Retailers Association of India (RAI) has announced the 2023 edition of Chennai Retail Summit. The annual event is being held for more than a decade now and draws over 450+ participants for the all day event. As in the previous years, there will be an exclusive inivite-only “India Retail Excellence Awards” night as well.
The all-day conclave brings together the top minds from the Indian Retail and Consumer Industry.
Keynote addresses, panel discussions and workshops by prominent retail czars dot the day, interspersed with snack and lunch breaks. The break-out areas enable delegates to spend time with each other, sharing valuable industry knowledge.
Over the years, several top Retail personalities have addressed the gathering.
Prominent names include BA Kodandarama Setty, Chairman – Viveks Ltd., BS Nagesh, Founder – TRRAIN, Suparna Mitra, CEO – Titan Company Ltd., CK Ranganathan, Chairman & MD – Cavin Kare, Bijou Kurien, Former CEO – Reliance Retail, Lalit Agarwal, CMD – VMart Retail, TT Jagannathan, Chairman – TTK Group, Suhail Sattar, CEO – Basics Life, Subhash Chandra, CEO – Sangeetha Mobiles, Sunil Sanklecha, Founder – Nuts N Spices, Dilip Kapur, President – Hidesign, Ramesh Pothy, MD – Pothys, KR Nagarajan, Chairman – Ramraj Group, AD Padamsingh Isaac, Chairman & MD – Aachi Masala, Kumar Vembu, CEO – GoFrugal Technologies, Girish Mathrubootham, CEO – Freshworks and many others.
RAI also encourages cohorts of SMEs, micro associations and corporates to come together to avail group discounts on registration fees.
Attractive sponsorship opportunities for all types of retail companies and service providers is on the anvil, where they can showcase their products and services to the attendees. In the past, several companies have been able to scale-up rapidly, by participating in the iconic Chennai Retail Summit.
In the past, top sponsors include SAP Labs, American Express, Volvo Cars, Tata Tele, GoFrugal Technologies, Vinculum, Ranstad, Freshworks, Bharatiya Mall of Bengaluru, Novac Technology Solutions, Omuni, Easyrewardz, Loyalty Rewardz, i-Tek RFID, Big Box Video Shopping, Radiowalla, Donracks, HDFC Bank, 4D Design, Wooqer, JITO, MMA, YES among several others.
This is also the only annual event held by Retailers Association of India in Chennai to bring together, all stakeholders under one roof.
This year, the mega event will be held at Chennai’s pride, the ITC Grand Chola Hotel, Guindy. The event shall commence at 9am and culminate late into the night, after the awards evening followed by cocktails and dinner. The event shall take place on 8 Aug. 2023.
India Retail Excellence Awards 2022 held last year (at the same venue) recognised established and emerging retailers and achievers across all formats of retail such as Apparel & Lifestyle, Beauty & Wellness, Home Decor / Home Improvement, Department Store, Food & General Retail, Consumer Durables & IT (CDIT), Jewellery, Footwear, Mobile, Restaurant & QSR and Speciality Retail.
Speaking about the 2022 awards, Kumar Rajagopalan – Chief Executive Officer, Retailers Association of India (RAI), said earlier, “We are excited about bringing back the India Retail Excellence Awards… a lot has happened in the last two years and there are so many stories of resilience, innovation and exemplary work by retailers from various categories. Through the IREA awards this year, we seek to shine the light on such brands and give them the honour they deserve. We also recognize that some of the brands have learnt invaluable lessons that would help them in creating very valuable brands in the future.”
Adding, Dr Hitesh Bhatt, Director-Marketing & Communication, said, “This year’s entries revealed the kind of good work that’s happening in retail, especially with many new businesses with great concepts entering the market. Therefore, this year, we decided to also felicitate emerging retailers in different categories. It is our way of acknowledging and encouraging new ideas and players that are enriching this sector.”
This is one of the most premier retail conclaves in Southern India and is a must attend for everyone who are closely associated with any kind of consumer and retail related businesses.
For further details about participating in the event, event sponsorship, speaker opportunities, delegate passes and RAI annual membership, contact Ram – Southern Head, RAI @ 9884875875.