Ever since Amazon came on the scene and 'they' said it would never fly, the more traditional retail model has been challenged and has not stopped its evolution.
But it is not just the where we buy, it is the how and where it is produced, the how it gets to us, how those who produce, consult and retail communicate with us and how we now influence the model and process.
The pace of evolution has been electric and there is little sign of slowing down as we begin to routinely recognise references such as fintech, industry 4.0, Internet of Things, sensors, webrooming blockchain, analytics, to name but a few.
What does the rise of platforms and the rise of tech savvy consumers here in Asia mean for business? We are likely to see significant disruption on the high street of cities around the globe. Do we need to change course and understand more about those Millennial consumers?
KPMG has recently launched a global survey "Me, my life, my wallet" looking at the lives of 25,000 consumers and what are they doing differently. In addition, we explore some of the technology and innovative trends that are impacting business and what is in store for 2019 and beyond plus other reports on the development of smart cities in Asia Pacific.
We welcome Anson Bailey, Head of Consumer & Retail of KPMG ASPAC and Head of Technology of KPMG Hong Kong, whose specialist is in retail, market growth, and technology.
If you are in manufacturing, consulting, marketing, design, technology, communications, servicing, and any type of retail, this opportunity is not to be missed.