12 – 16 January 2019, New York
The key point of the project, as always, is the work at the Retail's Big Show. Besides that the delegation's own program includes meetings with foreign retailers and entrepreneurs, reference visits to US stores, communication with Russian colleagues and other useful activities for business. And, of course, New York is one of the main characters of the project. In its five years in New York, the Russian Retail Delegation already met with top managers from Walmart, 7-Eleven, Apple, New Balance, Rebecca Minkoff, Macy's, Warby Parker, b8ta, The North Face, Sonos, Trader Joe's, Best Buy, T2, B&H, Stereo Exchange, PetSmart, Build-A-Bear Workshop, Sake Fifth Avenue, Duane Reade, Destination Maternity, Whole Foods Market, Walgreens Store, Kate Spade, MakerBot, Nike and visited the stores of these chains.
All events in the program of work of the Official Russian Delegation are private and are available only to registered members of the delegation.
AGENDA 2019
12 -16 January 2019. (New York, USA)

12 January 2019, Saturday
07:15 – 08:30
07:15 – 08:30
Meeting with the delegation's members, taking the flight SU-100 by Aeroflot. All delegates will receive backpacks with all useful and necessary for the visit.

Location: Sheremetyevo airport, near the baggage drop-off points.
09:30
09:30
The official flight of the delegation is Aeroflot flight SU-100 Moscow - New York.
12:30
12:30
Transfer from John F. Kennedy Airport to the hotel RIU PLAZA NEW YORK TIMES SQUARE. On the way to Manhattan will be enough time to check the sights, talk, share the experience and expectations or just chill after the flight.

Location: RIU PLAZA NEW YORK TIMES SQUARE
307 W 46th St Manhattan – New York, NY 10036 - USA

20:00 - 22:00
20:00 - 22:00
Welcome Cocktail Party. Start of the delegation's work, presentation of the program, acquaintance and informal communication of the delegation. It's time to meet friends, get to know new people, express expectations and simply switch to a New York rhythm.

Adress: RIU PLAZA NEW YORK TIMES SQUARE (Fashion Bar & Restaurant )
307 W 46th St Manhattan – New York, NY 10036 - USA

13 January 2019, Sunday
07:30 – 08:30
07:30 – 08:30
Redis Retail Run. Jogging around the Central Park will wake up your brain and help to cheer up for the most efficient work. Everyone chooses their own pace depending on personal physical fitness. The goal is to set your brain to business and get pleasure. The participants of last year Redis Retail Run still recalling that freshening New York morning and a wonderful run through the Central Park.

Location: The Central Park, infront of Columbus Circle
10:00 - 10:45
10:00 - 10:45
Reference visit to Nike NYC, House of Innovation 000
The new Nike flagship, which opened its doors just two months ago, has collected all the latest technologies
650 5th Ave
11:30 - 15:30
11:30 - 15:30
A fascinating tour around New York. Get to know the city and fall in love with it!
Starts from: RIU PLAZA NEW YORK TIMES SQUARE
307 W 46th St Manhattan – New York, NY 10036 - USA

19:00 - 22:00
19:00 - 22:00
Lecture on contemporary art and visit art galleries.

Meeting with contemporary art, organized by CosMoscow club, will consist of two parts: the evening will begin with a visit to John Molloy Gallery, famous for its conceptual thematic exhibitions. Vladislav Sludsky, co-founder and curator of the Eurasian cultural Alliance project, will be the exhibition guide.
Then there will be a visit Nara Resler gallery, one of the leaders of the market of contemporary art. The secret of the gallery's success is exclusive curatorial projects of the highest level, participating in prestigious world fairs. The program of the visit includes a preview of one of these projects – a personal exhibition of Antonio Diaz, the leading Brazilian artist of the twentieth century. This is a unique opportunity to see a large-scale installation for the first time in the United States. The Director of the gallery will be happy to tell you about the exhibition and answer any questions. The visit will be accompanied by a buffet..
Address John Molloy Gallery
49 E 78th St #2B, New York, NY 10075

The address of Nara Roesler gallery
22 East 69th street 3P, new York, new York 10021 USA

14 January 2019, Monday
08:00 – 11:30
08:00 – 11:30
Tie&pie. Business Breakfast with with US retailers supported by PwC.
Exchange of experience and the best business cases from owners and top managers of retail companies operating in the us market. Statistics and overview of retail trends from PWC.

Headliners:

  • John Maxwell, PwC's Global Consumer Markets leader
  • Stephen Sadove, former chairman and CEO of Saks Fifth Avenue and currently principal at Stephen Sadove & Associates
Great opportunity to find new partners and learn something new about US retail!

Adress: office PWC, 300 Madison Ave, New York, NY 10017

12:00 - 16:00
12:00 - 16:00
Work of the Russian delegation at Retail's Big Show 2019.
Guided tours of the Russian delegation at the Retail's Big Show 2019 are designed and arranged by Redis Crew and PWC. The route includes only those stands that deals with the most advanced actual trends and define the vector of industry development for the near, or probably, distant future. You will get a chance to communicate with representatives of the companies working at the exhibition. The route consists from two parts:

- Traditional and usually useful! The tour around the second floor of the exhibition includes visiting the stands of global companies which from year to year set trends at the market. Every name here is a brand, each development means the unique specialists and serious investments, and each result demonstrates the significant solution and offers the retailers opportunities to deal with important tasks and do effective work.

Attention! The Retail's Big Show hosts a conference with quite big number of business events (the working language of the conference is English). Participation in the conference requires additional payment; the organizers will assist in purchasing tickets at a reduced price. Seminars and lectures with mark 'for free' may be attended by everyone.

Location: Jacob K. Javits Center, 655 West 34th Street
19:00 - 00:00
19:00 - 00:00
Dineer at Zavo Restaurant & Lounge
1011 3rd Ave, New York, NY 10065

15 January 2019, Tuesday
08:00 – 11:00
08:00 – 11:00
Tie&pie: Technologies that are moving forward the retail and the whole world. Business breakfast is related to the importance of technology in all aspects of business - from logistics to communication with customers, omnichannel evolution and consequences of this phenomenon, and the features which the retail can adopt from other sectors of human activity.

Headliners:
MIKE MATACUNAS, Chief Administrative Officer DOLLAR TREE STORES.
Dollar Tree Stores, Inc., formerly known as Only $1.00, is an American chain of discount variety stores that sells items for $1 or less. Headquartered in Chesapeake, Virginia, it is a Fortune 150 company and operates 14,835 stores throughout the 48 contiguous U.S. states and Canada.

Christopher Kim, Board Member of Jonathan Adler, will be making the presentation regarding the brand. Adler launched his first ceramic collection in 1993 at Barneys New York. Five years later company expanded into home furnishings, opening his first namesake boutique in Soho, Manhattan. This company now has 17 stores worldwide, a wholesale and e-commerce business, and a residential and commercial design practice.

In 2018 Adler introduced a collection for Amazon called Now House: whimsical objects and furniture in mod black and white and postmodern pastels. Delivery is free and speedy with an Amazon Prime membership.

Adress: office SAS, 787 Seventh Ave. 47th Floor, New York, NY 10019
11:30 - 15:00
11:30 - 15:00
Tour around traditional and innovative stores of New York, designed and prepared by Redis Crew. A representative of the chain will meet the Russian delegation in each store and carry out the professional tour, talking about the chain activity including discovering something that cannot beseen in the sales area. Q&A session is included.
The route is based on recommendations of the National Retail Federation, the U.S. trade association - the organizer of the Retail's Big Show. Each year NRF monitors the New York retail sector and makes the list of the most interesting stores that apply the innovative trade formats. NRF includes not only the obvious places of well-known networks in the list, but also small, but innovative and noteworthy places. Our delegation will visit the best of them.

Fist delegation will go to The shops on Columbus Circle shopping center, located in the heart of Manhattan, near the southwestern corner of Central Park, in the Lincoln center complex. In addition to a retail tour around the center, participants will have a refence visits to Amazon books and Lululemon.
10 Columbus Cir, New York, NY 10019

Then delegation will visit Jonathan Adler store, famous for pottery, product design, commercial and residential design, furniture design.
715 Lexington Ave 3rd floor, New York, NY 10022
(enterance from E 58th Street)

20:00 - 22:00
20:00 - 22:00
Business dinner. Closing party in the 'Redis café' format includes a discussion of topics and cases by the members of the delegation, who are interested in the cases as much as you are. Elaboration of a decision and subsequent presentation results that you get a dozen good ideas and even implementation plans.

Adress: Heartland Brewery and Chophouse (room Harvest Rooms)
127 WEST 43rd Street, New York

16 January 2019, Wednesday
10:30 - 13:00
10:30 - 13:00
Reference visit to a famous US retailer supercenter North Bergen Walmart.
The Walmart chain proper was founded in 1962. By the second decade of the 21st century, the chain had grown to over 11,000 stores in 28 countries.
2100 88th St, NJ 07047
15:00
15:00
The delegation work is closed-up. Participants and organizers will be preparing to leave New York. Transfer from the hotel to John F. Kennedy Airport
Location: RIU PLAZA NEW YORK TIMES SQUARE
307 W 46th St Manhattan – New York, NY 10036 - USA
19:10
19:10
Departure to Moscow by Aeroflot flight SU 103, at 19.10.
12:25
12:25
17 January, 2019, Thursday
Arrival to Moscow at 12.25.
Beginning of new business and cases is waiting for you!

*Additional information about the program of visits of previous years, as well as a list of participants and partners can be provided on an individual basis upon the request.
Feedback
«We really liked your format and your audience, and we also had a great time on the main conference program. I have a vast experience of international industry conferences and exhibitions, but in comparison to them the Retail's Big Show looks the most interesting and immaculately organized.»
Konstantin Sinyushin, Partner, The Untitled Venture Company
«It was a well-organized tour, we saw a lot and came to Moscow with a full baggage of new knowledges. For example, we saw how Whole Foods Market is proud of its farmers and domestic production, so we decided to adopt this experience».
Alyona Nesiforova, Concept Director «Izbenka-VkusVill»
«I like the most the crimson sector at the Retail's Big Show. There were collected digital solutions, and next to it was the NRF Innovation lab with classic crazy scientists were offering very funny things. In general, it was interesting to look at the mentality of those who offer new retail services. We say that this will happen in a couple of years, but we have to prepare for this. We can see the prevalence of consulting. Moreover, all approximately offer the same thing, and separate competencies are needed in order to understand how they differ from each other.»
Sergey Admiralsky, CIO «Adamas»
«Visit to the exhibition by yoursef is less informative than in a company with colleagues from a related industry. There is an opportunity to discuss the pros and cons of the presented solutions. Someone has already implemented it, someone is going to do that and studied the pros / cons of the exhibits. This is a lively argument and a discussion full of examples. The second important factor is the opportunity to communicate, discuss solutions and ideas with professionals in an informal setting. New ideas appear in communication, rethinking of previously made conclusions and opinions, new friends are acquired. Third - business breakfasts. A great idea to start every morning with presentations from successful US retail chains. The opportunity to see their management models, ask questions, make such tours valuable, useful and stimulate to move forward».
Dmitry Sosunov, financial director of «L'Etoile»
« Redis Crew in all its projects manages to form an excellent change of scenery, atmosphere and adjust the speed to find relevant partners. It is always interesting to exchange opinions and experience with colleagues on the wave of business and technology. Backstage as a trip to New York on Retail's Big Show as part of the Redis Crew delegation, the change of language and time of a day also tone the brain, pushing you to creative solutions. Without any flattery I can say one thing: over the past few years, I have repeatedly convinced that Redis Crew - the best in all of this. I wish once again to establish myself in such thoughts to all members of the delegation to New York and other projects of the club!».
Aleksandr Martianov, CIO of a drogerie chain «Sem'+Ya»
«At Retail's Big Show you could see not only virtual shop-windows, scanners of customer sentiment, but test all solutions right there, and also learn a lot of valuable information from speakers from the most successful global retail chains.»
Vladimir Sadovin, General Director of «Azbuka Vkusa»
«Three things that were most useful to me on this trip were a visit to Wallmart, Apple store, and a story about the work of these companies. The Big Retail Show exhibition by itself is very useful and informative. It inspires to innovations in your business.»
Irina Zueva, Marketing Director «Ekonika»
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