GERMAN RETAIL CONGRESS
THE ANNUAL CONGRESS FOR THE GERMAN RETAIL INDUSTRY AND ITS PARTNERS
Save the Date! NOVEMBER 20-21, 2019 | MARITIM HOTEL BERLIN

Impressions

SPEAKERS 2018 INCLUDED

  • Josef Sanktjohanser

    President of the German Retail Association (HDE)
  • Peter Altmaier

    Federal Minister for Economic Affairs and Energy
  • Hubertus Heil

    Federal Minister of Labour and Social Affairs
  • Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer

    General Secretary of CDU Germany
  • Nicola Beer

    Secretary of FDP Germany
  • Tina Müller

    Chairwoman of the Executive Management (CEO), Douglas GmbH
  • Lionel Souque

    Chairman of the Board, REWE Group
  • Prof. Dr. Werner Reinartz

    Director, Institut für Handelsforschung (IFH) e.V., University of Cologne
  • Atul Bhardwaj

    CTO, MediaMarktSaturn Retail Group
  • Stefan Wenzel

    Global Vice President Digital, TOM TAILOR GROUP
  • Marc Opelt

    Chairman of the divisional Board, Otto GmbH & Co KG
  • Sabine Bendiek

    Chairwoman of the Executive Management, Microsoft Deutschland GmbH
  • Sebastian Betz

    Co-Founder & Co-CEO, ABOUT YOU GmbH
  • Mark T. Hofmann

    Mentalist & US-trained Profiler
  • Dunja Hayali

    Journalist & Facilitator (Presentation German Retail Congress)
  • Judith Rakers

    Newscaster (Presentation German Retail Award)

THE GERMAN RETAIL CONGRESS 2018 AT A GLANCE

FIRST-HAND INDUSTRY EXPERTISE
TOP-CLASS SPEAKERS
100+ (inter)national leading industry experts, lateral thinkers and trailblazers put highly relevant expert knowledge, the latest trends and valuable insights on their agenda.
EXCLUSIVE CONGRESS AGENDA
40+ hours of inspiring keynotes, exciting discussions and vivid case studies guaranteed a first-class knowledge transfer and provided all delegates with some fresh business impulses.
RETAILERS & POLITICS IN DIALOG
Top-ranking politicians discussed with the audience what kind of policy framework the retail sector requires in order to master the change towards becoming a technology industry.
INTERACTIVE PROGRAM ELEMENTS
In deepening workshops on relevant trade issues, the delegates worked out instant take-aways and solution approaches for their businesses together with experts and other participants.

NETWORKING, LIVE EXPERIENCE & ENTERTAINMENT
PRE-CONFERENCE EVENING EVENT
Excellent networking was guaranteed during our entertaining impulse program and carefully selected Flying Dinner. An opportunity of already getting to know the other attendees in the run-up to the congress.
BUSINESS SPEED DATING
The delegates had the opportunity to establish 10 new business contacts in a minimum of time – within 45 minutes, to be exact.
CONGRESS EXHIBITION RETAIL WORLD
60+ selected retail partners presented the latest products, services and strategies over both of the congress days. In addition, some refreshing keynote speeches took place during intermissions on the Brain Snack Stage in the exhibition.
GERMAN RETAIL AWARD
The emotional highlight was the presentation of the German Retail Award on the evening of the first congress day.

 

PLENARY PRIME TOPICS INCLUDED
THE SHOPPER 2018 – What does today’s customer expect?
STORE EXPERIENCE – When the POS turns into emotional experience concepts
FROM SELLING TO STORYTELLING – Customer Communication 4.0
INDUSTRY, START-UPS & CO. – Competitors or partners of the retail sector?
RETAILERS & POLITICS – What policy framework does the retail industry need?
THE TRADING ORGANIZATION OF THE FUTURE – Structures and staffing in the face of digital change
BETTER ASSORTMENTS & CONSUMER CENTRICITY – The future of analytics and Artificial Intelligence in retail
GLOBAL RETAIL – Best Practices around the globe

 

 

HOT TOPICS IN THE BREAK OUT SESSIONS INCLUDED
IT‘S A MATCH – How Artificial Intelligence inspires the Customer Journey
INSTORE TECHNOLOGY – More Customer Experience and cost efficiency in the retail store of the future
THE BEST RETAILERS 2018 – Who has gone how »digital« yet?
DATA MANAGEMENT IN A NETWORKED WORLD – Applying and protecting data the ideal way
TRADE, PRODUCERS, PLATFORMS & CO. – Who owns the customer?
360° CUSTOMER DIALOG – Digitally reaching the local customer
PAYMENT, DELIVERY, SERVICES – Solutions for the customer’s greatest pain points
GAME CHANGER IN FOOD RETAILING – What does Amazon mean for the Food Retail Sector?

 

BECOME A PARTNER

OF THE GERMAN RETAIL CONGRESS 2019

Please contact

Marylka Abraham
Senior Sales Manager
Sponsoring & Ausstellung
Phone: +49 69 2424-4775
Mail

Venue

November 20-21, 2019

Maritim Hotel Berlin
Stauffenbergstraße 26
10785 Berlin

Phone: +49 (0) 30 / 20 33 - 44 10
E-Mail: info.ber@maritim.de


Online reservation

Top-Sponsors 2018

Sponsors 2018

Media Partners 2018