English version NY 2017

Official Visit of the Russian Retail Delegation

January 14 -18, 2017 (New York, USA)

Supported by the U.S. Department of Commerce and the U.S. Commercial Service in Moscow

New York. New Year. New Ideas

All the events in the program of the Official Visit of the Russian Retail Delegation are PRIVATE, attendance for the registered delegates only.


The program of the official visit of the Russian Retail Delegation is drafted in a way that all the participants can get maximum benefits from attending NRF Retail's Big Show, examination of the American retail sector, communication with each other and leaders of retail companies from other countries.

Also program includes the negotiations with headliners, stores overview and professional reference visits to the most innovative stores and number of interesting places for evening entertainment.

As before, the organizers are going to present only the best, innovative and the most useful ideas for retail for the Russian delegation. As soon as we get relevant confirmations, our program will be more precise. Please, stay tuned! We are also open to your questions, offers and ideas.

To provide an indication of the Russian delegation activities in New York, we added to the program some details of our previous year’s visits, as well as links to the news and photo reports.

January 14, 2017, Saturday


The official flight of the delegation is Aeroflot flight SU-100 Moscow - New York.

7.30 – 9.00 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.


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 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.

Location: Guy's American Kitchen Bar, Culinary Room. 220 West 44th Street.

Please check our archive and photo report about the previous year visit.

January 15, 2017, Sunday


7.00 – 8.30 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.


10.00 transfer from hotel CitizenM to Walmart Supercenter.

11.00 – 13.00 Reference visit to a famous American retailer supercenter Walmart. The tour is supported by EY.
Location: 400 Park Pl Secaucus, NJ.

13.15 transfer from Walmart to Apple World Trade Center.

15.00 – 16.30 Tour to the Apple World Trade Center. The chance to learn how Apple stores operate and how the company launch new points. The tour is supported by SAP.
Location: Apple World Trade Center, 185 Greenwich St.


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: Onegin, 391 Sixth  Avenue.

January 16, 2017, Monday


8.30 – 11.30 Tie&pie. Business Breakfast with Authentic Brands Group. 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.

Location: Authentic Brands Group office, 1411 Broadway.

Over business breakfasts the Russian delegation welcomed Femi Cole, Vice President, North Atlantic Operations at 7-Eleven, the largest international chain of convenience stores; Scott Wheeler, Chief Operating Officer at Purchasing Power; Peter Cobb, Co - Founder & SVP, Marketing at eBags Inc., a major U.S. online retailer specialized in all things travel; Ory Adler, Managing Director and Founder at Marketing Technology Advisors, who set up loyalty programs at Loblaw, Canada's food and pharmacy leader.


12.30 – 16.00 Work of the Russian delegation at Retail's Big Show 2017 officially starts. Guided tours of the Russian delegation at the Retail's Big Show 2017 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.

- New! The tour around the first floor where promising startups are presented. You just have to see it, to make sure that the discoveries and new useful solutions are not missed.

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 - 21.00 Concert in Joe's Pub. Jazz club Joe's Pub located in the Public Theater and famous by its live music concerts. Young musicians as well as stars perform here; Amy Winehouse and Adele came to the stage here for their first time. In the Joe's Pub you may hear different musical forms. Many music critics call the quality of the sound in Joe's Pub the best in New York. Concert at Joe's Pub is included in the program of the Russian delegation in New York; the performers are always different and always amazing.

Location: Joe's Pab, 425 Lafayette Street.

January 17, 2017, Tuesday


8.30 – 11.30 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.

Location: The Boston Consulting Group office, 10 Hudson Yards, 45th floor.

Know-how is a major topic of the Russian delegation work; there is a special business breakfast related to it. Read about the last year speakers and discussions and see photo report.

11. – 15.00 Tour around traditional and innovative stores of New York, designed and prepared by Redis Crew together with SAP and EY will be offered. A representative of the network will meet the Russian group in each store and carry out the professional tour, speaking about the network 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.

Over three years members of the Russian delegation discovered the operation of many shops, including: Rebecca Minkoff, Warby Parker, Kith, Apple, Best Buy, T2, Stereo Exchange, PetSmart, Build-A-Bear Workshop , Saks Fifth Avenue, Duane Reade, Whole Foods Market, Walgreens Store, Kate Spade, MakerBot, NikeTown

15.00 - 17.00 Individual work at the Retail's Big Show.

Location: Jacob K. Javits Center, 655 West 34th Street.


Business dinner at Heartland Brewery and Chophouse. 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. Additionally you get the most delicious burgers in New York (now this can be proved not only by nameless visitors of the restaurant, who provided excited feedbacks, but also by the members of our delegation who were there last year).

Location: Heartland Brewery and Chophouse, 127 West 43rd Street.

January 18, 2017, Wednesday


8.30 – 11.30 Tie&pie: Conclusions and Projections in the New York U.S. Export Assistance Center by the U.S. Department of Commerce.
American retail executives and representatives of research companies will provide practical advices; they will sum up the results of the retail year 2016 and present the trends of 2017 and more distant future. Members of the Russian delegation will share their opinions about the things they saw last year and introduced in their companies. Also they will tell what inspires changes in 2017.

Location: New York U.S. Export Assistance Center by the U.S. Department of Commerce, 290 Broadway, Suite 1312, 30ch floor.

In 2016, the closing business breakfast was held in the New York U.S. Export Assistance Center by the U.S. Department of Commerce. Among the invited guests there were Pell Grant, Chief Digital Officer at CVS Health, one of the largest American pharmacy innovation networks; Ivan Kotov, Partner and Managing Director of The Boston Consulting Group, as well as Marc Cohen, Director of Retail Studies; Adjunct Professor at Columbia Business School, and Michael Appel, the founder of Appel Associates, a highly regarded retail executive consulting firm - two experts with extensive practical experience in the retail.


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 and departure to Moscow by Aeroflot flight SU 103, at 19.20.

January 19, 2017, Thursday


Arrival to Moscow at 12.25. Begining of new business and cases is waiting for you!

Special registration rate for all members of the Redis Business Class Club, and privileged prices for silver and gold cardholders as well as for participants of 2014, 2015 and 2016, are valid before November 1, 2016. Check your registration terms and conditions.