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

60+ countries

60+ countries.

The industry travels from around the globe to be challenged by their peers.  

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Five-star venue

5 Star Venue

An exquisite location with stunning views of Rome, made for a senior audience like ours.

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1000+ attendees

1000+ attendees at World Retail Congress

Senior industry executives gathering for three days of insight and networking. 

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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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Venue Information

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

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