One day Conference on ‘Retail Innovation & Digital Transformation’


Staff Reporter

Hamdard Institute of Management Sciences – Hamdard University organized for the first time in Pakistan a one day ‘Retail Innovation & Digital Transformation Conference-RI&DTC 2019’ which was held on 10th February, 2019 at Marriott Hotel, Karachi. The gathering was filled with more than 250 industry leaders, marketers, representatives of local businesses, nonprofits, educational institutions, HIMS students & Alumni as well as students from different universities and colleges.
This was the first conference held in Pakistan on Retail Transformation. Prof. Dr. Syed Shabib-Ul-Hassan, Vice-Chancellor, Hamdard University,
inaugurated the conference and appreciated the efforts of organizing team and said that such kind of activities should be organized to create a strong link between industry and academia. VC-HU also appreciated and acknowledge the support extended by sponsors for making this conference successful. Registrar, Hamdard University Mr.
Pervaiz Memon also highlighted the efforts of RI&DTC2019 team.
The conference presented a highly specialized program and featured more than 25 speakers , panelist and moderators that ranged from
retail professionals and digital marketers from different industries like Banking, Pharmaceutical Companies, Retail Stores, Media Networks,
Fund Management Companies who brought talks that ranged from sustainable retail management and its changing trends, revamping businesses via digitalization, and many more.
“This conference aims to provide benefits and new ideas to the marketers for remodeling the industry and helps them to stay up to
speed with the game changing technologies and tactics being applied at all levels of retail”, says Conference Heads Ms. Shamaila Burney and Hasssan Ahmed.
During Conference, Vice Chancellor- Hamdard University also unveils academic collobration between Hamdard University and Oklahoma City
University, USA. The first educational collaborations of its kind in Pakistan. Educational collaborations do exist between Pakistan & USA universities, however mostly to an extent of exchange programs or semester exchanges for students.

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