RAI, Europaplein 24, 1078 GZ Amsterdam, Netherlands

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Event Date Tue May 14 CEST - Thu May 16 CEST (over 2 years ago)
In your timezone (EST): Tue May 14 1:30am - Thu May 16 9:20am
Location RAI
Europaplein 24, 1078 GZ Amsterdam, Netherlands
Region EMEA

Join Us and Global Industry Leaders at the Congress to Discover What's New and Next So You Can Readjust Your Strategies; Learn From Those Already Well on Their Way and Ensure That Your Business Will Be a Winner in This New Retail Landscape.

The World Retail Congress brings together the leaders of today’s global retail industry – from domestic and international powerhouses to game-changing start-ups and disruptors. They are united in their focus on understanding and serving today’s consumers, and ensuring that their businesses change and innovate at the break neck speed necessary to survive and thrive. The Congress provides an unrivalled high-level forum for senior retailers to learn, share insight, form powerful connections and shape the retail future.

In enabling this, the Congress works closely with retail leaders and industry advisors to build a programme that goes to the heart of key issues. This brings together over 170 of some of the brightest minds inside retail and out, including those from economics, academia, politics and NGOs.

Top Reasons to atend:
• Inspirational Stories
• Builds High-level Connections & Communities
• Diverse & Inclusive
• Fosters Future Retail Talent
• Industry Innovations
• Recognises Legends
• Celebrates Retail
• Honest & Tangible Insights
• Shapes the Future of Retail


2019 Speakers

Naga Munchetty
International Broadcast Journalist

Tatiana Bakalchuk
Founder & CEO - Wildberries

John Ryan
Stores Editor - Retail Week

Ian McGarrigle
Chairman - World Retail Congress

Naga Munchetty
International Broadcast Journalist

James George
International Managing Partner - OC&C Strategy Consultants

Sander van der Laan
CEO - Action

Judith McKenna
President & CEO - Walmart International

Prof Mark Cohen
Director of Retail Studies; Adjunct Professor of Business - Columbia University

Wouter Kolk
CEO Europe and Indonesia - Ahold Delhaize

Matt Nichols
General Partner - Commerce Ventures

Robert Spieker
Retail Partner - IG&H

Björn Thunström
SVP, Marketing & Innovation, Packaging Solutions - Stora Enso

Henna Paakkonen-Alvim
VP Innovations, Consumer Board - Stora Enso

Rishi Prabhu
Co-Founder & CEO - Bespoke Post

Janett Liriano
Co-Founder & COO, MadeMan United States

Dr Eloise Zoppos
Senior Research Consultant & Research Fellow - Monash University

Kaave Pour
Co-Founder & MD - SPACE10

Brian Ross
CEO - Precima

Tim Hehenkamp
Executive Director Data & Personalisation - Jumbo

Michelle Grant
Head of Retailing - Euromonitor International

Fernando Madeira
President - ipsy

Kelly Stickel
Founder & CEO - Remodista

Tiffany Zhong
Founder - Zebra Intelligence

Thibaut Munier
Co-Founder & Chief Operating Officer - numberly

Jean-Denis Mariani
Chief Digital Officer - Guerlain, LVMH Group

Cheryl Sullivan
Chief Marketing and Strategy Officer - Revionics

Robert Gregory
Global Research Director - Edge Retail Insight

Patrick van der Zee
Senior Vice President, International Retail - IRI Worldwide

Gemma Schneemann
Marketing Director - Sligro

Gaia Rancati
Lecturer, Research Scholar - IULM University, Istituto Europeo di Design, Claremont University

Felix Ruoff
VP of Consumer Products, Central and Southern Europe, Middle East & Africa - Viacom Nickelodeon Consumer Products

Rob Crane
EVP Global Sales and Marketing and CRO - Altierre

Don High
Chief Scientist - Walmart

Daan Ubachs
Founder & Owner - Unrobe

Dilys Maltby
Founder & CEO - Circus

Pete Bruzzo
IT Director of Production & Sourcing Systems - American Eagle

Sue Welch
Founder & CEO - Bamboo Rose

Deborah Weinswig
Founder & CEO - Coresight Research

Brian Lynch
President & COO - Ascena Retail Group

Tommy Kelly
Founder & CEO - eShopWorld

Ian McGarrigle
Chairman - World Retail Congress

Jianwen Liao
Chief Strategy Officer -

Marie Driscoll
Managing Director Luxury & Fashion - Coresight Research

Michael Ward
CEO - Harrods

Rania Masri
Chief Transformation Officer - Chalhoub Group

Sylvie Freund Pickavance
Strategy & Business Development Director - Value Retail

Prof Mark Cohen
Director of Retail Studies; Adjunct Professor of Business - Columbia University

Terry von Bibra
General Manager Europe - Alibaba

Tommy Kelly
Founder & CEO - eShopWorld

Greg Petro
President & CEO - First Insight

Elaine Wheeler
Head of Digital Product Development - Marks and Spencer

Francesca Danzi
Chief Client Officer - Tory Burch

Philippe Chainieux

Dustin Jones
Managing Director - Fung Retailing Group

Elisabeth de Gramont
China Consumer Expert - -

José Blanco
CEO Greater China - GUESS

Xiaodong Chen
CEO - InTime (an Alibaba company)

Carla Buzasi
Managing Director - WGSN

Naga Munchetty
International Broadcast Journalist

Aleksander Milenkovic
Global Retail Manager - Happy Socks

Mark de Lange
Founder & CEO - Ace & Tate

Sally Mueller
Chief Brand Officer - Clique Brands

Georgia Leybourne
Senior Director International Marketing - Manhattan Associates

Alex Vassiliev
CEO, Bringly, Chief International Officer, Yandex Market - CEO, Bringly, Chief International Officer, Yandex Market

Sophie Houtmeyers
VP Distribution Operations / President Logistics - Wallonia, Skechers

Troy Norcross
Co-Founder - Blockchain Rookies

Glynn Davis
Editor - Retail Insider

Jaega Wise
Co-Founder & Head Brewer - Wild Card Brewery

Jonathan Downey
Founder - Street Feast

Richard Burhouse
Founder and Managing Director - Magic Rock Brewing

Amedeo Claris
Partner & Chief Operating Officer - Mercato Metropolitano

Suzie Wokabi
Founder & Chief Creative Officer - SuzieBeauty

Jessica Anuna
FounderFounder & CEO -

Juliet Anammah
CEO - Jumia Nigeria

Melanie Hawken
Founder & CEO - Lionesses of Africa

Naga Munchetty
International Broadcast Journalist

Jaume Miquel
Group CEO - Tendam

Tobias Wasmuht
Managing Director - SPAR International

Lalit Agarwal
Chairman and Managing Director - V-Mart

James Rhee
Executive Chairman & CEO - Ashley Stewart

Gilbert Harrison
Chairman; Chairman Emeritus - Harrison Group; Financo

Tony De Nunzio
Deputy Chairman; Chairman - Pets at Home; Dixons Carphone

Michael Barbera
Chief Behavioural Officer - Clicksuasion Labs

Marigay McKee
Founder & CEO - MM Luxe

Alexandra Waldman
Co-Founder & Chief Creative Officer - Universal Standard

Jennie Baik
Co-Founder and CEO - Orchard Mile

Molly Howard
Co-Founder & CEO - La Ligne

Federico Marchetti
Chairman & Chief Executive Officer - Yoox Net-a-porter Group

Daniel Grieder
CEO - Tommy Hilfiger Global and PVH Europe

Sponsors & Partners

2019 Sponsors and Partners

• Tendam

• Google Cloud
• Tencent Smart Retail

• Department for International Trade
• Dunnhumby
• EY
• Stora Enso

• Alix Partners
• Altierre
• Deloitte
• DPD Group
• eshop world
• Li & Fung
• Manhattan Associates
• MO
• OC & C Strategy Consultants
• Precima

• Bamboo Rose
• First Insight
• Gibam Shops Spa
• IG&H
• Iri Worldwide
• Numberly
• Quinyx
• Revionics
• Uxus
• Vistex
• Yext

• Centennial Real Estate
• Checkpoint
• Clarity Search Limited
• DLA Piper
• Nordic ID
• Retail Next

• EuroCommerce
• International Association of Department Stores

• Retail Institute of Scandinavia
• Thai E-Commerce Association

• Euromonitor International
• Kiki Lab
• Remodista
• Retail Week
• Springwise

• Do it!
• Liganova
• Procos
• World CSR Day

• Grupo Padrao
• Novarejo