The InternetRetailing Summit series is set to return to Berlin in 2017 for a unique B2B event
Following the success of the inaugural InternetRetailing Summit, held in Berlin this year, the event is set to return to the city in January for an exclusive audience of B2B organisations.
The invitation-only event is produced by InternetRetailing Events and will be held on January 25. Attended by senior executives from the B2B sphere, it brings together leaders, thinkers and doers in the sector from across Europe to discuss and debate the opportunities and challenges facing businesses as they prepare for a digital future. It is held under the Chatham House Rule to enable frank sharing of opinions and learnings from leaders in the sector in a dynamic and informative conversation.
The event is run in conjunction with InternetRetailing’s IREU Top500 research and its unique format differs from the traditional conference. Instead, it encourages the peer-to-peer exchange of knowledge and practical experience to benefit businesses.
The InternetRetailing B2B Summit has come out of the success of the InternetRetailing Summit 2016 which attracted leading retailers from across the multichannel world. Those taking part hailed from businesses as diverse as Argos , Zalando , Alibaba , Adidas Group, eBay and Boots . Over the course of two days they exchanged ideas for the future of European retail, while the event established itself as a key forum for discussions around the future of the industry.
ABOUT THE B2B SUMMIT
The day will be chaired by Ian Jindal, the widely respected founder and editor-in-chief of InternetRetailing. He will lead a range of sessions designed to vary the pace and interaction of the one-day event.
Speakers already confirmed for the event come from B2B organisations as varied as Medi, Ralph Lauren, Siemens Building Technologies, Office Depot and Paier Liebl. Jonathan Newman, International CIO and VP Ecommerce and Marketing Operations at Office Depot will be part of a leadership panel on the pain points of sales model reinvention and digital transformation, while Marcus Birkel, Head of IT at Media GmbH and Co will host a roundtable on digital transformation in the B2B environment.
In these fast-paced sessions the chair, Ian Jindal, will fire questions at panelists to dive deep into the issue and expose differing views. Be ready to contribute, as the panel will also engage the audience! The panels, featuring leading B2B speakers, will look in depth at areas from changing customer demand to the challenges of digital transformation.
PERFORMANCE DIMENSION DISCUSSIONS:
These sessions will spotlight on specific key B2B challenges thrown over to the delegates to debate openly with their peers. This is a unique setting for delegates to share real issues they face, discover how their peers find solutions and benefit from wider
feedback in the audience discussion and debate. These focus on areas where key B2B challenges intersect the InternetRetailing IREU Top500 Performance Dimensions of strategy & innovation, merchandising, operations and logistics, mobile & multichannel, the customer, and brand engagement.
Designed for open and intimate discussions with a specific focus on one of the chosen topics, the Roundtable groups will encompass 10 senior level directors led by a moderator to encourage open and frank discussions on the subject matter, which ranges from digital transformation, and what B2B organisations can learn from the B2C experience, through to strategies in areas as varied as order management and transparency.
NEXT GENERATION TECHNOLOGY SOLUTION WORKSHOPS:
These short sessions will be held in breakout rooms and led by providers of solutions in areas from personalisation to commerce platforms, and beyond.
Contact Lee Price (Lee.Price@internetretailingevents.com)
if you’re interested in applying to attend.