WHY

CONNECT directly from SA's leading wholesalers, independent retailers and route-to-market operators, and ALIGN with the trends and shifting dynamics that are shaping the wholesale and informal independent retail industries in South Africa, allowing you to IGNITE your business in the changing market environment we operate in today.

WHEN

ITF 2021 will be held over two days:

19 October 2021: 08h00 to 15h30

20 October 2021: 08h00 to 14h00

Per Delegate: R5 500 per delegate

Group Rate 10+ : R4 675 per delegate 

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WHERE

This year's event is fully virtual, allowing your brand message to be seen and heard by delegates from all around

the world

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WHO

Local and international middle to senior management in suppliers, manufacturers, service providers, independent retailers and investors

 

ABOUT ITF

The Trade Intelligence Forum is a unique and pivotal event on the supplier calendar. It provides an opportunity to hear directly from South Africa’s leading wholesalers and route-to-market operators and align with the trends and dynamics that are shaping the wholesale and independent retail industries.

ITF has a six-year history of success in the South African consumer goods landscape. Providing information and insights from the wholesale and independent retail players for partner and delegates to extract mutual value and drive profitable growth.  2021 sees a fully virtual ITF event, allowing even wider participation throughout local and international regions.

The independent wholesale and retail channel has undergone significant changes over the past eight years with the re-ignition of independent retail and the re-positioning of independent wholesale.

​There is a resurgence of supplier interest and investment in the channel as a powerful route to reaching the shopper.

REASONS TO ATTEND

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Gain a clear perspective on the independent trading LANDSCAPE AND CHANNEL DYNAMICS

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ENGAGE directly with industry thought leaders to identify shopper marketing and communication OPPORTUNITIES

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UNLOCK VALUE by identifying mutual and profitable GROWTH PROSPECTS with both the formal and informal independents

 

AGENDA

DAY 1

CONNECT

Focus on the Shopper

Size of the independent and informal trade

Shopper Trends in Independent Channel

ALIGN

Getting to the Shopper

Shopper-Centric Future Fit Channels

Loyalty Initiatives in the Independent Trade

Acceleration of E-Commerce

DAY 2

IGNITE

Where to for Growth

Growth in Convenience

Where to for Growth: Africa

Collaborations and Partnerships