Transforming how next-gen retailers lead and innovate to spotlight at the Retail Leaders Summit 2022


To further support the Philippine retailing industry and develop the next generation of leaders, the Philippine Retailers Association (PRA), the national organization of retailers, shopping malls and suppliers in the country, spearheads the first-ever Retail Leaders Summit. It is a 2-day virtual event for next generation leaders, founders, top executives, senior & middle managers, supervisors, start-ups, and entrepreneurs. It aims to uncover new retail mindset ideas, share perspectives on strategy and leadership towards creating future-ready retail leaders and stay competitive in the market with leading local & global companies, influencers, and advisors. Happening virtually on October 27-28 via Zoom, this year’s theme is “Retail Revamp: Reskilling and Retooling the Next-Gen Retail Leaders”.

This year’s theme, “Retail Revamp: Reskilling & Retooling the Next-Gen Retail Leaders”, highlights the journey towards winning the new retail that requires nurturing skills and knowledge that focuses on technology, mindset, and people. If not now, when? If not us, then who? It’s time for retail leaders to shift, recreate, and accelerate as the industry face the future of retail.

Headlining the roster of high-caliber retail though leaders in the summit are Global CEO and Fortune 500 Retail Executive George Minakakis and Levi Strauss General Manager for Southeast Asia & General Manager for Thailand Sameer Koul who will kick-off the DAY 1 virtual summit sharing messages on in-depth guide to reshape next-gen retail leaders to operate, compete and create value.

Minakakis will present “The Next Generation of Retailing” imparting winning strategies to future proofing any business today and especially in this current global economic environment. In addition, he will explore revolutionizing leadership on putting the Mortar back into the Bricks of Retail or M4, what it means to succeed in the context of today’s workforce thru C.O.S.T., and why is it important to Be Street Smart, Technology Driven, Customer Obsessed, Pursue Bold Innovation.

Koulwill discuss the core tenants on “How Levi Strauss &Co. Positively Impacts Communities in which it operates, through values-led Leadership”. As the global leader in sustainability in the fashion industry, the fireside chat will dive into the company’s emphasis on values-led leadership and how Levi Strauss &Co. goes beyond doing business by reinvesting back into the communities it works within.

Moreover, HR Metrics Innovator & Distinguished Principal Research Fellow Dr. Solange Charas and Global Consumer and Business Psychologist Zana Busby will present the DAY 2 keynote addresses focusing on “Humanizing human capital” and “Creating a successful transformational workplace wellbeing strategy”.

Dr. Charas will take the virtual stage to deliver “How Human Capital Management Drives Financial and Market Success”. She will share how to reframe human capital to optimize program effectiveness and ultimately return on investment in human capital and present macro-economic indicators of human capital “health” and present how to quantify the impact human capital has on employees and the sustainable success of the organization, given our challenging economic and labor conditions.

Busby, an international keynote speaker with over two decades of experience in mental health and employee wellbeing. Busby will deliver keynote insights on “Employee wellbeing in 2022 and beyond: Why building an authentic wellbeing culture is critical for organizational success”. Her keynote will unlock powers to drive positive change that will improve the lives in the company’s workforce, and determine organizational success in the post-pandemic world by creating a successful transformational workplace wellbeing strategy.

The virtual summit will feature a range of sessions from Branding, Data Analytics, Digital Technology, Future of Work, Sustainable Technology, CRM, Theory of Constraints (TOC), Agile Leadership and many more!

The Retail Leaders Summit is the most important retail summit event in the Philippines uncovering retail’s best for the next generation’s retail leaders. The virtual summit will feature a stacked agenda on branding & creativity, people & culture transformation, employee engagement, human capital, human-centric workplace, new skillsets, store innovation, technology, etc. to increase retail leaders’ skills & competencies, forge partnerships, and boost offline & online store’s success.

The 1st Retail Leaders Summit is made possible by Premium Partners Maya Business & EPSON Philippines, People Ignite, Inc (Knowledge Partner), Retail Technologies, Inc. (Technology Partner) and Program Partners Great Place To Work® Philippines & MAYANI and Session Partners Accenture, Inc. and InnovationOne Digital Marketing Solutions.

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