Retail Tomorrow 2018

7 June 2018 - 8 June 2018
Fabbrica Del Vapore, Milano

Retail Tomorrow 2018


In the continuous revolution of retail, we have today more questions than answers.For many people it is an Armageddon, for others we are simply facing the evolution of a species that, like any being, changes adapts to it’s the new environment in which it is located, in order to survive thrive and do business.


In this 2 day summit, we will focus on the fast evolving environment of our industry. Not only to understand the retail world of tomorrow, but to gain insights from leaders of our business community.


During the two days we will also address issues such as the definition of the new consumer. Their needs and expectations and the design of experiential places. We will face important issues such as distribution channels, e-commerce and omni-channel.  We will dive into the frontier of new technologies serving (or replacing) the human being, and understand how to lead in an industry whose fate is closely connected to the ability to embrace change, innovation and new technologies.

As industry leaders we must choose to understand, predict and even embrace these changes that are revolutionizing our environments, or we may risk losing in this market. We’ll help you gain insight and be prepared for the rapid changes we can all expect to retain and even grow our relevance and relationship with the consumer.



Customers, production, experience: all have tremendous importance on your choices. We will discuss the best strategies applied in the retail sector to find and develop solutions and direction for your organization. These are critical sessions for those who seek a strategic re-boot for their organization.  


As a strategic leader, there is rarely enough time in your day to manage your team, evaluate your actions and forecasts, or travel the world (even virtually) in search of ‘What’s Next’? Our  global network makes the world smaller and more accessible, bringing the best ideas around the globe for your consideration. You only need to ‘show up’ to get (and share) the best insights and solutions with your global peers of industry leaders and experts. You effort? Your being there at the summit learning about trends


It is challenging to imagine the multitude of changes which will effect your business in 2 to 5 years. Be sure you have collected all the info needed to intercept the changes. Consider not only the changes impacting your industry, but even those in varied sectors where today’s players can become tomorrow’s competitors. It is critical to stay ahead of changes in markets, across countries and across industries.

This conference offers a peek of what to expect. Don't miss it!


It is impossible to consider an event focused on tomorrow’s innovations without an open door to new ideas and the future leaders of any industry. For this reason we have created the Start Up Lab where we will explore and incubate fresh ideas, experience disruptive productions and listen to young entrepreneurs giving us their views of how the business industry will change, and What’s Next?


  • Matteo Bressanin, Global Retail Manager, Nespresso

  • Francesco Cavarero, CIO, Miroglio 

  • Rodrigo Cipriani, Managing Director, Alibaba (tbc)

  • Mattia Crespi, Research Affiliate, Institute for the Future Palo Alto

  • Xia Feng,  Former VP Digital Development & Strategy Vice President, VF Corporation

  • Michele Fuhs, Head of Future Retail

  • Isabella Lazzini, Retail Director, Huawei

  • Marco Moschini, Director, Pam Innovation Lab

  • Giuliano Noci, Professore, School of Management Politecnico di Milano

  • Carlo Torrani, CDO, Missoni (tbc) 

  • Simon Thun, Omnichannel Retail Director, Thun

  • Paolo Zanco, Worldwide Retail Operation Director, Boggi Milano

  • Paolo Zazzi, Director Customer Collaboration Center, Barilla

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