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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. 

  • 2023 brochure

    10 Oct 2022
    For your comprehensive guide to the 2023 World Retail Congress, download the event brochure today.    
  • In the first of our reports for the 2023 World Retail Congress, retailers, industry representatives and experts from 16 key international markets provided commentaries on what is happening in their co ...
  •  Our Chairman's Review, sponsored by Citrix and Shopify, is your complete guide to all of the key themes, content and discussions from the World Retail Congress. This review brings together all of the ...
  • We are delighted to send you the end of year issue for the Retail World series of reports that continue to track the impact of Covid-19 on the global retail industry. In this latest issue we hear from ...
  • We are delighted to send you Issue 12 in our Retail World series of reports that continue to track the impact of  Covid-19 on the global retail industry. In this latest issue we hear from leading reta ...
  • 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 ...



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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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