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Retail Marketing Class

11:00AM 11:45AM Australia/Melbourne Inside Retail Live Measuring the Research Online Purchase Offline phenomenon MCEC Melbourne

11:00AM - 11:45AM
Measuring the Research Online Purchase Offline phenomenon

Cedric Delzenne, Head of Hong Kong office, 55 the data company

11:45AM 12:30PM Australia/Melbourne Inside Retail Live Demystifying AI – a Q&A Session Breaking it Down MCEC Melbourne

11:45AM - 12:30PM
Demystifying AI – a Q&A Session Breaking it Down

Eugene Lai, Innovation Director, Red Ant Asia and Elisa Harca, Regional Director & Co-founder, Red Ant Asia

1:30PM 2:15PM Australia/Melbourne Inside Retail Live Why Mobile Marketing is the New Frontier MCEC Melbourne

1:30PM - 2:15PM
Why Mobile Marketing is the New Frontier

Floris Vermeulen, International Business Development Manager, Key2cell

2:15PM 3:00PM Australia/Melbourne Inside Retail Live How Analytics helps you improve ROI from Regional to Local influencer marketing strategy? MCEC Melbourne

2:15PM - 3:00PM
How Analytics helps you improve ROI from Regional to Local influencer marketing strategy?

Edwin Wong, CEO, Cloudbreakr

3:00PM 3:45PM Australia/Melbourne Inside Retail Live Big Data Analytics in Retail MCEC Melbourne

3:00PM - 3:45PM
Big Data Analytics in Retail

Uncover Potential Customer Revenue Through Action: Emma Mourad, Managing Director APAC, Big Data for Humans

3:45PM 4:30PM Australia/Melbourne Inside Retail Live How can we VR in Retail? MCEC Melbourne

3:45PM - 4:30PM
How can we VR in Retail?

Devin Ehrig, Partner, Shadow Factory

4:30PM 5:15PM Australia/Melbourne Inside Retail Live How can APIs save brick & mortar retail? MCEC Melbourne

4:30PM - 5:15PM
How can APIs save brick & mortar retail?

Jimmy McGann, Commercial Director, pulseiD

Retail Technology Workshop

11:00AM 11:45AM Australia/Melbourne Inside Retail Live The Next Wave Retail Tech Disruption MCEC Melbourne

11:00AM - 11:45AM
The Next Wave Retail Tech Disruption

Ricky Chu, Chairman, Hong Kong Retail Technology Industry Association and Founder and CEO, The Gravitas Group

11:50AM 12:35PM Australia/Melbourne Inside Retail Live The Road to Future E-tailing MCEC Melbourne

11:50AM - 12:35PM
The Road to Future E-tailing

  • Nicolas Brunau, Head of Retail Asia Pacific, GEOX
  • Mei Ling Talibart, CEO, French Allure
  • Jean Luc Lim, Managing Director of Retailing Consulting & IT Innovations, RCI
  • Joseph Yuen, Chairman, Hong Kong Federation of E-commerce
  • 2:15PM 3:00PM Australia/Melbourne Inside Retail Live How can a Startup Community Nurture Entrepreneurs in more than 1500 cities? MCEC Melbourne

    2:15PM - 3:00PM
    How can a Startup Community Nurture Entrepreneurs in more than 1500 cities?

    Felix Wong, Community Manager of Greater China, Techstarts

    3:15PM 4:00PM Australia/Melbourne Inside Retail Live Best Practices in Payments MCEC Melbourne

    3:15PM - 4:00PM
    Best Practices in Payments

    Celine Wee, Growth at Southeast Asia & HK Stripe

    4:00PM 4:45PM Australia/Melbourne Inside Retail Live The importance of good photography in e-commerce MCEC Melbourne

    4:00PM - 4:45PM
    The importance of good photography in e-commerce

    Robert Tran, Managing Director – Hong Kong of straubcollaborative, inc.

    Retail’s Cutting Edge 2018

    8:30 AM Australia/Melbourne Inside Retail Live Registration MCEC Melbourne

    8:30 AM -
    Registration

    09:00 AM Australia/Melbourne Inside Retail Live Introduction MCEC Melbourne

    09:00 AM -
    Introduction

    From our host and MC Will Ross, CEO of Lazada Cross-border (Hong Kong). Retail’s state of play in 2018 and the challenges ahead.

    9:10AM Australia/Melbourne Inside Retail Live Welcome message from Stephen Phillips, director-general of InvestHK MCEC Melbourne

    9:10AM -
    Welcome message from Stephen Phillips, director-general of InvestHK

    9:20AM Australia/Melbourne Inside Retail Live Niamh Given of startup incubator Nest outlines the Top Trends Driving Retail Innovation Today and what to watch out for MCEC Melbourne

    9:20AM -
    Niamh Given of startup incubator Nest outlines the Top Trends Driving Retail Innovation Today and what to watch out for

    9:40AM Australia/Melbourne Inside Retail Live Ricky Wong, founder of HKTVmall, shares the lessons learned from launching an e-commerce retail business in Hong Kong. MCEC Melbourne

    9:40AM -
    Ricky Wong, founder of HKTVmall, shares the lessons learned from launching an e-commerce retail business in Hong Kong.

    10:00AM Australia/Melbourne Inside Retail Live Carson McKelvey, CEO of Tofugear: Transformation: 3 pillars of building a successful retail ecosystem in 2018. MCEC Melbourne

    10:00AM -
    Carson McKelvey, CEO of Tofugear: Transformation: 3 pillars of building a successful retail ecosystem in 2018.

    10:20AM Australia/Melbourne Inside Retail Live Panel discussion MCEC Melbourne

    10:20AM -
    Panel discussion

    Executive Agenda 2018 – #NewYearNewRetail: Deep dive into the minds of retail leaders who are on the cutting edge of digital, consumers and the retail landscape.

    Discover what is top-of-mind for retail executives looking forward today as we determine what the future of this ever-more personalised and dynamic industry has in store for 2018 and beyond. Panellists include Cherry Gu, market director with J.Crew and Nicolas Brunau, head of retail Asia Pacific, with Geox. Moderated by Carson McKelvey.

    11:00AM Australia/Melbourne Inside Retail Live Coffee break MCEC Melbourne

    11:00AM -
    Coffee break

    Australia/Melbourne Inside Retail Live Startup Land MCEC Melbourne

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    Startup Land

    11:30AM Australia/Melbourne Inside Retail Live Pitchfest MCEC Melbourne

    11:30AM -
    Pitchfest

    Six carefully chosen startups with a retail focus present their credentials in quickfire presentations while our distinguished panel of judges select the winner of the Retail’s Cutting Edge 2018 Startup of the Year. The six finalists are: Boutir, ConnectAR, 3DNA, HK Pharmacorp, MobiJuce and Cloudbreakr.

    12:10PM Australia/Melbourne Inside Retail Live What does it take for a retail startup to succeed and how can established corporates foster innovators and spot the next big thing? MCEC Melbourne

    12:10PM -
    What does it take for a retail startup to succeed and how can established corporates foster innovators and spot the next big thing?

  • Lui Tong, COO of Strawberrynet: Lessons from a successful entrepreneur and how to roll an online concept into new markets.
  • Michael Lints, partner with Golden Gate Ventures: What investors look for in new concepts and how to attract investment.
  • Wai Tang, non-executive director of successful listed Australian retailer corporations, on the need for investment in technology, how technology can disrupt and what does it take to get noticed by a corporate.
  • 1:10PM Australia/Melbourne Inside Retail Live Lunch and networking. MCEC Melbourne

    1:10PM -
    Lunch and networking.

    2:00PM Australia/Melbourne Inside Retail Live Live Focus Group MCEC Melbourne

    2:00PM -
    Live Focus Group

    Ever wondered what millennials and Generation Z consumers really think? Retail analyst Tiffany Lung from Tofugear poses questions live on stage to a panel of 20 consumers in an interactive session where delegates can ask questions anonymously from the floor via an app.

    2:45PM Australia/Melbourne Inside Retail Live Technology, empowerment, the marketplace model and social enterprise. MCEC Melbourne

    2:45PM -
    Technology, empowerment, the marketplace model and social enterprise.

    Be inspired by Leza Parker, founder of SC Beauty Network as she explains how she conceived her unique Southeast Asian marketplace and its impact on both retailing and the community.

    3:05PM Australia/Melbourne Inside Retail Live How apps are changing retail. MCEC Melbourne

    3:05PM -
    How apps are changing retail.

    Ravel Lai, regional IT & digital director with Jardine Restaurant Group explains how digital marketing is driving Pizza Hut sales growth in Hong Kong.

    3:25PM Australia/Melbourne Inside Retail Live Tokens and trade MCEC Melbourne

    3:25PM -
    Tokens and trade

    Blockchain entrepreneur Ross Stokes of Gatcoin.io demystifies the concept of tokens and cryptocurrencies and their role in retail – and explains how they will impact traditional payment methods.

    3:45PM Australia/Melbourne Inside Retail Live New Fintech Trends in Retail. MCEC Melbourne

    3:45PM -
    New Fintech Trends in Retail.

    Desmond Marshall, MD of TheFloorHub.com (a global fintech hub for Israel) & founder of Rouge Ventures, will discuss how new fintech trends will impact retail consumer behaviour, with insights into blockchain, cryptocurrencies and payments.

    4:05PM Australia/Melbourne Inside Retail Live How can startups take advantage of the changing business environment and stay at the top of their game? MCEC Melbourne

    4:05PM -
    How can startups take advantage of the changing business environment and stay at the top of their game?

    A panel discussion chaired by Anson Bailey features Sarah Chessis, founder of digital fashion label Isabella Wren, Benoit Lavaud of Bluebell and Victor Ruiz, co-founder of ActiMirror, the winner of last year’s Retail’s Cutting Edge pitchfest.

    4:45PM Australia/Melbourne Inside Retail Live Revealed: The winners of the RCE 2018 Pitch Fest. Announced by Wai Tang. MCEC Melbourne

    4:45PM -
    Revealed: The winners of the RCE 2018 Pitch Fest. Announced by Wai Tang.

    5:00PM Australia/Melbourne Inside Retail Live Expanding a retail business model into new markets MCEC Melbourne

    5:00PM -
    Expanding a retail business model into new markets

    The cultural and practical challenges, presented by Vincenzo Troia, country manager, Yoox APAC with Yoox Net-a-Porter Group.

    5:20PM Australia/Melbourne Inside Retail Live Our host Will Ross closes the day prior to the Retail’s Cutting Edge cocktail function. MCEC Melbourne

    5:20PM -
    Our host Will Ross closes the day prior to the Retail’s Cutting Edge cocktail function.