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‘It has been a fabulous three days at the World Retail Congress, thank you to all of our guests, speakers and sponsors. It is now over for another year of outstanding content, workshops and networking. 2024 will be here before you know it, register your interest now for next years event.’

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World Retail Congress – The Global Reunion For Retail Leaders

World Retail Congress 2023 hosted over 700 retail leaders, bringing them together to learn, connect and build concrete strategies for the year ahead. In Barcelona’s Arts Hotel, we brought more than 120 experts to our stage to share their knowledge and unique insights. It really was one of our most successful and strategic conferences to date. 

We will be bringing even more high-level executives from the industry to reunite next year; will you be one of them? To stay abreast of the latest updates and news around our 2024 event, and to be first in line to know which new host city will be our home next year, register your interest below.  

Join the Congress in 2024 to be inspired by and provided with the tools to not only adjust to these extraordinary and unpredictable times but evolve to become retail winners. 

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This year in Barcelona World Retail Congress hosted an unmissable programme that covered four key areas of retail: 

  • Resilient retail 
  • Transformational retail 
  • Purposeful retail 
  • Customer-focused retail 

Only the most senior representatives were in attendance from retail from brands including Marks & Spencer, Primark, LVMH, Victoria’s Secret, Wumart, John Lewis Partnership, AWWG, Shein, Havaianas, Albertsons and many more.  



Join the annual gathering of World Retail Congress in Barcelona as the senior leaders of retailers from across the world gather in April to be challenged, inspired and form lasting partnerships.

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It is only through collaboration and partnerships that retailers will weather the storm and prosper in the long term. Be that partner and sponsor the Congress for 2023.


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Throughout the year, World Retail Congress provides you with exclusive reports designed to inform, challenge and provide answers.


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Congress research & insight

To ensure attendees come away with actionable intel, exclusive research reports are published each year around the key themes and challenges. 

  • The World Retail Congress wrapped up in April 2023, seeing industry giants including Professor Scott Galloway of NYU Stern School of Business, Jennifer Foyle of AE & Aerie, Stuart Machin of M&S and Do ...
  • Supply Chain 2024

    16 May 2023
    Your peers’ top supply chain and tech investment priorities How retailers are innovating Exclusive ranking of retailers and brands Case studies from JD Sports, New Look and more... Get Instant Access ...
  • For 2023, World Retail Congress has teamed up with the experts from BCG to deliver a thorough and thought-provoking report that delves into the looming concerns for top retail businesses. The report g ...
  • World Retail Congress is partnering with AlixPartners, a global management consulting firm, on a research study about digital transformation. Discover all of the illuminating findings from the survey ...
  • World Retail Congress and Deloitte, with real-life case studies from Google Cloud, have devised an in-depth report, diving into new and innovative ways retailers are driving sustainability using the l ...
  • To view the WRC end of year report please fill in the form below    



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World Retail Congress may be over but the insights haven’t ended. Get your hands on our 3 knowledge reports based about Resilient Retail, Purposeful Retail and Transformational Retail.

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