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 28 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.
To deliver a regular supply of informative and inspirational presentations by leading domestic and foreign entrepreneurs, managers and experts.
To promote intensive exchange of views and experience and mutual communication of retail market players – retailers and manufacturers, domestic and international companies, both brick and mortar and on-line retailers.
To create the ideal conditions for a variety of official and informal meetings aimed at extension of the existing cooperation or making new deals
"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).
Feedback from participants
„It was an event full of very pleasant encounters.“Helena Horská, Chief Economist, Raiffeisenbank
„I think it was a real success. There were many people and our topic was heard and seen.“Pavla Cihlářová, CEO, GS1 Czech Republic
„In general, I was excited about the possibility to meet and discuss face to face – probably the same as the most of the participants.“Miroslav Krupa, CEO, U&SLUNO
„I have a very good impression from the event. It was amazing that it could be organized in person. I think that we all needed it already.“Petr Hulec, CEO, Bushman
„I am very happy for our participation at Retail Summit, I liked new venue, I find it worthy and compact.“Tomáš Vala, CEO, Siko
„I am convinced Retail Summit has been, is and will be a catalyst of positive changes and not in retail only.“Alena Střížová, HR and Regional Lead, dm drogerie markt
„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, Chairman of the Board, Hornbach
„This event of the year is getting better and more attractive for participants, year by year.“Jiří Nehasil, MAKRO Cash & Carry ČR
„I really like to work with you and appreciate the professionalism of your team.“Martin Veselovský, Moderator, DVTV
„Happy 25th anniversary to Retail Summit and thanks for connecting CEE professionals!“Ľubomír Tuchscher, Slovak Brand Association
„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
„All of the crew did an incredible job. It was an honor to be a part of it all.“Sudan Martin Jackson, REWE Digital
„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
„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
„„Energy and form of presentations impressed me and went beyond my expectations. Keep on going!“Tomáš Mráz, Sales Director, Plzeňský Prazdroj
„It was amazing to see so much energy and a lot of great ideas together. I can see that you really like to do what you do.“Anežka Kováliková, METRO Cash & Carry SR
„Overall, Retail Summit was a very pleasant surprise for us and after a long time we were not leaving this kind of event with a feeling of wasted time and money. I really appreciate the approach of the organizers and I like that all the our expectations were met and everything worked.“Petr Kavánek, ExTech
„„The fact that Retail Summit happened with fantastic energy and there were people in great mood, I heard around in corridors and could feel it everywhere.“Jannis Samaras, CEO, Kofola
The preparation of Retail Summit is in hands of 2 entities: Czech Confederation of Commerce and Tourism and the company Blue Events, which provides its secretariat and is responsible for financing and organisation of the event.
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.
25 years of Retail Summit: Participants´ number, most important speakers and remarkable milestones of modern trade development.