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Executives From Alibaba, Amazon, Casper, Dixons Carphone, Dollar Shave Club, eBay, Harrods, Hudson’s Bay Company, IKEA, Li & Fung, OUTFITTERY, Pinterest And Westfield Join 225+ Speakers At Shoptalk Europe

Shoptalk Europe, 2017’s most anticipated European event for retail and ecommerce innovation, today announced that more than 2,200 executives from established retailers and brands, startup direct-to-consumer disruptors, large and early stage tech companies, investors, media and analysts are confirmed to attend Shoptalk Europe. On track to sell out, attendees are joining from more than 50 countries throughout Europe and the world, and include over 350 CEOs. More than 200 companies will exhibit at Shoptalk Europe.

Shoptalk Europe is Europe’s largest conference for retail and ecommerce, and will be held in less than two weeks on 8-11 October, at the Bella Center in Copenhagen.

Shoptalk Europe’s groundbreaking agenda covers the evolution of how consumers discover, shop and buy in an age of global digital transformation, and includes Europe’s best speaker lineup with more than 225 speakers representing a broad cross-section of countries and companies. The agenda incorporates the important new technologies, trends and business models that are disrupting retail and ecommerce across 15 insightful tracks and 100 highly curated sessions. The final Shoptalk Europe agenda can be viewed at

More than 70 percent of Shoptalk Europe’s speakers are C-Level executives and more than 90 percent are VP-level and above. Startups speaking on the agenda have collectively raised more than $5.2 billion in venture capital funding to disrupt traditional retail and ecommerce.

Shoptalk Europe speakers include top industry executives such as:

Alibaba Group General Manager Europe, Terry von Bibra

Amazon Director, Amazon Prime Now, Mariangela Marseglia

Amazon Pay VP, Patrick Gauthier

Away Co-Founder & Creative Director, Jen Rubio

Balderton Capital Partner, Daniel Waterhouse

Bloomon Founder & Managing Director, Patrick Hurenkamp

Blue Yonder Founder & Chief Scientific Officer, Prof. Dr. Michael Feindt

Supervista AG/ Co-Founder & Member of the Board, Daniel Thung

Bugaboo International CCO, Mieke Veldhuis

Casper Co-Founder & CEO, Philip Krim

Conrad Electronics SE Chief Digital & Disruption Officer, Aleš Drábek

DIA Chief Corporate Officer, Amando Sánchez Falcón

Dixons Carphone Plc. Group CEO, Seb James

Dollar Shave Club Founder & CEO, Michael Dubin

Dr. Martens Global VP, Digital & eCommerce, Kyle Duford

Dreams Ltd CEO, Mike Logue

Eataly Germany Managing Director, Fabian Rieden

eBay Chief Product Officer, RJ Pittman

Eve Sleep Founder & CEO, Jas Bagniewski

Facebook Director – Retail, E-commerce and FinTech, Martin Harbech

Farfetch Chief Strategy Officer, Stephanie Phair

Felix Capital Founder & Managing Partner, Frederic Court

Google Managing Director, Google UK, Ronan Harris

Harrods Managing Director, Michael Ward

Hawkers Founder, David Moreno

Home24 Founder & Co-CEO, Dr. Philipp Kreibohm

House of Fraser CIO, Julian Burnett

Hudson’s Bay Company CEO, Jerry Storch

IKEA Switzerland CEO, Simona Scarpaleggia

InPost CEO & President of the Board, Rafal Brzoska

John Lewis Head of IT Innovation Team, John Vary

La Redoute CEO La Redoute International, Michael Truluck

Levi Strauss & Co VP eCommerce Europe, Claudia Roggenkamp

Li & Fung Group CEO, Spencer Fung

LoveCrafts Founder, Edward Griffith

Lyst Co-Founder & CEO, Chris Morton


MediaMarktSaturn Chief Digital Officer, Martin Wild

METRO Accelerator Powered by Techstars Director, Global Innovation Community, Andreas Wuerfel

Mister Spex Founder & Managing Director, Dirk Graber

Naspers B2C Ecommerce Chief Operating Officer, Cristina Berta Jones

Northzone Partner, Jessica Schultz

OBI Digital Managing Director, Matthias Bauer

OUTFITTERY Founder & Managing Director, Julia Bösch CEO, Danny Perekalsky

Partech Ventures General Partner, Bruno Crémel

Picnic Founder, Joris Beckers

Pinterest President, Tim Kendall

Project A Founding Partner, Dr. Florian Heinemann

River Island CIO, Doug Gardner

Sentient Technologies Co-Founder and Chairman, Antoine Blondeau

Stuart CEO, Damien Bon

TCV General Partner, John Doran

Tesco Managing Director – Online, Adrian Letts Founder & CEO, Demet Mutlu

TrueStart CEO, Baz Saidieh

TUMI Chief Digital Officer, Charlie Cole

Vestiaire Collective Co-Founder & CEO, Sébastien Fabre

Westfield Co-CEO, Steven Lowy

Zalando Head of Engineering, Volker Pilz

A full list of Shoptalk Europe speakers is available at

Shoptalk Europe will also include formal networking programs–including the ‘Hosted Retailers & Brands Program’ and ‘Retailers & Brands Networking Dinners’–which will collectively facilitate upwards of 3,000 curated onsite meetings.

A wide range of organizations from around the world have partnered to support Shoptalk Europe, including: the U.S. trade group, Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA); METRO Accelerator for retail powered by Techstars (the accelerator program of the German wholesaler and food specialist METRO); French retail accelerator, Lafayette Plug and Play; Danish ecommerce association, FDIH; Dutch ecommerce association,; Italian ecommerce association, Netcomm; and pan-European lobbying body Ecommerce Europe.

“We have created an exceptional and unique forum for the European retail and ecommerce ecosystem to interact in a meaningful way,” said Anil D. Aggarwal, founder and chief executive officer of Shoptalk, parent of Shoptalk Europe. “An unparalleled group of senior-level executives from a wide range of industry verticals, stages and sectors are confirmed to attend, and we’re confident that the content, dialogue and networking will help shape the future of retail and ecommerce.”

The success of Shoptalk Europe–and the enormous interest it has generated from around the globe–has demonstrated a need for one event that moves the dialogue beyond a single country, region or ecosystem. Shoptalk Europe and Shoptalk’s U.S. event will therefore be combined to create the world’s first truly global event for retail and ecommerce innovation, which will be held on 18-21 March 2018 at the Venetian in Las Vegas. The combined event will facilitate a comprehensive global conversation and bring together a diverse and currently fragmented worldwide community of innovators, featuring the leading technologies, trends and business models from all major global hubs.

“In 2017, we focused on developing the blueprints for the future of retail and ecommerce for the U.S. and Europe. We’re now in the enviable and unique position to create a single global conversation and community. We are excited to bring these initiatives together in 2018 and provide the worldwide retail and ecommerce ecosystem with the unprecedented opportunity to gain a global understanding of retail and ecommerce innovation as well as to join an entirely new global community of innovators,” said Aggarwal.

Those wishing to register for Shoptalk Europe, can do so at The details of the global Shoptalk event in March 2018–including registration–are available at:

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