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Online FAB Meetup “The Future of Retail”

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Under this COVID-19 pandemic, we are relying more on online shopping. But is online shopping the only future for retail industry? How can businesses improve their in-store customer experiences? FabCafe Hong Kong is hosting the next FAB Meetup "The Future of Retail" and we have invited businesses to share their inspiring stories.

Thu, July 16, 2020  UTC+08:00

19:00

Online Session

Free

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* This event is hosted by FabCafe Hong Kong.

FutureCity

As the world emerges from the coronavirus pandemic into an uncertain future, one thing is certain – the world of retail will no longer be the same. Although months of lockdowns, quarantines and social distancing measures have pushed online retail to new heights, it has also fundamentally altered the concept of physical retail. In order to attract customers post-pandemic, brick-and-mortar shops can no longer focus solely on the procurement of products and services, but creating human connection through storytelling and personalized experiences.

Looking to explore the possibilities of post-pandemic future living, Loftwork and FabCafe’s new global initiative FutureCity is hosting a series of events to discover the future of retail.

Check out “The Future of Retail” main page for more case studies.


FAB Meetup

FabCafe Hong Kong is a creative community platform. We want to connect people from various different fields of expertise to collaborate on meaningful projects together. FabCafe provides a space and digital fabrication tools that encourage exploration of innovative and exciting ideas for businesses and individual creators.

We are creating a new series of meetups to spark discussion on important local and global challenges. We also highlight projects by the community that have identified potential solutions and are grasping the opportunity to achieve real impact.


“The Future of Retail”

During this COVID-19 pandemic, many traditional businesses are looking for possibilities to transform digitally. Meanwhile, physical shops are still running but it needs to be transformed into other formats. For instance, shops are emphasizing more on consumer experience and engagement rather than only focusing on selling products. So after this pandemic, what will be the future of consumer experience? How can businesses create better connections between online and offline consumer experiences?

In the next FAB Meetup, we would like to explore more on how we can create new consumer experiences after pandemic. We are delighted to have Tina Lo, SVP of Global Business Development from Pinkoi , and Roco Wong, Regional Store Development & Visual Merchandising Director – APAC from L’Occitane, to share their business experiences and their insights on the future of retail.

If you would like to learn more about the development of retail industry, do not miss this meetup and please register through this form: https://forms.gle/ZZBoTsic7MarP6Uu8

This FAB Meetup session is supported by Design Trust Seed Grant.
https://designtrust.hk/

𝘋𝘦𝘴𝘪𝘨𝘯 𝘛𝘳𝘶𝘴𝘵 𝘱𝘳𝘰𝘷𝘪𝘥𝘦𝘴 𝘧𝘶𝘯𝘥𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘴𝘶𝘱𝘱𝘰𝘳𝘵 𝘵𝘰 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘱𝘳𝘰𝘫𝘦𝘤𝘵 𝘰𝘯𝘭𝘺 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘥𝘰𝘦𝘴 𝘯𝘰𝘵 𝘰𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘳𝘸𝘪𝘴𝘦 𝘵𝘢𝘬𝘦 𝘱𝘢𝘳𝘵 𝘪𝘯 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘱𝘳𝘰𝘫𝘦𝘤𝘵. 𝘈𝘯𝘺 𝘰𝘱𝘪𝘯𝘪𝘰𝘯𝘴, 𝘧𝘪𝘯𝘥𝘪𝘯𝘨𝘴, 𝘤𝘰𝘯𝘤𝘭𝘶𝘴𝘪𝘰𝘯𝘴 𝘰𝘳 𝘳𝘦𝘤𝘰𝘮𝘮𝘦𝘯𝘥𝘢𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯𝘴 𝘦𝘹𝘱𝘳𝘦𝘴𝘴𝘦𝘥 𝘪𝘯 𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘴𝘦 𝘮𝘢𝘵𝘦𝘳𝘪𝘢𝘭𝘴/𝘦𝘷𝘦𝘯𝘵𝘴 (𝘰𝘳 𝘣𝘺 𝘮𝘦𝘮𝘣𝘦𝘳𝘴 𝘰𝘧 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘱𝘳𝘰𝘫𝘦𝘤𝘵 𝘵𝘦𝘢𝘮) 𝘢𝘳𝘦 𝘵𝘩𝘰𝘴𝘦 𝘰𝘧 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘱𝘳𝘰𝘫𝘦𝘤𝘵 𝘰𝘳𝘨𝘢𝘯𝘪𝘴𝘦𝘳𝘴 𝘰𝘯𝘭𝘺 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘥𝘰 𝘯𝘰𝘵 𝘳𝘦𝘧𝘭𝘦𝘤𝘵 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘷𝘪𝘦𝘸𝘴 𝘰𝘧 𝘋𝘦𝘴𝘪𝘨𝘯 𝘛𝘳𝘶𝘴𝘵.

Speakers

  • Tina Lo

    SVP of Global Business Development, Pinkoi

    Tina was previously engaged with an international company for almost 10 years. The company started as a sailmaker before acquiring a Dutch sailing brand that expanded its business portfolio from professional sports into broader industries like fashion and lifestyle. Tina gained a wealth of hands-on experience by taking up junior positions in a variety of different departments before becoming a top international executive responsible for managing distribution, licensing and e-commerce businesses primarily in Europe and Asia with multicultural teams across the world.

    Tina now starts a brand new chapter of her career at Pinkoi as its SVP of Global Business Development. Benefiting from her past experience of “learning by doing” and dynamic education, she is able to contribute her all-around abilities and international entrepreneurial insights to the team, while embracing the values of the Pinkoi brand. She looks forward to growing together with Pinkoi on the global stage. Outside of work, Tina is the vegetarian mom of 7 furry kids, all adopted from NGOs.

    Tina was previously engaged with an international company for almost 10 years. The company started as a sailmaker before acquiring a Dutch sailing brand that expanded its business portfolio from professional sports into broader industries like fashion and lifestyle. Tina gained a wealth of hands-on experience by taking up junior positions in a variety of different departments before becoming a top international executive responsible for managing distribution, licensing and e-commerce businesses primarily in Europe and Asia with multicultural teams across the world.

    Tina now starts a brand new chapter of her career at Pinkoi as its SVP of Global Business Development. Benefiting from her past experience of “learning by doing” and dynamic education, she is able to contribute her all-around abilities and international entrepreneurial insights to the team, while embracing the values of the Pinkoi brand. She looks forward to growing together with Pinkoi on the global stage. Outside of work, Tina is the vegetarian mom of 7 furry kids, all adopted from NGOs.

  • Roco Wong

    Regional Store Development & Visual Merchandising Director - APAC, L’Occitane

    Roco has 15+ years of experience in the retail design and project management industry, with a particular focus in store planning methodologies and processes across the Asia-Pacific Regions.  He has worked with numerous luxury and premium retail brands in varying capacities, from construction management, project consultation, to in-house strategies implementation.  He currently act as the regional head of store development and visual merchandising for L’Occitane en Provence, French natural beauty group with a store network of over 500 stores in Asia.  Roco holds a Bachelor of Environmental Design (University of British Columbia, Canada) and a Master of Project Management (University of South Australia, Australia).

    Roco has 15+ years of experience in the retail design and project management industry, with a particular focus in store planning methodologies and processes across the Asia-Pacific Regions.  He has worked with numerous luxury and premium retail brands in varying capacities, from construction management, project consultation, to in-house strategies implementation.  He currently act as the regional head of store development and visual merchandising for L’Occitane en Provence, French natural beauty group with a store network of over 500 stores in Asia.  Roco holds a Bachelor of Environmental Design (University of British Columbia, Canada) and a Master of Project Management (University of South Australia, Australia).

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Thu, July 16, 2020 19:00 UTC+08:00

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