Toppan Digital Language is pleased to announce it is sponsoring Pentagon’s Retail Without Borders event on the 23rd March 2016.
Expanding your business into new markets and selling products internationally is tricky. Not only do language barriers present huge challenges but you also need to consider local laws, currencies and conversion rates, the logistics of delivery and returns and the preferences and behaviour of local consumers.
To help retailers and brands navigate the treacherous waters of international expansion, Toppan Digital Language has teamed up with Pentagon to present at this year’s Retail Without Borders event. The event takes place on Wednesday 23rd March 2016 at the QEII Conference Centre, Broad Sanctuary, Westminster, London SW1P 3EE.
What you can expect from the event
Thought leaders will share insights on how the international retail landscape is evolving, as they explore the importance of local knowledge, and roundtable discussions give you the opportunity find solutions that will advance your global expansion.
The event will also allow retailers to access dedicated networking sessions and one-on-one meetings with the marketplace representatives, who will be able to answer any specific questions you may have regarding international expansion.
Name: Darko Atijas
Job Title: Vice President EMEA
Darko Atijas is the Vice President EMEA at Temando, a global technology company specialising in fulfilment solutions for e-retailers and logistics industries. Before Temando, Darko has managed international operations, business growth and project deliveries for high growth IT businesses throughout the UK, Europe and the Middle East, and run global enterprise projects in the Legal, Finance, Aviation and Utilities sectors. Darko is on the board of a leading software business in the UK as a non-Exec and an investor in several software companies.
Name: Luke Trayfoot
Job Title: Head of Partnership Sales EMEA
Luke is the head of partnership sales at World First. He specialises in the eCommerce payments space and helps World First’s partners streamline their international payments requirements. He currently works with an extensive portfolio of clients within the finance, fashion, travel and eCommerce industries, amongst others.
Name: Emma Grant
Job Title: Senior Manager, Seller Experience and CBT
Emma Grant has worked in many areas of the eBay business for the past 6 years; from Seller Standards to Returns and now Cross Border Trade. Emma is keen to ensure that retailers take advantage of the great cross-border opportunities that eBay has to offer, taking the friction out of international selling and ensuring that eBay’s international buying community get the best selection available.
Name: Aymeric Moser
Job Title: Marketing Director
Aymeric is the Marketing and Marketplace Director at Spartoo.com, the leading online shoe retailer in Europe. He is in charge of the customer acquisition and retention strategies, as well as the management of the marketplace, which includes merchant recruitment, quality control, process strategies and business development.
Aymeric holds a Masters degree from Montpellier Business School and a Bachelors degree in Science of Management, International Business, Marketing and Organisation from the University of Southern Denmark.
Name: Conrad Bain
Job Title: Global Development Manager
Conrad started with Trade Me in 2008 and has held many eCommerce roles across the various Trade Me verticals. Most recently with Treat Me, which was a leading New Zealand Group Buying website before a management buyout in 2013. Conrad has been in the role of Global Development Manager since April 2014. Previous to Trade Me Conrad worked as a Consultant to ANZ Bank.
Name: Carlos Cantoni
Job Title: Head of Account Management
Carlos is the Head of Account Management, where he is responsible for partnership development and strategic management of the Marketplace platform. He joined La Redoute in 2012.
He has 10 years’ experience in European Marketplaces, and previously worked at PriceMinister/ Rakuten, where one of his accomplishments included launching PriceMinister in Spain. His early career was spent in the music Industry in Latin America.
Name: Vineet Sethi
Job Title: Head – International Alliances
Driving the international brand acquisition piece for Flipkart, Vineet is responsible for identifying high potential brands from an Indian market standpoint.
He is also in charge of acquiring/on boarding the shortlisted companies and put in place a seamless model for business. Putting in place a customised solution for each one of them is an exciting problem to solve.
Name: Celestyna Zachariasz
Job Title: Category Group Manager Fashion&Beauty
Celestyna Zachariasz is accountable for creating and implementing business strategies within the given categories in the marketplace segment and for building strategic partnership.
She has been working in eCommerce for 5 years. Her previous professional experience includes being a buyer and leader in purchasing departments in lifestyle categories: clothing and shoes, articles for children and home & design.
Name: Andriy Logvin
Job Title: CEO & Co-founder
Andriy is the CEO and founder of the rapidly growing eCommerce company ModnaKasta. Prior to working in eCommerce, Andriy was the CEO of mobile communications company.
Social activist, runner, innovation protagonist and Jeff Bezos believer, Andriy holds three Masters degrees in International Management, Law and Business Administration.
Name: Aleksandra Olszewska
Job Title: Marketplace Operations Manager
Aleksandra is Head of Marketplace Operation & Account Management at Privalia. She has managed various departments and worked in all Privalia geographies to finally embark on Marketplace challenge as a Head of Operations and Account Management.
Aleksandra is MA and BA in English and Spanish Literature and completed her education with an Executive MBA at IESE Business School, University of Navarra.
Name: Shifali Singh
Job Title: Vice President and Head of International Business
Name: Rajani Kariveettil
Job Title: Category Manager for Men’s Apparel & International Brands
….and our Head of Retail and Ecommerce, Maggie Little, will also be talking about opportunities and challenges associated with localisation and cross-border trade.
Spaces at Retail Without Borders are limited, so register here today to avoid disappointment.