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.

Reasons to attend the Congress

Exceptional speakers and visionary content

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.

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Tomorrow’s Retail CEO
 

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

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Future Retail Challenge
 

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.

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Keynote Speakers at this year's Congress include:

Jianbo Li

Jianbo Li

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.

Raffaello Napoleone

Raffaello Napoleone

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

Hayley Barna​​

Hayley Barna

Co-Founder | Birchbox

Hayley is one of the US’s most respected new generation of retail start-up entrepreneurs. Birchbox was launched to provide regular, personalised, beauty products to its customers and is shaking up the sector.

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

Latest news from the Congress

The Congress welcomes 35 partners to this year's Congress

The Congress welcomes 35 partners to this year's Congress

 New exclusive reports from IBM added to the Knowledge Centre

New exclusive reports from IBM added to the Knowledge Centre

Future Retail Challenge 2015: The challenge is confirmed

Future Retail Challenge 2015: The challenge is confirmed

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2015 Sponsors

Venue Information

Rome Cavalieri
Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts
Via Alberto Cadlolo 101
00136 Rome, Italy
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