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Let’s Talk! Shoptalk Europe Gets Underway In Copenhagen

Published on Oct 9 2017 7:55 AM in Retail tagged: Featured Post / Copenhagen / Shoptalk / Shoptalk Europe

Let’s Talk! Shoptalk Europe Gets Underway In Copenhagen

With more than 225 leading industry speakers, 2,300 industry attendees (including more than 350 CEOs), and dozens of tech startups set to attend, Shoptalk Europe is set to raise the bar even higher when it comes to retail conferences.

Following an opening reception last night, Shoptalk Europe gets underway today, Monday 9 October, at Copenhagen's impressive Bella Center, and runs until Wednesday 11 October.

Here's what guests can expect from each day.

Day By Day: 9 October

From a grocery perspective, there’s plenty of interesting insight for delegates to get their teeth into, right from the off. On Monday 9 October, morning sessions, running across four concurrent track sessions, will feature track sessions from leading industry figures such as Martin Wild, chief digital officer, MediaMarktSaturn Retail Group; Amando Sánchez Falcón, chief corporate officer, DIA; Claus Byskov, logistics and ERP program director, Coop Denmark, Adrian Letts, managing director - online, Tesco and Norwegian startup, among others.

The afternoon session on the first day will feature a number of unmissable presentations in the General Session area, from the likes of Jerry Storch, CEO, Hudson’s Bay Company, Dominik Richter, founder and CEO, HelloFresh and Michael Dubin, founder and CEO of Dollar Shave Club, before further early evening sessions featuring speakers such as Suja Chandrasekaran, chief information officer, Kimberly-Clark; Simona Scarpaleggia, CEO, IKEA Switzerland; Fabian Rieden, managing director, Eataly Germany and many others.

Day By Day: 10 October

On day two, the morning sessions will include presentations from Richard Hearn, GM and Global CRO, IBM Corporation; Ambarish Mitra, CEO and co-founder, Blippar; and Andreas Wuerfel, director, global innovation community, METRO Accelerator, before the daytime session kicks off with some of the biggest names in e-commerce.

Mariangela Marseglia, director, Amazon Prime Now; RJ Pittman, chief product officer, eBay; and Terry von Bibra, general manager Europe, Alibaba Group will all take to the General Session stage before lunch to inspire delegates about the future of retail. Afternoon session highlights include Volker Pilz, head of engineering, Zalando; Joe Jensen, VP, Internet of Things Group, Intel Corporation and Patrick Gauthier, VP, Amazon Pay, to name but a few.

Day By Day: 11 October

The final day of Shoptalk Europe is a half-day affair, kicking off with presentations from the likes of Michael Ward, managing director, Harrods; Philip Krim, co-founder & CEO of mattress specialist Casper; and Julia Bösch, founder and managing director, of online personal style experts Outfittery, in the General Session area.

Following this, sessions will include presentations from Natalie Berg, director, retail insights, Planet Retail; Mirko Warschun, head of consumer industries and retail practice, A.T. Kearney; Mei Chen, international business, Alibaba Group and David Dubois, professor of marketing at INSEAD business school, among others, bringing to a close what is certain to be one of the most insightful events of the year.

Startup Culture

Of course, Shoptalk Europe is not just about inspiration from leading speakers - some of the industry’s most dynamic direct-to-consumer start-ups will also be in attendance, in the Exhibit Hall area.

The event will welcome start-ups including Farfetch (UK), LoveCrafts (UK), Vestiaire Collective (France), Birchbox (US), M.Gemi (US), Bloomon (Netherlands), Home24 (Germany), Mister Spex (Germany), JUNIQE (Germany), Fyndiq (Sweden), Trendyol (Turkey) and (Russia), to name but a few.

Tech companies in attendance will include early-stage companies such as Clarifai (US), Sentient (US), NewStore (US), EVRYTHNG (US/UK), Blippar (UK), Starship Technologies (UK), Stuart (France), Blue Yonder (Germany), Adyen (Netherlands) and InPost (Poland), as well as a number of up-and-coming firms from Israel.

Put simply, Shoptalk Europe will be THE place to learn about how the technologies of the future are likely to disrupt the retail space, from the leading disruptors themselves.

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