This high-level conference focused on best practices to facilitate retail establishment and reduce restrictions on retail operations. It also explored the modernisation and revitalisation of small retailers.
Stakeholders (including EU and national policy makers, representatives of the retail sector, civil society and academia) discussed:
- The economics of the retail sector
- Reforms and best practices in EU countries
- The challenges facing the small retail sector, particularly digitalisation
(See the full programme).
Stakeholder position papers are also available and it is still possible to submit position papers on the topics discussed at the conference until 15 September 2018 by emailing them to: GROW-RETAIL@ec.europa.eu