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World Retail Congress has been the premier platform for in-depth research, content and events since 2007.

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

With a new host city announced yearly, we are proud to announce that World Retail Congress will be taking place in Paris, France for 2024.

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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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  • Paul Polman

    Paul Polman

    Influencer, business leader, campaigner, Co-Author of Net Positive

 

PREVIOUS EDITIONS

2023

BARCELONA, SPAIN

Building on a exhilarating return to an in-person Congress in 2022 in Rome, Barcelona 2023 did not disappoint. Retail leaders from 32 countries, representing 6 continents explored, debated and devised strategies around the four core pillars - Resilient Retail, Purposeful Retail, Transformational Retail and Customer-Focused Retail.

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2022

2022

ROME, ITALY

Pictured: Ron Johnson, Founder & CEO, Enjoy

HIGHLIGHTS

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.

2007-11

2007-11

BERLIN, GERMANY
BARCELONA, SPAIN (2007-9)

Pictured: Anders Dahlvig, Chairman, Inter Ikea Holding BV

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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