POLAND & CEE RETAIL SUMMIT 2022


 

I warmly welcome the participants of the Retail Summit 2022.

 

Have you ever heard of the butterfly effect? Basically, the butterfly effect is a chaos theory. For example, in my birthplace Trinidad & Tobago (South America), a butterfly flaps its wings and months later unleashes a storm in Europe.

The 12th Retail Summit has been postponed by 2 years due to COVID-19, which scientists believe started with a kind of butterfly effect; only one human was accidentally infected by an animal in Wuhan, and we all know what happened after that, a major disruption to the whole world.


COVID-19 has unleashed many new butterfly effects, many of which we are already experiencing, such as inflation and disruptions throughout the entire supply chain. And unfortunately, still many more effects are expected over time.

I also believe that COVID-19 ended in our minds on February 24, when Russia began its invasion of Ukraine.
Without a doubt, this act of aggression has a huge negative impact on many millions of people, and our hearts and minds are with the people of Ukraine. The aftermath of the invasion will also have a major impact on the entire industry, creating many unforeseen new butterfly effects, chain reactions and disruptions in the years to come.

We are all responsible for professionally shaping the future of our industry. Now it's up to us to apply the butterfly effect in a more positive sense.
Let's use the Retail Summit 2022 to release the powerful positive energy that is dormant within us. Let's use the contacts made at the conference, the content of our speakers and panelists to make the world and business a little better.


I firmly believe that just one meeting or piece of content can have a tremendous impact on your business. However, it takes a lot of butterflies to find the one who can make this big impact in your company and in our industry. The conference is here to find that one butterfly...

Casper Haring

CEO, European Conferences United



BOOST GROWTH

The agenda and content of the Retail Summit is heavily business driven, focused on collaboration and business growth across the value chain, resulting in a guaranteed return on the time and money spent on the event.

BUILD RELATIONSHIPS

The Retail Summit is the perfect place and the annual must-attend event for networking. Most of the large (food) retail and consumer goods companies meet at the event, and the professional profile of the participants is very high.

INSPIRE YOURSELF & OTHERS

Due to the clear selection of its 200 speakers and over 1000 participants, the Retail Summit is the perfect and largest platform in Poland to interact with professionals who have similar goals and like-minded ways of thinking.

GET TO KNOW

By attending the Retail Summit, you will get to know what is going on in retail. You will learn more about the experiences of market leaders, best market practices, innovative solutions, effective strategies, and new growth ideas.



These are challenging times without a doubt!


Given the increasing multichannel competition, growing omnichannel shopping and a dynamic industry landscape that is constantly being disrupted, in my opinion collaboration has never been more important in the industry.


Real collaboration between retailers and suppliers is a no-brainer; we all know that successful collaborations usually lead to improving the shopping experience, reducing inventory across the supply chain, reducing environmental impact, and lowering overall end-to-end costs.


According to industry reports, most retailers and suppliers believe that collaboration has increased in recent years, and most players believe that collaboration could continue to improve exponentially, especially as new tools and technology become affordable.


With the Retail Summit we have been creating a safe haven for the industry for many years. We come together annually to share great cases of collaboration and together we create a sparkling environment for further collaboration!

Let's reconnect our hearts and minds at the Retail Summit 2022!



Joanna Gajek-Donizak

Strategic Relations & Project Director, European Conferences United





Our research shows that most professionals in the retail and CPG industries firmly believe in the following statements;


  • Retailers, producers and distributors need to better understand the needs of end users, focus on them and offer them a unique service that creates retail and brand loyalty
  • The clever use of big data, advanced analytics, AI, the Internet of Things, and robotics offers companies a tremendous opportunity to better understand the consumer, respond faster, waste less, and sell more for a higher profit
  • Retail winners will be those who can react flexibly to local consumer expectations
  • To remain competitive, cooperation in retail is more important than ever
  • The real growth of the future is based on a progressive omnichannel strategy
  • There are many opportunities for the development of new shopping habits, including Q-Commerce
  • Digital talent could be the single most important factor in a company's likelihood of success in the grocery market for years to come
  • Logistics optimization along the entire value chain has a decisive impact on the future of retail chains
  • Private labels are becoming more and more important and through skillful cooperation retailers can offer high quality products at a very attractive price.



We have turned the above beliefs into a rich program that will bring 200 speakers across 4 stages with an additional track dedicated to e-commerce and omnichannel.


(Click on an icon below to view the program for each specific stage)


Main Commercial Stage

Digital Innovation Stage

Supply Chain Stage




Ecommerce & Omnichannel Track

Trade Collaboration Stage






In addition to the above content oriented stages, we have also developed;


  • A trade collaboration stage, the perfect spacious place for networking around a retail village, with thematic networking tables and an exhibition area for CPG and innovative solutions.
  • A special one-day track on April 6th for e-commerce and omnichannel professionals, responding to the rapidly growing importance of e-retailing for retail (and CPG) businesses.
  • An evening gala on April 6th with the Retailer of the Year awards and great networking opportunities in a casual and sociable atmosphere.  





Would you like to become a speaker?

Speaking


Would you like to become a partner?

Partnerships


Below is a selection of companies whose executives have entrusted us to responsibly bring them together at our physical events in 2021!


ADIDAS

AJINOMOTO

ALDI

ALIEXPRESS

ALLEGRO.PL

AMBRA

AMIC

AMREST

ANIMEX

ARLA FOODS

ARYZTA

AS DUKA

AUCHAN

AUDIOTEKA

AVENTUS GROUP

AVON COSMETICS

BACARDI MARTINI

BAHLSEN

BAKALLAND

BAKOMA

BARTEK

BAT

BEELINE GROUP

BELL

BEWA

BIG STAR

BOLSIUS

BONDUELLE

BRICOMARCHE

BROWN FORMAN

BRÜGGEN

CALZEDONIA

CANPOL

CARGILL

CARLSBERG

CARREFOUR

CASTORAMA

CCC

CDRL

CEDC

CENEO

CIRCLE K

COCA-COLA

COLGATE-PALMOLIVE

COLIAN

COTY

CROSS

DAN CAKE

DANONE

DAX COSMETICS

DECATHLON

DELIKATESY CENTRUM

DEVELEY

DINO

DISTRIBEV ORBICO

DNP

DÖHLER

DORADO CHŁODNIE

DOUGLAS

DR IRENA ERIS

DR. OETKER

DROGERIE NATURA

DROSED

DUKA

EBUTIK.PL

ECO AND MORE

EDEN SPRINGS

EKATERRA

EMPIK MEDIA & FASHION

ESTEE LAUDER

EURO-NET

EVELINE COSMETICS

FARM FRITES

FRISCO.PL

GLOSEL

GO SPORT

GOODVALLEY

GRAAL

GRANA

GREENYARD FROZEN

GROHE

GRUPA LPP

GRUPA MUSZKIETERÓW

GRUPA ZIBI

GRUPA ŻYWIEC

GRYCAN

HARIBO

HARPER HYGIENICS

HASBRO

HEBE

HELIO

HENKEL

HERMES

HILTON FOODS

HOCHLAND

HORTEX

IGLOTEX

IKEA

INDITEX GROUP

INDYKPOL

INGLOT

INTERSNACK

IT FASHION

JOHNSON & JOHNSON

JTI

JUNGHEINRICH

KAUFLAND

KOMPANIA PIWOWARSKA

KRAFT HEINZ

KROSS

KUPIEC

LACTALIS

LAGARDERE TRAVEL RETAIL

LAJKONIK SNACKS

LEROY MERLIN

LEVI STRAUSS

LEWIATAN

LIDL

LIMPOL

LLC FOZZY-FOOD

L'OREAL

LOTTE WEDEL

LYRECO

MACZFIT

MAKRO

MARS

MASFROST

MASPEX

MATTEL

MCCAIN

MCCORMICK

MEDIA EXPERT

MEDIA SATURN

METRO

METSA TISSUE

MIESZKO

MMC CAR

MODIVO

MONDELEZ

MORELE.NET

MPS

MULTEAFIL

MUSCAT

NESPERTA

NESTLE

NETTO

NIVEA

NORTH COAST

NUTRICIA

ONNINEN

ORBICO

ORGANIQUE

ORIFLAME

ORSAY

OSHEE

PEPCO

PEPSICO

PERFETTI VAN MELLE

PERNOD RICARD

PHILIP MORRIS

PHILIPS

PKN ORLEN

POLOMARKET

PROCTER & GAMBLE

PURELLA FOOD

RED BULL

ROBERT BOSCH

ROSSMANN

SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS

SEPHORA

SERPOL COSMETICS

SIROWA

SKLEPY KOMFORT

SMYK

SOLAR COMPANY

SPAR

STAROPOLANKA

STOKROTKA

STRAUSS CAFE

SUPERDROB

SUPER-PHARM

TCHIBO COFFEE

THE LORENZ - BAHLSEN

TREFL

UNILEVER

UPFIELD

VAN PUR

VANDEMOORTELE

WABEL

WESTWING HOME & LIVING

X-KOM

YOPE

ŻABKA

ZALANDO

ZOTT

ŻYWIEC ZDRÓJ