World Retail Congress

 

Challenging the fundamentals of retail

World Retail Congress is a dynamic, thought-provoking and forward-looking platform where senior retail executives join together to share new thinking, be inspired by the latest innovations, and debate the challenges and opportunities facing the future of the industry.

Latest news from the Congress

Share your views on retail’s key challenges

Share your views on retail’s key challenges

Juan Cúneo Solari and Reinaldo Solari confirmed as the fourth and fifth inductees into World Retail Hall of Fame 2015

Juan Cúneo Solari and Reinaldo Solari confirmed as the fourth and fifth inductees into World Retail Hall of Fame 2015

Mohammed Alshaya of the Alshaya group of companies confirmed as the third inductee into World Retail Hall of Fame 2015

Mohammed Alshaya of the Alshaya group of companies confirmed as the third inductee into World Retail Hall of Fame 2015

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Reasons to attend the Congress

Exceptional speakers and visionary content

2015 Speakers.

​World Retail Congress delivers the most compelling and valuable content for senior retail leaders; hear from Sir Tim Berners Lee, Inventor of the World Wide Web, Olaf Koch, CEO, Metro AG, Kip Tindell, Chairman and CEO, The Container Store and many, many more.

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Attendees
 

World Retail Awards 2015

​World Retail Congress is the critical meeting and networking forum for the boardroom level decision makers of retail. Annually the Congress attracts delegates from over 65 countries, from the US to Uganda, India to Italy and China to Canada covering all major retail sectors. This international, high-level cross market mix creates dynamic discussions and the only platform to share best practice.

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Innovation Challenge
 

Future Retail Challenge

Over the course of three days, the emphasis will be on providing insight into great new innovation. Day 2 will host a dragon’s den style pitch-off between new techy start-ups in the retail sector. They will be judged by some of the most senior retailers in the industry.

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Keynote Speakers at this year's Congress include:

Jingming Li

Jingming Li

Group VP and Head of US | Ant Financial Services Group, an Alibaba Group affiliate

With China high on the world’s agenda, Jingming Li who runs Alibaba’s key operations in the US, will give a special keynote address on the changing Chinese consumer

Sir Tim Berners-Lee

Sir Tim Berners-Lee

Founder | World Wide Weband Chairman | World Wide Foundation

Your opportunity to hear from the man who invented the World Wide Web which in just 26 years has revolutionised the way everyone leads their lives. How does Sir Tim believe the next phase of development will affect consumers and retailers? This standout keynote session will also allow delegates to put their questions to ensured that the internet was freely available to everyone.

William Wolfram​​

William Wolfram

Founder | Dealdash

With millennial consumers setting the pace and ultimately changing the world, the Congress is delighted to welcome one of the world’s leading young entrepreneurs. William Wolfram is a true millennial and digital native who has been launching successfully companies since he was 15 years old. His keynote will share his thoughts on how he views the world, its commercial opportunities and how he turns them into successful businesses.

The Challenge  Day 1: The Challenges    The Solutions Day 2: The Solutions    The Future  Day 3: The Future

2015 Sponsors

Venue Information

Rome Cavalieri
Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts
Via Alberto Cadlolo 101
00136 Rome, Italy
TEL: +39 06 3509 1

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