TRLC 2014 -1st Edition


TRLC 2014 -1st Edition
TRLC 2014 -1st Edition


TRLC 2014 -1st Edition

In 2014, in alignment with key Retail Thought and Practice leaders, Bervidson Group convoked The Retail Leaders Conference (TRLC) as an annual congregation of Retail Thought and Practice leaders to discuss issues affecting retail and chart the right response to the challenges and opportunities of the transforming Nigeria Retail Landscape.

The first conference held at the Sheraton Lagos Hotel, Ikeja on May 27, 2014. More than 100 business leaders across Retail, FMCGs and other Manufacturing, Telecommunication, Banking and Financial Services and other Ancillary service providers gathered together to ruminate on the Changes, Challenges and Opportunities of the Transforming Nigerian Landscape.

In 2014, our theme was The Nigerian Retail Transformation – Change, Challenges & Opportunities” We explored the future of Retail in Nigeria and came out with imperative that Nigeria Retailers must achieve to be alive and thrive in the future.

Our speakers included Darnesh Gordhon (MD of Nestle Nigeria), Phillip Oduoza (MD of UBA), Idy Enang (MD of L’Oreal West Africa), Mrs Nike Ogunlesi (Owner of Ruff & Tumble), Matt Parmaks (EVP of DMSRetail Canada) Solomon Itegboje (MD of 3DIM & Moderator of TRLC 2014), Joseph Ebata (President of Bervidson Group & The Convener of The Retail Leaders Conference (TRLC)).



  • The Nigerian Retail Transformation – Change, Challenges & Opportunities
    by Darnesh Gordhon, MD of Nestle Nigeria


The Platform:

  • Best Practice For Next Level Retailing
    by Matt Parmaks, EVP & Co-Founder, DMSRetail Inc. Canada
  • Collaborating For Value
    By Idoreyen Enang, MD of L’Oreal West Africa
  • Financial Service Providers & The New Partnership With Retail
    by Philip Oduoza, GMD of UBA PLC
  • David VS Goliath – Surviving The Onslaught of International Chains
    by Adenike Ogunlesi, CRO of Ruff & Tumble
  • Enhancing Customer Experience Using Technology
    by Raphael Afaedor, CEO (Co-Founder & Former CEO of Jumia)
  • Hastening The Retail Transformation – Government As Midwife
    by Kunle Oyegade, CEO of Mopheth Group & CEO of Adidas Nigeria


Moderator of TRLC 2014:

  • Solomon Itegboje
    President of 3DIM


The Convener of The Retail Leaders Conference (TRLC):

  • Joseph Ebata
    President of Bervidson Group


TRLC 2014 has been described as very informative, groundbreaking and successful with delegate expressing great delight.

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