Retail Sourcing Symposium
26 Sep 2019, 9:00 am GMT-4
Microsoft Tech Campus—One C1TY Nashville

Keynote Speaker

Partner and General Manager, Retail Innovation - Microsoft Corporation

Business Process and Strategic Projects Lead - 



Assistant Director | HKQAA


Business Strategy Director,

Hallmark Cards


Principal | Industry Lead, Retail & CPG,

 Cloud + AI, Microsoft Corporation

Vice President | CBX Software

 Founder and Executive Chairman,

Vogue and Velocity Group of Companies


Director | AlixPartners


Vice President and Managing Director,

Academy Sports + Outdoors



Advisory, Consumer, Luxury & Retail

KPMG Advisory (Hong Kong) Limited



Technology Advisory,

KPMG Advisory (Hong Kong) Limited


“Finding the Future of Retail: Collaborative Sourcing, the Power of Networks, and Deepening Retail Supplier Partnerships”

Constantly evolving consumer trends makes life challenging for retailers trying to keep up with the demand of new innovations, lower prices and better quality.  Further, a retailer’s private label product lifecycle is one of the most complex of any industry when it comes to bringing products to market. When consumers see products on the shelf, they give little thought to how they arrived but, we in the retail industry understand all too well the journey of a private label product. From line/range planning, product development, supplier management, sourcing, quotations, samples, and all the way through production, quality, compliance and delivery, the product lifecycle is a painstaking process, managed by many individuals, teams and decision makers along the way.

At the 2019 Retail's Sourcing Symposium we will discuss leading retailer best practices and uncover the latest in retail sourcing technology. We will examine how to interlink SPEEDSCALE and SIMPLICITY with digitization, that will enhance the end-to-end, private label process inclusive of inspiration, line planning, development and sourcing. We will learn about extended cloud platform and mobile sourcing technology advantages that are available today, while exploring industry best practice and future thinking roadmaps diving business benefit, growth and good health for the retail industry.

Discussions & Topics to Include


  • Deepening Retail Supplier Partnerships, in the Age of Retail Disruption - how to create a blueprint to ensure your next supplier/vendor partnership begins strong. 

  • How is Amazon ramping up Private Brands so quickly? - Amazon Private Brands, Politician’s, Analysts, Bezos.

  • Microsoft Lead Discussions  - Finding the Future of Retail by Unlocking Intelligent Supply Chain and Product Journeys.

  • How to Create, Make and Sell Better Products & Experiences with an Integrated Digital Platform – how to implement product development and sourcing strategies that win.

  • Risk Management – How Leading Retailers are Building Successful Supplier Risk Assessment Programs with Today’s Globally Diverse Supply Base.


Global Sourcing Day
15 Nov 2019, 9:00 am – 3:30 pm
Cordis, Hong Kong,
555 Shanghai St, Mong Kok, Hong Kong


The Cordis Hotel

Hong Kong

November 15, 2019