Top speakers for third European Retail Summit

The third European TCG Retail Summit in Amsterdam (April 20-21) will see top management from Europe’s most influential retailers and manufacturers attend.

At the conference, held at Amsterdam’s Grand Hotel Krasnapolsky, industry leaders will discuss how to build a better ecosystem and how to improve the environment to support sales of electrical products and services, both in-store and online.

The theme of the 2016 conference is “Buy with one click: What’s the point of stores exactly?” The programme will focus on current best practices and how to build a sustainable multichannel strategy.

It will also look at data threats and cyber security, after the attack on Dixons Carphone Group last year revealed the potential threat and possible consequences of cyber-attacks.

Leading retailers will be invited to speak and present during the conference.

Speakers will include:

Sergio Klaus-Peter Voigt, chief procurement officer, Media-Saturn Holding;
Hans Carpels, president, Euronics International;
Mark Slater, managing director Ireland, Dixons Carphone Group;
Yossi Erdman, head of brand and social media,
Régis Schultz, chief executive officer, Darty Group;
Jaan-Ivar Semlitsch, chief executive officer, Elkjøp Nordic;
Steve Lewis, retail director,;
Jean Charretteur, global non-food commercial director, Metro Group.

All presentations will be followed by an interactive panel discussion composed of top executives from TCG retail and manufacturers, giving their views and insights.

Representatives from manufacturers will include:

Dan Arler, head of MDA, EMEA, Electrolux;
Cyril Buxtorf, executive vice-president EMEA, Groupe SEB;
Peter Gleissner, vice-president sales and marketing director Europe, Intel;
Roberto Larocca, global customer and channel management director, Vodafone;
Alessandro Stanzani, head of consumer imaging, Canon Europe;
Fabio de Longhi, chief executive, De´Longhi Group;
Rick Londema, senior vice-president, consumer sales Europe, Sony;
Turan Erdogan, chief executive, Vestel Group;
Conrad Smits, executive vice-president, Philips Consumer Lifestyle;
Nico Vernieuwe, chief operating officer Europe and Russia, TP Vision.