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On top of the world: Commanding today's international retail markets

Monday, January 14
9:30am
–10:00am
Hall D, Special Events Hall, Level 1
On top of the world: Commanding today's international retail markets
Global expansion has become one of the hottest growth strategies explored by leading retailers. Gaining access to new customers and untapped markets offers an alluring opportunity to drive new sales growth. Before developing a global strategy, retailers should understand their unique value proposition, operational capabilities, and organizational structure, as well as the unique nature of the market they are trying to move into. In successive fireside chats, leaders from two of the world’s top global brands, Alibaba and Walgreens Boots Alliance, discuss what it takes to successfully grow beyond domestic borders, enter emerging markets, and tap into local consumer sentiment.
Ian McGarrigle
Chairman
World Retail Congress
@WorldRetail
Moderator
Michael Evans
President
Alibaba Group
@AlibabaGroup
Alex Gourlay
Co-COO
Walgreens Boots Alliance
@AllianceBoots