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About The Program

About Future Proofing Retail Summit

India SME Forum in association with FIRST (Forum For Internet, Retailers, Sellers & Traders) is organising the 'Future Proofing Retail Summit' on 12th Jan 2023 at Delhi with an aim to make the Retailers, Sellers and Traders aware of the opportunities available to future-proof their firm by restructuring outdated supply chains, managing inventory efficiently, reviewing pricing strategies, understanding finance and payment processes, and reinventing the physical shop for the digital era. This will require entirely new ways of thinking and long-term commitments, which may result in permanently transforming traditional ways of doing retail business.
Retailers, sellers, and traders face a number of challenges, such as digital disruption, finding solutions to match changing consumer expectations, modern marketing techniques, market segment retention, and a shortage of positions involving direct contact with customers. The priority areas on which the discussions would take place at the summit are Reimagining Customer relations, Supply & Value Chain Resiliency and Embracing the Digital Revolution.

On the Summit Day

On the Summit Day, there will be
  • 1. Consultative Round Table

    Consultative Round Table between retailer and trader organizations for focusing on short term and long term demands from the State and Central Government. Outcome: A white paper will be prepared post RT and will be shared with State Govt.
    Focus will be on short term & long term asks from the state and federal government in regards with competition of online & offline retailers,about laws, taxes, cost of doing business, commercial electricty, ease of GST & benefits, emerging private labels of retail giants, optimizing communications & finding the right technologies, manpower management, access to markets, efficient inventory management, etc.

  • 2. Power packed Workshops

    Power packed Workshops on best practices & growth paths for specific sectors. Workshops will be on the following topics:

    Reimagining Customer Relations
    Supply & Value Chain Resiliency
    Embracing the Digital Revolution

  • 3. Showcase

    A Showcase of innovative solutions, products and services for Retailers and Sellers.

  • 4. Speed Mentoring

    Speed Mentoring sessions by Retail Industry experts and Veterans.



Retailers, Sellers &
Traders will be Attending

Why Future Proofing Retail Summit

The 'Future Proofing Retail Summit' would assist the Retailers, Sellers and Traders to transform their business digitally, build a resilient Supply & Value chain, enhance customer relations and to act as a consultant to the State and Central Government by giving them critical insights about the situation prevailing in the sector.



Mr. Manish Amin

Co-Founder & CTO, Yatra.com

Mr. Aashish Batra

Co-Founder, myPAPERCLIP

Ms. Rhea Mazumdar Singhal

Founder & CEO, Ecoware

Ms. Nirupama Soundararajan

CEO, Pahle India Foundation - Moderator

Mr. Deepak Bhatia

Co-founder and Chief Business Officer, Quickwork

Mr. Tridib Bhattacharjee

Founder & CEO, Astramind Consulting

Mr. Ishan Soni

Founder, Northland India

Ms. Suman Sonthalia

Proprietor, Aakriti Art Creations

Ms. Sudipta Barua

Business Lead Sustainable Technology Solutions- APAC, HCL Tech

Mr. Ashish Sikka

Chief Strategy Officer, Ecom Express Limited

Mr. Anurag Awasthi

Chief Manager, GeM

Mr. Darshan Chandan

Managing Partner, Hemaditya Impex & Shipping

Mr. Rahul Tyagi

Lead, Customer Success, eCommerce, Payoneer India

Mr. Sanjay Kataria

Co-Owner, Sindhi Dry Fruits

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