67th International Retail Summit

7 - 8 September 2017

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Herbert Bolliger

Chief Executive Officer of the Federation of Migros Cooperatives (MGB) for the last twelve years. A graduate in business administration, he has held various positions in over 30 years at Migros, including head of Migros Aare, the largest Migros cooperative.
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Daniel Grieder

CEO, Tommy Hilfiger Global and PVH Europe. Daniel Grieder has over 30 years of international experience as managing director, founder, president and CEO. As part of the pan European launch of Tommy Hilfiger in 1997, Grieder introduced the brand in his native home of Switzerland and Austria. On July 1, 2014, Grieder became CEO, Tommy Hilfiger Global, in addition to his continued role as CEO, PVH Europe.
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Amber Case

Fellow at Harvard University’s Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society and a visiting researcher at MIT. Amber Case studies the interaction between humans and computers. She was named one of National Geographic’s Emerging Explorers and featured among Fast Company’s Most Influential Women in Technology.
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Chris Sanderson

Co-founder of trend consultancy The Future Laboratory. Chris is a SuperBoard member of The British Fashion Council’s Fashion Trust.
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Stéphane Garelli

Professor at both IMD Business School Lausanne and the University of Lausanne and a world authority on competitiveness. Formerly managing director of the WEF, he also heads the World Competitiveness Center and is chairman of the newspaper Le Temps.
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Tiziana Primori

CEO of Fico Eataly World, the first agri-food park for Italian food and wine. In May 2015, she was awarded the Women CEO Award “Le Tecnovisionarie”, destined to women whose work contributes in developing sustainable innovation in the community. Primori is also Director of Coop Alleanza 3.0 – the largest Italian consumer cooperative.
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Nick Brackenbury

Co-founder and CEO of NearSt. The London-based ecommerce start-up aims at making the local shopping experience easier than online shopping. Before founding NearSt Brackenbury worked for Ogilvy.
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Charlotte Kenny

Head of Fan Services at British football club Arsenal. Before joining Arsenal, Charlotte Kenny was Head of Customer Experience at Nationwide, the world's largest building society, and supervised customer relationship and branding for energy supplier EDF Energy for 14 years.
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Josie Cartridge

Customer Director of fashion brand River Island. Josie Cartridge began her career in fashion as a model and later worked as clothing marketing manager for Sainsbury's, developing and managing the launch of Sainsbury's first own label clothing brand - Tu. In 2010, Cartridge joined River Island as Marketing Director, and then promoted in January of 2016 to Customer Director.
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Willy Oergel

CEO of Stuttgart-based German department store retailer Breuninger. Oergel started his career in the hotel sector, where he had been a director with Steigenberger Hotel company before joining Breuninger in 1984.
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Patrick Schrems-Moreira

Global Director Retail Concepts / Innovation & Trend for sports brand Adidas. Before assuming this position in 2014, Schrems-Moreira worked as project manager and communications manager for Adidas. He began his career as a consultant for the business consultancy Weissmann & Cie.
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Farrah Hamid

Co-founder of Prettly, a London-based startup, which offers beauty treatments that are delivered to homes and offices. After working in the PR and marketing field for several years, Hamid received her MBA from London Business School in 2014 and became a co-founder in the business soon after.
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Christian Viatte

CEO of Mila, an online broker for local tech-experts. After his business information studies, Viatte worked for an internet startup and for Swisscom. In 2011 he became Head of Business Development & Innovation for the telecommunications provider and together with his team set up the company's innovation hub.
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Markus Kaser

Markus Kaser is Chairman of the Board of Directors of INTERSPAR Austria, a leading hypermarket operator in the country. Kaser has a degree in business administration and is responsible for the most successful large-scale Austrian trading company, with approximately 10,000 employees and more than EUR 1.6 billion in revenue.
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Thomas Herbert

CEO of Globus. Before joining Globus, Herbert had worked for ten years as co-owner and CEO for Schild. During this time he restructured and repositioned the company. Herbert did his apprenticeship with Globus and already had worked there for ten years before startinng his career at Schild.
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Mario Sixtus

Journalist, author and filmmaker. The focus of his works are current developments on the Internet, in net-culture and net-politics. His articles appear in the German newspapers "Die Zeit", "Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung", "Handelsblatt", and in the "Focus" magazine. Sixtus received the Grimme Online Award and the Lead Award for his web video series "The Electric Reporter".
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David Bosshart

CEO of the Gottlieb Duttweiler Institute, one of Europe’s leading think tanks for business and society. The focuses of David Bosshart’s work are trade, consumption, management and social change.

Moderator

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Reto Brennwald

TV journalist, filmmaker and media trainer. From 2008 to 2011 Reto Brennwald presented SRF's politics programme "Arena". Prior to that, he had been moderator of the "Rundschau" for seven years. Reto Brennwald has been active in the electronic media sphere for 25 years. In 2015 he founded the Talk&Film GmbH for communication, moderation and film production.

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