More than Retail: Leadership 2020
Photo: Matthew Millman
The balance of power in retail is shifting. Amazon, Apple, Alibaba – international giants and start-ups from other sectors are creating an increasingly complex landscape.
Leadership is more important than ever in rapidly changing markets – exchange rates, migration, the threat of mass unemployment and rising government debt all have an impact on buying power and consumer spending. Leaders will need more than just traditional industry experience to be successful. So what skills do CEOs and managers need in the future?
One thing is clear: trading expertise alone is not enough. The new formula is: ⅓ industry knowledge, ⅓ transformation knowledge and ⅓ digital knowledge. The 66th International Retail Summit will address the most pressing issues for retail leadership in 2020:
• How should we lead during upheaval?
• What role do instinct and emotion play?
• What type of corporate culture will be successful in future?
• Which factors will influence us in the newly emerging Europe?
• Is size a decisive factor in retail, or are we seeing a renaissance of the small and the agile?
Expect answers from established businessmen, radical entrepreneurs and thought leaders.
Thursday, 8 September, 10.00 – 17.45
David Bosshart (CH), CEO, GDI Gottlieb Duttweiler Institute
From Hierarchy to the Network: Retail Leadership 2020
Joanne Denney-Finch (UK), CEO, IGD
Lead or Lose: Key Skills Required for Tomorrow's Food Retailers
Mark Schmitz (DE), General Partner, Lakestar
Hunting Unicorns: How a Successful Venture Capitalist Discovers Billion-Dollar-Startups
Christian Unger (CH), Managing Director, Co-Head Industry Value Creation, Partners Group
Private Equity: What Retail Can Learn From the Digital Industry
Benedict Dellot (UK), Associate Director, RSA
The Second Age of Small: How Innovative Microbusinesses Surpass Big Corporations
Marc Schumacher (DE), Managing Director, Liganova
Fashion 2020: More than Digitisation
Philip Siefer (DE), Founder & Chief Executive Unicorn, Einhorn
Unfuck the Economy: Retail for the Generation Y
Alain Caparros (DE), CEO, Rewe Group
Captain of the Fleet: Leading a Big Company through a Sea of Change
Stephan Fanderl (DE), CEO, Karstadt Department Store
Leadership in Times of Transformation: What Really Matters
Hans-Werner Sinn (DE), Professor, Munich University, Chairman Ifo
Europe, the European Economy and the Euro: Structural Crisis, Debt Crisis, Migration Crisis – What Lies Ahead?
Apéro Riche and Networking
Shuttleservice: Transfer to the Hotel Sedartis and Thalwil train station
Friday, 9 September, 09.00 – 14.30
Franz Julen (CH), CEO, Intersport International
One Vision, 67 Countries: Leadership Values for International Success
A conversation with
Ottmar Hitzfeld (DE/CH), Football Expert and Author
Winning the Game – Leading with Data and Emotions: What Retailers Can Learn from Football
Chris Muller (USA), Professor of the Practice, Boston University
Bits over Bites: Learnings from the Digital Disruption in the Food Industry
A conversation with
Rolf Hiltl (CH), Managing Director, Hiltl
A Perfect Fit: Why Retail and Restaurants Fertilize Each Other
Lev Manovich (USA), Professor, CUNY Graduate Center, New York
Un/happy Shoppers: What Selfies Reveal about Your Customers
Jakub Samochowiec (CH), Senior Researcher, GDI Gottlieb Duttweiler Institute
Seven Billion Youniverses: Where to Reach Tomorrow’s Customers
Jonathan Chippindale (UK), CEO, Holition
Augmented Retail: The New World of Post-Digital Customer Experience