The Avery Dennison Knowledge Center in Bengaluru

The human resource – killing or skilling?

Label converters converge on the Gallus EM 280 demo at the inauguration of the Avery Dennison Knowledge Center, Bengaluru. Photo PSA

Two-day conference focuses on retailing 17 — 18 AprilIndian Retail Congress 2015 in GurgaonIndian Retail Congress 2015, an initiative of Franchise India, will take place on 17 and 18 April 2015 at Hotel Hyatt Regency, Gurgaon. Franchise India, with its 15 years of knowledge of working with over 2,500 Indian and international retailers in their growth, is one of Asia’s largest integrated franchise solution company since 1999, and a leading authority on franchising and licensing.The Indian Retail Congress held on 25 and 26 April 2014 at Gurgaon, covered the most strategic issues faced by the retail industry in India today which included the topic of online retailing. Photo: PSAIndian Retail Congress 2015 will bring together the leaders from across the retail industry – right from the largest to the newest and to the fastest-growing retailers. The Congress is a C-level exclusive dialogue which examines key macro-economic and consumer trends and explores innovative strategies for growth and development in the sector. The forum is at the forefront of Indian retail and offers invaluable insights to CEOs, presidents,CXO’, SVP/EVP/VP and directors and vision for the year ahead. The Retail theatre will be highly useful for CXOs and VP level people managing the functions of stores, eRetail, IT, operations, marketing, customer experience and supply chain management. The Congress aims to congregate board and executive level retailers from across the industry spectrum, both in India and globally, to lay the foundation of modern retail strategy, the new paths to purchase, and new echelons of service.

Awards and recognitions
Sales figures and footfalls tell a Retail success story, but they don’t tell about the whole nine yards that the retailer has to walk to get there. The people, the brands and the companies recognized at the Indian Retail Awards will give insights into the strategic advances made by retailers in the past months. The Awards will recognize the achievements of India’s most successful retailers and brands across multiple categories in terms of business performance, customer experience, innovation and leadership in the retail sector. Winners will be announced at a glittering ceremony on 18 April before a room full of the leading names in Indian and global retailing. The Indian Retail Awards is set to be the most prestigious night of the year in the retail calendar, offering 400 of the industry’s finest a chance to network with their peers and be recognized for their outstanding performance and innovation.