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European Retail Day

Event Overview

This event has now taken place. Thank you to all our partners, speakers and delegates. A selection of photos will made available soon. We look forward to welcoming you to the next edition of the event.

The second European Retail Day – a joint initiative of EuroCommerce, Euro Coop, the European Retail Round Table and Independent Retail Europe – will take place during the early months of the new European Commission and Parliament. It will focus on two central themes vital for the retail sector and Europe as a whole: sustainability and digitalisation.

High-level speakers will analyse how these two major trends are changing the retail sector and what they mean for consumers and their purchasing decisions. The conference will discuss the EU legislative programme for sustainability and digitalisation, and offer delegates the opportunity to engage with policymakers, business and civil society to debate what the next 5 years of EU and national policymaking should look like.

Event Highlights Video

European Retail Day 2020 | 4 March, Brussels

This event has now taken place. Thank you to all our partners, speakers and delegates. A selection of photos can be viewed here. We look forward to welcoming you to the next edition of the event.

Event Photos

Speakers Include

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Claire Bury

Deputy Director General, DG CONNECT, European Commission

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Petra De Sutter

Member, European Parliament

Gwen Morrison


Gwen Morrison

CEO, The Americas,
The Store-WPP’s Global Retail Practice

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Per Strömberg

CEO,
ICA Gruppen

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Monique Goyens

Director General, BEUC

Hans Carpels


Hans Carpels

President,
Euronics International

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Emmanuelle Maire

Head of Unit, ENV.B.1: Sustainable Production, Products and Consumption, European Commission

Julia Riss


Julia Riss

Head of Brussels Office for EU Public Affairs, REWE Group

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Amer Mohammed

Chief Digitalisation Officer,
Coop Sweden

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Chiara Faenza

CSR Manager,
COOP Italia

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Elena Aldana

Managing Director International External Relations,
Mercadona

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Neil Jones

Senior CSR Manager,
Walgreens Boots Alliance

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Joe Lynam

Presenter,
BBC

Agenda

Please check back for regular updates.

Event Day
11:45 - 12:45
Registration and Welcome Lunch
12:45 - 12:55
Welcome from the Conference Moderator
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Joe Lynam
Presenter, BBC
12:55 - 13:25
Keynote Speech
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Gwen Morrison
CEO, The Americas, The Store-WPP’s Global Retail Practice
13:25 - 13:45
Keynote Speech
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Per Strömberg
CEO, ICA Gruppen
13:45 - 15:00
Retail and Digitalisation: What’s Next on the Agenda?

At EU-level, major focus is being given to how technologies such as artificial intelligence will transform industries, and retail is no exception. In addition, how data is shared and used by companies to create additional value is also coming into sharper focus, with issues around competition and GDPR compliance ripe for debate. This session will seek to shed light on these and other digitalisation issues and how they will change the nature of retail, the relationships between industry, suppliers and consumers.

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Amer Mohammed
Chief Digitalisation Officer, Coop Sweden
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Petra De Sutter
MEP, European Parliament
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Monique Goyens
Director General, BEUC
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Claire Bury
Deputy Director General, DG CONNECT, European Commission
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Elena Aldana
Managing Director International External Relations, Mercadona
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Hans Carpels
President, Euronics International
15:00 - 15:30
Coffee Break
15:30 - 16:30
Retail and the Sustainability Agenda

With the launch of the EU’s unprecedented Green Deal, sustainability and climate change has been firmly placed at the centre of policymaking for the next 5 years and beyond. This session will look at what this new approach will mean for the retail sector, and how it will build on work already under way around the circular economy, waste and plastics reduction, and energy efficiency.

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Per Strömberg
CEO, ICA Gruppen
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Chiara Faenza
Chiara Faenza, CSR Manager, COOP Italia
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Julia Riss
Head of Brussels Office for EU Public Affairs
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Emmanuelle Maire
Head of Unit, ENV.B.1: Sustainable Production, Products and Consumption, European Commission
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Neil Jones
Senior CSR manager, Walgreens Boots Alliance
16:30 - 16:45
Conference Closing Summary
16:45 - 17:45
Networking Cocktail
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Partners

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Organised by

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Costs

  • Complimentary: FREE

    Applies to: EuroCommerce Member, Euro Coop Member, European Retail Round Table Member, Independent Retail Europe Member, European Commission/Parliament/Council, EU Permanent Representations, National Governments/Regulators/Diplomatic Missions, Press/Media

  • Standard €150.00

    Applies to: Corporate Organisations

  • Reduced: €125.00

    Applies to: Academic/Student, NGOs/Not-for-profit

Group Discounts

Group discounts are available when registering multiple delegates on the same booking, as shown below.

Number of delegatesGroup discount
3 – 510%
6 – 8 20%
9+25%

Venue

Thon Hotel EU, Rue de la Loi 75, 1040 Bruxelles, Belgium

Thon Hotel EU, Rue de la Loi 75, 1040 Bruxelles, Belgium

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Contact

For more information on any aspect of this event, please contact Hannah Corns using any of the details below.

Hannah Corns
Event Manager
Forum Europe

hannah.corns@forum-europe.com

Tel: +44 (0) 2920 783 027