Digital Retail Africa 2023

    26 January 2023 | Maslow Hotel, Johannesburg, South Africa

    Developing sustainability and competitiveness in the post-pandemic retail landscape

    Prepare for a New Era of Digital Retail

    With the global pandemic acting as an accelerant, digital transformation across retail verticals has gained new momentum, seeing a rapid adoption of digital technology within the sector.

    According to a 2021 research report released by PWC, people affected by the pandemic are driving a “historic and dramatic shift in consumer behaviour”. The consulting firm reports a strong shift to online shopping as people were first confined by lockdowns, and then many continued to work from home.

    Another significant finding from the report is that consumers are not likely to go back to their old ways of shopping once the pandemic is over.

    Online sales in South Africa grew by 66% in 2020 to more than $1.8 billion (ZAR30 billion). This means that retailers have no choice but to reimagine the functionality of stores and tap into digital tools to stay relevant for the ‘new normal-customer’.

    Join us at the 5th Digital Retail Africa where key retail industry players will meet to uncover the blueprints for success from the industry’s top movers and shakers.

    You will be able to engage with technology best-practice leaders on how to transform your retail business through the adoption of proven digital technology solutions.

    A variety of professionals will visit #DRA2023 looking for products and services that will help them increase productivity, reduce costs, attract more customers, improve customer experience, enhance security and sell more – whether they are small independent retailers or large retail groups.

    • Retail CEOs/ MDs/CIOs/ IT Directors/IT Managers
    • VPs/Heads of Merchandise Management
    • Marketing VPs/Directors
    • Sales VPs/Directors
    • Store/Channel VPs/Directors
    • e-Commerce Directors
    • Supply Chain Directors
    • Inventory/Distribution/Warehouse Directors
    • Heads of Customer Experience/Fulfilment/Ecommerce
    • Chief Digital Officers/ Heads of Digital

    9 Reasons to Attend Digital Retail Africa 2023:

    1. Get a glimpse into the future of retail and really understand the next 6-24 months of tech innovation and disruption across retail.
    2. Create a cutting edge innovation roadmap and benchmark against the global best.
    3. Understand the potential of different technology applications and select the best fit for maximum ROI.
    4. Hear from leading retailers on how they are pushing CX forward.
    5. Learn from some of the most powerful brands, mavericks and visionaries that are setting the pace for change and driving disruption.
    6. Collaborate with the entire retail tech ecosystem from start-ups, to global tech suppliers, supply chain disruptors, retailers, investors and analysts.
    7. Walk away with the knowledge, insight, relationships and inspiration you need to survive the digital revolution.
    8. Learn how to improve speed & convenience of purchase and delivery for customers.
    9. Learn to use data to gain a 360-degree view of each customer and personalise their shopping experience.

    Build your business with IT News Africa on this must-attend event for the broadest cross-section of the retail community, from eCommerce entrepreneurs to heads of multinational retail organisations.

    • Capture Leads: Receive POPIA/GDPR compliant delegate contact details to sustain
      business relationships post-event.
    • Virtually network with potential clients and partners in the Virtual Exhibition Hall and
      Networking Area.
    • Take part in 1-2-1 meetings with your target audience.
    • Promote your brand as an innovator and thought leader.
    • Showcase your technology products to decision-makers and retail industry leaders, and
      encourage delegates to use your services.
    • Capture data – with the ability to download a transcript of all live chat conversations.
    • Engage with and make an impact on potential customers through a speaking slot,
      virtual breakaway or panel participation.

    We invite you to join our event to learn what’s coming next and connect with an audience of decision makers in retail. Attend and make new connections that will take your business to the next level!

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    CEO and founder, Vipaso (Vienna Payment Solutions)
    Chief Executive Officer at HI-TEC SA
    CEO, PayJustNow
    CEO, IT News Africa
    CIO, Digital & Social Commerce Leader at Leroy Merlin
    Director and Co-Founder, Pargo
    Customer Experience Director, Hoorah Digital
    Supply Chain Solutions Specialist, Oracle
    Futurist, Co-Founder @ Afrokart
    Growth - E-commerce Lead, Yoco
    Executive : Service, TymeBank
    Customer Experience and Future Value Creation, Sasol
    Head of Modern Retail & Pharmacy at GSK
    Head: Retail Sales & Retention at Avon HMO
    Partner at Kearney
    MD, HaveYouHeard
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    Technology Vendors
    DRA 2023

    For technology solution providers

    Access to conference sessions with keynotes and virtual networking.

    Hear from local and international retail experts.

    Online access to all speaker documentation and recorded sessions.

    Retail Professionals
    DRA 2023

    For people who work in retail/eCommerce

    Free access to conference sessions with keynotes and virtual networking.

    Hear from local and international retail experts.

    Free online access to all speaker documentation and recorded sessions.


    Event Details
    • Days
    • Start Date
      January 26, 2023 10:45 am
    • End Date
      January 26, 2023 3:00 pm
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    • Why Sponsor #DRA2023

      Sponsoring or exhibiting at #DRA2023 is the most effective way for you to put your organization in front of retail decision makers and budget holders to powerfully communicate your company’s technology solutions before, during, and after the event.