Future of Retail
The retail industry has experienced an extremely challenging couple of years since the pandemic and is now facing a period of high inflation, surging energy prices, a cost of living crisis and ongoing geopolitical volatility. Consumers are prioritising price and convenience over brand loyalty, and retailers are having to work harder to meet evolving customer needs and prevent further profit hits. Can retail survive a recession in 2023 and will sustainability remain a priority with many retailers cutting costs? What new technologies are on the horizon to transform omni-channel shopping experiences?
The FT Future of Retail summit will return in 2023 with uniquely crafted panels, lightning talks and high-level keynote speakers to address the big challenges facing the retail sector. Taking place across one day and in a hybrid format, the event will gather some of the biggest names in the industry. Delegates from retail, investment, tech, procurement and logistics and supply, will discover new approaches and strategies to help win market share, as well as learn tips for working together towards a more resilient, sustainable and technologically driven future for retail.
First world-leading speakers to join the line-up
Discuss & Debate
Discuss new approaches and strategies designed to help win market share, maximise efficiency and deliver more profit
Explore and develop your views with senior-level peers, journalists and experts on what is needed to drive future success
Hear the latest intelligence around the consumer trends, companies, data & analytics, and the technologies driving the global retail industry
-Creating a resilient and shock-proof retail business
-Making retail an attractive career and prioritising digital first capabilities
-Investing in digitisation for stores and a more efficient supply chain and operations
-Crafting an authentic and meaningful sustainability strategy
-Understanding how collaboration and joint ventures are the key to success
-Demystifying what Web 3.0 offers retail
"One of the best conferences I've been to. It was well organised and the calibre of speakers was really high."
E-commerce Director, Levi Strauss.
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