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World Retail Congress is delighted to welcome some truly innovative and dynamic speakers to the event this year including the likes of Sameer Samat, Head of Shopping for Google, Paolo de Cesare, CEO, Printemps and Jesús Echevarría, Managing Director and CCO of Inditex. Prior to the event we caught up with a few of them to find out their opinions on the future retail landscape:




Which future trends are you keeping an eye on?
Ken Murphy
Ken Murphy
Managing Director, International & Brands, Health and Beauty Division |Alliance Boots
“I’m keeping a close eye on some global fundamental changes in consumer habits. In particular…” Read more

André Maeder
André Maeder
Group Managing Director | KaDeWe
“Most definitely technology – it is unbelievable how fast this part of our business is developing. For example…” Read more

Chanel Costabir
Chanel Costabir
Founder and CEO |
The Lingerie Boutique
“The notion of having a ‘real’ source of information for the products we desire and the effect it will have on brands. Previously, it was…” Read more


These are just a few of the new, innovative retail leaders speaking at the Congress alongside the likes of retail greats and disruptors including Bloomingdale’s, E. Leclerc, Shoes of Prey, This is Story, and Hunkemoller

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As the largest international event for C-level retailers, World Retail Congress is your optimum opportunity to network and learn from the most influential names and brands in the industry.


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I look forward to seeing you at the World Retail Congress in Paris

Kind regards,

Annie Smith
Content Director
World Retail Congress

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World Retail Congress
29 Sep – 01 Oct 2014
cnit, La Défense, Paris

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