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Future Group is a diversified conglomerate with significant prominence in Indian retail, fashion, financial services, logistics and media sectors. Its retail businesses focus on developing and operating modern retail, brands and distribution networks in India. Built over two decades, the group’s flagship companies are involved in three distinct businesses – hypermarkets venture operated by Future Retail Limited; an integrated lifestyle fashion business under Future Lifestyle Fashion Limited; and food-led FMCG business operated by Future Consumer Enterprise Limited. Future Group is credited with creating some of India’s most popular retail chains — Big Bazaar, Food Bazaar, Central, Planet Sports, Home Town, KB’s Fair Price and most recently Foodhall.

Through these formats, Future Group operates around 16 million lakh sq ft of retail area and has countrywide store network in 98 plus cities. Collectively, these chains draw over 25 million customer visits every month, translating into about 300 million footfalls in a year.


 

Industry Partner


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Established in 1927, FICCI is the largest and oldest apex business organisation in India. Its history is closely interwoven with India’s struggle for independence, its industrialization, and its emergence as one of the most rapidly growing global economies. FICCI has contributed to this historical process by encouraging debate, articulating the private sector’s views and influencing policy.

A non-government, not-for-profit organisation, FICCI is the voice of India’s business and industry. FICCI draws its membership from the corporate sector, both private and public, including SMEs and MNCs; FICCI enjoys an indirect membership of over 2,50,000 companies from various regional chambers of commerce.

FICCI provides a platform for sector specific consensus building and networking and as the first port of call for Indian industry and the international business community.



 

App Partner

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AIDAIO is an enterprise-grade app-builder platform to design, build and launch iOS & Android native apps for iPhone, iPAd, Tablet without any coding.

We empower business & brand owners to focus on important business goals like increase revenue, reduce costs, higher brand recall and more. Our award-winning platform has over 45+ features, iBeacon & virtual reality integration, proximity push messages and enterprise level security.


 

Retail Real Estate Partner

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Vegas will be an iconic mixed commercial development which is coming up in the heart of Delhi’s largest and fastest developing sub city “Dwarka” New Delhi, spanning over 28000+ sq meters comprising of 20 Lac Sq.Ft. of prime development. It is designed by renowned architects Bentel Associates International, Johannesburg, SA. Vegas will offer “Dwarka” a peek into the best of the world, anything you imagined in a Commercial Complex is here!! It will be the complete destination followed by HIGHSTREET, innumerable and never ending INTERNATIONAL RETAIL BRANDS, boasting of the fi rst SUPERPLEX of Delhi, LUXURY HOTEL, BUSINESS HOTEL which will be the golden key to charmed life, SERVICED SUITES which will have your personal touch with our magnifi cent upkeep, LAVISH OFFICES which will be the ideal choice for the corporate addresses due to its roximity to important business hubs of the city , complete family ENTERTAINMENT CENTRE that will bound to be fi lled with laughter and enjoyment , thematic MULTI-CUISINE food court and largest HYPERMARKETS offering unlimited choices, comfort and convenience that is about to change the lifestyle of the city.

 


 

Tommy Hilfiger

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Tommy Hilfiger is one of the world’s leading designer lifestyle brands and is internationally recognized for celebrating the essence of classic American cool style, featuring preppy with a twist designs.

Founded in 1985, Tommy Hilfiger delivers premium styling, quality and value to consumers with a breadth of collections including men’s, women’s and children’s sportswear, denim, accessories and footwear. In addition, the brand is licensed for a range of products, including fragrances, eyewear and watches. The brand has had its presence in India since 2004.


 

Mystery Audit Partner

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Established in 1966, the Gitanjali Group is one of the world’s largest integrated branded jewellery manufacturers – retailers. The pioneer of branded jewellery in India, the group owns and distributes several established brands like Gili, Nakshatra, Asmi, Sangini, and Parineeta among others.

With a legacy of integrity, trust and quality, the Gitanjali Group today is one of the most recognised jewellery brands across the globe. It offers jewellery in diverse styles – traditional and contemporary, classic and casual. With an extensive global network it caters to consumer niches of all age groups, tastes and budgets across the fine and fashion jewellery segments.

 


 

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• Prozone Intu is jointly developed by Provogue (India) Limited and Intu Properties Plc of United Kingdom (U.K)

• Intu Properties is a UK FTSE 100 listed Company owning and managing assets worth more than 9 bn pounds. They own 20 properties, 12 of which are among the top 25 shopping centers in the UK, representing ~ 38% UK market share.

• The Company has 17.79 mn sq. ft. land bank in prime locations with 1.2 mn developed till date and more than 16.5 mn sq. ft. balance which is being developed in different phases Prozone mall Coimbatore – The new retail destination of south India

• To be launched around April 16, Prozone is large scale retail centric mixed – use center located on Sathy road – Sivanandapuram – Most preferred residential area with over 15000 homes within 3 kms radius of mall location. The scheme includes a horizontal designed G+ 1 shopping mall with 11 anchors , 9 screen multiplex, mini anchors, a larger family entertainment center and vast food & Beverage options, and eclectic mix of around 100 in line brands ., Anchored by International and India’s leading National and Regional retailers. , the development will have 1000 premium residential apartments –which will be additional captive catchment for retail.

• Coimbatore, popularly known as the Manchester of South India, has been declared as a tier-2 city by the Tamil Nadu government for IT sector development.

• 52.9 % of Population is below 35 yrs.

• Set to emerge as one of India’s largest English speaking human resource pool which will support increased supply of retail and residential development.Location over view

• Sathyamangalam Road : IT Corridor of the City

• Connectivity : Sivanandapuram – Situated on NH 209; well connected by road to all other parts of the city, CBD and Neighboring towns

• Fastest growing residential corridor with many developments & gated communities

• Be part of Coimbatore’s newest lifestyle hub.

 


 

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Omaxe is reinventing the charm of Connaught Place in Greater Noida in its Flagship “Omaxe Connaught Place”. Spread over 1.9 million sq.ft., OCP is a destination to spoiled and indulge in Joydom & Shopdom, where family becomes friends. India’s fi rst and largest Indoor Theme Park with Family Entertainment and Shopping arenas, awe-inspiring themes and attractions will “edutain, entertain and excite” the visitors. Induced splurging International & National brands have confi rmed presence at OCP which willmake it an ideal destination for family wholesomeness. A fi rst-ofits- kind marketplace for Chinese Products “The Dragonmart” spread over more than 2 lacs sqft, 5 Screenmultiplex, sprawling food court, convenient parking, intelligent zoning with optimum visibility and circulation will be a delight for the Shoppers.


 

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Founded in 1992, Skechers U.S.A. Inc. is one of the fastest-growing footwear companies in the United States with currently ranking only 2nd to Nike in the US. With sales surpassing over $2 billion USD Skechers designs, develops and markets more than 3,000 styles focusing on trendy, casual styles aimed primarily at men and women from the ages of 19 to 40. In the 21 years of business Skechers’ success has stemmed from its employees, high-quality & varied product offering, diversified domestic and international distribution channels, and targeted multi-channel marketing.

The brand stands out for high performance footwear which is extremely comfortable and value for money. The company offers three distinct footwear categories: Skechers Performance, Skechers Sports & Skechers Lifestyle. The products are retailed through department and specialty stores, athletic and independent retailers, boutiques and internet retailers. In addition to distribution, its footwear is available in its own retail stores. Globally Skechers has more than 1100 Company-owned retail stores with a presence in more than 120 countries.

In India we are currently present across 700 plus doors with 35 exclusive brand outlets, nearly 400 MBO’s and distributors.


 

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Beyond Squarefeet, India’s premier Mall advisory company was founded in 2009, with a small team of about 5 people. With the kind of work & delivery done by Beyond Squarefeet, it is now a team of over 100 shopping mall professionals. Beyond Squarefeet, is the ONLY company in the country to offer end-to-end solutions for the Shopping Mall Industry right from Market Research, Financial Feasibility study, Conceptualisation, Positioning, zoning, tenant mix, B2B marketing, Lease Management, Fit-out Management, Mall Management & Mall re-orientation. Today, Beyond Squarefeet Handholds 33 Malls, spread across 15.75 Million Sq. Ft.

Beyond Squarefeet, in a very short span has taken leadership role in Mall Advisory & Mall Management services & and has won various national & international accolades & awards for the same. Beyond Squarefeet, is also the ONLY Indian Mall Advisory Company to have presence in Iran, Nepal, Nigeria & Qatar, apart from India.

 


 

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About Victory Infraprojects
Our story begins, when the Real Estate segment in India was booming. It was a time when ambitions stood sky high and the tipping point in housing projects indicated a dire need for competitive innovation.

Mission, Vision, Values
To be recognised as the most creative, innovative and successful real estate company in the region. To provide high quality, ultra-modern & eco-friendly living and work spaces with a sharp focus on substantive solutions for the modern, urban man.

 


 

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Inorbit Malls, a group company of the K. Raheja Corp, was initiated with an objective to not just create physical structures but also to influence lifestyles. Inorbit Malls, committed to setting benchmarks in retailing in India, provides an excellent walk through experience for customers. Inorbit Malls combine the knowledge of the Indian consumer and a changing Indian market scenario in locating, designing, planning and managing retail environments

Inorbit Malls began their journey by opening its first mall at Malad to the public in early 2004, in Mumbai. Since then, Inorbit has repeated its success with world class malls in Vashi – Navi Mumbai, Cyberabad – Hyderabad, Viman Nagar – Pune, Whitefield – Bangalore & Gorwa Road – Vadodara. The malls have universal class and appeal and seek to provide a one-stop destination for fashion, lifestyle, food, and entertainment leading to an international experience. Inorbit Malls have won more than 50 awards since inception including India’s Most Trusted Mall by Brand Trust Report 2014 and have been recognized in various national & international forums like IMAGES, Asia Pacific Shopping Centre Awards, ICSC, Asia Consumer Engagement Forum, EFFIEs and ABBYs for their commitment in establishing community connect.


 


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At Infiniti Mall, joy has no limits!
Whatever you desire – formal and casual clothes, shoes, jewelry, furnishings, artifacts, books, electronics, home appliances, groceries, toys, games – all are on offer in infinite array. To tickle your palate are an endless variety of cuisines in the Restaurants and Food Court, The amusement center – Planet Infiniti, has a unique set of rides and video games. At Infiniti Mall, the shopping, eating and entertainment experience is a revelation. Come discover it – the Infiniti way!


 

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The magnificent Orion Mall is located in the award-winning Brigade Gateway Enclave and is arguably one of the fi nest and best planned retail spaces in Bangalore. Orion offers an international shopping experience supported by world-class infrastructure. With its mix of illustrious global and national brands, across categories, great range of dining options, unmatched entertainment and convenient location, the Orion Mall is already Bangalore’s most iconic lifestyle destination.

The award winning Brigade Gateway enclave also comprises the WTC Tower, The Sheraton Bangalore Hotel, 1255+ Premium residences, Columbia Asia Hospital, The Brigade School and Galaxy Club. All these components are laid out around a scenic man-made lake.

Orion mall is developed and managed by the Brigade Group, a leading real estate
developer of India focused on the development of residential, commercial & hospitality
properties in South India.


 

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Located in the heart of South Delhi, Select CITYWALK – Saket, is a bustling, energetic and lively shopping destination. Known for its world class shopping experience, out-of-the-box events, impactful advertising and unmatched hospitality, Select CITYWALK is one of the most popular spots in Delhi.

It comprises of a shopping podium, serviced apartments, cinemas, a health club, restaurants & houses some of the world’s leading brands including flagship stores of Massimo Dutti and Dior along with H&M, Zara, Sephora, Gap, BCBGeneration, Aeropostale, Bobbi Brown, Burberry, Mac and many more.

This unparalleled shopping and entertainment destination has been continually lauded for its excellence in quality, service & thought leadership and has been a recipient of 75+ Awards since inception.


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Coca-Cola India is one of the country’s leading beverage companies, offering a range of healthy, safe, high quality, refreshing beverage options to consumers. Over the last 22 years, ever since its re-entry in 1993, the company has gone on to establish an unmatched portfolio of beverages; refreshing consumers with its leading beverage brands like Coca-Cola, Coca-Cola Zero, Diet Coke, Thums Up, Fanta, Limca, Sprite, Maaza, Minute Maid range of juices, Georgia and Georgia gold range of hot and cold tea and coffee options, Kinley and Bonaqua packaged drinking water, Kinley Club Soda and BURN. The Company along with its bottling partners and through a strong network of over 2.6 million retail outlets, touches the lives of millions of consumers. Its brands are some of the most preferred and most sold beverages in the country – Thums Up and Sprite – being the top selling sparkling beverages.

With an enduring commitment to building sustainable communities, our Company is focused on initiatives that reduce our environmental footprint, support active, healthy living, create a safe, inclusive work environment for our associates, and contribute to the development of the communities where we operate. Some its Company’s flagship community development programs include the “Support My School” program, the “Parivartan” retailer training program, women empowerment program as a part of the global 5BY20 campaign etc.


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As a recognized leader in the global retail industry, JLL offers unparalleled expertise and experience. Our 76 India retail specialists have depth of knowledge, timely insights and integrated solutions to help you achieve your business goals whether you are an owner, investor or retailer.

Working with leading brands who are expanding their presence, gives us insights into this dynamic sector. We know that retail offerings and client needs are constantly changing. That’s why we offer flexible, customized services that ensure that together, we can exceed your expectations and deliver real value.


 

Omnichannel Partner


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Pretr is one of the fastest-growing omnichannel retail application. At Pretr, we aim to revolutionise the way consumer shop. We offer shoppers a perfect mix of online shopping convenience and discovery. At the same time retaining the offl ine experience through immediate gratifi cation and in store assistance. We have made it immensely simple for retailers to implement the range of in-store fulfi llment and assistance options that meet the demand of today’s customers including-

> Buy online & ship from store
> Reserve online & pick up from store
> Infi nite aisle for stores to fi t catalogues digitally if not physically

To make consumer shopping interactions easy and more data driven, we have created a simple yet innovative interfaces. Consumer can explore shops, brands, malls, marketplaces in your neighborhood, view all products, check availability, see map view, learn traffi c movement, book free cabs to stores, reserve a product, create a trial basket or simply order and get it delivered from the closest store.

For the fi rst time ever, with fulfi lment happening right from verifi ed brand outlets, consumer can now shop online, earn brand loyalty points and get

100% genuine branded products. With Pretr, a trusted and satisfactory shopping experience for your consumer is just a few clicks and bricks away! #GoOmni


 

Charity of Choice

 

TRRAIN

TRRAIN – Trust for Retailers & Retail Associates of India is an 80G certifi ed public charitable trust founded by Mr. B S Nagesh in the year 2011. Mr. B S

Nagesh is widely regarded as the pioneer of modern retail in India.

Started with the vision of Empowering People in Retail by acting as a catalyst to create sustainable platforms through thought leadership, TRRAIN has touched millions of lives in retail since its inception.

TRRAIN Retail Awards, is the only retail awards in the country & probably the world that recognizes the Front-end Sales Associates for excellence in customer service. With 8000+ stories from 116 cities in 4 years, we have not only set a new benchmark for Customer Service in Retail but also impacted the lives of hundreds of retail associates both at work & home.

Retail Employees Day – celebrated on the 12th of December every year, is a simple gesture to say Thank You to the True Hero of the industry – the Sales Associate. Conceptualized in 2011, the day has garnered global adoption with 4 million people celebrating the day in India & Turkey. An estimated 500 retailers seized this opportunity to thank their employees.

Further to our mission of upgrading lives of people, TRRAIN also works towards skilling abled & disabled youth through its initiatives Pankh & TRRAIN-Aptech Education Program.


MULTIPLEX PARTNER

TRRAIN

Miraj Group, a well-established business conglomerate in India, made its foray into cinema entertainment through Miraj Entertainment with its production ‘Queens! Destiny of Dance’ in 2011. After that it has produced an array of hit movies and still the list is growing. Just a year after its production venture, the group made its venture into movies screening with Miraj Cinemas in 2012. Today, Miraj Cinemas has nearly 60 screens spread across the length and breadth of the country.

Since its inception, Miraj Cinemas is aggressively capturing markets not only in metros but also in tire II and Tire III cities across the country. The company has secured 5th position in the Indian movie exhibition industry with 60 screens pan India only through an organic growth in just three years.

The company aims to provide quality movie watching experience to its patrons wants to be geographically present throughout the country. The company has chalks out an aggressive plan to operate 300 screens pan India in states like Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Karnataka, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradeh, Punjab among others FY 2018. Miraj Cinemas operates 23 multiplexes and aims to add another 5-6 multiplexes by the end of the current financial.

In very short span of its operation, Miraj Cinemas have received several recognition including, ‘Fastest Growing Cinema Chain’, ‘Best Marketing initiativeand Best Chain National (Below 20 screens) amongst several others.

Under the leadership of Sri Madan Paliwal, the Miraj group has managed to carve a niche for itself and so does Miraj Cinemas. According to Mr. Paliwal, “Miraj Cinemas endeavors to maintain its success and has taken every step in this direction.”


THOUGHT LEADERSHIP PARTNER

Microsoft


HCL


HCL

HCL has been an innovative technology solution driven enterprise that has successfully delivered with its vision and inspiring leadership. Valuing ideals such as employee first, promoting ideaprenuership and emphasizing on transparency in its operations, it has come a long way.

With omni-channel in retail providing improved customer perception and engagement, increased sales from multi-channel engagement points there is enhanced efficiency buttressed by HCL’s solutions. With seamless integration to achieve inventory visibility to provide end-to-end management solutions & services, HCL’s comprehensive stack of IT solutions across the retail & CPG value chain helps it deliver game-changing industry solutions that can transform your business.



Vinculum is a global software company enabling the eCommerce ecosystem with SaaS based products for Multi Channel Order management and fulfillment. Our software help Marketplaces, Sellers in marketplaces, eTailers, 3PLs, CPG Companies and Retailers to collaborate with one another and identify new revenue streams through multiple sales channels


Thought Work

ThoughtWorks is a global company of passionate technologists. We specialize in disruptive thinking, cutting-edge technology, and a hard-line focus on delivery. Our clients have ambitious missions to change their industry, their government, and their society. We provide software design and delivery, pioneering tools and consulting to help them succeed.


Tera Data

Teradata helps companies get more value from data than any other company. Our big data analytic solutions and team of experts can help your company gain a sustainable competitive advantage with data. Teradata helps organizations leverage all of their data so they can know more about their customers and business and do more of what’s really important. With more than 10,000 professionals in 43 countries, Teradata serves top companies across financial services, government, telecommunications, manufacturing, retail, consumer goods, automotive, travel, healthcare, and more. A future-focused company, Teradata is recognized by media and industry analysts for technological excellence, sustainability, ethics, and business value. Visit teradata.com.


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ICLP (A Collinson Group company) are Worldwide leaders in Loyalty Marketing and customer devotion strategy with a global heritage of 30 years. As a worldwide group, we put into play global best practices and benchmarks to maximize the outcome and profitability impact of loyalty marketing.

At ICLP India, we have a team of loyalty marketing experts with a combined experience of conceptualising and managing over 100 loyalty programmes. We are therefore in a unique position to leverage the wealth of our global experience and local market

knowledge in the domain of customer devotion. We give your customers compelling reasons to engage, spend more and become loyal advocates.

Depend on ICLP to use unique insights to create compelling propositions, leading to impressive commercial results.


SUPPORTING COUNCIL

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EPCH is an apex trade promotion organisation representing the handicrafts manufacturing & exporting sector of India with a membership of over 8000 manufacturers & exporters, contributing business worth over 3900 million US$, annually. EPCH is an organiser of world’s largest B2B fair of Handicrafts i.e. IHGF Delhi fair; bringing an entire range of Home, Lifestyle, Fashion & Textiles; offering huge sourcing opportunities to International & Domestic Buyers , Retailers , e-Commerce Portals, Hoteliers , Architects , Interior Designers & Speciality Stores becoming Asia’s ‘One Stop Sourcing Event’.


SPEAKER LOUNGE HOSTED BY

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For nearly 50 years, IMAX has worked with the world’s most successful retail developers to create a premium customer experience that helps turn their space into a true destination to increase mall occupancies, drive foot traffic, generate awareness and increase customer loyalty.

With 1,100 theatres across 69 countries and over $1 billion in box office generated in 2015, IMAX has become the premier destination for audiences worldwide to experience today’s biggest movies.

India is a key growth market for IMAX as its leading theatrical exhibitors are increasing their IMAX footprint to meet the growing demand for The IMAX Experience®.


FASHIONING THE FUTURE OF RETAIL

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The Raymond group was incorporated in 1925 and within a span of a few years, transformed from being an Indian textile major to a global conglomerate. Raymond offers end to end solutions for fabrics and garmenting. It has some of the leading brands and services in its portfolio including Raymond Ready-to-Wear, Raymond Made to Measure, Park Avenue, Parx & ColorPlus amongst others. Raymond has one of the largest exclusive retail networks in the textile and fashion space in India-The Raymond Shop.


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Deal Jeans” a retail venture of Deal Global Fashions Pvt. Ltd., is a renowned fashion house with an experience in the market for over 16 years. It was formed with an aim of expressing an innate desire of every girl to be in-trend, making her fashion sense speak her mind out. “Deal Jeans” is that fashion empowerment the woman uses, to bring out the most defining aspect of her personality.

The brand fulfills a growing demand for western wear by Indian women and forayed into the competitive Indian retail market, after having established a global reputation as a high quality apparel manufacturer for over 16 years, “Deal Jeans” product portfolio consist of 14 categories like Tops, Dresses, Tees, Tunics, Jumpsuits, Skirts, Jeans, Pants, Leggings, Shorts, Jackets, Coats, Sweaters & Knits.

The Brand targets women customers in the age group between 18 to 35 years, who appreciate quality, are fashion conscious, well-travelled and who have had exposure to global fashion.

The Brand is present across India with all leading retailers towards offline and online space.

 


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