EVENTS | 7 AUGUST 2020 The 2020 Absa Consumer Conference goes virtual Absa | Corporate and Investment Banking > Insights and Events > The 2020 Absa Consumer Conference goes virtual SHARE Addressing Africa’s consumer environment in a COVID-19 world is critical. Absa will unpack key focus areas in live webcasts between June 2020 and the end of the year. The Absa Consumer Virtual Conference Series 2020 is a condensed, digital version of the same critical content that the Absa Consumer Conference has been delivering for years. For this year’s virtual offering, 14 key sessions from the regular conference have been converted into live webcasts. The seven webcasts will launch on 30 June 2020 and will run until the end of the year. Participants of the live webinars will be able to interact, network and ask questions. All webcast recordings will be available post the event. Reviewing up to the minute trends and impacts This year’s focus is COVID-19, specifically, the immediate impact of the pandemic on consumer credit and the broader economy, as well as the medium- and long-term impact of the global crisis on consumer behaviour across a number of sectors. Key focus areas of discussion will be clothing trends, clothing supply chains, property dynamics, food, government’s role in consumer behaviour, sports, macroeconomics and online trends. Business and financial decision makers and leaders will be able to leverage the insights addressed over these key sessions to make more informed decisions relating to consumer-focused products and markets. https://cib.absa.africa/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/file_example_MP3_700KB.mp3 Related Articles CONSUMER INSIGHTS Drivers of Consumer Trend From buying local to buying online, changing our behaviour has the ability to change CONSUMER INSIGHTS Black Friday taking consumers from bricks to bytes Isana Cordier provides consumer behavior data and insights on Black Friday and Cyber Monday for the unique year of 2020 CONSUMER INSIGHTS Consumer goods sector: How the next 5 years may play out Covid-19 has changed the consumer goods sector. Some changes will reverse, but others are permanent and may even accelerate. CONSUMER INSIGHTS Covid-19 is shoving retail – and consumers – into the future Along with the pandemic, the future of the consumer goods sector has arrived with bang.