TRLC 2015 building on the success of the 2014 Conference brought together the very best of local and international retail thought and practice leaders and was much bigger and richer, more robust and exciting both in content and organisation.
The theme was “The Future of Retail in Nigeria: The Seven Horsemen”. We examined the 7 Key Factors that will shape the Future of Retail in Nigeria. Key take away were the need for retailers to futureproof their enterprises; and a call on the present administration.
The Key Speakers were Sam Ohuabunwa (Founder @ SOFEE) Lampe Omoyele (MD, WA @ The Neisen Company), Bukky George (Owner @ Health Plus), Tokunbo Omisore (Founder @ Top Services), Sylvester John (WA Executive @ Game Store), Johnathan Doer (MD @ Jumia), Wale Olaoye (MD @ Halogen Security), Adenike Ogunlesi (Founder @ Ruff & Tumble), Joseph Ebata (President/CEO of the Bervidson Group and Convener of the Conference) among others.
We had in attendance more than 200 business owners, Managing Directors, CEOs and other Senior Executives drawn from Retail, Manufacturing, Banking & Other, Financial services, Telecommunication, and other Service providers to Retail.
Horseman 1: “The Enigma” – Retail Sustainability Through Affordable Malls
Chief Tokunbo Omisore, Founder @ Top Services
Horseman 2: “The Catalyst” – Financing the Growth and Development of Retail for a Sustainable Future
Horseman 3: “The General” – Wanted: Disruptive Retail Leadership Sam Ohuabunwa (Founder @ SOFEE)
Horseman 4: “The Beautiful Bride” – Understanding & Winning the Evolving Shopper Lampe Omoyele, MD of Nielsen West Africa
Horseman 5: “The Invaders” – International Competition: They’re coming! Are You Ready?
Peter Bamkole, Director of Enterprise Development Centre (EDC) of the Pan-Atlantic University
Horseman 6: “The Cantilever” – Technology As The Core Of A Successful Retail Transformation Strategy by Stephane Pignard, Regional Manager of Middle East & Africa at Cegid
Horseman 7: Optimising Retail Supply Chain in the Nigerian Environment
Sylvester John, MD of Game West Africa
Birthing the Future of Retail in Nigeria – Key Enablers
Bukky George, CEO of HealthPlus & Chairman of The Panel at TRLC 2015
Leveraging ecommerce and mcommerce for Retail Growth & Development
Dr Jonathan Doerr, MD of Jumia
Branding – Creating Intangible Values
Chizor Malize, MD of Brandzone
Insurance – The Indispensable Factor in Future Proofing your Enterprise
Security – A Preventive Enabler & Customer Experience Facilitator
Wale Olaoye, MD of Halogen Security
Design & Architecture – Driving Footfall through the Five Senses
Titi Ogufere, President of Interior Design Association of Nigeria
Human Capital – Developing Your Best Assets
Adenike Ogunlesi, MD of Ruff & Tumble
TRLC 2015 has been described as the turning point in the annals of the retail industry in Nigeria. The response has been overwhelming and with continuing enquiries about and feedback on how to make future TLRCs even better.