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Overview

On the 30th November, the European retail industry gathered in Brussels for the inaugural European Retail Day. The purpose of the conference was to give further impetus and drive to the development of Europe’s single market project, to look at how the retail sector could contribute to it, and to analyse future steps and positive innovation needed to ensure the growth and global competitiveness of the sector.

 

A selection of pictures from the event is available here.

 

The event press release can be downloaded here.

 

Topics discussed at the event include:

 

  • The fundamental challenges and opportunities facing the retail sector
  • Trends and transformations in the retail sector
  • The economic potential of retail in Europe
  • Customers' needs, trust and choice
  • Sustainable retail in Europe

Speakers include

Jyrki Katainen

Jyrki Katainen

Vice-President for Jobs, Growth, Investment and Competitiveness

European Commission

Karmenu Vella

Karmenu Vella

Commissioner for Environment, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries

European Commission **

Anneleen  Van Bossuyt

Anneleen Van Bossuyt

MEP and Chair, IMCO Committee

European Parliament

Hans Carpels

Hans Carpels

President

Euronics International

Veronika Pountcheva

Veronika Pountcheva

Global Director Corporate Responsibility and Senior Vice President

METRO AG

Markus Tkotz

Markus Tkotz

Managing Director

MARKANT

Frans  Muller

Frans Muller

President

European Retail Round Table

Ian Jindal

Ian Jindal

Founder and Editor in Chief

Internet Retailing

Claire Bury

Claire Bury

Deputy Director General, DG CONNECT

European Commission

Kenneth Bengtsson

Kenneth Bengtsson

President

EuroCommerce

Irmfried Schwimann

Irmfried Schwimann

Deputy Director General, DG GROW

European Commission

Kerstin Lindvall

Kerstin Lindvall

Chief Corporate Responsibility Officer

ICA Gruppen

Ralf Gerking

Ralf Gerking

President

Independent Retail Europe

Sylvia Vana

Sylvia Vana

Deputy Head of Department, Economic Policy and European Internal Market

Federal Ministry of Science, Research and Economy, Austria

Richard Wilson

Richard Wilson

Sustainability Matrix Manager

IKEA

** Indicates contribution by video message.

 

For further information on the conference, please contact Michela Zamuner on +44 (0) 2920 783 029 or email michela.zamuner@forum-europe.com

 

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Logistics

When

Thursday 30 November, 2017
09.30 to 18.30

CET

 

Where

Thon Hotel EU

Rue de la Loi, 75
1040 Brussels, Belgium

Google location map

 

Downloads

Press Release

 

 

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