Retail leaders in virtual Summit 2022 to transform next-gen retail innovators – Manila Bulletin

The Philippine Retailers Association (PRA), the national organization of retailers, shopping malls and suppliers in the country, spearheads the first-ever virtual Retail Leaders Summit on October 27-28 via Zoom with the theme “Retail Revamp: Reskilling and Retooling the Next -Gen Retail Leaders”.

The two-day virtual event is designed for next generation leaders, founders, top executives, senior and 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.

This year’s theme highlights the journey winning towards 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 thought 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.

(from left) George Minakakis, Sameer Koul

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 COST, and why it is important to Be Street Smart, Technology Driven, Customer Obsessed , Pursue Bold Innovation.

Koul will 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”.

(from left) Dr. Solange Charas, Zana Busby

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.

Eager to learn for more? Register now to Retail Leaders Summit by heading to This event is made possible by the following sponsors: Maya Business & Epson Philippines (Premium Partner), People Ignite, Inc. (Knowledge Partner), Retailgate Technologies, Inc. (Technology Partner), Great Place To Work® Philippines (Program Partner) with Session Partners Accenture, Inc. and InnovationOne Digital Marketing Solutions, and its PR partner Media Blitz Group. For partnership and sponsorship inquiries about Retail Leaders Summit, email [email protected] / [email protected]and visit social media accounts Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and Instagram.



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