The Big Retailer Debate: Getting an ROI from AI
– Breakfast Roundtable

Join retail leaders in this morning Retail Roundtable session where you will be able to hear from peers on how they are using AI and where they have already deployed the technology to drive business benefits. Attendees will be able to build a picture of where AI can help with improving operational efficiency, ensuring better forecasting, and saving money across the business – in short we will show how embracing this technology now means retailers can have a bright future despite these uncertain times in which they operate.

Date: 27 June, 2024 – 9am

Venue: Haymarket Hotel, 1 Suffolk Pl, London SW1Y 4HX

Session moderator:

Ian Scott, Rethink Retail Top 100 Influencer

Key Retail Roundtable Discussion Topics

Retailers are battling to survive; margins are being squeezed, new players such as Temu and Shein are grabbing UK market share at a rate of knots, and it’s so difficult to keep up with fickle consumers who aren’t as loyal to brands as they were in the past.

Those operating today are trying not to be the next Arcadia Group or Debenhams. There’s a fine line between success and failure right now, as the recent demise of Farfetch and have shown only too starkly.

Enter AI. Everyone is shouting about it. Many retailers are finding great ways to deploy this technology and emerging strands of it. But retailers can be blinded by the hype.

Against this backdrop, SolvedBy.Ai is gathering together retail leaders to demystify AI deployment in their industry. This breakfast event at Haymarket Hotel, London, is designed for C-suite and department leads, and will give all attendees a get up close and personal with practical user cases of AI-enabled retailing.

– What is Walmart doing with AI to drive real transformation?
– How is Shein getting a better understanding of the market with an AI-enabled strategy?
– Which high street retailers are embracing AI to shape their operations?

    An open conversation under Chatham House Rule will provide a safe forum to express hopes and concerns about new tech investment. It’s one of the hottest topics of the year and one that is set to shape the direction of their industry over the next decade – so it requires retailers to engage with the subject.

    The cost of standing still in retail today: how to avoid becoming the next Arcadia Group or Bhs. Retailers that fail to transform will fall by the wayside

    The ways retail will be different in ten years compared to today

    How AI can provide a solution to the talent crisis in retail and shape labour demand

    Using AI to drive business intelligence and stay one step ahead of the competition

    Past Attendees

    Retail Roundtable
    Hospitality & Leisure roundtable

    Register Your Interest To Attend

    This is a complimentary learning and networking event and we have limited places, if you are interested in attending please register at your earliest convenience.


    8:30am - 9am: Arrival, coffee, continental breakfast and networking


    9am: Discussion begins


    10:30am: Discussion ends, networking