Agenda

Tuesday 15 November, 2016

Afternoon

13:30 – 14:00

Registration and coffee

14:00 – 14:10

Welcome and Introduction

Frans Muller , Deputy Chief Executive Officer and Chief Integration Officer, Ahold Delhaize

14:10 – 14:30

Opportunities of the Digital Single Market: the EU Commission’s perspective

Keynote speech on the opportunities of the Digital Single Market and how the EU Commission envisages dealing with ever greater trends of digitalisation affecting the digital economy, retailers and society.

Irmfried Schwimann , Deputy Director General, EU Commission

14:30 – 14:50

Adapting to the digital future

Presentation on business adaptation to digital transformations, the new omni-channel reality and changing consumer behavior.

Tobias Kindler , Vice-President Multichannel Concepts, Media-Saturn

14:50 – 15:50

Effects of Digitalisation on Retail Companies

Panel discussion on the opportunities, the challenges and perception of digital developments and their impact on the retail sector.

Moderator: Cathy Smith , Founding partner of the Brussels communications company, Speak-Easy

Kaja Kallas , MEP, European Parliament
Per Strömberg , CEO, ICA Gruppen AB
Kenneth Bengtsson , Non-Executive President, EuroCommerce
Irmfried Schwimann , Deputy Director General, EU Commission
Frans Muller , Deputy Chief Executive Officer and Chief Integration Officer, Ahold Delhaize

15:50 – 16:00

Key learnings from an e-commerce angle

Werner Stengg , Head of Unit , DG Communication Networks, Content and Technology

16:00 – 16:05

Event closing

Susanne Czech , Director General, European Retail Round Table