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Baltic Retail Forum 2023 Lithuania

StrongPoint annual conference Baltic Retail Forum invites to gather all retail professionals for the 17th time already. This time we will meet and discuss the current affairs of the sector in Vilnius.

When? November 14, from 9 AM till 4:30 PM

Where? MO Museum, Pylimo str. 17, Vilnius

The past few years of constant change and challenges forced retailers to relearn how to adapt and build resilience. Also, encouraged to look for ways to optimize daily operations and rely on various technologies. What do retailers need to pay attention to in the current environment and what innovations to implement to elevate your business strategy?

In order to better understand the emerging challenges and find the most effective solutions, during the conference we will look into:

Economic forecast for the retail sector and changes in consumer behavior that have been prompted by the current economic situation.

What possibilities do automation technologies hold in the retail sector? Proven technologies, good practices, and new solutions.

Staying competitive in the ever-changing world of retail requires experimentation and the adoption of new technologies. But where to start and how to ensure success?


Reserve your spot. Participation for StrongPoint customers and partners is free of charge.

Conference content and speakers

All presentations will feature simultaneous interpretation from English to Lithuanian and vice versa.

Tadas Povilauskas
Economist at SEB bank

Purchasing power is recovering, but will that lead to a recovery in commodity purchases? Or maybe we’ll just save more

The inflation rate is already lower than the annual change in wages, which is a good sign for retailers. On the other hand, the household savings rate is close to zero again, which is not sustainable. In addition, the interest rates of the central banks will not decrease at least in the first half of 2024 and will reduce the spending ability of households with loans. The situation in the export markets doesn’t look optimistic either. What do such market conditions hold for retailers? I will try to answer this question in my presentation.

Mark Thomson
Retail Strategy Director at Zebra Technologies

Navigating the Stormy Seas of Post Pandemic Retail

Retail has been hit by a global pandemic, worldwide inflation, war in Europe and supply chain challenges. Add to this the change in consumer behaviours as Gen Z’s influence becomes greater! We will explore what these challenges are, who are Gen Z consumers and how retailers can navigate a route through these stormy waters.

Ruediger Schach
Senior Retail Solutions Manager at NCR

Wall of Defense 

Identify your Loss and our Technology expertise enables you mitigate shrink.

Aurimas Saulytis
RI Commercial Leader Baltics at NielsenIQ

Retail Landscape 

Comprehensive view of FMCG market trends, changes in consumer mindsets, and behavior.

Eleonora Šeimienė
CEO of KOG Institute for Marketing and Communication Sciences

The mood of the population: Are we more looking forward to Black Friday sales or Christmas?

It is common to think that people start preparing for Christmas in December, but is that the case? Can we talk about early gift buyers and latecomers? What role do Black Friday sales play in gift buying? Do people tend to prepare for sales, and how much do they believe in discounts? All this and more will be shared during the presentation, analyzing the mood of the Lithuanian population and the sense of financial security. 

Oskar Kringlebotten
Business Development Manager for Nordics & Baltics at AutoStore

Creating Efficiency in Supply Chain Operations

In the dynamic landscape of supply chain management, the pursuit of efficiency has found a powerful ally in AutoStore technology. In the realm where every second counts, AutoStore solution has emerged as a game-changer, revolutionizing the traditional standards of supply chain operations for over 27 years. Join us on a journey where precision meets automation and discover how AutoStore is reshaping the very foundations of space and efficiency in the supply chain, ultimately allowing businesses thrive in a competitive market. 

Rehman Mohammed
Head of Sales Nordics & UK at AiFi

Removing Friction in Retail with Autonomous Solutions

Shoppers today want speed and convenience. In fact, 66% of shoppers say they would spend more if their purchasing experience was more convenient. Join Rehman as he shows us how AiFi’s camera-vision only autonomous checkout solution works and shares case studies from its worldwide customer base with over 115 stores total. AiFi is a globally leading AI provider, empowering retailers to scale autonomous shopping solutions with 100% computer vision. AiFi’s solutions adapt to numerous verticals including convenience stores, sports and entertainment venues, universities, workplaces, and travel retail. AiFi customers include LA Clippers, NASCAR, Carrefour, Compass Group, Zabka, and many more.

Gunnar Steinn Magnuson
CEO at Exmon

Mastering Data: The Cornerstone of Unified Commerce and Omnichannel Excellence

In today’s retail, achieving unified commerce and a seamless omnichannel experience is challenged by data management hurdles. Explore fragmented data, system integrations, fraud impact on pricing accuracy, and customer satisfaction. Uncover the pivotal role of Master Data Management and robust data governance in overcoming these challenges for retail triumph.

At the end of the conference, a surprise will be waiting for you – a special performance!

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Hurry up and reserve a spot! Participation for StrongPoint customers and partners is free of charge.

The event will be photographed and/or filmed, so please be aware that you may be featured in photos or videos of the event, and these photos or videos may be posted on publicly available social networks or media.