The Second Africa Retail Congress : Transforming Retail Barriers to Opportunities


The Second Africa Retail Congress : Transforming Retail Barriers to Opportunities

Theme: Transforming Retail Barriers to Opportunities

The Second Africa Retail Congress
Theme: Transforming Retail Barriers to Opportunities
Hosted by: LBS Africa Retail Academy
Date: Saturday, November 11, 2023
Time: 9 am – 4 pm (WAT)
Venue: Lagos Business School, Km 22, Lekki-Epe Expressway, Lagos


Africa’s retail industry growth relies on its ability to overcome obstacles. From poor physical and social infrastructure to record inflation rates, energy crises, supply chain bottlenecks, skills shortages, and pressures on consumer spending, retail enterprises on the continent urgently need to rethink their strategies and operational procedures.

Transforming Retail Barriers to Opportunities is the subject of the second Africa Retail Congress. This congress will provide a comprehensive platform for discussing retail policies, research insights, expert viewpoints, best practices, and high-level networking opportunities. Retail stakeholders, academics, public sector representatives, and practitioners will delve into growth enablers, including retail law, policy, data, e-commerce and technology, people and planet management, and partnerships. CEOs, public sector employees, retail professionals, and seasoned academics representing the continent will deliver compelling speeches at the congress.

The intended attendees include, but are not limited to:
– Suppliers/manufacturers and service sector businesses – from prominent local and multi-national companies to medium-sized manufacturers/service providers seeking to tap into the African market’s growth potential.
– Retail-facing (key account managers, commercial managers, sales executives) and non-retail-facing
(brand marketers, category managers, shopper marketers) supplier team members.
– Retail leaders and owners of retail chains.
– Academics interested in retail.
– E-commerce ecosystem and public sector participants.
– Government executives across Africa.

The Africa Retail Congress will address critical issues such as:
– Solutions for African retail businesses  infrastructure and logistical support challenges.
– Legislative changes to promote retail development and growth in Africa.
– Utilizing technology and data to expand Africa’s retail markets.
– Effective people management and environmentally friendly retail practices to support business opportunities.
– Essential ingredients for retail growth in Africa.

Access all high-level presentations and discussions from the 1st Africa Retail Congress 2022-AFRICA-RETAIL-CONGRESS-REPORT.pdf (137 downloads )

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