Under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai and in partnership with Dubai Chamber International, the Retail Summit, the annual event for leaders providing unprecedented access to hear from and network with global retail giants on the future and movement of the retail industry, announced its speaker lineup and agenda for 2023.
The two-day summit provides a great opportunity to meet with the industry and is being hosted at Atlantis, The Palm and the soon-to-open Atlantis, The Royal, on March 14 and 15.
Over the two days, top renowned local and international retailers will disperse into a two-stream agenda to focus on the issues within the global retailer’s boardrooms. The visionary retail speakers will include renowned designer and retailer Tommy Hilfiger; Kristina Blahnik, CEO of Manolo Blahnik; Michael Ward, CEO of Harrods; Tom Athron, CEO of Fortnum & MasonJo Malone, Founder of Jo Loves, and Seth Ellison, EVP & Chief Commercial Officer of Levi Strauss & Co., plus a lot more.
The third edition of the event will see the retail trailblazers take to the stage to share their pioneering stories, along with innovative concepts and insight and through engaging panel discussions.
The industry speakers will focus on three agenda pillars for the event:
- new technologies
- and customer engagement.
Session topics include keynote presentations on:
- “Company Culture” led by Rodney Lam, CEO of Daily Paper,
- “Customer Centricity” led by Michael Kliger, CEO of Mytheresa,
- and “Cultivating Communities” led by Katrine Lee Larson, CEO of Copenhagen Cartel,
Panel discussions will open up the floor to conversations on:
- “Sustainability” led by Livia Lee, CEO of lala Berlin, Victoria Prew, Founder & CEO of HURR and Jody Plows, CEO of Nobody’s Child,
- “Customer Centricity” led by Marcella Wartenbergh, CEO of AWWG,
- “Brand Positioning” by Chris Davies, CMO of New Balance and David Fischer, CEO of Highsnobiety.
Not to be missed is the “Women in Retail” reception, offering an ideal setting to hear from a panel of inspirational female leaders in the industry.
Tommy Hilfiger will be honoured as The Retail Summit 2023 Inductee at an invite-only dinner following the main event. This will bring together the global retail elite to celebrate his outstanding contribution to fashion and retail space.
The exclusive dinner will bring together 70 of the retail industry’s most transformative and influential leaders, who together continue to positively impact the industry.
The 2023 event looks to welcome over 850 senior retail professionals, 80+ global industry speakers, and 78% C-level speakers, dedicated to coming together to connect, learn, and debate. Summit attendees will have the opportunity to participate in various experiences, including tailored session formats, a networking beach party, and straight-to-the-issue discussions. Private meeting pods designed explicitly to foster creativity and provide an environment for building business connections will also be available to all event-goers, bookable on a bespoke networking app.
Registration for the Retail Summit is now available on the website.
- Retailer: Early bird £745 available until January 27th and £995 after.
- Non-Retailer: £2995
Ticket prices include full access to two days of content, all advertised sessions, networking sessions and networking receptions.