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Five Sessions You Won’t Want to Miss at NRF 2020

In just two days, retail’s biggest movers and shakers from around the world will descend upon New York City for NRF 2020: Retail’s Big Show. If you’re heading that way, make sure to check out these five sessions, each packed with critical information and key insights to help your retail business succeed:



1. 2020 Perspectives: Retail on the Global Socio-Economic Stage

When: Monday, January 13, 9:45AM – 10:15AM

Where: SAP QualtricsXM Theatre, Level 1


When it comes to hot topics in retail, the ensuing trade war between the United States and China is on everyone’s list. On top of tariffs, things like tax reform and monetary regulations also put intense economic pressure on retailers as they strive to maintain margins and stay profitable. In this session, join Former Speaker of the US House of Representatives, Paul Ryan, and Recode Co-Founder and Editor-at-Large, Kara Swisher, as they discuss the impact of tariffs, international trade agreements, and tech regulations on the global retail industry. Want some extra intel? Sign up for our upcoming webinar and  learn how retailers like you can capitalize on Section 301 tariff refunds!



2. Trust in Retail: Why Sustainability, Accountability, and Traceability are Critical to Brand Belonging

When: Sunday, January 12, 10:15AM – 10:45AM

Where: Stage 5, Expo, Level 3


Going green isn’t just a trend; it’s a necessity. And consumers today are more eco-conscious than ever. Not only do they want to ensure products are environmentally-friendly, but they also want to make sure the conditions under which they’re produced are safe, clean, and economically sound. In other words, customers want to know as much as they can about a product or a company in order to make a more informed decision prior to purchase. Now, intelligent supply chains infused with artificial intelligence (AI) are proving to be key in delivering these consumer expectations. Learn how to bring transparency to your supply chain in order to gain the trust of today’s eco-savvy shoppers. You can also read more about corporate accountability in our white paper, “Corporate Social Responsibility in Supply Chain.”



3. The Future is Retail Intelligence: Driving Loyalty at J.Crew, Boden, and Kenneth Cole

When: Sunday, January 12, 11:45AM – 12:15PM

Where: Stage 1, Expo, Level 1


If you want to stand out in today’s hyper-competitive market, you’ve got to understand your consumers and connect with them on a personal level. That means providing personalized shopping experiences both in store and online that optimizes the customer journey. Many premium and luxury retailers use new technology to pinpoint consumer data in order to deliver the most enhanced service possible, all while increasing operational effectiveness. In this discussion, join True Fit CEO Bill Adler, alongside technology leaders from Boden, J.Crew, Google Cloud, and Kenneth Cole to hear how retail intelligence is shaping business strategies for 2020 and beyond. Fun fact: Bamboo Rose recently teamed up with True Fit to hyper-personalize the online shopping experience for all consumers. You can read all about it here.



4. AI/ML at Work: Make Retail Seamless

When: Monday, January 13, 10:15AM – 10:45AM

Where: Stage 1, Expo, Level 1


Sometimes, intuition doesn’t quite cut it. That’s why today’s leading retailers harness the power of AI and machine learning (ML) to better manage supply chains, predict optimal inventory, reduce waste, and deliver a seamless customer experience across the board. Listen in as speakers from Loblaw, Save A Lot, and IKEA Food discuss how they’ve leveraged both AI and ML to improve operational efficiency throughout the supply chain, and learn a new roadmap that’ll catapult you to future success. Oh, and before you go, make sure to check out our blog on AI and ML in retail from Bamboo Rose Chief Technology Officer, Kamal Anand.



5. Leveraging Prescriptive Analytics to Increase Sales and Margins

When: Monday, January 13, 3:15PM – 3:45PM

Where: Stage 1, Expo, Level 1


Now that you’ve learned how to incorporate AI and ML into your business strategy, it’s time to put those tools to use. See how you can leverage the latest in retail technologies to not only capture precious data, but also use that information to create actionable insights to drive transparency and accountability across your organization. Join executives from The Home Depot and REI as they talk all about the importance of understanding and measuring data to drive new opportunities for sales and customer adoption.




Don’t forget! Bamboo Rose will be at NRF 2020 in booth #5373. Swing by to say hello, or schedule a meeting with one of our executives here.