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 2018
The agenda 2018 is given as an example, for 2019 agenda is still being formed,
but it will contain the same blocks as in previous years
13 -17 January 2018. (New York, USA)

13 January 2018, Saturday
07:30 – 09:00
07:30 – 09:00
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.
10:10
10:10
The official flight of the delegation is Aeroflot flight SU-100 Moscow - New York.
12:25
12:25
Transfer from John F. Kennedy Airport to the hotel. 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.
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.

Heartland Brewery and Chophouse. 127 WEST 43rd Street, New York
14 January 2018, Sunday
07:00 – 08:30
07:00 – 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
09:30
09:30
Transfer from hotel CitizenM to Walmart Supercenter.
Location: CitizenM, 218 West 50th Street
11:00 - 13:00
11:00 - 13:00
Reference visit to a famous US retailer supercenter Walmart Teterboro

Loaction: 1 Teterboro Landing Dr, Teterboro, NJ 0760
14:30 - 15:15
14:30 - 15:15
Reference visit to b8ta flagship store - a new kind of retail store designed for discovering, trying, and buying new tech products.

Location: Macy's, 151 W 34th St, New York, NY 10001
19:00 - 00:00
19:00 - 00:00
Traditional party in the Onegin Restaurant. Onegin is a special place for gathering of Russian participants of the Retail's Big Show, that first time took place in 2013. For many people this place has become the starting point of new acquaintances, new ideas and projects. Now the dinner in Onegin is compulsory in the Russian delegation program

Location: Restaurant Onegin, 391 Sixth Avenue (between 8 and 9 Street)

Special guest: Lionel Müller, Trade Commissioner, Swiss Business Hub USA, Consulate General of Switzerland
15 January 2018, Monday
08:30 – 11:30
08:30 – 11:30
Tie&pie. Business Breakfast with with Authentic Brands Group and Apple.

The company own such brands as Aeropostale, Juicy Couture, Jones New York, Elvis Presley, Muhammad Ali, Marilyn Monroe, Michael Jackson, Prince Tennis, Tapout, Hickey Freeman, Judith Leiber and others. ABG brands presented at Kohl's, Kmart, Sears, Macy's, Bergdorf Goodman, Neiman Marcus, Bloomingdale's, J. C. Penney, Walmart. Great opportunity to find new partners and learn something new about US retail!

Also Claire Zurbie and Mike Gowar - retail lead experts from Apple Inc. will talk about technology and innovation in retail.

Lacation: Authentic Brands Group, 1411 Broadway
12:30 - 16:00
12:30 - 16:00
Work of the Russian delegation at Retail's Big Show 2018.
Guided tours of the Russian delegation at the Retail's Big Show 2018 are designed and arranged by Redis Crew, The Boston Consulting Group, EY, and other partners of the delegation. 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 - 22:00
19:00 - 22:00
Lecture on contemporary art and visit art galleries.
The evening will begin with a visit to Julie Saul Gallery, where will be a lecture about a story of modern art, gallery activities and major participants in the global art market.
Continue acquaintance with the cultural world of New York in Ethan Cohen Gallery, where in addition to the meeting with Ethan Cohen, group will meet Vladislav Slutskiy, curator, co-founder of the project "Eurasian cultural Alliance", the charismatic storyteller and expert on the history of postwar art. Members of the delegation will have time the buffet at that place and time for informal communication.

Julie Saul Gallery : 535 West 22nd Street
Ethan Cohen Gallery Адрес : 251 W 19TH ST
16 January 2018, Tuesday
08:30 – 11:00
08:30 – 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:

Frank Quix, managing director of Q&A, a prime retail consulting firm in the Netherlands and the Dutch member of the Ebeltoft Group, since 2005 chair holder of the Anton Dreesmann Chair for Retail Strategy and Marketing at the University of Amsterdam. Frank is the author of many books such as Retail marketing, co-author of the Dutch Government recommendations program to prevent high vacancy of retail space, initiator and owner of The Store of the Future - laboratory of innovations in retail. Also Frank is incoming chairman of the Global Education Council of Shop Association.

Kevan Wilson, General Manager, Retail Partnerships of B8ta, the brainchild of former Nest employees, is a store solely dedicated to selling "Internet of Things" gadgets trying out a different approach to retail. One of the more interesting twists on B8ta's retail model is how the company makes money. Instead of earning some portion of the sale like traditional retail, B8ta sells space on a monthly basis. Startups just pay based on how much space they take up.

Ilya Adamsky, director of e-commerce and corporate sales of Euroset, will talk about the omnichannel, the transition of customers from online to offline with the control of add. sales and margin growth. Irreplaceable recipes for those who want to win.

Loaction: office SAP America, 10 Hudson Yards
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.

11.30– 12.30 Reference visit to Sonos flagship store.

The skylit space at 101 Greene Street in NYC's SoHo neighborhood has been designed to make your first or hundredth experience listening to music through Sonos "epic," but also comfortable and seamless. Leave past experiences at the door: those hushed sanctuaries selling high-end hi-fi audio equipment, home theater demos at mall stores, even Apple's brick-and-mortar stores—with seven state-of-the-art listening rooms to intimately learn (and they're hoping, fall in love with) the smart speaker system's capabilities it's easy to get comfortable and take in the music. This is something custom-built entirely for the Sonos customer—including a remarkable effort to acknowledge their place within the city's important musical heritage.

101 Greene St, New York, NY 10012

13.00– 14.00 Reference visit to the biggest New Balance store.
One corner of the store serves as a workshop for hand-assembled shoes, each featuring a selection of colors and materials unique to that store. As a finishing touch, the shoes assembled in the store come with "NYC" stitched on the back to further distinguish them. We also will see the store's Aetrex iStep machine, which scan a shopper's feet to asses their pressure points to help determine the best shoe for them.

150 5th Ave, New York, NY 10010

14.30– 15.15 Reference visit to the biggest The North Face store (20.000 sc m) in the world on Fifth Avenue. Explore what the two-story, flagship store has to offer including an interactive climbing wall, custom embroidery station, and products available only at this new location.

510 5th Ave, New York, NY 10036
15:30 - 18:30
15:30 - 18:30
Reference visit to SAP Leonardo Center.

The center is providing businesses with access to SAP's deep knowledge and leading technology capabilities across 25 industries, applied in a live technology-delivery environment. It also serve as hub for SAP's broader digital technology ecosystem including universities, startups, tech communities and accelerators.

Location: office SAP America, 10 Hudson Yards
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.
Location: SARDI'S RESTAURANT, 234 West 44th Street
17 January 2018, Wednesday
09:00 – 10:15
09:00 – 10:15
Reference visit to Trader Joe's grocery store

Trader Joe's is a neighborhood grocery store with amazing food and drink from around the globe and around the corner.The inexpensive grocery chain much-beloved by New Yorkers (maybe a little too beloved as anyone who's been to there on a Sunday can attest).

Location: 675 6th Ave
09:30 - 12:30
09:30 - 12:30
A fascinating tour around New York. Get to know the city and fall in love with it!
Starts from: CitizenM, 218 West 50th Street
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: CitizenM, 218 West 50th Street
19:20
19:20
Departure to Moscow by Aeroflot flight SU 103, at 19.20.
12:25
12:25
18 January, 2018, 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
«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»
«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»
« 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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