in the spring semester 2022
Stay tuned for upcoming events during the spring semester 2022!
E-COMMERCE SINCE 1999
On November 30, 2021, we were happy to get together with Samy Liechti, HSG Alumni and founder of BLACKSOCKS. With the launch of BLACKSOCKS in June 1999, not only was the first sock subscription born, but also the first online subscription. The Swiss online subscription pioneer shared with us his experiences and the challenges he faced while building BLACKSOCKS. Afterwards discussions continued during a nice apéro.
VALUE CREATION IN RETAIL
with Retail Capital Partners
On October 11, we welcomed our partner Retail Capital Partners (RCP) for a short presentation, a collaborative workshop and a tasty apéro. Together with senior professionals our members had lively discussions about the potential value creation in the current shift from brick-and-mortar to online. Three teams cracked a case and participated in a pitching competition with a delicious prize. Congratulations to the winning team and a big thank you to everyone who took part, we were impressed by all creative inputs and ideas.
Presentation, Workshop & Networking Apéro
October 11, 16.15-19.00
On September 22, the Retail & E-Commerce Club together with the Marketing Club invited HSG students for the first official club event of the semester. Students had the chance to meet members and the club board in a casual atmosphere at Bar Baracca and prove their skills at an intense game of beer pong.
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.
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.
GET-TOGETHER WITH A FOUNDER
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.