Internet Retailing Summit, 3-5 July 2017, Berlin, Germany

Unique – Unscripted – Organic

The Summit

InternetRetailing Summit is the exclusive top-level collaborative meeting for the Top500 European retailers. 

A highly immersive three-day event will focus on innovation amongst the very best multi-channel retailers and will bring together high-level thinkers and practitioners for a dynamic and informative conversation. 

Held under the Chatham House Rule, this is an invitation-only event, which will discuss and debate new ideas, uncover real retail experiences and visions for the future of online retailing. 

The unique format of the summit is something that goes away from the traditional conference model in order to create constant peer-to-peer interaction at its core, resulting in the exchange of knowledge and practical retail intelligence for immediate in-business benefit. 

FORMAT:

The Summit comprises a range of sessions for varied pace and levels of interaction.

 

LEADERSHIP PANEL:

Fast-paced 45-minute sessions where the Chair (Ian Jindal, Editor in Chief, InternetRetailing) and the audience fire questions at the panelists to dive deep in to the issues and expose differing views.  Be ready to contribute, as the panel will also engage the audience.

 

PERFORMANCE DIMENSION DISCUSSIONS

In each of these 45-minute sessions one of six key ‘dimensions’ come under the spotlight examining how retailers have overcome challenges and are mapping the future in:

  • Mobile
  • Strategy and Innovation
  • Customer Experience
  • Operations and Logistics
  • Merchandising
  • Brand and Engagement
  • 10 minutes are initially allocated to the speaker/moderator to pose an argument or an opinion
  • The audience splits into groups of 10 to debate the issue posed by the moderator
  • At the end of the session, two tables are picked at random to share their takeaways with the rest of the audience

 

ROUNDTABLES:

These are open and intimate discussions with a specific focus on one of the chosen topics:

  • 2 x 25 minutes of group work. Each group encompasses 10 senior level directors
  • Each table is led by a moderator, the role of whom is to engage the group members to share their unique experience on the issues posed
  • At the end of each 25min session there is a 5 min break for the audience to change tables to discuss another topic, as each roundtable session is repeated twice by the moderator

 

NEXT GENERATION TECHNOLOGY SOLUTION WORKSHOP

6 streams of 2 x 20 minute sessions in breakout rooms, led by solution providers who present a product, solution or the latest tech developments within one of the performance dimensions:

  • Mobile
  • Strategy and Innovation
  • Customer Experience
  • Operations and Logistics
  • Merchandising
  • Brand and Engagement

Content

InternetRetailing Summit is all about providing illuminating interactions between peer groups of senior level retailers. The event will challenge convention by:

  • Empowering retailers to discover, via open discussion and discourse with their peers, the solutions applicable to their business
  • Providing attendees with information and insights that they can action for strategic and tactical gain.

 

In the high level sharing of retail intelligence, Internet Retailing Summit seeks to explore key issues such as:

  • How do we operate multichannel excellence at scale and speed, with agility and profit?
  • The pros and cons of taking the lead – be first to market or be a follower? Cross border considerations: common issues faced in multiple jurisdictions

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The event agenda is designed to dive deep in to retailers’ most complex and significant challenges, exposing the real life case studies and practice of the best experienced by retailers in:

Summary

 

The purpose of the Internet Retailing Summit is to hear trusted insights on how retailers are overcoming these, by identifying and exposing their different approaches to the same market challenges and opportunities.  Respected voices from key European retailers will share their insights and experiences of successfully operating in this diverse continent.

Event Take Aways

  • Outcomes that can be quickly used for in-business benefit and advantage: knowledge and insight for real commercial gain
  • The rare opportunity to interact with peers facing similar challenges, and to learn from their experiences
  • Engagement with internet retailing’s brightest minds
  • Visionary talks to inspire and help craft future online strategy
  • Exclusive and first view of the Top500 EU InternetRetailing Ranking
  • Summit Wrap Report – comprehensive and authoritative take away from the day’s collaborations.