24-25 AUGUST 2022 AT THE WESTIN MUMBAI, POWAI LAKE

24-25 Aug, 2022
The Westin, Powai Lake

MUMBAI

24-25
August 2022
Mumbai

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PHYGITAL RETAIL CONVENTION (PRC) is India’s go-to retail intelligence event of 2021. It aims to bring together multiple stakeholders in global retail businesses to hack the most critical disruption-ready strategies around consumer behaviours, technology and innovation. A powerful blend of panel discussions, talks and masterclasses, zoned exhibitions to showcase tech solutions, innovations in products, services, retail spaces, ideas and concepts. In addition, attendees will be able to discover and experience advanced solutions from technology solution providers and innovators presenting success stories of trailblazing retail business transformations from across the world.

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PHYGITAL RETAIL CONVENTION (PRC) is India’s go-to retail intelligence event of 2021. It aims to bring together multiple stakeholders in global retail businesses to hack the most critical disruption-ready strategies around consumer behaviours, technology and innovation. A powerful blend of panel discussions, talks and masterclasses, zoned exhibitions to showcase tech solutions, innovations in products, services, retail spaces, ideas and concepts. In addition, attendees will be able to discover and experience advanced solutions from technology solution providers and innovators presenting success stories of trailblazing retail business transformations from across the world.

The future of D2C retail in India
Just like the pandemic made us aware of our hygiene protocols in a way no one thought before, it delivered a much-awaited push to a revolutionary mode of retail in India — D2C retail. It all started with the birth of Flipkart when Indian D2C brands cropped up following the business model of the US startup Bonobos. But at that time, it was not seeming to be easy for the D2C brands, as the internet connectivity was abject, along with a non-existent social media. With FMCG giants like HUL, P&G, Dabur, etc. pushing hard in the market with their apt and efficient supply chain, it was not looking very promising for these newbies.

But the idea was spot on.

D2C brands skipped the middlemen which made them capable of developing an understanding, and a direct connection with the customers just like we build a relationship with our local Kirana store owners. It was 2015 when social media exploded and the golden time for D2C began. It was that time when logistics and supply chain models were restructured and brands like Nykaa, Licious, boAt, etc. started making their entry into the Indian market. And now, according to a KPMG report the sector was valued at $44.6B in 2021 and is projected to reach $100B by 2025. Thus, the future of D2C in India is going to be entirely dependent upon the investors, customers, and the value that the brands will be providing.

Recently, India has witnessed an alarm that went off in the ed-tech sector, with mass layoffs from big brands. D2C brands and the trend of explosive growth in the sector are also similar to that of the ed tech sector in India. Traditional business operations are always capital-intensive processes. With advancements in technology, the entry barrier in the Indian retail sector has drastically gone down, and with that, the competition has shot up in the D2C retail sector like any other business sector, and with that, the profitability equations with respect to capital have significantly gone down for many businesses. Hence, the whole D2C retail sector has been divided into two categories- one who are providing quality products and services to the consumers and thus depending on organic growth more than extensive promotion. On the other hand, some brands are constantly pouring in freebies, offers, and unstable deals to generate leads and exclusively depending upon the capital or funds raised in the process. The latter is the category that needs some rework on their business strategy to sustain themselves in the market, as the recent alarming situation in the Indian ed-tech sector tried to teach us, and whether it is going to help the D2C retail sector to forge itself strongly into the Indian market, only time will tell.

–Sayan Mukhopadhyay

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Confirmed Attendees
  • ★ Riyaaz Amlani, Impresario Handmade Restaurants
  • ★ Shailesh Chaturvedi (PRC 2022 Patron), Arvind Fashions
  • ★ Ashwin Khasgiwala (PRC 2022 Patron), Director, Reliance Brands
  • ★ Devendra Chawla, Spencer's Retail
  • ★ Dilip Kapur, Hidesign
  • ★ Preeti Gupta, Nykaa Fashion
  • ★ Sanjeev Rao, Being Human Clothing
  • ★ Samir Srivastav, Jean-Claude Biguine Salons, India
  • ★ Darpan Kapoor, Kapsons
  • ★ Subodh Mehta, Godrej Interio
  • ★ Rahul Singh, The Beer Caf茅
  • ★ Damodar Mall, Reliance Retail
  • ★ Nemisha Ghia, More Retail
  • ★ Mohit Khattar, Graviss Foods (Baskin Robbins)
  • ★ Bharat Kalia, Lifelong - A Thrasio Company
  • ★ Vineet Gautam, Bestseller
  • ★ Avnish Kumar, Neerus
  • ★ Satyen Momaya, Celio Future Fashion
  • ★ Raghu Rajagopalan, Lifestyle International
  • ★ Sagar Bhatt, SSIPL Retail
  • ★ Almona Bhatia, Tata CLiQ Luxury
  • ★ Tarandeep Singh Sekhon, KidZania
  • ★ Pushkaraj Shenai, Lakme Lever
  • ★ Vivek Bali, Enrich
  • ★ Rajiv Nair, Kaya
  • ★ Gautam Saraogi, Gocolors
  • ★ Priyaranjan Kumar, Snapdeal
  • ★ Gopal Asthana, Nykaa
  • ★ Tarak Bhattacharya, Mad Over Donuts
  • ★ Shivi Singh, ClearDekho
  • ★ Manish Kapoor, Pepe Jeans
  • ★ Sadashiv Nayak, Retail Veteran
  • ★ Aastha Almast, The NEW Shop
  • ★ Ritesh Mishra, Marks & Spencer
  • ★ Gautam Gupta, Paradise Food Court
  • ★ K Radhakrishnan, Tata Starquik.com
  • ★ Govind Shrikhande, Retail Veteran
  • ★ Amit Dutta, Le Marche Retail
  • ★ Pramod Arora, PVR Cinemas
  • ★ Gopa Kumar, Bhima Jewels
  • ★ Rajesh Jain, Lacoste
  • ★ Biyas Roy, Arambagh's Foodmart
  • ★ Abbas Jabalpurwala, Timezone Entertainment - TEEG India
  • ★ Jagan Mohan Rao, Vijetha Supermarkets
  • ★ Kaushik Asarsa, Farm Krisp
  • ★ Sandeep Pal, Aditya Birla Fashion & Retail
  • ★ Mahesh Reddy, GOPIZZA India
  • ★ Ankur Damani, Le Crueset
  • ★ Devarajan Iyer, Lifestyle International
  • ★ Sushanto Dey, Sreeleathers
  • ★ M Yeshwanth Nag, The ThickShake Factory
  • ★ Vishal Kapil, Leading Fashion Industry Practitioner
  • ★ Rajgopal Nayak, Metro Brands
  • ★ Dibyendu Baral, Senco Gold Limited
  • ★ Yash Dayal, Zepto
  • ★ Anil Menon, LuLu Group International UAE
  • ★ Vikram Idnani, Reliance Retail
  • ★ Sandeep Mistry, Aditya Birla
  • ★ Prashantt Bokill, Metro brands ltd
  • ★ Ranjan Sharma, Bestseller
  • ★ Anurag Saxena, Biba
  • ★ Kiran Komatla, BURGER KING
  • ★ Neilmani Sahu, Kaya Limited
  • ★ Amit Arora, SHR Lifestyle
  • ★ Vinod Kapote, Trent
  • ★ Rahul Khona, NEXUS Malls
  • ★ Ajitt Kohle, VIP Industries Ltd
  • ★ Rupendra Nigam, Spykar
  • ★ Zahid Ansari, Forever New
  • ★ Gurukerthi Gurunathan, Caratlane
  • ★ Murali Krishnan, wow momo
  • ★ Narendra Pratap Singh, Samsonite South Asia
  • ★ Sahil Kansal,, Infiniti Retail (Croma)
  • ★ Akash Srivastava,, Jubilant Foodworks
  • ★ Apeksha Gupta, John Jacobs
  • ★ Tarun Vashistha, Aditya Birla Fashion & Retail
  • ★ Vishwak Sinva, Firework
  • ★ Arpit Upadhyay, The Man Company
  • ★ Smita Murarka, Duroflex
  • ★ Anupam Bansal, Liberty Shoes
  • ★ K G George, TTK Prestige
  • ★ Anuj Puri, Anarock
  • ★ Preeti Chopra, Raymond
  • ★ Sandeep Jabbal, Shoppers Stop
  • ★ Durgesh Dhalla, Lenskart
  • ★ Harshavardhan Chauhaan, Spencers Retail
  • ★ Satish Panchapakesan, Arvind Fashions Limited
  • ★ Rajnesh Sharma, Campus Shoes
  • ★ Shirish Kalamkar, Major Brands
  • ★ Sarfaraz Miller, Celio
  • ★ Vineet Jain, V-MART RETAIL LIMITED
  • ★ Sanjay Vakharia, Spykar
  • ★ Rajesh Sharma, Spykar
  • ★ Mahesh Patel, Spykar
  • ★ Arun Sharma, Spykar
  • ★ Vinay Chatlani, Soch
  • ★ Agnes Raja George, De Moza
  • ★ Ajay Gupta, Capital Foods
  • ★ Abhishek Bansal, Pacific Malls
  • ★ Harsh Bansal, Vegas Mall & Unity Group
  • ★ Shibu Philips, Lulu Group India
  • ★ Rajneesh Mahajan, Inorbit Malls
  • ★ Nitin Bansal, MINISO Life Style Pvt. Ltd
  • ★ Aditya P Tripathi, Cold Love Ice Cream
  • ★ Jatin Goel, Omaxe
  • ★ Bimal Sharma, CBRE
  • ★ Abhishek Trehan, Trehan IRIS
  • ★ Deepak Yadav,, Shoppers Stop
  • ★ Dhruv Kaura, Aditya Birla Fashion & Retail
  • ★ Sreekanth Chetlur, Shoppers Stop
  • ★ Sumit S Suneja,, Bestseller
  • ★ Shriti Malhotra, The Body Shop, India
  • ★ Bidyut Bhanjdeo, Raymond
  • ★ Vivek Shrivastava, ABFRL
  • ★ Manik Dhodi,, Adidas Group India
  • ★ Ankit Desai, HERSHEY'S
  • ★ Devesh Kumar, Max Fashion - Landmark Group
  • ★ Biraja Rout, Biggies Burger
  • ★ Nishanth Chandran, TenderCuts
  • ★ Amitabh Suri, USPA
  • ★ Mehboob Memon, Marks & Spencers
  • ★ Ramesh Menon, Wingreens
  • ★ Vikram Bakshi, Ascot Hospitality
  • ★ Kunal Gupta, FACES Canada
  • ★ Priyaranjan Manay, Pepe Jeans India
  • ★ Govardhan Reddy Y S, Beauty & Beyond
  • ★ Sidhartha Gondal, XYXX
  • ★ Pankaj Renjhen, Anarock
  • ★ Dipti Tolani, Salt Attire
  • ★ Suvankar Sen, Senco Gold and Diamonds
  • ★ Aenik Shah, Wizzy Softech Private Limited
  • ★ Utsav Patel, Wizzy Softech Private Limited
  • ★ Gerald Mathew, Growel’s 101
  • ★ Rakhee Devadiga, Growel’s 101
  • ★ Bhupinder Singh Sohal, M3M
  • ★ Aditya Sharma, M3M
  • ★ Juned Khan, M3M
  • ★ Amit Manocha, Apollo Creations
  • ★ Bhavesh Soni, Apollo Creations
  • ★ Tanushree Dey, Laguna Clothing LLP
  • ★ Sandeep Raut, Laguna Clothing LLP
  • ★ Bharat Gabani, APL Lifestyle Pvt Ltd
  • ★ Nagma Khan, SP Sai IT Private Limited
  • ★ Ashok Mukhi, Solar Group
  • ★ Deven Mukhi, Solar Group
  • ★ Anubha Kakkar, Elan Group
  • ★ Reyansh Khatri, Elan Group
  • ★ Gaurav Singh, Waveinfratech Pvt Ltd
  • ★ Pawan Kumar, Waveinfratech Pvt Ltd
  • ★ Dheeraj Chawla, Lifestyle
  • ★ Samir Srivastava, Bhutani Group
  • ★ Tanuj Bhargava, Bhutani Group
  • ★ Abhishek Dutta, Alliance Spaces
  • ★ Nitin Bansal, Miniso
  • ★ Bhavya Jangra, BureauID
  • ★ Kavin Venkatesh, Opus Fashions Pvt Ltd
  • ★ Vivek Thilakan, Lifestyle
  • ★ Aditya Kothari, Lifestyle
  • ★ Youhan Noria, Estele Accessories Pvt. Ltd.
  • ★ Rohini Paul, House of Anita Dongre
  • ★ Nabenddu Chakrobarty, Brand Concepts
  • ★ Sumit Jain, Brand Concepts
  • ★ Chaitanya Mahale, Brand Concepts
  • ★ Pankaj Rathor, Brand Concepts
  • ★ Kamal Khushlani, Mufti
  • ★ Mohit Bhagnari, Mufti
  • ★ Biswajeet Ghosal, Mufti
  • ★ Abhishek Maria, Inox
  • ★ Vinod Mendonca, Inox
  • ★ Mohan Vijay, Bata
  • ★ Ankit Vij, Bata
  • ★ Amit Gupta, Lacoste
  • ★ Prakash Louis, Lacoste
  • ★ Deepti Dhingra, Ingka Centres India Pvt. Ltd
  • ★ Sanchita Attawar, Imagica
  • ★ Maninder Singh Chahal, Imagica
  • ★ Varun Juneja, Lenskart
  • ★ Siddharth Baid, Lenskart
  • ★ Aditya Goel, Mohan Bhandar
  • ★ Maneesh Gaur, PVR
  • ★ Manjeet Singh, PVR
  • ★ Santanu Pai, PVR
  • ★ Kanika Malkotia, PVR
  • ★ Shrutika, SSIPL
  • ★ Mukesh Sharma, SSIPL
  • ★ Manisha J. Agarwal, Puma
  • ★ Srinivasa Rao, Reliance BP Mobility Limited
  • ★ Shilpa Dhingra, Orient Craft
  • ★ Prachi Pranati, Puma
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