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Agenda

RetailTec Congress Agenda

31 May – 1 June 2021, 100 % ONLINE

Day I
Day II

Day 1 – 31 May 2021

9:00 – 9:20 Opening of the Congress
  • Renata Juszkiewicz, Co-chairman of the RetailTec Congress Advisory Board; President of the Management Board, Polish Organization of Commerce and Distribution
  • Michał Pieprzny, Co-chairman of the RetailTec Congress Advisory Board; Country Leader, SAS Poland

9:20 – 9:30 Presentation of the Guest of Honor Polish trade sector after the pandemic - current state, prospects and directions of development
  • Marek Niedużak, Undersecretary of State, Ministry of Economic Development, Labour and Technology

9:30 – 9:40 Presentation of the Guest of Honor
  • Tomasz Chróstny, President of the Office of Competition and Consumer Protection

9:40 – 10:00 The Value of Analytics on Your Journey to Digitise Retail Keynote speech
  • PatrickDittli, Director Business Development, SAS Canada
  • Andrew Fowkes, Head of Retail Centre of Excellence, Retail Solutions Director, SAS UK

BLOCK 1. RETAIL LANDSCAPE POST-COVID19 - A WIDE LOOK

10:00 – 11:00 Reconstruction of the economy, strategic directions of development of the commercial sector Debate:
  • There will be no return to normality, there will be new normality - how to prepare for it and how to deal with the pandemic?
  • Long-term effects of a pandemic. Pandemic and months of lockdown (restrictions on commercial activities) - their impact on the condition of retailers.
  • The spectre of the economic crisis - how to prepare for it? Forecast for the coming months, macrotrends
  • The Next Generation EU reconstruction plan for Europe and the state’s actions towards the trade sector - a political strategy
  • What actions of state authorities do commercial networks expect in order to more effectively counteract the effects of the pandemic?
  • Acceleration of trade challenges as a factor of acceleration of the pace of change - new solutions and technologies. How has technology helped to meet new challenges?
Speakers:
  • Renata Juszkiewicz, President of the Management Board, Polish Organization of Commerce and Distribution
  • Marek Lipka, Member of the Board, Commercial Director & Supply Chain, Carrefour Poland
  • Michał Nowaczyk, CFO, Lidl Polska
  • Daniel Rogiński, Head of E-commerce CEPD / VP, Drogerie Natura
  • Anita Ryng, Acting Country Communication Manager, IKEA Retail Poland
  • Tomasz Trzósło, CEO, EPP Poland
Moderator:
  • Karol Tokarczyk, Analyst, Polityka Insight

BLOCK 2. THE (POST)PANDEMIC CLIENT

11:00 – 11:15 Retail Trends 2021 Case:
  • Maria Mazzone, Managing Director Innovation, Accenture
11:15 – 12:15 Research on changes in consumer behaviour and the impact on shopping habits Debate:
  • Consumer state of mind - customer psychology during a pandemic
  • Changes in the direction of consumer preferences. Will the customer want to return to the traditional channel or stay online?
  • Changes in priorities, value chain and expectations towards retailers:
    • health is most important
    • personal safety
    • ease and safety of shopping
    • intuitiveness and contextual nature of e-shops
    • express and free delivery
    • human factor - contact with a human, not a bot
    • novelties and facilitations in purchases allowing, above all, positive shopping experiences
  • Increased price sensitivity of consumers and their decreasing purchasing power
  • Consumer patriotism - showing solidarity within local ecosystems
Speakers:
  • Krzysztof Bajołek, Founder/CEO, Answear.com
  • Małgorzata Piekarska, Brand, Customer and Digital Director, Auchan
  • Rafał Reif, Head of Fashion & Retail Poland, Director, Accenture
  • Michał Sacha, Marketing, digital, IT, e-commerce and financial services director, Carrefour Polska
  • Marek Złakowski, Digital & Customer Development Director, Jeronimo Martins Poland
  • Marcin Langowski, Managing Director Dealz CEE, Board Member Pepco Poland, Pepco Group
Moderator:
  • Michalina Szczepańska, Editor-in-Chief, VFP Communications, Handel monthly, handlextra.pl portal
12:15 – 12:45 Let’s network! Online networking session - a new interesting experience ensuring effective discussions and establishing business relations.
  • random networking connecting participants for 3-minute talks
  • the ability to ask questions and comment in real time
  • the possibility of establishing relationships in private chats/video chats and rooms
  • presence in the Partner zone
12:45 – 13:45 Post-Pandemic client centrism - the market’s response to new challenges posed by customers 12:45 – 13:00 Post-pandemic client centrism - the market’s response to new challenges posed by customers, analysis of changes introduced to the market as a fit to the new reality
Introduction to use cases (report/speech/analysis):
  • Jakub Czerwiński, VP CEE, Adyen
13:00 – 13:30 Real time marketing. How Żabka meets its strategic development goals thanks to the use of the Salesforce platform [TBC]
  • Krzysztof Kręcikij, Enterprise Sales Director, Salesforce
  • Adam Bębenek, Salesforce Certified Application & System Architect, Senior Manager, Accenture
  • Maciej Szelerski, Salesforce Delivery Manager, Żabka Polska
13:30 – 13:45 Reading and forecasting changes in customer behavior through analytics [TBC]
  • Dariusz Jańczuk, Principal Business Solution Manager, SAS Poland

BLOCK 3. CLIMATE CENTRISM – SECOND GREEN WAVE

13:45 – 14:45 Main assumptions, opportunities and threats related to achieving the climate neutrality goals Europe 2050. Debate:
  • A paradigm shift and redefinition of growth in response to economic and political changes and consumer expectations
  • Main assumptions, opportunities and threats related to achieving the climate neutrality goals Europe 2050.
  • Green consumerism
  • Green initiatives by producers - more and more ecological products on store shelves, ecological packaging as a standard, carbon footprint as a factor in changing the growth paradigm
  • Is it possible to achieve success in retail with respect to the natural environment despite the increasing sales volume?
  • Why is the “wonky beetroot in Lidl” a good step towards not wasting food? Zero waste/less waste trends
Speakers:
  • Anna Gorączka, Green Officer, Żabka
  • Marta Mikliszańska, Head of Public Affairs & Sustainability, Allegro
  • Michał Siwek, Food&Agri International Hub Director, Bank BNP Paribas
  • Bartłomiej Wojdyło, Deputy Sustainability Director, CANPACK
  • Maciej Lasoń, Head Of Communication East Europe, Board Member, Unilever
  • Arkadiusz Mierzwa, Dyrektor ds. Komunikacji i CSR, Jeronimo Martins Polska
Moderator:
  • Łukasz Grass, Journalist, Author of books
14:45 – 15:00 Thinking about the Planet in the market Use case
  • Matthew Jipps, Director of Strategy and Planning, Kompania Piwowarska
15:00 – 15:15 Pro-ecological solutions in trade with particular emphasis on waste management Use case
  • Tadeusz Plewa, Head of Technical Operations, Makro Polska

Day 2 – 1 June 2021

BLOCK 4. THE FUTURE IS PHYGITAL – A NEW DIMENSION OF THE PURCHASING EXPERIENCE

9:00 – 9:15 Introduction to the debate Introduction
  • Katarzyna Zubrzycka, Head of Merchant Sales & Acquirers, CEE, Visa
9:15 – 10:15 Rapid development of e-commerce and modern payment systems Debate:
  • New multi-formats: mobile-commerce, social-commerce, gaming-commerce, video-commerce, voice-commerce, e-commercialisation of events
  • E-commerce finance – innovations in online payments, the most popular methods of cashless payments
  • Wide range of marketplaces - what value do each of them bring to customers (3xA: Amazon, Allegro, Aliexpress)?
  • Omnichannel challenges in the context of double-digit growth of the e-commerce market - necessary diversification of sales channels and strategies to strengthen online position (omnichannel strategy of the post-covid era)
Speakers:
  • Dagmara Brzezińska, Commercial Category Management Director, Allegro
  • Łukasz Dwulit, ex-Head of Global Expansion, Central Europe & Israel w AliExpress
  • Jakub Czerwiński, VP CEE, Adyen
  • Jakub Gierszyński, E-commerce Director Poland and Czech Republic, Sephora Polska
  • Sebastian Szmigielski, Client Partner, Facebook
  • Rafał Zakrzewski, CEO, Digitree Group
Moderator:
  • Katarzyna Zubrzycka, Head of Merchant Sales & Acquirers, CEE, Visa
10:15 – 11:00 A new model of traditional stores – omnichannel strategy Debate:
  • Redefinition of the role of retail space (shop/showroom/collection point/service point)
  • Multi-format and the evolution of formats, a hybrid model of traditional stores
  • How to rebuild the footfall of traditional stores after lockdown?
  • Examples of strategic partnerships as ways to overcome the crisis and increase the agility of the organisation (example of Allegro and inPost)
Speakers:
  • Jan Kisielewski, Head of Foresight, Żabka Polska
  • Maciej Siedlewski, Omnichannel Lead, VOX Detal
  • Anna Szczygielska, General Manager Poland, Viafintech
  • Wojciech Wieroński, Managing Director Finance, Media-Saturn Holding Polska
Moderator:
  • Andrzej Gantner, Vice-President/Director General/ Editor-in-Chief Food Lex
11:00 - 11:15 Customer Checkout 2030: Sales, financing and tools to support them under the DSA, DMA, AI Act regulations Use case:
  • balance and transparency
  • terms of competition in the area of data
  • open data
  • Krzysztof Korus Ph.D, Legal Counsel, Partner, DLK Legal Korus

BLOCK 5. LOGISTICS AS THE BLOOD OF TRADE AND AN ELEMENT OF BUILDING A COMPETITIVE ADVANTAGE

11:15 - 11:35 Consumer first - how to adjust modern e-commerce logistics to the expectations of consumers
  • Łukasz Turczyński, Global Accounts & SME Market Sales Director, inPost
  • Artur Zbroja, Head of Carrier Management, Allegro
  • Maciej Pograniczny, CEO, XGSM
11:35 – 12:50 Last mile logistics – key from the customer’s point of view Debate + use cases:
  • Evolution of the supply chain in the light of the pandemic
  • Intelligent Supply Chain - Technology-driven logistics that improves operational efficiency is the blood of an efficient omnichannel and the key to customer satisfaction in the online channel
  • Customer expectations towards the CEP industry:
    • optimisation of the so-called Last Mile: Maximise the time it takes to deliver the product to the customer’s home/parcel locker/collection point
    • Same Day Delivery, delivery in 60 minutes
    • the precision of deliveries from the so-called ETA (estimated time of arrival), i.e. short-span anticipated and implemented delivery windows, thanks to which the ordering party knows exactly when to expect their shipment
    • pro-ecological activities, taking into account the entire logistic process - packaging, means of transport (or emission programs as compensation for CO2 emissions)
  • The newest logistical solutions:
    • automation and robotisation - packing machines, shipping automation
    • real-time inventory monitoring systems
    • intelligent (smart) warehouses - will we ever turn off the light?
    • regionalisation of distribution centres as an adaptation to changing market needs
    • eco-warehouses
  • Reverse logistics – new challenges
Speakers:
  • Przemysław Bryk, Director, Jeronimo Martins Polska
  • dr Marta Kapała, Strategy & Marketing Manager, CEE Region, Honeywell
  • Maciej Pograniczny, CEO, XGSM
  • Pior Kondraciuk, President of the Management Board, polskikoszyk.pl
  • Magdalena Rempuszewska, Advisory Business Solutions Manager, SAS Poland
  • Michał Samborski, Head of Development, Panattoni Europe
  • Łukasz Turczyński, Global Accounts & SME Market Sales Director, inPost
  • Artur Zbroja, Head of Carrier Management, Allegro
Moderator:
  • Damian Kołata, Member of the Polish Association of Logistics and Purchasing Managers, PSME Expert, E-Commerce Operations Director Poland / Eastern Europe FIEGE
12:50 – 13:10 Let’s network! Online networking session - a new interesting experience ensuring effective discussions and establishing business relations.
  • random networking connecting participants for 3-minute talks
  • the ability to ask questions and comment in real time
  • the possibility of establishing relationships in private chats/video chats and rooms
  • presence in the Partner zone

BLOCK 6. TECHNOLOGICAL USE CASES

13:10 – 14:20 Technology use cases
  1. 13:10 – 13:20 VOXBOX as an omnichannel element in the VOX ecosystem
    • Maciej Siedlewski, Omnichannel Lead, VOX Detal
  2. 13:20 – 13:30 We are #FUTURESHAPER – Honeywell's modern technologies for the retail and logistics industry
    • Marta Kapała, Strategy & Marketing Manager, CEE Region, Honeywell
  3. 13:30 – 13:40 Full Dropshipping - the evolution of the Dropshipping model for the benefit of end customers, and an increase in the quality of the e-commerce industry
    • Grzegorz Ciupek, CEO, ECAT e-Commerce Automation
  4. 13:40 – 13:50 Cloud solution. Cloud potential - the best implementations
    • Kamil Smuga, CIO, VP, Limitless Technologies
  5. Addressing Data Management Challenges in Retail
    • 13:50 – 14:00 Arthur Dell, Technology Sales Director, International Emerging Region, Veritas Technologies LLC
  6. 14:00 – 14:10 Advantech - a global provider of innovative technologies
    • Alicja Strzemieczna, Regional Sales Manager CEE, Advantech
  7. 14:10 – 14:20 Turn your online reputation into offline sales
    • Marika Rybarczyk, Managing Director, Redlink
    • Miłosz Wójcik, CEO, Center.ai

BLOCK 7. FUTURE OF RETAIL

14:20 – 15:00 How the future of trade is shaping - a prognostic summary of the conclusions of the two days of Congress
  • What will the commercial reality look like in 3-5 years?
  • RetailTec – the future of technology in the retail ecosystem
  • Maxim Makarov, Strategy Director, Magnit
  • Michał Pieprzny, Country Leader, SAS Poland
  • Akshay Saraf, Senior Manager, Data Labs, Landmark Group

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