Sustainable commerce growth: Opportunities and challenges in an ‘endemic’ world

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Retail leaders in Stockholm are invited to join this roundtable luncheon on “Sustainable commerce growth: Opportunities and challenges in an ‘endemic’ world”.

An expert moderator will guide the knowledge-sharing event, stimulating discussion between participants in a closed, confidential environment. Attendance is by invitation only and complimentary. Registration is limited to a select number of guests per event.

Sustainable commerce growth: Opportunities and challenges in an ‘endemic’ world

Global eCommerce adoption surged by nearly 28% (1) in 2020, spurred by lockdown measures and people turning to online retail for necessities and entertainment. (2) The pandemic has dramatically changed the way we consume and live, which is not likely to stop. The openings are likely to unleash all ‘on-hold’ buying desires and have a long-lasting effect on consumer spending.

But this explosion comes at a hefty price for retailers, who have to recalibrate their strategies to meet new demands, stand out in a competitive landscape, and sustain growth in an ‘endemic’ world. Innovation and attention to detail can significantly impact revenue, brand reputation, and loyalty, but the reality is that not all growth is the same. It requires consistent strategy design and execution, way beyond eCommerce roles — an integrated, coordinated organisation-wide effort.

1. Insider Intelligence/eMarketer, Retail E-commerce Sales Worldwide, 2019-2024, 12 Dec 2020, estimates based on analysis of data from other research firms and government agencies, historical trends, reported and estimated revenues from major online retailers, consumer online buying trends, and macro-level economic conditions. 2. PayPal, 2021, ‘The great pivot in global e-commerce: Borderless Commerce Report 2021’. PayPal commissioned Ipsos MORI PayPal Cross-border Insights 2021. n=13,000, 13 markets. Online survey of adults (aged 18+ who have purchased online in the past 3 months) between December 2020 — February 2021.

  • How have consumer demands changed? How can leaders engage customers consistently online and offline, keeping them close and loyal to their brand without damaging margins?
  • What growth opportunities lie in cross-border expansion, in regions like southern Europe and Latin America? What about in mature markets?
  • What supply chain challenges do organisations face in driving profitability? What should their key considerations be towards sustainable growth?


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The Ortus Club hosts knowledge-sharing discussions in the best private dining rooms in the world. These venues provide an elegant high-end atmosphere and impeccable table service.

Attended by: 

CTO / Business Development at Stellar Equipment
CMO at Elite Hotels of Sweden AB
Chief Product Officer at Coop Sverige
Head of Corporate Finance at Kry
Head of Marketplace at Afound
Global E-commerce Director at Eton Shirts
Global eCommerce Director at Electrolux
Managing Director North America & Global Chief Growth Officer at CAKE – ridecake.com
Growth Manager at CAKE – ridecake.com

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11:00 AM: Guests start arriving
11:30 AM: Welcoming and opening address by The Ortus Club
11:35 AM: Short introduction by Paypal
11:40 AM: Discussion instigated by moderator
12:10 PM: Appetizers are served
12:40 PM: Discussion ends, mains are served, and guests are encouraged to stay and network
1:30 PM: Guests start leaving

Hosted by PayPal

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