Maritim Hotel Berlin
Maritim Hotel Berlin, Stauffenbergstraße 26, 10785 Berlin, Germany

What is Qwoted?

Qwoted is a free expert network: we help reporters connect with experts & we help those same experts build relationships with top reporters.

Event Date Wed Nov 14 GMT - Thu Nov 15 GMT (about 3 years ago)
In your timezone (EST): Wed Nov 14 12:00am - Thu Nov 15 12:00am
Location Maritim Hotel Berlin
Stauffenbergstraße 26, 10785 Berlin, Germany
Region EMEA

The topic that is currently the main driver of trade is not new, but a return to its original core competency: the focus on the customer , which, however - driven by its increasing digital freedom - is becoming considerably more complex.

The customer of today makes the trade as he wishes him individually and situational and changes to the driver's seat: shopping at the weekend with the family in the city, buy the new TV set online for the best price, detergent via dash button or order voice control conveniently home, order the ingredients for dinner with friends as a curated subscription box, confi gure the new car in the showroom via augmented reality ... that's the shopping reality of today - not just the millennials.

Grasping this emancipated consumer is harder than ever. He demands tailor-made offers in a mass market, puts himself in the center of self-confidence and wants to experience his individual trading world - true to the motto Retail Me! The trader, who manages to take advantage of his data, while thinking from the customer's point of view, strengthens his traditional trader skills and emotionally charges his concepts, is prepared for the future.

At the German Trade Congress 2018 industry experts, creative lateral thinkers and successful pioneers will show you how to do this. In addition to exclusive keynotes and dialogues with top politicians, the two-day, high-caliber congressional agenda offers a spectacular supporting program including an eve event, accompanying congress fair, presentation of the German Trade Award and the legendary Retailers' Night.


2018 Speakers

Peter Altmaier
Federal Minister for Economic Affairs & Energy

Franco Anselmi
Head of Accenture Retail Strategy ASGR & Managing Director, Kurt Salmon Accenture GmbH

Christian Athens
Venture Lead, odc by Liquid Labs GmbH

Christian Bärwind
Industry Leader, Retail Strategic Partnerships, Google Germany

Andreas W. Bauer
Partner, Sector Lead Consumer Business, Monitor Deloitte

Nicola Beer
MdB, former Minister of State, Secretary General of the Free Democrats

Sabine Bendiek
Chief Executive Officer, Microsoft Deutschland GmbH

Sebastian Betz
Co-Founder & Co-CEO, ABOUT YOU GmbH

Atul Bhardwaj
CTO, MediaMarktSaturn Retail Group

Philipp Blome
Managing Director, real, - Digital Services GmbH

Dr. Jörg Burkhardt
Client Business Partner eCommerce & Retail, GfK

Jérôme Cochet
Global MD, Dunnhumby Ltd.

Dr. Jens Cornelsen
Managing Director, defacto digital research GmbH

Thorsten de Boer
Senior Partner, CC Consumer Goods & Retail, Roland Berger GmbH

Marcus Diekmann
CDO, Accell Group NV

Jens Drubel
Founder & Associate AllyouneedFresh, All you need GmbH

Sylvia Dudek
Program Director, Metro Accelerator powered by Techstars Hospitality Digital GmbH (METRO AG)

Dr. Andreas Enders
Partner, EY-Parthenon GmbH

Thomas Filkorn
CSO / CMO, Stickerstars GmbH

Marc Fischli
Chief Client Officer, Dunnhumby Ltd.

Jan René Fricke
Founder & Executive Chairman, Caffezza GmbH

Stefan Genth
Chief Executive, German Trade Association (HDE)

Ralf Gladis
Co-founder & Managing Director, Computop GmbH

Christopher Grohmann
Online Review Specialist, GmbH

Marcus big
Senior Business Developer Retail & AI, adesso AG

Béatrice Guillaume-Grabisch
CEO, Nestlé Deutschland AG

Ralf Haack
Managing Director, Steinbeis Digital Solutions GmbH

Dr. Nils Christian Haag
Lawyer & Board, intersoft consulting services AG

Michael Hartwig
Managing Partner, Yext Central Europe

Dunya Hayali
Journalist & Moderator (Moderation German Trade Congress)

Norbert Hegmann
Founder & CEO, ENSO eCommerce GmbH

Hubertus Heil
Federal Minister of Labor and Social Affairs

Jörg Hirt
Manager Digital Innovation Strategy & Finance Digital Strategy, REWE Digital GmbH

Dirk Hörig
CEO & Co-Founder, commercetools GmbH

Mark T. Hofmann
Mentalist & US trained profiler

Hilmar Hübers
Divisional Board Strategy & Analytics, REWE Group

Dr. Kai Hudetz
Managing Director, IFH Cologne GmbH

Heiner hat maker
Managing Director Center Management, HBB Centermanagement GmbH & Co. KG

Thomas Kantzow
Senior Account Executive, Signavio GmbH

Thorsten Kies
CEO Retail & Airports, DILAX Intelcom GmbH

Jörg Klöpper
Managing Director, ShareHouse GmbH & Co. KG

Sven Knierim
Country Manager DACH, GmbH

Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer
Secretary General of the CDU Germany

Prof. Dr. Antonio Kruger
Director Innovative Retail Laboratory, DFKI GmbH

Jalina Küppers
Project Manager, IFH Cologne GmbH

Thorsten Logemann
CEO, intersoft consulting services AG

Marius Luther
CEO & Founder, HeyJobs GmbH

Marie-Theres Mangelsdorf
Senior Director of Omnichannel Transformation, PVH Europe BV

Miguel Garcia Manso
Merchandise Availability Solutions Sales Manager, Checkpoint Systems GmbH

Marc Mauermann
Associate Partner Retail Industry, IBM Global Business Services

Jörg Meiser
Senior Manager, Monitor Deloitte

Denny Menzel
Hosting Architect, PlusServer GmbH

Tanja minor
Head of Sales & Data Services, S-Payment GmbH

Jorge Mugüerza Pecker
International Technical Manager & Procurement, DIA SA

Tina Müller
Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Douglas GmbH

Arthur Oesterle
Co-Founder & Managing Director, Picnic GmbH

Marc Opelt
Chairman of the Divisional Board, Otto (GmbH & Co KG)

Judith Rakers
Newscast (Moderation German Trade Award)

Ingo Rübenach
VP Central, East & South Europe, UL International Germany GmbH

Prof. Dr. Stephan ruffles
Head of Business Administration Business Administration, Baden-Wuerttemberg Cooperative State University (DHBW)

John Ryan
Managing Director, Newstores

Josef Sanktjohanser
President, German Trade Association (HDE)

Dr. Heiko Schäfer

Dr. Björn Schäfers
Managing Director, Otto Group Digital Solutions GmbH

Dr. Kai-Michael Schaper
Vice President Retail & Consumer Goods, Capgemini Consulting

Johannes Schick
CEO, Höltl Retail Solutions GmbH

Lars Schlimbach
Head of Business Development, Deutsche Post Dialog Solutions GmbH

Benedict Schmaus
Partner & EMEA Digital Leader for Retail and Consumer Goods, PwC and Strategy &

Oliver Schmitz
Group Director eCommerce & Retail, GfK

Olaf Schomaker
Managing Director Infrastructure & Sales, Globus SB-Warenhaus Holding GmbH & Co. KG

Prof. Dr. Axel Schönknecht
Professor International School of Management & Managers, Airbus Operations GmbH

Lionel Souque

Dr. Ulf Sparka
Managing Director, inotec Barcode Security GmbH

Andreas Teller
Associate Director, EY-Parthenon GmbH

Stephan Tromp
Deputy. Chief Executive, German Trade Association (HDE)

Boris of Brevern
Head of Business Development & Sales, aifora GmbH

Mike Wagner
Personnel Manager, LPG BioMarkt GmbH

Wolfgang Wanning
Managing Director, Team Retail Excellence GmbH

Marco Aquarius
CEO & Co-Founder, xplace GmbH

Egbert ways
Partner, Sector Lead Retail, Monitor Deloitte

Falco Weidemeyer
Senior Partner, CC Restructuring & Corporate Finance, Roland Berger GmbH

Martin Wild
Chief Innovation Officer, MediaMarktSaturn Retail Group

Peter Wolf
CEO & Managing Partner, HR Group GmbH & Co. KG

Dr. Christian Wulff
Partner and Retail & Consumer Leader Germany, PwC

Ronald Zissler
Head of Global Sales Germany, Retail & FMCG, Vodafone Group Services GmbH

Sponsors & Partners

2018 Sponsors & Partners


• AQUA Carpatica
• Capgemini Invent
• Censhare
• Checkpoint Systems
• Computop
• Defacto digital research GmbH
• Dunnhumby
• HeyJobs
• Inotec
• Interseroh
• Microsoft Deutschland GmbH
• Score Media Group
• Signavio
• S-Payment GmbH


• Deloitte
• Deutsche Post
• DHL Paket
• EYParthenon
• Kurt Salmon
• PwC and Strategy &
• Roland Berger
• UL
• Vodafone Germany
• Yext


• ECC Club
• GfK
• IFH Cologne
• Intersoft consulting
• Social Network Group
• Sommer & Co
• The Retail Academy
• Winkler Studios GmbH


• Absatzwirtschaft
• Across
• Berlin Valley
• Der Handel
• Europe Real Estate Media News Publishing
• Handelsblatt
• Handelsjournal
• IT-Schulungen
• Ixtenso
• Keysale
• Location Insider
• Logistik-Express
• Logistik-Heute
• Markant-Magazin
• Marketing-Boerse
• Mobilbranche
• Popai
• Bauve Medien
• Postbranche
• Rundschau
• Schuhkurier
• Shoez
• Wearepopup
• Wirtschafts Woche