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India Retail Forum 2014: Where the best ideas in retail meet the best minds in retail


The India Retail Forum (IRF) is the premier knowledge and networking platform for India’s burgeoning retail and shopping centre industries. In its 11th year, the annual congregation will be held at Renaissance Hotel, Mumbai on 17th and 18th September 2014. IRF will witness the participation of the most esteemed visionaries, retail experts and influential decision makers from the retail and shopping center fraternities. The Forum acts as a bridge between Indian and International players providing a holistic picture of the latest scenarios and opportunities.

This year the forum gains special significance as the “India story” is back on track with a firm, pro-business government in place. The booming Indian retail industry too holds a very promising future indeed with much healthier partnerships in store with its colleagues across the world.

An unmatched networking platform, the India Retail Forum represents the best opportunities for retailers, service and technology providers and innovators from all fields to grow their businesses. It is the place where new concepts meet with new technologies, where new ideas converse with traditional wisdom and where enthusiasm meets experience. IRF also applauds achievements in the retail industry every year.

The scope for the accelerated evolution of retail shopping centers in India is immense as Indian partners actively seek and embrace international partnerships and expertise.

IRF has been endorsed by Industry stalwarts as an important chapter in modern retail.

Kishore Biyani, Founder and CEO, Future Group, “Modern retail has a huge potential to not only benefit from India’s increasing consumption demand but also create demand for value-added products, boost local entrepreneurship, create jobs and raise income levels. At IRF, let us explore how we can collaborate to create consumption demand and offer Indian consumers a better standard of living by providing better products at best prices.”

Adds Ajay Kaul, CEO, Jubilant Foodworks, “IRF over the years has become the premier-most retail event in India. It’s a great congregation of best minds in retail. With a right mix of business and networking sessions, it offers a great opportunity.”

States AnujPuri, Chairman and Country Head, Jones Lang La Salle, “Platforms such as the IRF have done much to bring about the spirit of progress and overall concern for retail as an industry. Over the years, I have seen IRF become a major annual catalysing and unifying force for the Indian retail community. I look forward to this year’s event with hopes for an even greater infusion of the spirit of collaboration, communication and decision-making.”

According to Abheek Singhi, Senior Partner & Director, The Boston Consulting Group, India Retail Forum is a unique meeting ground in Indian Subcontinent where one can meet with the key players in the industry and hear first-hand how the market is evolving and partake of global trends and
practices. Look forward to another year of interesting experience.

“India Retail Forum is an inspiring and motivating conference which offers an incredible overview of the retail industry. A great platform for networking & experience sharing, by the folks who are shaping the evolution of this industry! A delight to be part of such a forum.” Debashish Mukherjee, Partner, A.T. Kearney, Consumer & Retail India Food Lead – Asia.

The event will also have the much coveted Images Retail Awards (IRA) which recognizes the achievements of India’s most successful retailers and brands that are fuelled growth and innovation across multiple categories in retail.