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Global E-commerce Leaders Forum


In partnership with the Global eCommerce Leaders Forum (GELF), this half-day program explores how the global growth of ecommerce/mobile is impacting the incumbent, regional sales and distribution partners of retailers and brands selling internationally. You'll examine new partners and platforms vying for this business and the innovative technologies and go-to-market practices disrupting traditional models.

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Wednesday, September 12

8:00am - 9:00am Registration and Breakfast

9:00am - 9:30amOpening Remarks and Highlights of Global Sales and Distribution Study

Take a guided tour of premiere Las Vegas stores and experience innovative retail firsthand.

9:30am - 10:00amKeynote Executive Panel: Exploring the Role of Digital in Retail Globalization Strategies

Executive panelists detail their international digital growth strategies and how they differ by key markets. You'll explore the internal/organizational realignments their organizations are pursuing as new marketplaces, platforms and digital partners position themselves to disrupt traditional sales channel and distribution models.

10:00am - 10:30amExecutive Panel: How Sales/Distribution Partnerships Are Evolving to Drive Global Growth

This second panel explores how innovative product and inventory data management combined with order fulfillment innovations can more efficiently connect local customers with the optimal source of global goods. You'll also explore how global brands and their digital partners are navigating the growing friction surrounding customer data ownership as they strive to localize customer experiences.

10:30am - 10:45amBreak

10:45am - 12:00pmWorkshop – Defining the Future Role of Digital Retail in Global Distribution

Based on the key findings from the NRF-GELF research study and take-aways from the morning’s executive panels, attendees will break into small group discussions (approximately 4-5 groups) to share their experiences, concerns and POV on future globalization strategies. Approximately 30-minute discussions, with each group’s moderator/spokesperson sharing the group’s ideas during the balance of the workshop. GELF’s team will facilitate Q-and-A during the workshop.

12:00pm - 1:00pmLunch Roundtables for Networking and Sharing