Light, Camera, Innovation! Discover, Invent, Lead at the European Retail Innovation Hub

The IDC European Retail Executive Summit is to be held in Frankfurt on July 3-4, 2017.

The Summit is an invitation-only information sharing forum and networking platform for key executives from the European retail industry. Engage in challenging debates and thought provoking knowledge-sharing with senior IDC analysts and industry thought leaders regarding strategic opportunities and gain competitive advantage.

Retail is transforming forever. The retail innovation trends mirror the current industry reality, namely the changes it faces. eCommerce and mobile customer experiences are changing. Omnichannel fulfilment is changing to drive profits. Retail technology is changing, as digital transformations take shape in the industry. Stores are becoming showrooms enabling endless aisle commerce, and are becoming omnichannel experience, fulfilment and service centers. We identify a 3rd generation of eCommerce operating models that is accelerating in the industry.

IDC predicts that by 2018, 30% of major retailers will adopt an omnichannel digital B2B2C commerce platform, improving customer experience, process efficiency and inventory management.

No matter the stage or speed of a retailer's transformation journey, it's complex and dynamic. Retail leaders determined to disrupt and create sustainable competitive advantage recognize that omnichannel digital transformation requires holistic redesign of business strategy/leadership, business processes, human engagement, information monetization, and technology. A critical success factor will be finding new ways of innovating and incorporating innovations to scale results fast for the organization. Leading retail in the next decade.

We are looking forward to working together on a successful 2017 Summit to help you “Lead Retail Innovation”.


Kempisnki Gravenbruch

Kempinski Hotel Frankfurt Gravenbruch
Graf zu Ysenburg und Buedingen Platz 1
63263 Neu-Isenburg

Leading European IDC Security analysts and experts will facilitate sessions, share research, and participate in networking sessions.

Key Reasons to Participate

  • Interact with executives from across lines of business at this European Executive Event
  • Get first-hand insights and experience from recognized leaders
  • Meet with peers to discuss common challenges and share tangible experiences
  • Finding new ways of innovating and incorporating innovations to scale results fast for the organization and gain competitive advantage
  • Get inspired from the visionary presentations by the leading IDC experts, the in-depth analysis of the winning strategies and roadmaps employed by C-level delegates
  • Profit from the unbeatable mix of expert case studies, interactive debate, and master classes from the visionary presentations from leading IDC experts and in-depth analysis of the winning strategies and roadmaps employed by C-level delegates
  • Participate in the agenda designed to match the expectations of IT and LOB executives from leading European retail companies
  • Better understanding of technology and market challenges based on IDC Retail Insights' fact-based end-user research
  • Focus on networking, not on exhibition


Nadja Bayraktar

Nadja Bayraktar
Senior Conference Director

Ivano Ortis

Ivano Ortis
Vice President, Manufacturing & Retail Insights, IDC Europe

Irina Rosensaft

Irina Rosensaft
IDC European Retail Executive Summit Manager

About IDC

International Data Corporation (IDC) is the premier global provider of market intelligence, advisory services, and events for the information technology, telecommunications and consumer technology markets. IDC helps IT professionals, business executives, and the investment community make fact-based decisions on technology purchases and business strategy. More than 1,100 IDC analysts provide global, regional, and local expertise on technology and industry opportunities and trends in over 110 countries worldwide. For 50 years, IDC has provided strategic insights to help our clients achieve their key business objectives. IDC is a subsidiary of IDG, the world's leading technology media, research, and events company.

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