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European Retail Day

Event Overview

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.

Previous Edition

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.

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

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Frans Muller

President, European Retail Round Table

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Monique Goyens

Director General, BEUC

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Hans Carpels

President,
Euronics International

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Gwen Morrison

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

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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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Per Strömberg

CEO,
ICA Gruppen

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Elena Aldana

Director of International External Relations, Mercadona

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Joe Lynam

Presenter,
BBC

Agenda

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Event Day
11:45 - 13:00
Registration and Welcome Lunch
13:00 - 13:10
Welcome from the Conference Moderator
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Joe Lynam
Presenter, BBC
13:10 - 13:30
Keynote Speech
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Frans Muller
President and Chief Executive Officer, Chairman Management Board and Executive Committee, Ahold Delhaize
13:30 - 13:45
Keynote Speech
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
Elena Aldana, Director of International External Relations, Mercadona
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Hans Carpels
President, Euronics International
15:00 - 15:30
Coffee Break
15:30 - 16:00
Keynote Interview
16:00 - 16:20
Keynote Interview: Retail and the EU’s Green Deal
16:20 - 17:20
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
17:20 - 17:30
Conference Closing Summary
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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