Toby Pickard, IGD London, the key note of New Retail Summit 2020, in an interview for RETAIL magazin.sk
The winners are retailers who turn shopping into an „omnichannel“ experience
In 26-year history of this top meeting of retail market players, Retail Summit 2020 has stood up with the highest participation of over 1,100 managers and experts. Also, the openness and specificity of a number of speeches was unprecedented so far, confirming that "something is really happening" and our market is entering a new phase of development. The rise of new retail ecosystem with many interconnected sales and communication channels is key phenomenon of it. Thanks to the new technologies, everything is not only faster, but also significantly more transparent. Sustainability and a fair relationship with all stake-holders, as well as with the overall environment, are therefore a key strategic imperative.
Blue Events, supported by SAMO – Slovak Association of Modern Trade and other partners, are preparing new top–to-top meeting for the Slovak retail and consumer markets. It will be organized under New Retail Summit 2020 brand in Bratislava, on March 4th. Integral part of the Summit is gala evening with Mastercard Slovak Retailer of the Year award ceremony.
Retail Summit 2020, to be held on February 3-5 2020, at Prague's Clarion Congress Hotel, will focus on how to succeed in the new retail ecosystem. The organizers of the Summit have just published its detailed program, which will present more than 120 top representatives of the brick and mortar retail as well as e-Commerce, experts and major suppliers of goods and technology.
Online ticket sales for Retail Summit 2020 launched. Benefit from discounted prices for the timely registered or go the unique CZ & SK Special offer!
Retail Summit 2020 taking place on February 3- 5, 2020 at the Clarion Congress Hotel Prague will explore how to take advantage of the opportunities given by the new market structure and new communication and distribution channels.
The industry meeting of Friends of Pets will again be associated with competition PET SHOP of the Year 2020
Friends of Pets 2020 is a conference focused on the ever growing category of petfood and pet needs that generates very interesting financial results. This is particularly evident in recent years, when manufacturers and retailers react to the increasing purchasing power and customer demand, and focus on offering premium products and other value-added services (veterinary consultancy, animal cosmetics, or even animal psychology).
Conferences will cover diverse fields from Marketing, Sales, Finance, PR, HR, IT or Retail.
Slovak retail and consumer markets are undergoing dynamic changes. Definitively something deserving a relevant attention and professional discussion. The right moment to launch the Summit of all people actively participating in the creation of new retail. The strong reason for Blue Events and co-operating partners to organize the new top-to-top event, labelled New Retail Summit 2020, on 4th March 2020 at DoubleTree Hotel by Hilton in Bratislava.
Retail Summit 2020, the highly representative meeting of the most important players at the Czech and European Market will take place on February 3 – 5, 2020. The organizers have just published its main topic: "New Retail Ecosystem".
Dynamic pricing or electronic price tags won’t save us. The way from our dependence on the old model leads through a change of thinking!
After the last year’s burning discussion about price promotions this year's Retail in Detail series brought another hot topic: Strategic Pricing. More than 120 participants gathered in the conference hall in Prague's Brumlovka to discuss how to make smart pricing.
Every good CEO should be able to keep up with new technologies and use them as efficiently as possible. Nevertheless, digital business transformation is a long haul and can sometimes become a stumbling block. Often, however, it is only a matter of starting with a change of mindset and opening yourself to progress. How do companies drive their customers crazy? How is digitalisation perceived by companies such as Pilulka.cz or Feedo? The Digital Transformation panel, as part of the Retail Summit organised by Blue Events, brought answers to these questions.
Retail Summit 2019: Customer Experience can be created only by people - technologies are just a welcomed enabler
More than a thousand of retailers and their suppliers used Retail Summit 2019 as a platform to discuss how to win in the today´s highly competitive market. They agreed that the key to success is to create a positive customer experience. Lot of attention was given to the latest technologies and to the experience from their implementation within the digital industry transformation. Summit participants nevertheless concluded that even the smartest technology cannot move us forward by itself – retail trade and the whole business around it will stay a „human-to-human“discipline. Winners will be those with the best relations to people – in front but also behind the “shop counter”.
Retail Summit 2019, to be held on Feb 4 to 6, 2019 at Clarion Congress Hotel Prague, has gained extraordinary attention from the retail industry. Rich line-up of 130 speakers attracts both brick & mortar and internet retailers and their business partners – suppliers of goods, services and technologies. Participants list is thus very long and well balanced – full of interesting companies truly from A (American Amazon) to Z (Czech Z-Trade).
Retail Summit 2019, which will be held in Prague on February 4 -6, 2019, is dedicated both to "perpetual" issues of successful retailing, as well as to a number of new issues that are topical right now and will shape the future of our market. For example, it is the matter of the principles of sustainability, the development of a new mega category of smart home, the use of digital technologies, not only online, but also in brick & mortar stores or the shift of the e-Commerce from rather tactical approaches to a truly strategic control.
Retail Summit 2019 that will take place on February 4 - 6, 2019, has published its detailed program. Its range and quality is a prove of a highly representative meeting of the most important players of the Czech and Slovak market.
Retail Summit 2019, the largest meeting of retailers and suppliers of consumer goods and services for the Czech and Slovak markets, will take place from February 4 – 6, 2019 at Clarion Congress Hotel Prague. The organizers already start to publish information about the program of this top event, which should not be missing in your calendar.
The Retail Summit, the largest meeting of retailers and suppliers of goods and services for the Czech and Slovak retail markets, is entering its 25th anniversary. It will take place from 4 to 6 February 2019 at the Clarion Congress Hotel in Prague.
Registered participants of the Retail Summit 2018 can view or download all the presentations that have been released for publication, both from of the main program and discussion sections. Please put down your Name_Familyname and password you have received in the conference file.
More than a thousand dealers and their suppliers discussed at the Retail Summit 2018 on how to achieve a balance in the retail market. It is currently changing sharply, not only with the presence of new technologies, but also with the explosion of wage costs, shifts in consumer demand, and arrival of new players.
The Dynamically growing retail sector specialised in pet assortment will be the topic of the next year's series of Retail in Detail conference, this time untitled as Friends of Pets. Pet category generates not only interesting financial results, but deals with something what really connects the Czechs – love for dogs, cats and other pets. Note the da of April 12 into the diary and come (maybe in the company of your four-legged friends) to KC City in Prague.
Customers and their purchase journey play a vital role within the process of overall retail business transformation. No wonder that the next Retail in Detail conference focuses namely on this topic. Please save the date of September 6, 2017 for Prague and Retail in Detail/New Customer Journey.
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More than one thousand of retailers and their suppliers were discussing at Retail Summit 2017 in Prague how to run the business in the times when digital transformation changes both demand and competition.
Retail Summit 2017, taking place on 30. 1. - 1. 2. 2017 at Clarion Congress Hotel Prague, will focus on no-line retail.
Prague, 12/9 2016 – Retail Summit 2017 will address the hot topic how to trade on the market, where new digital technologies and globalisation abolish old borders and create no-line retail. It will take place on Jan 30 - Feb 1, 2017 in Clarion Congress Hotel Prague.It is expected that the Summit will once again attract attendance of more than a thousand retailers and their suppliers, and the capacity of Conference Centre will be completely full. So, please put the date ofRetail Summit 2017 into the calendar and take the opportunity to register on very favourable early terms.