We believe it makes sense: The value of personal contact is significantly growing in the digital age!
We enjoy it: It is a pleasure to create a unique Retail Summit atmosphere, where the key B2C market players gain new energy, build and consolidate relationships, take inspiration, or simply improve their mood.
We know how to do it: We have prepared 23 years of Retail Summit that is still growing – by quantity and quality. Last years´ event was attended always by more than thousand retailers and their suppliers. We are one of the three largest retail meetings in Europe.
"This event is intended for all who have the ambition to grow big!" That is how in 1994, during the debate on the concept of the Summit, Prof. Jiří Jindra responded to a question if the Summit is intended for large or small businesses.
Even after many years such Retail Summit targeting does not lose its sense – it is designed for all participants in retail market, who have the ambition to succeed, develop their business, improve themselves, their company and the market environment. Regardless of the size, form of company ownership, or the environment they operate (brick and mortar of digital world).
"I think in these times with so many changes in retail industry it is very important conference to get all retailers together at one point and exchange their views of the future and address the challenge of digital transformation. I think it is very valuable to create this space and opportunity for it."Albrecht Hornbach, the Chairman of the Board, Hornbach
"Being at work you can have 2 possible modes– either you are in-business or on-business. In-business status allows you to solve the daily agenda, while on-business means you can stop and ponder over the things around. And participation in such big Retail Conference allows you to be on-business. Think about something important and move business forward."David Vejtruba, Marketing Director, p.k. Solvent
"I really like to work with you and appreciate the professionalism of your team."Martin Veselovský, Moderator, DVTV
"The Conference was very well organized. Interpretation was great, I could follow the program without any problem. Also, the organizational team did a great job, they were all friendly and helpful. In summary: a great experience in beautiful Prague."Sergey Chaplin, Retail and Channel Manager Europe and Central Asia, Tetra Pak
It is an opportunity to hear the recipes, how to do it. Some things are discussed in the conference hall, some others in the corridors. It's definitely unique in its scope. Everyone has a good chance to take something from it."Luděk Niedermayer, MP, Eurpean parliament
"I was surprised by greatness of the event: a number of speakers, stands, workshops… At such a big event anything can happen but there was no problem. Everything was so well organised and prepared. Hats off!"Kateřina Čermáková, Marketing Manager, AXA Partners CEE
"Absolutely excellent event, full of information, outstanding people and endless inspiration. Each year I am looking forward to it since Christmas."Daniel Košťál, Editor-in Chief, retailmagazin.sk
"Retail Summit has two big advantages. First, it deals with the most topical questions and further development of the Czech market. And secondly, it is very representative forum of retailers, suppliers, Government representatives and other experts, which enables an exchange of views and experience on highly professional level, giving each attendee a chance to participate actively in the discussion."Jan Levora, Executive Director, Czech Association of Brand Manufacturers
"I was always happy enough, when during the whole Retail Summit I got one good idea, I was able to develop further. And that's all you need. Nowhere else but in the environment full of experienced people like here, you can get such ideas."Zdeněk Jahoda, CEO, EMCO
"We take part in the Retail Summit every year and it is still better and better, I must say. Actually this year was one of the best Retail Summits ever. It is a unique place to meet people from retail, technologies, supply chain, manufacturers … and exchanging their opinions is the best about it."Stanislav Zrcek, Managing Director, Diebold Nixdorf
"You did a great job as usually. It is admirable what a tradition you have created and I think the most people save the date already regularly long in advance and look forward to it. Congratulations!"Milan Žák, CEO, RE/MAX
"It is a great opportunity at such an event to connect with other retailers but also with suppliers and exchange information. I take with me a lot of impulses to my company."Espen B. Larsen, CEO, Penny Market CR
"The number of visitors to Retail Summit rises every year. It is a proof that experienced people are more and more interestd to learn something, share their ideas and exchange experience."Petr Sláma, Business Development, Kofola
The preparation of Retail Summit is in hands of 3 entities: Czech Confederation of Commerce and Tourism, University of Economics in Prague and the company Blue Events, which provides its secretariat and is responsible for financing and organisation of the event.Our values and principles
A most welcome part of the Retail Summit is the accompanying programme, in particular a Gala evening, with the Mastercard Retailer of the Year Awards. The year 2017 has been enhanced with the category of new customer experience.Retailer of the Year