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K5, dmexco or etailment Summit – Handelskraft and dotSource are represented at numerous trade fairs and events. With comprehensive post-event reports, we collect the most important findings and happenings of individual events. The Handelskraft E-Commerce Breakfast should also be a set date in the calendars of those interested in e-commerce. The in-house breakfast takes place several times a year in different cities, such as Zurich, or Munich. Here we share the knowledge which makes us into a specialised blog for the e-commerce branch. Prominent representatives in their branch regularly present for us, for instanace, Martin Gross-Albenhauen and Jochen Krisch.

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Best Practice for Best Business – First Speakers for the 2019 Handelskraft Conference

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2018 is slowly but surely coming to an end. But preparations for 2019 are continuing to run at full speed. Even better? There’s still news to announce before the end of the year! True to the motto: Think about tomorrow, today. We’re giving all brands, retailers, and manufacturers the chance to do just that. At the Handelskraft Conference on the 28th of March 2019 at the Klassikstadt in Frankfurt am Main.

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Age doesn’t protect against new work — Demographic change 4.0

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Experience, wisdom, leadership – all these qualities are spoken to people who are older than you, right? From small business to schooling to the completion of vocational training or studies, it is primarily older people who educate, advise, train, and lead. This socio-cultural character ensures that one expects a senior person to be someone older than oneself.

Thanks to digitisation, new job profiles and the demographic change 4.0, it’s precisely this expectation that is increasingly being met. The tendency is to have a project and team leader around 30 with a staff of 40-plus years.

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Five B2B e-commerce trends: What’s coming in the age of platforms

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Photo by Anthony Ginsbrook on Unsplash

The platform age is fractured, not just for B2C but also for B2B commerce. That was the focus of this year’s ECC Forum on April 12th at the BALLONI Hallen in Cologne, that we got to attend. We got to eavesdrop of presentations from large retailers and manufacturers like Conrad Electronic and Gabor Shoes. Furthermore, we got to exchange ideas and knowledge about new e-commerce developments with many different other retailers, manufacturers, and other digital experts. That helps us summarise what the five trends in the platform age are for you.

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Take Part. Connect. Level Up. Handelskraft Conference 2019

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Brick by brick – What’s always important for the construction of a home is also true for the development and expansion of digital projects: Go step by step – because it’s no longer just about recognising that the future is digital. The foundation has been laid. In fact, it is the decisive steps after laying the foundation for further development and expansion. It is exactly at this point in the digital experience that we want to meet with the attendees at the Handelskraft Conference 2019 in Frankfurt am Main.

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This is how it works in Switzerland: DCC Zurich [Recap]

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E-Commerce, Generation Z, and the future of marketplaces were all at the centre of attention at the Connect – Digital Commerce Conference on 23 May in Zurich this year. The conference “for exchanging experiences” is typically Swiss, totally neutral. The goal? Learn from others and not be sold a single idea for success!

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B2B marketplace for trade fair services – Online Order System on SAP Hybris is live

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From February 27 to March 1, 2018, “EuroCIS – The Leading Trade Fair for Retail Technology” took place in Düsseldorf. The fair, which presents different technology solutions every year, should make retail more convenient – With new various payment solutions, self-checkout systems for employee-less stores, and smart price tags – This was not just thematically interesting for us, but above all, an opportunity to look behind the scenes at the value of such solutions. At the same time, the event was also the premier of the new Online Order System (OOS), the in-house solution for the distribution of trade fair services.

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Big data and AI – Where is the digital highway taking us?

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Photo by Joey Kyber on Unsplash

Big data and artificial intelligence are constantly discussed and were at the focus of Bitkom’s Big-Data.AI Summit. From February 28th to March 1st the town Hanau, Germany, was full of excitement as over 1,000 attendees came to learn about how the context of these two topics fit into not only their own work, but also how the market has changed or will change.

Today, we’re putting aside buzzwords and diving into the real meaning of these emerging technologies. What should retailers and manufacturers be paying attention to turn piles of information into substantial value?

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»Using trends – spotting them and acting on them – can be a simple and powerful way for businesses to use change to their advantage« – Handelskraft Speaker David Mattin in Interview

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David Mattin (Graphic: dotSource)

At the Handelskraft Conference on the 20th of February 2018 so many new paths to successful retail will be discussed. With trends, best practices, and new impulses, we want to talk about real business and tell real stories about the digital reality and its challenges.

This reality is deeply influenced by the change and the increasing automation and digitising of all processes and relationships in everyday life. As a result, communication between consumers and brands will continue to evolve, increasing customer demands and expectations.

In fact, David Mattin (TrendWatching) will tell us in his session at Handelskraft Conference 2018 «Digital Innovation for Humans – Four Digital-Fueled Consumer Trends for 2018 and Beyond» how crucial AI will be in a connected world and how to cope with the flood of new innovations and mega-trends we can all use on a daily basis, use them to strengthen our own company.

But even this new status quo has effects that companies should not ignore. In an interview with Handelskraft, David Mattin explains which consumer trend will be particularly influential in 2018 and why retailers should keep an eye on them.

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Handelskraft Conference 2018: Mobilise. Digitise. Profit!

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The future of business is undoubtedly digital. At the Handelskraft Conference on the 20th of February 2018 in Munich, we want to mobilise retail, talk about real business and tell real stories about the digital reality and its challenges – with trends, best practices and new impulses.
 
Retailers and manufacturers must break new ground to assert themselves against the competition in the market: Business models must be adapted, strategies rethought, and technical platforms developed further.
 
No digital project has to follow a straight and narrow path – most of them are more reminiscent of an adventurous off-road track. In order to reach the checkpoints, you need the right equipment and knowledge. This is what we want to offer our participants at the Handelskraft Conference.
 
Furthermore, live simultaneous English translation will be available for our international guests for the first time!

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Smartly connecting the dots to succeed in the data era – A look back to the International VDI Congress on IoT

CESIS_Banner_Blog With an increasingly connected world, the Internet of Things (IoT) has become more than a buzzword. High expectations have been raised, but also many questions are coming up. To respond to many of these questions and discuss the real potential of this technology, the first International VDI Congress on IoT took place in Berlin during 13-14 of December.

According to McKinsey, IoT has a potential economic impact of $2.7-6.2 trillion until 2025. Taking this into account, the general feeling that I could perceive during this 2-day congress was a mixture of excitement and scepticism.

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