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Shoptalk 2018: What To Expect At The World’s Biggest Event For Retail3 min read

February 27, 2018   |   3 min read

Shoptalk 2018: What To Expect At The World’s Biggest Event For Retail3 min read

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329 illustrious speakers, 7,500 attendees, the fourth edition of the most awaited networking event will be held in sunny Vegas this year. Can it get any better?

Shoptalk, the world’s largest conference for the retail and ecommerce industry is about to kick off in three weeks and we can’t wait to be a part of it! The event will be held from 18th-21st of March at The Venetian, Las Vegas, and will witness some of the greatest minds in retail technology.

What happens in Vegas is undeniably going to create a wave in retail ecommerce worldwide!

SHOPTALKThe conference will feature keynotes, panel discussions, on topics ranging from artificial intelligence to voice-activated commerce. In addition to this, the event dedicates time for brand and market researchers to present research and market insights discussing a wide range of technologies that retailers are leveraging. The event will feature discovery zones dedicated to emerging technologies, for startups and investors to understand the changing landscape of retail technology.

Catalog management and product digitization have always been an area of concern for retailers across the globe, especially marketplaces, who deal with multiple sellers. The track showcasing disruptive technologies and pioneering brands will feature our CEO, Ashwini Asokan, whose talk will focus on strategy around AI-driven automation to ease the processes that retail teams carry out manually, with automation. In an Amazon-dominated world, automated systems are key to survival and to save millions in resources and time. The talk highlights the importance of enhancing the ‘human experience’, with data and artificial intelligence, so retailers can reallocate their energies on their brand and business strategy. Ashwini will also announce the launch of’s Human Model Generator – which analyzes pieces of clothing and automatically generates an image of the garment on a person- all this and more, on the 19th of March, 5:15 PM PST. 

It’s always a good time to learn!

This year’s Shoptalk is all about learning and evolving as an industry and about understanding the different aspects affecting technology for retail! From discussions on the state of global retail in Latin America and Europe to leaders from Mercado Libre, C&A, Tiendas Elektra, Mango, MymuesliLa Redoute, Gensler,, the discussions will focus on disruptive fashion and innovative business models that are being adopted today.

The track showcasing the future of brands will feature folks from Macy’s Inc., AllbirdsOllie, Sphero, and Zalando who will talk about the emerging brands and the opportunities they are creating for themselves in the retail world. The event will also involve deep dives in omnichannel and seamless customer experiences, where retailers can share their stories and insights on best practices to enhance experiences across consumer touchpoints, and gauge the potential of integrating advanced technologies in retail. With close interactions between the pioneers in the field, the action-packed days of the event will definitely help create a meaningful dialogue across the retail spectrum.

shoptalk featureIn addition to Ashwini Asokan’s keynote session, we also look forward to the line up of over 100+ women speakers who are leading the charge in all types of companies and in all areas of retail.  Read more about the topics they will be speaking about at the event, here

Explore to keep up with the amazing events and workshops lined up!

If you are heading to ShopTalk, we’d love to meet you there! Do reach out to us & be sure to follow us on our social media channels to stay updated!

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