Program of Retail Summit 2018

Feb 5 – 7, 2018 Clarion Congress Hotel Prague
MONDAY 5th Feb 2018

Eve of the Event

1700 – 2100

Get – together: Space for networking of participants


CEO Dinner in Benada Restaurant (on invitation only)

TUESDAY 6th Feb 2018

First day of RETAIL SUMMIT

0800 – 0900

Registration of participants

0900 – 1100


Moderator: Marta Nováková, President, Czech Confederation of Commerce and Tourism
People have always been, are and will be the basis for retail business – in front of the counter or behind it, or whether the "counter" looks in any way. The man is also at the same time the main source of (un) balance. Retail Summit is therefore logically opened by speeches on character of human being, what he/she wants and desires and where our entire society is heading. We will focus on trends in demand, searching for a balance between the need to get customized offer and at the same time protect personal data, and we will show how technology can enable better understanding of customers.
Human Being in a Liquid Time
Radkin Honzák, Psychiatrist, Psychotherapist & Writer
25 Years of Independent Czech Republic – The Development of Society and Media
Jindřich Šídlo, Commentator, Seznam Zprávy
Consumer is Dead, Long Live the Human Being!
Jan Binar, President, Association of Communications Agencies
Connecting the Holy Grail of Retail with Mobile First Technology
Lubomír Galatík, HPE Aruba Business Unit Manager CZ&SK, Hewlett Packard Enterprise Pavel Vrtiška, Chief Data Officer, RETAILTrek/ ePurse Group

Miroslav Lukeš, generální ředitel pro Českou republiku, Rakousko a Slovensko, Mastercard Europe
Award Mastercard Retailer of the year 2017 in the category Customer Experience
Miroslav Lukeš, Managing Director CR and SR, Mastercard

Presentations of three finallists:

  • Datart (Jan Samko, Marketing Director, Datart)
  • Spokojený (Tomáš Haškovec, Marketing Director,
  • MÚÚÚ (Radim Pátek, General Director, Maso Uzeniny Písek)
At the end, the Summit participants will vote about the winner of the categoryImage conclusion

1100 – 1130

Coffee / tea break

1130 – 1330


Moderator: Martin Veselovský, DVtv
In addition to the key player (consumer), market balance is created also by other actors - retailers, manufacturers, but also by bankers, politicians and representatives of the government and public administration. Their top representatives will present their view of the balance in retail business. Besides 5 essential presentations - 2 retailers (food and non-food), the manufacturer, the banker and the consultant, this block will also bring a discussion mini panel focused on "our production and retail in international comparison".
Balanced Approach of DIY-Market Pioneer
Albrecht Hornbach, Chairman of the Board, HORNBACH Management AG
Market Balance: The Retailer's Point of View
Espen B. Larsen, CEO, Penny Market

Discussion panel:
Production and retail in international comparison
Dynamics of categories, private labels vs. brands, the share of sales in discounts, the role of organic and local brands


  • Karel Týra, Managing Director, Nielsen CR & SR
  • Lukáš Němčík, Head of Marketing and Business Development, COOP Group
  • Pavel Mikoška, Quality Director, Ahold Central Europe and Vicepresident SOCR ČR
  • Martin Minář, Sales Director, Kofola
  • Pavel Šrámek, Owner, Farm Milknatur

The Role of the Bank in a New Market
Marek Ditz, Member of the Board, ČSOB
Market Balance: Point of View of the Manufacturer
Grant Liversage, General Director, Plzeňský Prazdroj
Product Slaughter and Its Effects on Product Range and Pricing
Tomáš Formánek, Partner, Logio

1330 – 1430

Business lunch

1430 – 1600


Moderator: Dana Zadražilová, Head of the Chair of Retail Business and Commercial Communication, University of Economics in Prague
Success in retail today requires the ability to do consistently business across all channels, traditional and digital, whereby the geographic boundaries are no longer the limit. What is the access of the best retailers, representing the different types of companies (independent entrepreneurs, international chains or e-Commerce players)? What are new technologies bringing and how will they affect the successful business in future?
The Vision of a Successful Local Retailer
Petr Borkovec, CEO, Sklizeno
e-Commerce Really Without Borders
Jan Vraný, Commercial Director, Notino
Traditional Retailer in an Interconnected World
David Vejtruba, Marketing Director, Solvent ČR
Successful Future Retail Store
Pavel Jiruše, Retail Solution Specialist, Microsoft Martin Rys, Competency Leader, ADASTRA

1600 – 1630

Coffee / tea break

1800 – 1900

Visit of Next Generation Store and other important expositions

1900 – 2300

Gala evening

Lucie Výborná

Evening program is guided by

Lucie Výborná, moderator of the Czech Radio
WEDNESDAY 7th Feb 2018

Second day of RETAIL SUMMIT

0800 – 0900

Registration of participants

1100 – 1130

Coffee / tea break

1330 – 1500

Business lunch

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Barbora Krásná
Program guarrantor:
Barbora Krásná

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