Sberbank CIB, the corporate and investment banking business of Sberbank, organised Future of Retail Trade business breakfast. Top managers of the largest retail chains, IT companies, venture funds and successful startups offering solutions for retail chains participated in the event. Participants of the event discussed changes on the retail market caused by advantages of flexible business models in the offline and digital space. They all agreed that the implementation of new technological solutions on all stages of value creation and the necessity to work with big data have the biggest impact on development in the digitalisation era. A special discussion was dedicated to prospects of various cooperation forms between retailers and other market participants.
Sberbank’s representatives made a detailed presentation about the role of the bank in the development of digital trends in the retail sector, possibilities of interaction in creating and developing trade ecosystems, the creation of acceleration programmes and joint investment in projects.
First Deputy Chairman of Sberbank’s Executive Board Lev Khasis, Sberbank’s Senior Vice President and Head of Sberbank CIB Igor Bulantsev, Member of the Board, Sberbank’s Senior Vice President, Co-Head of Sberbank CIB Alexander Bazarov delivered speeches at the business breakfast.
“A large transformation is taking place in various industries, including the retail trade, as revolutionary technologies and new business models emerge and are implemented,” said Lev Khasis. “Sberbank is taking active participation in the development of digital retail trade, shaping and development of trade ecosystems. We are taking joint actions together with market participants, which help retailers make steps to the future”.
Sberbank CIB1 is the corporate and investment banking business of Sberbank. Its key areas of activity are corporate finance (including trade finance), the documentary business2, investment banking services, trade operations with securities, and private equity. Sberbank’s corporate and investment banking business provides integrated financial solutions and investment advisory services to its clients, which include major corporations, financial institutions, sovereign states and federal and sub-federal government bodies and organisations.
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