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The retail world is transforming. Businesses that embrace progressive values, champion change, promote diversity and technology will shape and define the modern world.

The global retail community needs a platform that facilitates discussion around the sector’s most controversial, seminal topics in an honest and authentic manner. 'Progressive Retail', our quarterly digital event has specifically been designed to address this. It brings together 3 distinctive days of content from creative minds to inspire, provoke and ignite your passion for retail, going beyond business and social norms to disrupt the status quo and set future trends.    

Day 1 – Female Leaders Spotlight

Bought to you exclusively by women who lead their teams through adversity, inspire change and create modern and successful retail businesses. This day was about more than breaking the glass ceiling. Together they examined pivotal business challenges including social commerce, the future role of the store and sustainability standards.

Day 2 – Technology's Deep Impact

Experts in artificial intelligence, augmented reality & digital transformation explored the role that these disruptive forces play in driving progress, inspiring society and transforming modern retail.

Day 3 – Black Excellence Showcase

The final day saw black-owned brands take centre stage. Disruptive entrepreneurs shone a light on inspiring success stories in what is a burgeoning, increasingly vibrant space and at the same time, explored how best to bridge the gap between mainstream retail and an under-served segment of the market.

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Past editions of the Online Summit

The inaugural online summit in March 2021 focused on ‘Retail’s New and Resilient Future’ and featured 91 global speakers from retail, hospitality, and F&B who are driving innovation and building customer-centric experiences to win in the new landscape. 

Some of the most inspiring, trailblazing and diverse brands operating today, including Manolo Blahnik, Mercedes-Benz Italia, AWWG, AEON Retail, Burger King, YOOX NET-A-PORTER GROUP Fashion Division, Mulberry, New Balance took to the virtual stage.



“What an insightful and inspirational two days it has been!

I am leaving with some very practical and relevant information. Thank you!

And thank you for taking the risk of carrying it out online this year! For those who find it hard to travel and attend Summits like these (due to work and family obligations), its amazing to have the opportunity to attend one online.

Additionally the speakers somehow felt so close/reachable. The experience is very different watching such prominent figures on stage in comparison to seeing them on your computer screen, talking from their homes or offices, almost as if as you were having a one-to-one facetime meeting with them. And the fact that there was time for Q&A (in some cases) was amazing – it would take much more courage to ask something in a physical summit, surrounded by a large crowd, as compared to doing it behind a screen.

Congratulations! Great work! Without a doubt, a very recommendable Online Summit.”
Attendee from BESTSELLER