Roles Within the Club of 369: Contributors and Visionary Voices
In the Club of 369, contributors have distinct but complementary roles that shape the summit's content and impact the retail industry profoundly.

Advisory Committee Contributors:
These members set the strategic agenda by identifying essential topics that reflect the latest trends and industry needs. Their role is crucial in ensuring the summit addresses relevant and timely subjects from a strategic standpoint.

Visionary Voices:
This group brings the agenda to life. Comprising speakers, panelists, and moderators, Visionary Voices deliver the content outlined by the Advisory Committees. They engage the audience with insightful presentations and dynamic discussions, translating strategic themes into actionable insights.

Dual Participation:
Contributors are encouraged to participate as both Advisory Committee members and Visionary Voices. This approach allows for a holistic influence on the summit, ensuring that the content not only is strategically sound but also effectively delivered and received by attendees.

Proven Impact and Recognition
The success of the Club of 369 is not only felt through its innovative contributions but is also reflected quantitatively—a remarkable achievement of a 9.1 satisfaction score out of 10 from 2024 summit attendees. This high rating underscores the value and impact of the discussions and innovations driven by our contributors..

Dynamic Structure: Integrating Chapters and Committees
The Club of 369 utilizes a matrix structure, aligning strategic chapters with specific advisory committees to cover all retail sectors comprehensively. This matrix structure allows for both focused expertise within specific areas and interdisciplinary collaboration across different facets of retail, ensuring comprehensive coverage and innovative synergy.

Verticals (Strategic Chapters):

  • Strategy: Drives overarching business strategies and growth.
  • Supply Chain: Focuses on logistics, optimization, and expansion.
  • Retail Technology: Leads the development and integration of cutting-edge retail technologies to enhance customer experience and operational efficiency.
  • eRetail: Enhances digital consumer engagement and e-commerce capabilities.
  • ESG & Sustainability: Promotes sustainable and ethical business practices.

Horizontals (Advisory Committees): Each committee targets critical areas to ensure the summit's agenda is both comprehensive and cutting-edge:

Strategy and Market Orientation
Strategic Planning & Business Development Committee

  • Long-term strategic planning and competitive analysis.

Global Expansion & Market Entry Committee

  • Strategies for entering new markets and understanding regional dynamics.

Trade Marketing & Partnerships Committee

  • Development of marketing strategies and partnership management.

Innovative Retail Formats Committee

  • Development of new retail formats like pop-ups and virtual shopping.

Diversity and Inclusion Committee

  • Ensuring diversity and inclusion within retail organizations.

Human Resources Development Committee

  • Strategies for talent acquisition, leadership development, and workforce engagement to drive organizational success.

Financial and Compliance Management
Finance & Investment Committee

  • Financial strategies and investment opportunities management.

Legal & Compliance Committee

  • Regulatory adherence and legal risk management.

Data Management & Security Committee

  • Ensuring data integrity and compliance with privacy laws.

Technology and Digital Innovation

IT & Digital Innovation Committee

  • Driving digital transformation and technology innovation.

Retail Technology Committee

  • Advancements in retail-specific technologies.

Omnichannel Integration Committee

  • Integration of customer experiences across all retail channels.

Digital Communication & Engagement Committee

  • Strategies for digital marketing and social media engagement.

Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning Committee

  • Exploration and integration of AI and ML technologies in retail.


Marketplace Committee

  • Formulating policies and strategies to increase the value of the Marketplace platform for sellers and buyers.

eCommerce Strategies Committee

  • Oversight of eCommerce operations, sales strategies, and logistics.

Supply Chain and Logistics
Supply Chain & Logistics Committee

  • Optimization of supply chain processes and logistics.

QCommerce Committee

  • Focus on rapid delivery and logistics for quick commerce solutions.

Product and Category Management
Category & Merchandise Management Committee

  • Product assortment and inventory management.

Private Label & Brand Strategy Committee

  • Development and management of private labels and branding strategies.

Food Retail & Purchasing Committee

  • Food sourcing and supply chain management for perishables.

Customer Engagement and Insights
Customer Experience & Loyalty Committee

  • Enhancement of customer interactions and loyalty programs.

Consumer Insights & Analytics Committee

  • Data analytics for consumer behavior insights and market trends.

ESG & Sustainability
ESG & Sustainability Strategies Committee

  • Integrates environmental, social, and governance factors into overall business strategies, ensuring alignment with broader corporate goals and sustainability standards.

Resource Efficiency Project Committee

  • Focuses on optimizing resource use across all company operations, highlighting operational efficiencies and sustainability in resource management.

Packaging & Sustainability Committee

  • Develops sustainable packaging solutions and lifecycle analysis to reduce environmental impacts and promote recycling initiatives.

Waste Management & Recycling Committee

  • Implements strategies for effective waste reduction and recycling, supporting waste management initiatives that contribute to sustainable practices.

Emissions Reduction & Environmental Impact Committee

  • Works on reducing carbon footprints and enhancing the environmental impacts of operations, aligning with global efforts to combat climate change.

Sustainable Product Innovation Committee

  • Innovates in the development of sustainable products and services, focusing on creating offerings that meet the rising consumer demand for sustainability.

Consumer Behavior Impact Committee

  • Aims to influence consumer behavior towards more sustainable choices, enhancing the company's impact on societal sustainability practices.

Sustainable Partnership Development Committee

  • Facilitates collaborative projects focused on sustainable development, emphasizing the role of partnerships in driving broader sustainability goals.

Health & Safety Standards Committee

  • Ensures adherence to health protocols and safety practices across operations, integrating health and safety into the sustainability agenda.

Expectations for Advisory Committee Contributors in the Club of 369
Contributors who serve on the advisory committees of the Club of 369 play a pivotal role in shaping the summit's agenda and ensuring that it addresses the most relevant and impactful topics in the retail industry. Here’s an outline of what is expected from the members of these committees:

Participation in Surveys:
Initial Engagement: Each advisory committee member is expected to participate in a dedicated survey that gauges their insights and perspectives on current trends, challenges, and opportunities within the retail sector. This survey is crucial as it helps collect valuable data that guide the committee's focus and priorities.

Attendance at Physical Meetings:

Brainstorming and Strategic Planning: Contributors are required to attend at least one physical meeting annually with other members of their committee. This meeting is designed to facilitate in-depth brainstorming sessions and discussions on the needs and strategic directions for the upcoming summit. These interactions are essential for setting a cohesive and comprehensive agenda that truly reflects the current landscape and future directions of the retail industry.

Collaborative Contribution:
Sharing Expertise and Ideas: During these meetings, members are encouraged to share their expertise, propose new ideas, and collaborate on defining the topics and content that will form the backbone of the summit. This collaborative approach ensures a diverse and rich compilation of viewpoints and innovations, enhancing the overall quality and relevance of the summit.

Continuous Input and Feedback:
Beyond the physical meetings, advisory committee members are expected to stay actively engaged by providing ongoing input and feedback throughout the planning process. This continuous involvement includes virtual follow-ups, additional surveys, and preparatory work that helps refine the summit's focus as it evolves. Additionally, members are encouraged to suggest potential speakers and panelists, ensuring that the summit not only reflects the latest industry trends but also includes diverse voices and expert opinions to enrich the dialogue.