Enabling retail entrepreneurs to accelerate growth in Africa
By providing winning insights and thought-leadership Retail Congress Africa inspires retailers to drive the future of their business forward.
Africa is the next “hot spot” for global retailers. At a time when other emerging markets are slowing, it’s ever increasing population, rapid urbanisation and improved internet and mobile phone penetration places it in a unique position on the global stage.
Confirmed 2015 Speakers include:
Richard van Rensburg
Deputy Chief Executive Officer | Pick n Pay
Richard van Rensburg is responsible for overseeing information systems, value added services, online retailing and property functions at Pick n Pay, one of the largest retailers in and beyond South Africa. Richard previously served as a partner with Ernst and Young, and as a board member of Massmart, Woolworths and Wooltru. At Retail Congress Africa Richard will join the opening panel to share insights on the future of retail across the continent and discuss the drivers behind the latest trends in the industry.
Chief Executive Officer | Nando’s Southern Africa
Having joined Nando’s in 2013, Geoff has led the repositioning of the brand through significant investment in menu and design. His previous experience includes Director-level roles at a number of international companies including Exxon Mobil, PepsiCo, KFC and Pizza Hut, Unilever, SAB-Miller and Cadbury, working in the UK, the US, the Netherlands and South Africa. At Retail Congress Geoff will deliver a keynote presentation on marketing strategies aimed at attracting and attracting Africa’s new ‘floating middle class’ consumer group.
Director of Operations | Sub-Saharan Africa, Jaguar Land Rover
Nigel Clarke is the Operations Director for Jaguar Land Rover, responsible for Sub-Saharan Africa. Nigel has 38 years of experience with the company, including positions in the UK, Brazil and the Middle East. His priority is to understand consumer behaviour and drive customer satisfaction. At Retail Congress Africa Nigel will explain how luxury retail companies are growing their presence in Africa through focusing on providing exclusive brand experience.
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