in the autumn semester 2021
We're making a summer break! Stay tuned for more events starting again in September 2021.
Our first general assembly took place on May 27 via Zoom. As a special guest, Constantin Hilt, former CEO of Siroop, was invited. He talked about building up a marketplace, how the company came to a halt and what he learned from the mistakes that have been made in the process.
"In unserem Fall geht es darum, dass wir wirklich ein Omnichannel-Erlebnis erschaffen. Mein Traum ist es, dass wir das "singing and dancing" von Omnichannel sehr rasch beherrschen."
- Nina Müller, CEO Jelmoli -
"Selbst wenn wir wie ein Händler auftreten, funktioniert fashionette wie ein IT-Unternehmen. Der Fokus auf Investitionen in Technologieelemente wird einfach absolut Prioriät haben."
- Daniel Raab, CEO fashionette -
LUXURY RETAILING OF TOMORROW
On May 18, we welcomed Nina Müller, CEO of Jelmoli and Daniel Raab, CEO of Fashionette, for a virtual panel discussion that is all about luxury shopping. From the perspective of an omnichannel retailer and from the one of an online pure player, we dealt with exclusivity, shop-in-shop and the hands-on services in the luxury sector.
RETAIL QUIZ NIGHT
On March 2, we invited our club members and HSG students to an intense online Kahoot session about current topics in the retail industry. Congratulations to Mike #1, Jessica #2 and Philippe #3 for successfully completing the 45 questions! Apart from long-lasting fame and fortune, our three winners were awarded with shopping vouchers and local specialties from St. Gallen.
THE FUTURE OF ONLINE FOOD RETAILING & THE ROLE OF THE LAST MILE
Katrin Tschannen, CEO Migros Online
Philippe Huwyler, Head of coop.ch
Thomas Zimmermann, CPO Farmy.ch
Peter Weingartner, Leader First & Last Mile Digitec Galaxus
Thomas Lang, CEO & Founder Carpathia
VIRTUAL PANEL DISCUSSION
On December 7, about 40 HSG students snapped the chance to listen and participate in a lively debate about the future of e-food in Switzerland. Speakers from major online supermarkets and other industry experts provided the students with exclusive insights and learnings about the current challenges in this fast-growing market.
You can download a selection of quotes from the discussion here (in German).
DIGITAL CAMPUS FAIR
The Retail & E-Commerce Club participated in the first digital campus fair, which was hosted by the Student Union (SHSG) on November 24. During the fair, students were able to reach out to us and to learn about our member program in a safe, virtual setting.
GET-TOGETHER WITH A FOUNDER
On October 8, we welcomed Niklas Etzel, HSG-Alumni and Co-Founder of Experify. He gave us first-hand insights on bis customer experiences start-up and challenged our members in a case study to pitch potential business strategies for Experify, while providing direct feedback.
On September 15, the Retail & E-Commerce Club invited HSG students for the first official club event. The students had the chance to meet new members and the club board in a casual atmosphere.