Kolkata: The 4th edition of the East India Retail Summit (EIRS) will be held on March 18 at ITC Sonar, Kolkata.
Organised by IMAGES Group, the summit is expected to bring together some of the region's and India's most powerful retail organisations, consumer brands, technology and retail support innovations. The event will feature a wide-ranging conference addressed by prominent retail leaders and analysts, an exhibition of retail innovation and retail real estate.
This year’s mission of the East India Retail Summit is – To accelerate evolution of Retailing in East India by generating ideas, innovation, and business collaboration. Some of the major regional and national retail organizations that will be participating in the summit include Landmark Group, Mobel, Nesta, Quest Properties India Ltd, Spencer's Retail, Wow! Momo, Bigbasket.com, Turtle, Nestea, Lifestyle, Rangoli and Skipper, among others.
The day-long Conference at EIRS 2016 will feature the most topical influences and trends impacting consumers and retailing, including 'Building Healthy Omni-channel Relationships', 'Food Innovation Masters', 'Franchising Power', and Mall Renaissance -- Keeping up with the Times'.
In a special discussion titled 'Make In India' at the Conference, major consumer brands, retailers and prominent designers will highlight East India's potential to develop outstanding consumer and retail products and innovations that can be at par with products from the world's most revered brands on the global stage.
Some of the prominent business leaders who will speak at EIRS 2016 include, Harshvardhan Neotia, President, FICCI; Mohit Kampani, Managing Director, Spencer's Retail; B.S. Nagesh, Founder, TRRAIN; Yashovardhan Gupta, Director, Toreo Corporation; Shitanshu Jhunjhunwala, Managing director, Turtle; Nitin Behl, GM-BD, Cinepolis; Seshukumar Tirumala, National Head, Merchandising, Bigbasket.com and Rajiv Mukherjee,General Manager(Operations & Business Development-East and MPCG), Lifestyle International.
The day-long event will culminate with the presentation of East India Retail Awards 2016, which will recognize outstanding achievements in retail and recognize excellence in the business of retail in East India.