ACTION IN RETAIL, powered by Retail Minded and the Conscious Fashion Campaign, will debut a one-day live digital experience on July 22, 2020 that will provide inclusive, diverse and accessible business solutions and content to help retailers of all sizes navigate and thrive as the sector builds back better.  

The curated immersive online event, co-hosted by IBM, Lightspeed and Zoovu, will connect retailers with industry leaders offering real-time, expert insight into the current unprecedented retail landscape. During the virtual experience the Conscious Fashion Campaign, in collaboration with the United Nations Office for Partnerships, will provide knowledge and insight into the Sustainable Development Goals, encouraging retailers to implement sustainable business practices that are mindful of social, economic and environmental impact. Exhibiting companies offering responsible business solutions include Better Packaging, Green Story, Bigthinx and RePack. 

The Sustainable Development Goals, adopted by the United Nations Member States in 2015, are the blueprint to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all. They address the global challenges we face, including those related to poverty, inequality, climate, environmental degradation, prosperity, and peace and justice. 

Understanding that the global marketplace demands new strategies for success, ACTION IN RETAIL aims to deliver the latest in operational support for both online and offline retailers through interactive tools, including educational panels, on-demand content and chat forums as well as showcasing retail technology and services. 

Education for ACTION IN RETAIL will cover the categories of discussion to include omnichannel technology, e-commerce, shipping, brick & mortar, marketing, payments, sustainability and more, featuring representatives from IBM, Mailchimp, Sprout Social, Klarna and Yelp. Moderators to join the industry-leading experts on the virtual stage include: 

  • Tracey Meyers, Senior Business Reporter, Sustainability Solutions, WWD
  • Charisse Jones, Retail and Workplace Correspondent, USA Today
  • Barbara Thau, Senior Features Editor, CO— by U.S. Chamber of Commerce
  • Elizabeth Segran, Senior Staff Writer, Fast Company
  • Karin Eldor. Senior Contributor, ForbesWomen

Attendees will be able to connect directly to the exhibitors and speakers through rich interactive tools such as audio/video/text chat and messaging, as well as polls and videos in an immersive environment – including an interactive exhibit hall, networking room and auditorium. Plus, participants will be able to engage in brand information in the form of videos, documents and presentations to further support business engagement.

Exhibitors include IBM, Lightspeed, Zoovu, Yelp, Ascent 360, Shipsi, Bigthinx, Better Packaging, Green Story, RePack, The Lionesque Group, skuIQ, Klarna, KIZER & BENDER Speaking! and Amazon Sellers Lawyer. 

For more information and to register today, visit www.actioninretail.com.  

About the Conscious Fashion Campaign: 

The Conscious Fashion Campaign, in collaboration with the United Nations Office for Partnerships, seeks to inspire worldwide prominent fashion industry tradeshows, fashion weeks, conferences and speaker series to implement responsible marketing, operations and logistics that are mindful of social, economic and environmental impact. To achieve the 2030 agenda the Conscious Fashion Campaign, founded by Kerry Bannigan, urges industry event leaders to integrate the Sustainable Development Goals into their business models, incorporate circular production solutions, highlight key innovations and facilitate knowledge share. The Conscious Fashion Campaign commits to actively support the Decade of Action and Delivery for Sustainable Development by bridging the gap between the United Nations and global major fashion events to enable the Sustainable Development Goals to scale and create multi-stakeholder partnerships with concrete strategies for action. www.consciousfashioncampaign.com 

About the United Nations Office for Partnerships:

The United Nations Office for Partnerships serves as a global gateway for catalyzing and building multi-stakeholder partnerships to advance the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). UNOP provides a platform for effective partner engagement and works to leverage the assets and expertise of a broad range of partners in furtherance of the SDGs. As a member of the UN Fashion Alliance and the advisor to the Conscious Fashion Campaign, UNOP facilitates awareness, advocacy and engagement to achieve the SDGs within the fashion and textile industry. https://www.un.org/partnerships/