Brick and mortar retailers Conclave on impact of E-tailing revolution

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Tuesday 24th February 2015, 10.00 am at IMER, Hindwadi

All of us agree the E-tailing revolution has arrived with a bang even in tier-II cities such as Belagavi. Definitely this will have an impact on traditional brick and mortar retailing. KLS – IMER, the B-School with a mission to connect to and bring together all stakeholders in retail sector, has taken an initiative in organizing a CONCLAVE in association with TiE-Hubli, for retailers from various sectors where experts from retail sector will deliberate on emerging trends in Indian retail followed by a panel discussions and interactions. We expect to be able to aggregate and present perspectives from consumers, brick and mortar retailers, e-tailers, technologists, and others to help all participants arrive at a picture of the components of next generation ecology necessary to keep retailing thriving in tier II cities such as Belagavi.

The conclave is scheduled on Tuesday 24th February 2015, 10.00 am onwards in the Auditorium of KLS-IMER, Belagavi. The conclave consists of address by two key speakers; Address by local retailer presenting perspective of Brick and Mortar retailer in Tier-II cities such as Belagavi; one panel presenting the voice of consumers and one more panel discussion on success stories of Brick and Mortar retailers and IT service providers suggesting retailers to leverage technology and improve quality of services to consumers to be competitive in the changing environment.

The Key speakers for the program are Mr. Venu G Somineni, Founder and CEO, MyDeals 247 (The world’s first personalized e-commerce platform) and Mr Chirant Patil, CEO, Mr Venu G Somineni is very famous for his international best-selling self-help, “One Book for Life Success”sold over 3 million copies worldwide- endorsed by Dr Abdul Kalam, Bill Gates Sr, Jack Canfield, Brian Tracy and many more. Venu is popularly known as “Inspirational Guru in the Modern Times”, the first Indian-American to sell over 3 million copies in the self-help arena. He is the leading expert in creating peak performance for entrepreneurs and corporate leaders.

Mr Chiranth Patil is from Belagavi and has received his MBA from the University of Massachusetts at Boston with focus in Finance and Information Systems, and bachelor’s degree in Computer Science & Engineering from Gogte Institute of Technology at Belagavi, India. Chiranth’s multi-disciplinary background stems from global experiences ranging investment management, management consulting and technology industries.  As CEO of Omni-Channel Platform (, he focuses on delivering growth to various physical businesses by providing end-to-end capability to navigate, sustain and thrive in the online world along with the offline world

The Conclave is organized for Retailers, E-tailers, IT service providers, Academicians, researchers and students. There is no registration fees. The possible takeaways are:

  • Assessment and discussion on the impact of E-tailing on conventional/Brick and Mortar retailers especially in the context of tier-II cities like Belgaum.
  • Identifying the opportunities and challenges faced by conventional retailers
  • Enabling the conventional retailers to embrace e-commerce as an opportunity
  • Networking with retailers, e-tailers, IT service providers, govt. officials, logistic providers, etc.

On line confirmation to the email Id – [email protected] or mobile number 9916044352 is a must.

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