More than 1,200 participant participated at this year’s recently concluded nationwide congress 11th Poland & CEE Retail Summit 2019 organized by European Conferences United. Under the motto “Here beats the heart of Polish trade”, the meeting once again proved that one must be prepared for dynamic and often unpredictable changes in this industry.
We also continued with the extensive formula of the conference. We met with some guests during day 0, when the workshop on “Performance Management” took place. We also organized RETAIL ROAD TRIP, during which the most important trends in retail trade were presented and discussed, practical examples were seen, thanks to visits to the most interesting stores – Carrefour at CH Promenada and IKEA at CH Blue City. Day 0 ended with a networking cocktail, which was an excellent opportunity to start building relationships with the participants of the congress a day earlier.
On the first day of the congress in addition to the six parallel and the plenary sessions, there was a workshop for retailers and online stores category manager “Challenges and balance in life and business”, and after lunch one could choose lectures and discussions from amongst the six parallel sessions . Due to the great interest in the Futurology session, we have decided this year to extend it from one to two days. Also, networking sessions during coffee breaks and Future Store concept presented by Microsoft and its partners enjoyed great interest.
We had the pleasure to host one of the most outstanding climbers in the world, Krzysztof Wielicki, whose speech began the 2nd day of the congress.
Participants had the opportunity to listen to nearly 130 speakers, half of them representing C – suit level, over 60 speeches and 12 discussion panels. This year, for the first time, during the evening Gala, we have awarded the annual Lidl Fair Pay and Sustainability Award in addition to the annual Retailer of the Year award. Congratulations to the winners!
We would like to thank all the Speakers, Panelists, Moderators and Participants for a good atmosphere and, above all, for a very big commitment and sharing a huge dose of knowledge and experience.
We invite you to co-create the next edition of the event, which we will soon inform you about!