than before. These put businesses at risks. On top, brick-and-mortars are now facing uncertainty due to a second wave arising across the world.
To support the struggling retail sector, Retaissance in partnership with Enterprise Europe Network has launched Retaissance Live - two days of virtual content that will help European retailers and jewellery, footwear, gift, beauty and clothing brands connect to facilitate innovation and trade and overcome current challenges.
Taking place on 3-4 November 2020, participants will get exclusive access to keynote presentations about issues and opportunities faced by the retail industry and a unique Meet the Buyer session to do real business.
Free to attend, Retaissance Live want the industry to benefit from the insight and personal experience of inspiring industry experts from small and large organisations.
It’s time for the retail industry to come together as a collective to recover from the global crisis and grow again.
Keynotes presentations and panel discussion will address a variety of topics:
Overcome challenges stage:
A series of presentation and panel discussion examining the challenges faced by European brands and retailers in the jewellery, footwear, gift, beauty and clothing industries due the global pandemic as well as political events like the new commercial partnership between the UK and the EU. They will also present opportunities available to brand and retailers to embrace new technologies to support, acquire and nurture customers as well as improve their bottom line.
Keep up with trends stage
During the lockdown, customers’ behaviours and needs changed. Retailers and brands across Europe had to adapt. What is the current situation now that the economies are reopening? How are customers now purchasing? How can businesses thrive in localised lockdowns due to a 2nd wave? What will Christmas 2020 and Valentine’s Day 21 look like?
Embrace new opportunities stage
The global pandemic and national lockdowns have made customers think more about our society, consumer habits and its potential negative effects. Consumers have turned increasingly towards brands that they believe meet their needs and share their values. How have brands rallied millions of customers behind their belief? How have retailers increased their brand loyalty? Will this emerging trend towards sustainability remain?