s part of the World Retail Congress Series, recognised as the meeting places of the retail calendar for senior executives and directors of the industry, Retail Congress Africa is an entirely unique event. Over 250 global retail leaders will meet in the Sandton Convention Centre on 18 and 19 November 2014 to discuss, debate and define the future of retail across Africa.
In response to the rapidly changing and diversifying marketplaces across the continent, Retail Congress Africa goes to the heart of the retail opportunity: understanding the new African consumer across new channels with insights into global retail intelligence, with an Africa market focus.
Join Retail Congress Africa to hear how effective and prosperous businesses understand consumer trends and running their outlets in the most promising countries:
onfirmed speakers 2014 include:
Retail Congress Africa originates from the Global leading World Retail Congress. The World Retail Congress, part of i2i Events Group portfolio, was launched in 2007, to be a platform for senior retail executives to meet and discuss the most important topics affecting retailers across the world. It has been held in Barcelona (2007-9), Berlin (2010-11), London (2012) and Paris (2013-14) and is attended by up to 1,000 industry leaders from more than 60 countries. The programme is developed in conjunction with the Congress Advisory Board which represents retailers such as Gap, Kingfisher, Macys, Reliance Lifestyle, Myer, Alshaya, Netto, Inditex and Tesco. 2013 was the launch of World Retail Congress Africa which focused solely on doing business across Africa.
i2i Events Group delivers world-class exhibitions and large scale events in key sectors including home and gift, fashion, retail, healthcare, energy, environment, education, technology and media. Its portfolio of world-wide events includes World Retail Congress, Bett, Spring Fair, RWM, CWIEME, BVE and Pure London. It prides itself on opening up possibilities for its customers and each year brings more than 250,000 decision makers together to network, source, test, buy and sell brilliant products, services, ideas and solutions. The company is headed up by Mark Shashoua who joined EMAP as Group MD of EMAP Connect in November 2011 and became CEO of i2i Events Group in March 2012. i2i Events Group is powered by Top Right Group, formerly known as Emap International Ltd.