April 11-12, 2018
The world of commerce faces gigantic upheaval. Even today, logistics and material handling are increasingly being tasked to robots while delivery channels undergo major decentralization. Startups are working feverishly to create a form of "self-driving commerce" that analyzes individual customer desires through AI and uses this basis to commission and commence custom-tailored production for the corresponding products.
The smartphone will be replaced by new forms of interaction between humans and machines.
In the future people will use gestures and consensual telepathy to communicate. This will lead to new customer behavior and to completely different needs. But also to many questions. How exactly will humans and machines interact in the future? What business models will appear through the use of artificial or augmented intelligence? What will the logistics and material handling of the future look like? How can mass-production products be individualized? What experiences will I have to create for customers in the future in order to activate them to purchase my goods? And will they really still be my goods? Or will I merely broker the sale of tomorrow's groceries, clothing, tools, furniture?
We are extremely excited about answering these questions together with you and other participants. Together, we want to develop visions for the future world of retail in the setting of a dedicated think tank. This think tank will be a neutral platform for companies in the DACH region where future trends and strategies can be discussed and developed into joint projects. As a member of our think tank, we invite you join us twice per year for a one-and-a-half-day think tank session. The result of these meetings will be concrete projects that are then realized by think tank members.
Tickets for the RETAIL ThinkTank
Participation in the 2b AHEAD RETAIL ThinkTank is strictly by invitation only. Additionally, we have reserved a contingent of 30 tickets which are kept open for application. Complete the following fields to apply. Our Participant Manager Laura Arndt will get in touch with you as soon as possible. Alternatively, please feel free to contact her directly.
Single Ticket: 1,540.00 euro (+ VAT) - limited availability.
(1,5 workshop day with visionaries and industry players + incl. access to all keynotes and panels for one of two annual think tank sessions, event documentation, catering during the event, and participation at dinner plus Catering)
Annual Ticket: 2,500.00 euro (+ VAT) - unlimited availability.
(1,5 workshop days with visionaries and industry players + incl. access to all keynotes and panels for both annual think tank sessions, event documentation, catering during the event, and participation at dinner plus catering)
Binding Online Application
Cost-free cancellation of registration is possible in written form up to 12 weeks before the beginning of the event. After this period, half of the ticket price will be retained at cancellation. In cases of non-appearance or cancellation received less than eight weeks prior to the event, the entire ticket price will be due. A transfer of tickets to substitute participants is possible at any time. In such cases, please inform us of the name of the substitute participant and of the corresponding billing address if applicable. The event organizer reserves the right to make changes to the program as demands may dictate.
Notice regarding interaction with the press: The 2b AHEAD industry- and topic-specific think tanks are open to journalists and photographers. The think tanks will be documented on the internet by video. By singing any applicable registration form, you simultaneously give your consent to be cited using the words spoken during the think tank sessions, and to be depicted in the static and moving images taken during these sessions. All rights of use for the online and offline documentation of the event lie with the event organizer.
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