Retail Summit Netherlands, 2022 | W Hotel, Amsterdam

CONNECTING LEADING INVESTORS IN RETAIL | Part of the global Retail Summit Roadshow 2022

The team behind Retail Summit are proud to introduce the inaugural Retail Summit Netherlands – one of the stops on global Retail Summit Roadshow 2022. In addition to hosting the Summit in Netherlands this April, in the next 8 months we will be taking the show around the globe to countries including UK, Sweden, Denmark, France, Germany, Brazil, the US, Australia, India, Korea and Japan.

This Roadshow will educate by bringing international case studies and insights and best global practices to the local market. It is a unique platform to learn, network and emerge yourself in the world of retail. This exclusive, invitation only event will bring dynamic Dutch SME’s together to hear from international innovators, disruptors and leading brands in the retail space. Learn best practice for dealing with the pressures of the global pandemic, returns and growth projections, key challenges and practical takeaways on the most successful business solutions for modern retailers.


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Unparalleled networking experience

This exclusive, invitation-only event is created to help you maximise your time by engaging with hand-picked retailers and senior executives from leading Dutch and international retailers.  The event offers both structured and informal networking allowing attendees to share perspectives with likeminded professionals.

Take part in unparalleled opportunities to forge meaningful business partnerships and network with brand owners and C-level retailers ranging from SMEs to large-scale businesses.

Local and international retailers in one place

The industry's annual gathering brings together 100+ of the most senior and influential people within retail to network face-to-face and discuss what the future holds for the industry.

Featuring data-rich presentations, lively panel discussions and interactive interviews, speakers and attendees take a deep dive into the array of strategies, learn how retailers are approaching the new opportunity set and overcome challenges, and much more!

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Expert-led discussions and cutting-edge presentations

Hear from expert speakers with deep expertise in Dutch and international markets in areas such as digitalisation and technology, sustainability, Gen Z, innovation, multichannel retailing and more.



  1. Registration and networking coffee
    60 mins
  1. 25 mins
    Our entire society is built on a binary construct. Yet, Gen Z rejects these binary limits. No longer do they identify as this or that, rather they identify as this AND that. When Gen Z represents more ...
  1. 25 mins
    Bricks and mortar retail has always been central to the social and cultural fabric in the Middle East. But the demands of a new, digitally savvy generation of shoppers have resulted in retailers inves ...
  1. Networking Coffee Break
    30 mins
  1. 40 mins
    Examining a shift in customer preferences and expectations during the global pandemic in relation to product choices. How should retailers combine operational excellence with social and environmental ...
  1. 30 mins
    With retail becoming an increasingly data rich environment, the importance of deriving actionable insights and taking appropriate actions from said data simply cannot be overstated. That said, this be ...
  1. Networking lunch break
    60 mins
  1. 40 mins
    The pandemic created a huge opportunity for retailers to reset, strip the silos out of their organisation and focus on what’s important: placing the customer at the heart of the business.  This requir ...
  1. 25 mins
    Today, customers crave experiences & surprises. So traditional discount and points-based loyalty programs are obsolete. How do retailers use the masses of customer data at their disposal to build deep ...
  1. Networking coffee break
    30 mins
  1. 25 mins
    By finding a novel way to fuse AI, user insights, user generated content (UGC) & in app purchasing capability, social commerce platforms connect brands & consumers with an immediacy & authenticity tha ...
  1. 40 mins
    Delivering a highly personalised experience has been frequently highlighted as a pillar for success in a digitally led retail landscape. We take a deep dive with a panel of industry professionals to e ...
  1. 25 mins
    2020 & 2021 saw digital penetration skyrocket, in what may prove to be a defining moment for online shopping. This year, a range of innovations and new technologies have emerged that can provide retai ...

In partnership with

Dubai Commerce City


Dubai CommerCity is the first and leading free zone dedicated exclusively to e-commerce in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. With an area covering 2.1 million square feet and an investment of around $1 billion, it is uniquely designed for the best and upcoming e-commerce players.

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