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.
On the 30th November 2017, 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.
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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.
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.
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
Applies to: Corporate Organisations
Applies to: Academic/Student, NGOs/Not-for-profit
Group discounts are available when registering multiple delegates on the same booking, as shown below.
|Number of delegates||Group discount|
|3 – 5||10%|
|6 – 8||20%|
For more information on any aspect of this event, please contact Hannah Corns using any of the details below.
Tel: +44 (0) 2920 783 027