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Round Table Session for Retail: Strategy Under Uncertainty


21 September 2022 | 09:00 | SAP Office Cape Town

Please Join Us

Date: 21 September

Time: 09:00 – 11:00

Type: Round Table

Venue: SAP Cape Town 

Please join us for a round table breakfast in partnership with SAP and Decision Inc.

As a retailer, it’s more important than ever to be aware of the rapid changes happening in the business landscape and adapt accordingly. South African retailers have struggled over the past few years mostly due to the increasing competition from online retailers and challenging economic conditions. It can be difficult to keep up with the constant change and even harder to forecast for success.

As the retail landscape changes, so too must the strategies that retailers use to forecast future trends. In order to stay ahead of the curve, retailers need to be constantly adapting their forecasting strategy. This will allow retailers to better anticipate changes in consumer behaviour and trends. However, making this transition can be difficult, as it requires a lot of data and analysis.

Space for this event is limited, be sure to register early to save your spot. Don’t miss out!


Learn from industry experts and share experiences

Hear from Braam Loubser at SAP, Allan Saffy and Henry Pieters at Decision Inc. and Devon Baartman at The Foshini Group as they share their knowledge and discuss how to move to a more high-level forecasting strategy. Join our round table discussion on the 21st September at the SAP offices in Century City, Cape Town


  • Challenges South African retailers face in the age of rapid change and uncertainty
  • Hear from Devon Baartman at The Foshini Group on their business challenges and strategy going forward
  • Implementing the 80/20 principle in business: how a small number of high-level forecast variables can have a large impact on overall performance


Devon round

Devon Baartman CA(SA)

Integrated Financial Planning
The Foshini Group 


Guglielmo Persani

Regional Vice President, Business Technology Platform EMEA South at SAP

Braam round

Braam Loubser

Snr Solution Sales Platform & Technology


Allan Saffy

Managing Executive
Decision Inc. South Africa

Henry round

Henry Pieters

Engagement Manager
Decision Inc. South Africa