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Events

69th International Retail Summit /// September 5 – 6, 2019 /// Zurich, Switzerland

More Retailing, Less Retailers: New Purpose In a New Ecosystem

The mechanics of retail are simple: procure goods cheaply and place them on the shelves with a decent margin. But the ecosystem of consumption and value add are being reconfigured, and roles are changing. Fewer retailers are needed, and time comes before space in the always-on world; the right product must be available in the right place both faster and more agile. This means retailers must acquire new skills or enter into innovative partnerships. An entrepreneurial – not managerial – attitude is required. The retail world of tomorrow belongs to those who take initiative.

SPEAKER-HIGHLIGHTS 2019:

  • Hendrik Blijdenstein (Digitec Galaxus) reveals how his company became Switzerland’s biggest e-commerce retailer     
  • Iconic designer Demna Gvasalia (Vêtements, Balenciaga) reveals insights from the fashion world
  • Chiang Jeongwen (China Europe International Business School) describes the future of retail in China
  • Olaf Koch (Metro) explains how he prepares his company for online retail
  • Stephan Fetsch (KPMG) anticipates the end of consumption as we know it
  • Mette Lykke (Too Good To Go) presents her app fighting food waste     
  • An Xiao Mina (Harvard University) analyses how viral objects change our shopping behavior
  • Götz Rehn (Alnatura) draws lessons from organic food retail
  • Pauline Png (habitat by honestbee) presents Singapore’s latest NewGen supermarket
  • Tom Szaky (TerraCycle) introduces his zero-waste platform, Loop

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Citytagung 2019 by RegioPlan /// October 29 /// Vienna, Austria

The event “Citytagung”, organized by RegioPlan Consulting, provides top-class speakers to discuss the future and strategies for inner-city retail zones.

MAPIC 2019 Panel Session: The new mix in modern developements & regeneration projects /// November 14 // Cannes, France

Retail shops, restaurants, residential units, hotel rooms, entertainment, office space… what are the components of new mixed-use property development projects?

XVII Spanish Shopping Centres and Retail Parks Congress /// October 3-4, 2019 /// Madrid, Spain

The annual Congress offers a unique opportunity to form ties with industry professionals, improve training and establish deals.

Nordic Real Estate Forum 2019 /// November 28, 2019 /// Talinn, Estonia

The event brings together sector leaders and decision makers from the Nordics, Baltics, and the rest of the Europe to discuss the future of real estate.

Digital Retail Tools for Retail Professionals /// November 21, 2019 /// Zurich, Switzerland

On November 21, 2019, Michael Rodin-Lo, of umdasch Digital Retail, will talk about the digital tools that retailers can use to improve attractiveness at the POS.