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 year's event was attended by a record number of 1 111 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).
„It was interesting to learn what the future is about! But I hope even in 20 years we will still eat food and not the applications!“Claudio La Carbonara, Managing Director, La Formaggeria Gran Moravia
„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
„A tribute to high quality organization of the Summit! You bring to participants the blue from the sky, but served on a very special tray. It was definitely a marvellous inspiration for me.Jana Slabá, General Manager, La Collezione
„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
„Each year I meet here lots of personal and business friends and we can confront the results we have achieved over the last year, and discuss what we can expect from the market. It is very good to hear contributions from many disciplines, views how to assess the current situation and how to work with it. This is very inspiring for our further development."Ladislav Denk, Commercial Director, Váhala
„I liked it here. When participants are able to listen to very compact presentations for hours and hours and after that time they are still sane, some of the even putting down some notes, it is probably a conference that has a sense and practical benefit. I participated in a discussion panel with successful concept creators, and it was very inspiring to be close, you could have almost reached out and touched their aura ... definitely one can learn something and use it at work. "Michal Heisig, Sales Director, Seznam.cz (do r. 2017)
„I'm surprised by the large participation, which is here. It is the opportunity to meet with a lot of important people, whether from the side of suppliers or retailers. "Kamil Werner, Managing Director, Maloobchodní síť BALA
„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
The Summit Logo evolves in the way our retail market evolves and grows. Look what path the logo has taken in more than 20 years.Story of Retail Summit Logo