October 2 | Sheraton Bucharest Hotel | Platinum Hall

re:FOCUS on Logistics & eCommerce reveals the latest trends and predicts the future ones, while offering solutions to nowadays challenges of logistics & eCommerce.

Join industry experts, retailers and entrepreneurs along the entire retail sector and its supply chain and learn how to adjust your business in terms of delivery times, small delivery sizes and large production ranges, return systems and instant product availability.

Everybody shops, the difference is where & how. As the market continues its permanent growth, logistics and eCommerce sectors must evolve at the same pace and embrace new trends in AI and automation.

Local and foreign players, developers and industry experts come together for a series of panel discussions, keynote speeches, Q&A sessions and case studies from entrepreneurs choosing online or brick-and-mortar businesses, providing know-how and unique opportunities.

Learn more about automation technologies that can improve operations of your organization and make processes more repeatable and change your ecommerce strategy from being traditional to being data and customer centric.
Network with professionals in the sector that lead their companies’ ecommerce & logistics strategy, in order to learn valuable insights and form deep lasting business relationships.
Discover how to be hands on your platform for web commerce, product management and supply chain automation.

* and many more to be announced shortly

Pierre Francois
Senior Partnerships Manager | what3words
Florin Filote
Marketplace Director | Emag
Sinziana Pardhan
Managing Director | P3 Logistic Parks
Ion Sturza
President | Fribourg Capital
Gabriel Tomescu
CEO | BMF Grup
Irina Scarlat
Country Manager Romania | Revolut
Daniel Paraschiv
Business Development Manager Transilvania | CTP
Bogdan Colceriu
Co-Founder & CEO | Frisbo
Daniel Preda
President | ARILOG & Managing Director at Toyota Material Handling Romania
Elena Gheorghe
Business Development | Manager PayU Romania
Radu Herinean
CTO | Cărtureşti
Paul Nita
Site Director | ID Logistics, Vice President | Arilog
Registration & Welcome coffee
Panel discussion| Global trends in retail, logistics & eCommerce

Keeping up with the “anytime, anything, anywhere” client.

Panel discussion | Talking retail: Combining online and physical ecosystems for a truly integrated customer experience

Combining online and physical ecosystems for a truly integrated customer experience

● The influence of tenants’ online sales on the turnover of shopping centers: cross channel retailing and impact of lease contract terms
● The profile of the Romanian shopper – why and when: the choice to buy online or go to a shopping center; Key consumer patterns
● The rising profile of blockchain in the retail sector
● Exploring regional and international expansion from the perspective of established businesses and startups
● How in-store technologies are shaping the retail sector

Coffee break & Networking
Fireside chat: Marketplaces

Online marketplaces do not seem to be slowing down and business models are evolving. Marketplaces have to prove their staying power by offering efficiency and unique value to consumers, in order to avoid losing market share.
Contemporary and future ethics in the marketplace | Emergence of startups around the marketplace | Marketplace apps | AI based services

Panel discussion | The retail and carrier ecosystem: providing an aligned and consistent delivery service

● How can retailers and carriers forge a closer partnership?
● Linking stores with clients
● What role does technology integration play?
● Should carriers become more white-label, their identity subsumed by the retailer?
● Challenges of carriers in Romania

Q&A session: Sustainability

Companies are increasingly preoccupied by finding ways to be more environmentally friendly. The supply chain becomes a key driver in sustainability. Retailing and logistics alike are building long term strategies for getting strong reputations as responsible towards the environment and finding innovative ways to maintain a profitable operating model, while being sustainable and decreasing CO2 emissions.

Lunch | Networking
Panel Discussion | Streamlining Transactions in the Digital Age: how leading players are using the latest technologies to increase the speed of transactions, drive business in new global retail hotspots and deliver significant ROI.

●Using the latest technologies to increase the speed of transactions, drive business in new global retail hotspots, while delivering ROI
●Revolutionizing eCommerce strategies from being traditional to being data and customer centric
●Mapping the tech disruption in the payments industry – how it influences retailers, consumers and investors

Keynote speech

Pierre Francois, Senior Partnerships Manager | what3words

Panel Discussion| Innovation and Technology Management in Logistics

●Logistics, delivery and returns challenges retailers need to watch out for when expanding locally and internationally
●What do the electric and self-driving technologies mean for the future of delivery and transportation?
●How to implement blockchain and IoT in logistics
●Last Mile: challenge or opportunity
●Risk and Security Management
●Strategic choices in logistics: transition from multi-channel to omni-channel
●Multiplication of distribution channels and their increasing complexity

Panel Discussion | Demand for warehouse space among retail chains and logistic operators

●How does the growth of e-commerce influence strategies of retail chains and logistic operators?
●How does the expansion of retailers and new brands influence the supply of warehouse projects and their locations?
●Factors to consider when letting a warehouse to an e-commerce client
●Trends in warehouse management systems (WMS): why ecommerce operators may need to rethink their WMS software | Real-world examples from recent WMS implementations | The need to optimize labor allocation and reduce associate downtime | The responsiveness and flexibility of 2.0 vs. 3.0 systems
●Diversification of warehouse facilities for e-commerce operators
●Gauging the business impact of digitalization and automation in the warehouses and complex supply chains



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