The Retail Industry's Finest Delegation Prepare for the Eighth GDS International Next Generation Retail EU Summit in Ireland

Jun 17, 2013, 04:45 ET from GDS International

KILKENNY, Ireland, June 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

GDS International's NG Retail EU summit is making a return for the eighth time on the 23rd - 25th September. The summit guarantees a delegation of the European retail industry's most well respected executives in the beautiful surroundings of the Lyrath Estate, Kilkenny.

The NG Retail EU summit in September will provide the top executives attending the 2.5-day summit with a variety of business meetings in a cutting edge programme. Delegates will have the chance to attend interactive workshop sessions, lively working lunches, and keynote speeches from industry experts.

With the notion of setting the standard for future events in the region, the summit schedule incorporates some of the most important retail industry topics:

  • Adapting retail technology to the world of mobility
  • Developing a long term Omni-Channel Strategy
  • E-Commerce Building an Online Store for the Future
  • Re-defining the In-store Experience
  • Social Commerce - Exploiting the Fundamental Shift in Consumer Behaviour
  • Big Data - Next Level Business Intelligence

As well as the revised peer-led discussions, the delegates will have the opportunity to use the meeting space to organise one-on-one meetings with other summit attendees.

Jody Goodall, Head of Solution Architect, Morrisons attended a previous event and said: "There is a real opportunity to get real insight and build real relationships with industry peers. The level of interaction with the other attendees and the vendors in the small intimate setting of what seemed to be the top-tier handpicked attendees has been really refreshing."

Invitations to the event are based on the investments these executives are currently making in the market. Many of these executives have worked closely with us on previous events.

Amongst the high level of retail executives attending September's NGR EU summit are: JJ Van Oosten, Group CIO, Travis Perkins Group; Francois Loviton, eCommerce, Digital and CRM Director, Celio; Ilse Roeffen, Director Operations Development & Retail Processes, Daniel Swarovksi Corporation AG; Trevor Ashworth, Head of Logistics, Waitrose; Liselotte Andersson, CIO, Coop (KF) Sweden.

Max Ford, Director NG Retail, GDS International, said: "Preparations for the eighth NG Retail Europe summit are progressing well, I am anticipating a very informative 2.5 days of discussions that will address the pressing issues and challenges within Europe's retail industry. This year's summit will see the coming together of the highest level retail executives that we have ever seen along with a diverse range of solution providers that are seen to be leaders in their field. Both the solution providers & retailers are greatly looking forward to sharing thought leadership & benchmarking with each other to formulate long lasting business relationships."

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