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.
World Retail Awards 2015
The World Retail Awards are the showcase for the best and most innovative retailers operating in the world today. 2015 entry categories include E-Commerce Retailer of the Year, Young Retail Entrepreneur of the Year, Retail Transformation and Re-invention, Store Design and Retail Advertising Campaign of the year.
Entries close 3 July. Be aligned with top global retailers including H&M, Net-A-Porter, IKEA, Costco, Macy’s, Starbucks, Teknosa, John Lewis, Eataly, Nike, F+F and LVMH.
Keynote Speakers at this year's Congress include:
CEO | METRO GROUP
Olaf Koch, CEO, will share the METRO GROUP’s transformation story with the WRC audience
In recent years, METRO GROUP has changed at least as much as the retail environment it is operating in. The once procurement-driven company has turned into a strongly customer-focused company – even if it still has some way to go, the progress and successes of the transformation process are becoming increasingly apparent. Adding the central role of innovation to this transformation process, METRO GROUP is about to navigate into the future of retail.
Dr. Stephan Zoll
Vice President | Germany, eBay
eBay this year celebrates its 20th anniversary and is regarded as one of the original ecommerce companies with operations now in over 30 countries. Stephan will explore how eBay continues to be a key disruptor today in the ever-evolving retail world. Stephan joined in 2007 and is responsible for eBay’s marketplace business in Germany
Vice President and Chief Customer and Commercial Leadership Officer | The Coca-Cola Company
How can you empower a global brand to lead and succeed in the next generation of retail? Julie will discuss how The Coca-Cola Company is adapting company culture, mind-sets and processes to navigate disruption and transformation in the retail landscape
Reasons to attend the Congress
NEW FOR 2015: Innovation 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.
Celebrating Retail Excellence
The Congress is a platform to celebrate global excellence, including the Hall of Fame Lunch, International Women in Retail Drinks, World Retail Awards and Innovation Competition.
NEW FOR 2015: Networking and onsite meet-ups
This year it’s even easier to connect with the new networking tool, Congress Connect. This complimentary service allows you to approach confirmed retailer attendees, sponsors, partners and industry experts to pre-book meetings for onsite in Rome.
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