Garden Gathering

retail-tech and brands exploring delightful experiences

Tuesday, 26 February 2019

Garden – Center for Finnish Fashion


Tech solutions should help shoppers have smooth, enjoyable and delightful experiences — both online and in-store.

In order to find the most relevant and exciting retail-tech opportunities, developers and retailers need to join forces.

The Garden Gathering is a community platform for retailers, brands, designers and retail/fashion tech developers to share their findings, solutions and desires for more meaningful retail.

Join us for the inaugural retail-tech Garden Gathering breakfast event!

kamp-galleria-logo-web (1).png

Location: Sprout Deli cafe, Kämp Galleria 2nd floor

Pohjoisesplanadi, Mikonkatu, Aleksanterinkatu, Kluuvikatu // Helsinki

Kämp Galleria is kindly sponsoring the breakfasts



8.20 – Breakfast: Sprout Deli (coffee, croissants, rye-bread, smoothies)

8.45 – Ilona Oksanen & Richard von Kaufmann: Intro greetings

8.50 – Peter Vesterbacka: Helsinki as platform for promoting the best of Nordic and Asian retail-tech.

9.00 – iDress: Greetings from China – They say the future is already here but just not evenly distributed. This special guest presentation will open your eyes to part of a retail future that is already being rolled out in the East.

9.10 – Jani Niipola: E-commerce briefing – follow up from 14 February Optio article.

9.20 – Frank Svenfelt, Samuji CEO & Chair: Retail-tech from a brand perspective.

9.30 – Ilona Oksanen, Werk Retail: ROX - the new retail metric. Is your brand delivering the retail experience your customers are really looking for?

9.40 – Retail-tech startup pitches (3 min each):

PriceTap (scan price tags for hidden and future rewards)

Polka Dot Studios (fashion styling game connected to online stores)

Audiodraft (audio branding to enhance the retail experience)

InsightsAtlas (hear what customers are saying online with Social AI™)

Easysize (a better way to solve sizing in fashion)

10.00 – In-store retail-tech—necessity or nuisance? And what steps can we take to ensure delightful omni-channel experiences. Chaired by Jani Niipola:

  • Frank Svenfelt (Samuji)

  • Martta Louekari (Juni founding partner)

  • Gulnaz Khusainova (Easysize founder)

10.25 – Announcing next gathering: How tech can help make the fashion industry more sustainable.

10.30 – It’s a wrap! People encouraged to stay on for demos, or take a guided Garden shop tour.


Special thanks to our sponsors:


And many thanks to:

Juni // Werk Retail // Polko Dot Studios // Random Ventures

Please do contact:

Richard von Kaufmann // // +358 45 11 222 73