Retail Now. Driving Success in Everywhere Commerce.


Portugal June 25 & 26, 2018

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Retail Now. Driving Success in Everywhere Commerce.

The IDC Retail Insights team is delighted to announce its 2nd IDC European Retail Executive Summit, to be held in Portugal June 25 & 26, 2018.

The impact of digital in retail is everywhere. From disruptive competitors to the shift to online, mobile, conversational commerce and changing consumption models. IDC believes that traditional retail economies of scale and purchase are supplemented by powerful ecosystem networks augmented in the digital world. Where there was competition yesterday there will be collaboration tomorrow and retailers need an innovation platform today to enable it. This means creating a technology platform for innovation and an innovation platform for the organization.

The Summit is designed as an information-sharing forum and an intimate networking platform for key executives from the European Retail Industry. A selected group of senior business innovators and IT leaders from the top European retail companies will engage in challenging debates and cutting-edge knowledge sharing about the developments the industry is facing, and the direction it is taking.

The IDC European Retail Executive Summit 2018 will be an exclusive forum to discuss the pillars of the innovation platform under the umbrella of the title: Retail Now. Driving Success in Everywhere Commerce.

We look forward to welcome you at the IDC European Retail Executive Summit in June.

Key reasons to attend

For its second year, IDC European Retail Executive Summit brings together insights and interactions on the biggest issues through keynote speeches, panel debates and peer-to-peer networking.

You will benefit from:

  • A truly pan-European event at which executives from across lines of business can meet
  • Meeting with peers to discuss common challenges and share concrete experiences
  • A focus on networking, not on an exhibition
  • An agenda designed to match the expectations of IT and LoB executives from leading European Retail Companies
  • Access to local and global IDC analysts
  • Exploring the key trends in Europe and worldwide
  • Gaining a better understanding of technology and market challenges
  • A mix of expert case studies, interactive debate, and master classes over one and a half days

IDC Retail Summit 2017 - Review

From 3-4 July 2017, IDC Retail Summit brought together more than 50 key senior IT and business decision-makers from across the continent at Kempinski Hotel in Frankfurt to share their views about the developments the industry is facing and impacting todays businesses.


Contact photo Kathrin Hopkins
IDC European Retail
Executive Summit Director
+49 69 90 50 2-104
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IDC European Summit
Sales Director
+44 20 8987 7161
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Vice President, Manufacturing &
Retail Insights, IDC Europe
+39 02 28457366
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IDC European Retail
Executive Summit Manager
+49 69 90 50 2-117

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