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Countdown To Shoptalk Europe 2017

Published on Jul 11 2017 4:39 PM in Retail tagged: Trending Posts / Copenhagen / Shoptalk Europe / Bella Center

What do the CEOs of Hudson’s Bay Company, HelloFresh and Dollar Shave Club, as well as the chief corporate officer of DIA Group, the chief digital officer at Rewe, and the European general manager of Alibaba Group have in common?

All are among 150 leading industry speakers already confirmed for Shoptalk Europe, which takes place at the Bella Center, Copenhagen, from 9 to 11 October.

With less than three months to go until the event kicks off, Shoptalk Europe’s speaker line-up features large retailers and brands with more than €509 billion in combined annual sales, disruptive start-ups that have collectively raised more than €2.2 billion in funding, and prolific venture investors with more than €13 billion in capital.

In short, the event will welcome the brightest and best that the industry has to offer. No less than 75% of confirmed speakers are C-level executives, including 70 CEOs.

The key focus of the event is to analyse how consumers discover, shop and buy in an age of digital transformation, covering the trends, technologies and business models disrupting retail and e-commerce.

Industry Influencers

The event will feature presentations from stakeholders operating in a wide range of industry verticals, from grocery to fashion, home, electronics, beauty and FMCG. A complete list of confirmed speakers can be found at

Some of the big industry names set to appear include:

• Alibaba Group General Manager, Europe, Terry von Bibra

• Amazon Director, Amazon Prime Now, Mariangela Marseglia

• DIA Chief Corporate Officer, Amando Sánchez Falcón

• Eataly Germany Managing Director, Fabian Rieden

• Google VP of Product Management, Shopping and Travel, Jonathan Alferness

• HelloFresh Founder and CEO, Dominik Richter

• Hudson’s Bay Company CEO, Jerry Storch

• Kimberly-Clark Chief Information Officer, Suja Chandrasekaran

• Li & Fung Group CEO, Spencer Fung

• MediaMarktSaturn Chief Digital Officer, Martin Wild

• REWE Group Chief Digital Officer, Jean-Jacques van Oosten

• Shop Direct Group E-commerce Director, Jonathan Wall

• Tesco Managing Director – Online, Adrian Letts

• Zalando Head of Engineering, Volker Pilz

‘Changing The Conversation’

This first-of-its kind event follows the US launch of Shoptalk, which has become one of the most important American retail and e-commerce events. It recently completed its second year, where it sold out to more than 5,500 attendees at a four-day event in Las Vegas, featuring more than 150 high-ranking speakers.

“By changing the conversation and building a new community focused on innovation, Shoptalk Europe presents a unique, large-scale opportunity for the retail and e-commerce ecosystem to learn, collaborate and drive the future of commerce in Europe,” says Shoptalk Europe’s founder and chairman, Anil D. Aggarwal.

How To Attend

ESM is proud to present an exclusive offer to its readers, particularly those in the positions of CEO, managing director, head of online, head of e-commerce, chief innovation officer, head of digital, and other associated positions.

Executives in these roles can apply for a complimentary ticket and avail of up to €650 towards their travel and hotel expenses, in exchange for attending eight (8) 15-minute meetings with Shoptalk’s sponsors and exhibitors, as part of Shoptalk Europe’s Hosted Retailers & Brands Programme. All meetings are based on retailers’ interests and needs, rather than vendor requests.

For further information on how you can avail of this opportunity, visit (remember to select European Supermarket Magazine under where it reads ‘How did you hear about Shoptalk Europe?’), or contact [email protected] for more information.

Alternatively, visit to learn more about the range of ticket offers. ESM readers can use the code ESM150 to get €150 off their ticket.

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