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.
Reasons to attend the Congress
Exceptional speakers and visionary content
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.
Tomorrow’s Retail CEO
Tomorrow’s Retail CEO will be a thought-provoking and comprehensive report from Green Park and the World Retail Congress, mapping out a necessary transition from today’s skill sets among senior retailers to those required in 5 years’ time. A draft of the report will be published at the World Retail Congress in Rome in September
Future Retail Challenge
The Future Retail Challenge student competition has become an established and popular part of the World Retail Congress. Now in its 7th year, the Future Retail Challenge seeks to promote the future talent in the retail industry across the world.
Keynote Speakers at this year's Congress include:
President | Yonghui
Yonghui is one of China’s fastest growing food retailers which recently attracted an investment by Dairy Farm to help boost expansion and develop its omnichannel strategy. Mr Li became President in 2011 and is driving Yonghui’s growth strategy.
CEO | Pitti Immagineand Interim President | Yoox Group
Recognised as one of the most influential figures in the world of the business of fashion, Raffaello has led Italy’s Pitti Immagine since 1995. Pitti promotes Italian fashion and textiles via its annual trade shows which attract over 120,000 retailers and buyers each year. He is also Interim President of Yoox Group
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