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Transforming Retail: Today, Tomorrow and Beyond

World Retail Congress brings together the leaders from across the retail industry: from the largest through to the newest and fastest-growing retailers.

The Congress aims to provide a premium, exclusive and intimate setting in which senior retail executives can unite to be inspired by new innovations, share ideas and define the future of the industry.

Retailing has never witnessed such a period of change and transformation as it embraces the realities of the digital world we all live in. The 2015 Congress programme therefore places the theme of “transformation” at its heart and with the help of leading retailers and industry experts will provide real insight into how retailers should evolve today, tomorrow and beyond.

Hosting the 2015 World Retail Congress will be one of the world’s great capital cities and in one of Europe’s leading hotels; the Cavalieri Waldorf Astoria, Rome. We look forward to welcoming you to Rome and to be part of this essential meeting of the global retail industry.

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Structure of World Retail Congress

Tuesday September 8th

Morning Briefings
VIP welcome coffee
(By invitation only)

Seated introductory
networking lunch

Plenary Sessions

Drinks Reception
VIP Speaker dinner
(By invitation only)

Wednesday September 9th

Breakfast Briefings
Morning Plenaries

Lunch briefings

Interactive Breakout Sessions

Afternoon plenaries

International Women in Retail Drinks Reception

Thursday September 10th

Breakfast Briefings
Morning Plenaries

Interactive Breakout Sessions
Future Retail Challenge

Hall of Fame Lunch & Briefings

Afternoon Plenaries
Hall of Fame

Closing Ceremony and Awards

2015 Advisory Board Members include:

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 Ken Murphy

Ken Murphy

Managing Director, International & Brands, Health and Beauty Division

Alliance Boots

 Mindy Grossman

Mindy Grossman


HSN Inc.

 Tobias Wasmuht

Tobias Wasmuht

Managing Director, China & International Retail Director

SPAR International

 Terry O'Connor

Terry O'Connor


Courts Asia Limited

 Roberto Longo

Roberto Longo


Bata China

 Paul Charron

Paul Charron


Campbell Soup Company

Highlighted Sponsors

5 Star Sponsors *****


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3 Star Sponsors ***

World Retail Congress Global Series

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