Program of Retail Summit 2022

April 4–6, 2022 Prague Congress Centre

We are currently working on program of Retail Summit 2022: MEANINGFUL FUTURE: Humanity | Sustainability | Efficiency. If you want to take part in it, get in touch.

Balance title

Technologies enabled us to accelerate retail and make it more efficient. However, the human aspect should not disappear from it. In contrast to a human being, technologies do not have any opinion. What role does a human have in the era of big data and artificial intelligence? We have a „superpower“ to imagine the world that does not exist yet but we do not use it much.

Computers make conclusions from the past. Unlike them, we can put ideas into new frames and look at them from different perspective. Classical retail has one unexpected advantage: it knows that it must change and provide what online cannot – experience and social interaction. Therefore, new perspectives and solutions do open. Some of them will be shown at Retail Summit 2022.

“We can imagine the future of business and make it happen as we work together in this world of new retail,“ Viktor Mayer-Schönberger, keynote speaker of Retail Summit 2022 claims. This Oxford professor published 13 books. In his most recent bestseller „Framers“, he deals with the topic of how can people improve their decision making in the era of algorithms.

Let´s search for balance between humanity, sustainability and efficiency at Retail Summit 2022.

In 2021 there were almost a thousand attendees and fifty commercial partners. Use the opportunity and get involved!

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Program of Retail Summit 2021

September 21 – 23, 2021 Prague Congress Centre
TUESDAY 21st September 2021

Eve of the Event

1400 – 1700

Quant - Retail Management Workshop

Do you still deal separately with planograms, management of price tags, automatic orders, category management or communication with stores? Today, you can combine all retail management into a functional ecosystem and gain an attractive competitive advantage. Examples of successful Czech and Slovak retailers show how they can operate within one software system and what it brings.

  • Petr Kavánek, CEO, Quant Retail
  • Jérôme Poussin, Head of new commercial channels, Notino
  • Monika Holásková, Category and Business Development Manager, Orkla Foods Czech Republic and Slovakia
  • Linda Michaličková, merchandising specialist, LKQ
  • Jana Pleskačová, Category Manager, Iceland CR

More information about the workshop

1700 – 2100

Get – together: Space for networking


CEO Dinner (just for invited guests)

WEDNESDAY 22nd September 2021

First day of RETAIL SUMMIT

0800 – 0900

Registration of participants

0900 – 1100


Chair: Lucie Výborná, Moderator, Czech Radio Radiožurnál
Winners and losers of an unexpected revolution
Tomáš Prouza, President, SOCR ČR
Effects of the corona crisis on the economy and society
Helena Horská, Chief Economist, Raiffeissenbank
BC & AC: Parallels from history as inspiration to kick-start changes
Martin Tesař, Partner, Deloitte
Consumers: What changes in their behaviour and what remains
Karel Týra, CEO, Nielsen IQ
What drives and motivate the czech shopper?
Nicole Hanisch, Member of the Board, Rheingold Institute Köln Sebastian Knap, Regional Sales Director Eastern Europe, TCC Global
KEYNOTE SPEAKER: The future has already begun
Tomáš Čupr, Founder & Group CEO, Rohlik Group

1100 – 1130

Coffee / tea break

1130 – 1330


Chair: Lucie Výborná, Moderator, Czech Radio Radiožurnál
Kaufland in new reality
Klára Beňačková, CFO, Kaufland Czech Republic Martin Piterák, COO, Kaufland Czech Republic
How we started brewing a better future during the crisis
Pavlína Kalousová, Corporate Affairs and Communication Director, Plzeňský Prazdroj
How to survive a crisis through values
Petr Hulec, CEO, Bushman
Use of payment data in the marketing mix of retailers
Ondřej Knot, CEO, Dateio Martin Kobza, Head of Digital, Erste Group

Miroslav Lukeš, generální ředitel pro Českou republiku, Rakousko a Slovensko, Mastercard Europe
Introduction to the Retailer of the Year competition in the category: „Innovation of the Year – new retail reality“
Michal Čarný, Managing Director for Czech Republic and Slovakia, Mastercard

Presentation show of 3 projects nominated for this award

Participants will vote on the winner of the categoryImage conclusion

Presentation of the three finalists:

Innovative cooperation of competitors for better customer service
Martin Piterák, COO, Kaufland Czech Republic Tomáš Jeřábek, CEO, Košík
Innovation for rural trade: E-COOP and COOP Box
Lukáš Němčík, Head of Marketing and Business Development, COOP Group
Innovations of Rohlík in 2020
Olin Novák, CEO, Rohlí

1330 – 1430

Business lunch

1430 – 1615


Chair: Pavla Cihlářová, CEO, GS1 Czech Republic
Pandemic, Customers, Retailers – We need to move ahead in the changed world of retail
Katarína Navrátilová, CEO, Tesco Stores Czech Republic
Predictive & Promotional retail pricing
Xavier Gardies, Offer Management Director / Purchasing Director, Member of the Board, Metro Cash and Carry Slovakia Milan Havlíček, Retail Expert and Sales Director, Yieldigo
How to succeed through innovation (interview)
Ondřej Sochor, Managing Director, Swiss Aqua Technologies (Siko)
AI based people counting: solutions for the future, not just for the time of covid
Anne Wyder, Managing Director Retail, Xovis Michal Tomčík, Co Founder, Pygmalios
Leaders are born in difficult times
Milan Drozen and Jan Coufal, Founders, Czech Promotion and Bikero
Sconto: How to make Phoenix from Dinosaur?
Petr Rohan, Ecommerce Director, Sconto CR/SK Václav Macíček, Project Director, Shopsys

1615 – 1645

Coffee / tea break

1645 – 1830


Choose the program section that suits you the best (just one parallel section per person).
2000 – 2300

Gala evening

SPECIAL GUEST: XINDL X!Presentation of Awards Mastercard Retailer of the Year 2020 and O2 Digital Retailer 2020
Lucie Výborná

The evening program is guided by

Lucie Výborná, moderator of the Czech Radio