There will be no more than 8 vendor partners attending the summit with IDC. In order to keep the summit at an exclusive level and encourage open dialogue and business challenges, both the numbers of partners and attendees are being strictly limited.

Gold Partner(s)

Periscope By McKinsey

Periscope® By McKinsey platform combines world-leading Intellectual Property, prescriptive analytics and cloud-based tools with expert support and training. It’s a unique combination that drives revenue growth. The platform offers a suite of Marketing & Sales solutions that accelerate and sustain commercial transformation for businesses. Periscope leverages its world-leading IP and best-in-class technology to enable transparency into Big Data, actionable insights and new ways of working that drive lasting performance improvement, and a sustainable 2-7% increase in return on sales (ROS). With a truly global reach, the portfolio of solutions comprises of: Insight Solutions, Marketing Solutions, Customer Experience Solutions, Category Solutions, Pricing Solutions, Performance Solutions and Sales Solutions. These are complemented by ongoing client service and capability building programs. Periscope has a presence across 16 countries with a team of 400+ IT and business professionals and a network of 300+ experts.

Premium Silver Partner(s)


Panasonic Computer Product Solutions is helping retailers to bring the web into the stores; increasing employee efficiency, capturing the sale wherever required in or out of the store and providing a new shopping experience to the consumers.

Panasonic’s rugged Toughpad tablets, interactive KIOSK solutions and point-of-sale (POS) workstations  take multifunctional performance way beyond from standard consumer devices. Their ability to perform in every environment – in store or dining areas, outdoors and in warehouses – makes them the perfect tool for work in all retail applications.

Silver Partner(s)

Tyco Retail Solutions

Tyco Retail Solutions, part of Johnson Controls, is a leading provider of analytics-based Loss Prevention, Inventory Intelligence and Traffic Insights for the retail industry. Our solutions deliver real-time visibility and predictive analytics to help retailers maximize business outcomes and enhance the customer experience in a digitally-driven shopping world. Our more than 1.5 million data collection devices in the retail marketplace capture 40 billion shopper visits and track and protect billions of items each year. Our retail portfolio features the premier Sensormatic®, ShopperTrak® and TrueVUE™ brands, as well as a full suite of building technology solutions. For more information, please visit, or follow us on LinkedIn, Twitter, and our YouTube channel.


Our mission is to enable retailers to capture new growth opportunities and never miss a sale! By delivering a seamless, unified customer shopping experience - at all times, across all channels (in-store, online), both locally and worldwide.

Our unified commerce platform, Yourcegid Retail includes: omnichannel management, in-store & MPOS, Clienteling & CRM, inventory management, supply chain, retail analytics. More than 1000 retailers and 70,000 stores currently run our solutions in more than 75 countries. Our customers include: Lacoste, Groupe Eram, Truffaut, Quiksilver, L’Occitane en Provence, Orchestra, Gant, Delsey, Havaianas, Norauto, Leica, Estee Lauder, Clarins, Longchamp, Sergent Major, Yves Rocher.

Hospitality Partner(s)


Precima is a global retail strategy and analytics company that provides tailored, data-driven solutions to retailers. Leveraging deep analytics, Precima helps companies improve their competitive position across assortment, price and promotion optimization, targeted marketing, and supplier collaboration. Precima is part of LoyaltyOne, an Alliance Data Fortune 500 Company. Precima can help you deliver on the full promise of customer-centricity with Total Store Optimization using machine learning to optimize merchandising and marketing decisions across the entire store for all categories simultaneously, the same way your customers shop the store.


Networking Partner(s)

Manhatten Associates

Manhattan Associates is a technology leader in supply chain and omnichannel commerce. We unite information across the enterprise, converging front-end sales with back-end supply chain execution. Our software, platform technology and unmatched experience help drive both top-line growth and bottom-line profitability for our customers. Manhattan Associates designs, builds and delivers leading edge cloud and on-premises solutions so that across the store, through your network or from your fulfilment centre, you are ready to reap the rewards of the omnichannel marketplace. For more information, please visit

Retail Trade Association Partner(s)

Global Retail Allience

The Global Retail Alliance (GRA) makes up world's largest and most representative retail industry network, providing the latest insights and delivering tailor made services that provide the fundamental insights needed to successfully navigate today's increasingly complex business-to-shopper (B2S) environment. The alliance comprises an interconnected, global network of retailers, brands, agencies, suppliers, manufacturers, design firms, management and consulting businesses, and academic institutions. Our mission is to inform our members of the changes influencing the outlook of retail markets, by educating, advocating, and building connections between members, through insights conducted from studies, conferences and summits, networking events, and recognition awards. Members are briefed daily with news and informational reports and have access to our global virtual library, dedicated to retail and marketing. We also connect our associates to our international knowledge center to access the most relevant global retail literature, conferences, and events, in collaboration with our partners.


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