Center of Excellence established at G D Goenka University in collaboration with Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transportation (CILT), International
December 23, 2013
"The practical know-how of EXIM operations will help us further in the times of Global Economy"- Nitu Bhattacharya, MBA(IB)
January 2, 2014

G D Goenka University is pleased to announce its First International Conference- GDGU ICON 2014 on ‘Changing Face of Modern Retail: The New Economic Order’ to be held from April 10th-11th, 2014.

Retail industry, especially in Asian continent is going through tectonic shifts. Conflicting and contrasting patterns, comprising of compressed retail life cycles, leap frogging of certain business phases and abrupt shift in market structures have led to retailers think of newer strategies to evolve, survive and grow.

There seems a lot happening on the horizon but the patterns are not fully recognizable and hence, a comprehensive thought process is needed to put these scattered pieces of body of knowledge in right perspective to find solutions to the challenges retail industry is facing today.

The conference will provide a platform for distillation of various thoughts, by bringing together business leaders, professionals, academicians, scholars and policy makers to put forth their views on future strategies, which retailers can adopt for better sustainability and growth.

G D Goenka University has partnered with The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport- International (CILT), a U.K. based leading professional body for the conference. CILT was established in 1919 and received its Royal Charter in 1926. With over 33,000 members in over 100 countries worldwide, CILT holds unparalleled professional recognition and expertise internationally.

The conference will focus on the following themes:

  • Impact of macro and micro economic factors on retail
  • Business strategy and retail management
  • Business policies and crisis management
  • Category management
  • Retail format innovations and consumer behavior
  • Brand and value creation
  • Prudent financial systems, structures and planning
  • Corporate governance in modern retail
  • Technological innovations and their impact on retail market
  • Supply chain management in retail business
  • Quality and process management systems
  • Leadership challenges
  • HR interventions for sustainability and growth

Full details can be found on the conference website: www.gdguicon.com

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