World Retail Congress 2019

 

Top Reasons To Attend

Top Reasons To Attend

In bringing together the leaders, creators and owners of today’s major retail businesses, there are few more significant gatherings of the industry than World Retail Congress. Providing you with an intense and invaluable opportunity to discuss and learn about the next ideas and trends that retail must embrace, leaving you with real insights and tangible takeaways.

Inspirational Stories

INSPIRATIONAL STORIES

Where great people tell great stories – of success, failure, transformation - and lessons learned. The Congress focuses on content-led sessions which are honest, insightful and engaging.

Building high level connections

BUILDS HIGH-LEVEL CONNECTIONS & COMMUNITIES

The Congress helps to connect individuals from across the industry to facilitate networking, deal-making and mentoring - creating lasting global connections.

Diverse and Inclusive

DIVERSE & INCLUSIVE

The Congress champions a vision of the retail industry that we would like to see, embracing diversity across the board. We have several initiatives to encourage women, minorities and young rising stars within retail to attend, speak, lead, inspire and have their voices heard.

Laura Alber | President & CEO | Williams-Sonoma, Inc. 

"World Retail Congress brings together the best business leaders and industry innovators to address challenges, opportunities, and the future of global retail. The conference facilitates the most meaningful discussions for our industry."

2020 Speakers

Martin Urrutia Islas | Head Retail Innovation | The Lego Group

"Inspiring sessions with open sharing and conversations on how we all can continue to deliver great experiences in retail, it is also a great forum to meet retail thought-leaders."

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Future talent of retail

FOSTERS FUTURE RETAIL TALENT

The retail revolution is here and it’s imperative to identify and encourage the industry’s future leaders and disruptors. The Future Retail Challenge is our unique competition which gives university students from around the world the chance to present their retail concept in front of an esteemed panel of expert judges and global retailers.

Industry Innovations

INDUSTRY INNOVATIONS

Be the first to find out how the retail landscape is changing; get ahead of the curve on what innovations, trends and technology are changing the industry – and what this means for you. Experience this in our interactive exhibition, and learn from retail pioneers and gamechangers.

RECOGNISES LEGENDS

RECOGNISES LEGENDS

Retail wouldn’t be the vibrant, fast-paced environment it is without the legends who have shaped it, demonstrating their vision, passion and inspiration for the sector. From the likes of Tommy Hilfiger and Jo Malone to Sir Paul Smith, we celebrate their achievements and legacy within retail with personalised sessions and their induction into the Hall of Fame.

Adam Pritzker | Founder | Assembled Brands

"I made some great connections at the World Retail Congress - not to mention, got to speak on a panel with people I truly respect and admire in the industry. The entire experience was extremely beneficial."

2019 Highlights

Elaine Bowers-Coventry, Chief Customer and Commercial Officer, Coca-Cola

“Thought provoking sessions with a great mix of mainstage and smaller group discussions. I enjoyed hearing the range of speakers from investors, retailers and tech partners. With so much change happening in our industry, this conference brings different perspectives to help leaders push their own thinking.”

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Paolo Cimbri | Global Retail Director | Helly Hansen Group 

"Overall a great and motivating experience; you get to hear some of the most influential industry leaders, there is nowhere else this can happen."

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Celebrates Leadership

CELEBRATES RETAIL

During the World Retail Awards, we recognise retail excellence, celebrating success stories, standout innovation and achievements from the global community. This is your moment to shout about your accomplishments and exemplary initiatives you’ve launched to make your mark on the industry.

HONEST & TANGIBLE INSIGHTS

HONEST & TANGIBLE INSIGHTS

Uniting retailers, industry experts, technology providers, government stakeholders and academics to tell their stories and share their insights that give you real takeaways and solutions for your own businesses. Learn from original and exclusive research, hear the latest market intel and get to grips with innovative technologies that can help take you – and the industry – forward.

Shapes the future of retail

SHAPES THE FUTURE OF RETAIL

Connect with like-minded individuals, forward thinkers, disruptors and innovators. Rip up the rule book, update your strategy, be inspired and create the industry of the tomorrow.

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