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Since 2007, World Retail Congress has been the premier platform for in-depth research, content and events; driving retail growth and inspiring valuable global connections.

The Congress unites leaders from across the global industry for innovative, groundbreaking strategy and insights to drive success. It’s the unrivalled high-level forum for senior retailers to learn, share insights, form powerful connections and play a key part in shaping the future of global retail. 

Each year, World Retail Congress curates a programme that cuts to the core of key issues facing retail leadership, bringing together the brightest minds inside retail and out, including those from economics, academia, politics and NGOs.

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Legendary speakers who have taken to the stage

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Since 2007, World Retail Congress has welcomed a truly outstanding list of senior retailers from across the globe. Take a look at just a few who have graced the stage.

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PREVIOUS EDITIONS

2022

ROME, ITALY

The first Congress since 2019 brought together attendees from 30 countries as we explored the global roadmap to rebuild a better retail.

Pictured: Ron Johnson, Founder & CEO, Enjoy

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2019

2019

AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS

Pictured: Mark Rutte, Prime Minister, The Netherlands

HIGHLIGHTS

2018

2018

MADRID, SPAIN

Pictured: Laura J. Alber, CEO, Williams-Sonoma

HIGHLIGHTS

2015

2015

ROME, ITALY

Pictured: Sir Tim Berners-Lee

HIGHLIGHTS

2013-4

2013-4

PARIS, FRANCE

Pictured: William Fung, Chair, Li & Fung

2012

2012

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM

Pictured: Mindy Grossman, CEO of WW, Inc.

2010-11

2010-11

BERLIN, GERMANY

Pictured: Anders Dahlvig, Chairman, Inter Ikea Holding BV

2007-9

2007-9

BARCELONA, SPAIN

Pictured: Sir Terry Leahy, Former CEO, Tesco

Congress research & insights

World Retail Congress works with key industry partners, senior global retailers and stakeholders to produce exclusive research and reports providing insight and a spotlight on sectors and countries across the globe. 

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  • Issue 11 of the 'Retailing in a time of crisis' report series focuses on how the year has fared so far for 2021.  Can we begin to see the future retail landscape that will emerge once the recovery kic ...
  • Issue ten of the 'Retailing in a time of crisis' report series focuses on COVID-19 one year on.  we wanted to use this opportunity to assess what impact COVID-19 has really had on both the global reta ...
  • This special, 130 page report, brings together an incredible line-up of senior retailers, retail experts and commentators all looking back over this extraordinary year to try and begin making sense of ...

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