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Retail’s Cutting Edge, organised by Inside Retail Hong Kong, is a full-day immersion on the future of the industry as part of the StartmeupHK festival.

Retail’s Cutting Edge  2019 is designed for retailers, entrepreneurs, innovators, startups and suppliers, featuring experienced retail presenters and emerging players, proven leaders and disruptors.

Presentations will cover New Retail; global pain points, including logistics and social conscience; blockchain as a solution for product authenticity
and supply chain streamlining; new technologies reshaping the customer experience; and the seamless merger of buying channels.

This is the one Hong Kong retail industry event of the year you will not want to miss.

The future of retail – New Retail for the next decade. What does Jack Ma’s global ambition hold for today’s retailers? How have online and offline converged and what will be the next step? How will Hema reshape convenience retailing?

Global change pain points: How sustainability and the constant quest to prove ethics and a commitment to social conscience are changing the ways brands interact with customers. Included: Reinventing fashion with sustainability, with a look at how the H&M Foundation is working with startups locally and abroad.

Blockchain in retail. Cryptocurrencies have given blockchain a bad name. Over two hours we will look at the benefits for the retail industry from blockchain applications in the supply chain, proving product authenticity, trading customer loyalty and building customer profiles.

AR and VR: Is the technology getting good enough to move mainstream?

For several years now, tech companies have been talking up virtual reality technologies for retailing – online and offline. But most of us still consider it a gimmick. Is all that about to change?

Ticket Price: HKD 899

Location: Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre
Date: Wednesday 23rd January 2019

Time: 10am – 6pm

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I travelled from Singapore to Retail’s Cutting Edge HK event. The event had an engaging mix of presentations from retailers new and old, small and enterprise. Thought provoking perspectives of market disruptors and fresh analytical views of market demographics and their expectations from retailers… and it wasn’t all about the millennials, the oldies are a hot online buying market that can’t be underestimated. It was well attended and enjoyed the networking between sessions.


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