MAIN COMMERCIAL STAGE
Becoming more flexible and agile through technology, innovation and following retail trends
March 29th 2023

07:30 - 09:00

Registration & Morning Coffee

09:00 - 09:10

Conference Opening

Casper Haring CEO ECU 

09:10 - 11:00

Consumer and retail industry outlook 2023 – 2024

09:10 - 09:40

Defining the economic challenges facing retail for the coming 12 months

  • Perspectives from industry executives
09:40 - 10:00

Understanding the perspectives on inflation and other economic forces shaping retail

10:00 - 10:20

Dealing with changing spending habits and changing consumer priorities

10:20 - 10:40

Benefiting from developments in the CEE region

10:40 - 11:00

Business networking over Coffee

11:00 - 13:00

Adapting to the future trends for the retail sector

11:00 - 11:30

Dealing with higher operating cost and managing Supply Chain disruptions

  • Perspectives from industry executives;

11:30 - 11:50

Anticipating future talent demand and leveraging reskilling and upskilling as key sources of value creation

11:50 - 12:10

Dealing with empowered consumers, digital disruption, rising costs and changes in buying behavior

12:10- 12:30

Defining the expansion expertise required for growth in the CEE region

12:30 - 13:00

Turning private labels into "powerhouse" brands

  • Perspectives from industry executives

 13:00 - 14:00

Lunch

14:00 - 15.10

Leading change through innovation

14:00 - 14:30

Reviewing innovation opportunities

  • Perspectives from industry executives

14:30 - 14:50

Exploring the opportunities and pitfalls of big data

14:50 - 15:10

Reshaping customer loyalty and brand participation through innovative solutions for community building

15.10 - 16:00

Defining the retail expansion strategies of the future

15:10 - 15:40

Defining future expansion strategies and determining how to remove the obstacles to their implementation

  • Perspectives from industry executives

15:40 - 16:00

Reviewing the opportunities and obstacles in Retail consolidation

16:00 - 16:20

Coffee Break

 16:20 - 18:10

Perspectives on the Future of Grocery and FMCG

16:20 - 16:50

Building Successful FMCG-Retailer Relationships

  • Perspectives from industry executives

 16:50 - 17:10

Securing brand integrity with 360-degree brand protection solutions

 17:10 - 17:40

Tapping into investment opportunities in Ukraine

  • Perspectives from industry executives:

 17:40 - 18:10

Evolving merchandising practices to meet consumers’ changing needs

  • Perspectives from industry executives

 18:10 - 19:00

Dinner

19:00 - 20:00

Evening Gala & Retailer of the Year Ceromony

 20:00 - 0:00

After Party, Live Music, Networking, Drinks

 


 




MAIN COMMERCIAL STAGE 

Embedding ESG and Sustainability into high-growth business strategy

 March 30th 2023



07:30 - 09:10

Registration & Morning Coffee

09:10 - 10:40

Developing ESG priorities

09:10 - 09:40

 Recognizing, understanding, influencing and responding to changing trends, business models and opportunities related to ESG and sustainability developments

  • Capitalizing on consumers' increasing awareness of the relationship between food and health and their changing purchasing behavior
  • Increasing the value of the company through an ESG orientation
  • Influencing responsible consumption and production

 09:40 -  10:00

Turning data-driven insights into opportunities for the business, the people employed and the planet

10:00 - 10:20

Developing responsible and sustainable strategies, business models, operations and investments

 10:20 - 10:40

Integrating ESG in responsible investment, financing, insurance and corporate finance strategies and processes

10:40 - 11:00

Coffee Break

11:00 - 16:00

ESG & Sustainability, Moving from “why” to “how”

11:00 - 11:30

Developing sustainable food systems

  • Innovating and highlighting the value and efficient management of food as a resource
  • Maximizing food safety and minimizing food loss by making sure every resource counts
  • Managing raw materials in a closed loop

 11:30 - 11:50

Proofing food safety through traceability

 11:50 - 12:10

Minimizing waste, reusing and recycling materials, and regenerating natural systems

 12:10 - 12:30

Reducting CO2 emissions through the use of plant-based, renewable raw materials

12:30 - 13:00

Appreciating collaboration between Retail and FMCG

  • Forming “power partnerships” by deepening and expanding collaboration
  • Collaborating on a range of cross-functional topics, from retail optimization to merchandising to supply chain improvements
  • Defining the ESG agenda for collaboration, improving trade cooperation and positioning for strong growth while reducing environmental and social impacts

13:00 - 14:00

Lunch

14:00 - 14:30

Building a “sustainable” brand

  • Evolving brands following social media, consumer sentiment, and consumer expectations for corporates, brands and leaders
  • Delighting customers in their shopping experiences leveraging ESG and Sustainability
  • Catering to the well-being of the health-conscious consumer

 14:30 - 14:50

Improving packaging recovery. ensuring consumers use packaging that is 100% recyclable, reusable or compostable

14:50 - 15:10

Achieving measurable, cost-effective decarbonization

15:10 - 15:30

Using advanced technologies to provide the transparency required for presenting the business as a sustainable business

 15:30 - 16:00

 

Responding to new ESG regulatory obligations

  • Reviewing (European) regulations in the area of producer/retailer responsibility and waste management
  • Preparing for stringent mandatory climate disclosure requirements, becoming compliant and staying ahead of the curve
  • Moving ESG activities under the oversight of risk and compliance teams



SUPPLY CHAIN STAGE

ECOMMERCE STAGE

DIGITAL INNOVATION STAGE