International Retail Summit

The International Retail Summit is one of the international community’s leading strategy platforms for decision-makers and thought leaders in the retail and consumer goods industries. Participants are decision-makers from retail and related industries, entrepreneurs, academia and journalists from Swiss and European quality media.

250 Participants
75 % Executives
16 Speakers

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Advisory Board
Simonetta Carbonaro

Simonetta Carbonaro

Consumer psychologist, professor in Humanistic Marketing and Design Management and an internationally recognized thought leader of the consumer goods industry. She is the cofounder of REALISE, a strategic consulting company specialized in brand direction, and strategic design management.

Caroline Drucker

Caroline Drucker

Strategic Partner Development Europe, Middle East and Africa at Instagram in London. Previously, she made a name for herself as Country Manager of Etsy in Germany, the e-commerce website founded in 2005.

Stephan Fetsch

Stephan Fetsch

Partner, Deal Advisory-Valuation, EMA Head of Retail at KPMG. Fetsch is responsible for the retail sector at KPMG Germany and KPMG Europe. In this function, his main focus lies on business planning, corporate valuation, intangible assets, joint venture as well as value-based decision making and transaction consulting.

Michel Gruber

Michel Gruber

Head of the Retail Department and member of the General Management of the Federation of Migros Cooperatives. Before joining Migros, Michel Gruber held various positions at Valora for nine years, most recently as Managing Director of Valora Food Service Switzerland.

Dominique Locher

Dominique Locher

As an entrepreneur, angel investor, creative promoter and innovator, Dominque Locher accompanies companies such as Edeka, Utkonos, Farmy.ch, Bring! or LuckaBox into the digital world. As a board member of the Swiss Retail Federation, he drives digitalization in Swiss retail. He helped build LeShop.ch, one of the first online supermarkets in the world, and led the company as CEO until 2017.

Andre Maeder

André Maeder

Group Managing Director at The KaDeWe Group. Maeder looks back on a long and international retail career. His focus has been on premium and luxury brands. At Harrods, he was Chief Operational and Merchandise Officer, at Hugo Boss MOB and Head Global Retail. As Chief Retail Officer, Maeder als worked for Karstadt.

Mariann Wenckheim

Mariann Wenckheim

Partner and board member of 20.20, a strategic design consultancy for the retail and leisure industries.