Shoptalk Europe announces agenda and new speakers

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The chief executives of, Westfield and North American retail giant Hudson’s Bay Company are among the 30 new speakers that have been added to line-up of Shoptalk Europe, taking place in Copenhagen later this year.

The news comes as event organisers also released the agenda, which features more than 130 confirmed speakers from across the retail sector, 70 of which are chief executives.

The speaker lineup includes large retailers and brands with more than $570 billion (£449.77 billion) in combined annual sales, disruptive startups that have collectively raised more than $2.5 billion (£1.97 billion) in funding, and prolific venture investors with more than $15 billion (£11.83 billion) in capital.

Shoptalk Europe will take place on October 9-1 1 and is on track to gather more than 2000 attendees.

The conference’s unprecedented agenda focuses on the evolution of how consumers discover, shop and buy in an age of digital transformation, and covers the trends, technologies and business models disrupting retail and ecommerce.

The agenda also aims to reset the industry conversation and includes a speaker speaker list of which 75 per cent are C-level and 70 are chief executives, and from more than 20 countries across Europe, North and South America, and Asia.

Speakers include:
● Alibaba Group ”‹General Manager Europe, Terry von Bibra
● Amazon”‹ Director, Amazon Prime Now, Mariangela Marseglia
● Away ”‹Co-Founder & Creative Director, Jen Rubio
● Blippar”‹ CEO & Co-Founder, Ambarish Mitra
● Bloomon”‹ Founder & Managing Director, Patrick Hurenkamp
● Casper”‹ Co-Founder & CEO, Philip Krim
● DIA”‹ Chief Corporate Officer, Amando Sánchez Falcón
● Dollar Shave Club”‹ Founder & CEO, Michael Dubin
● Eataly Germany”‹ Managing Director, Fabian Rieden
● Eve Sleep”‹ Founder & CEO, Jas Bagniewski
● Farfetch”‹ Chief Strategy Officer, Stephanie Phair
● Google”‹ VP Product Management, Shopping & Travel, Jonathan Alferness
● Harrods”‹ Managing Director, Michael Ward
● Hawkers”‹ Co-Founder & CEO, Alex Moreno
● HelloFresh”‹ Founder & CEO, Dominik Richter
● Home24 ”‹Founder & Co-CEO, Dr. Philipp Kreibohm
● Hudson’s Bay Company”‹ CEO, Jerry Storch
● IKEA Switzerland”‹ CEO, Simona Scarpaleggia
● John Lewis”‹ Head of IT Innovation Team, John Vary
● Kimberly-Clark”‹ Chief Information Officer, Suja Chandrasekaran
● Li & Fung”‹ Group CEO, Spencer Fung
● Lyst ”‹Co-Founder & CEO, Chris Morton
●”‹ CEO, Ulric Jerome
● MediaMarktSaturn Retail Group”‹ Chief Digital Officer, Martin Wild
● Naspers B2C Ecommerce”‹ Chief Operating Officer, Cristina Berta Jones
● ”‹CEO, Simon Belsham
● OBI Digital”‹ Managing Director, Matthias Bauer
● Outfittery”‹ Founder & Managing Director, Julia Bösch
● ”‹CEO, Danny Perekalsky
● Picnic”‹ Founder, Joris Beckers
● Pinterest ”‹President, Tim Kendall
● Pizza Hut”‹ Chief Customer Officer, Helen Vaid
● REWE Group”‹ Chief Digital Officer, Jean-Jacques van Oosten
● Sentient Technologies”‹ Co-Founder & Chairman, Antoine Blondeau
● Shop Direct”‹ Group Ecommerce Director, Jonathan Wall
● Tesco”‹ Managing Director – Online, Adrian Letts
● TUMI”‹ Chief Digital Officer, Charlie Cole
● Vestiaire Collective”‹ Co-Founder & CEO, Sébastien Fabre
● Westfield”‹ Co-CEO, Steven Lowy
● Zalando”‹ Head of Engineering, Volker Pilz

Shoptalk Europe was created by technology entrepreneur Anil Aggarwal, whose latest tech company was acquired by Google in 2012 and who previously founded Money20/20 Europe  as well as its US counterpart, Money20/20 — the largest fintech event globally.

“By changing the conversation and building a new community focused on innovation, Shoptalk Europe presents a unique, large-scale opportunity for the retail and ecommerce ecosystem to learn, collaborate and drive the future of commerce in Europe,”  Aggarwal said.

The Shoptalk Europe agenda and full list of speakers is available here:

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