Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs

High-level conference on the European retail sector

High-level conference on the European retail sector
Published on: 06/06/2019
This event took stock of developments in the sector a year after the European Commission's communication, 'A European retail sector fit for the 21st century'.
Event date: 19/06/2019
Location: Hotel La Plaza, Bd Adolphe Max / Adolphe Maxlaan 118, Brussels, Belgium

The conference focused on

  • innovative trends in retail
  • regulatory developments
  • current and future regulatory challenges 
  • the role of small retailers in the revitalisation of towns

The keynote speech was given by Elżbieta Bieńkowska, Commissioner for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs. Opening remarks were made by Pierry Delsaux, Deputy Director-General of the Directorate-General for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs.  

Participants consisted of EU and national policy makers, international organisations, representatives of the retail sector, civil society and academia. See the final agenda.

A summary report of the discussions, photos and the recording of the conference are available.  

You can submit position papers on the topics discussed at the conference until 15 September 2019 by emailing them to GROW-RETAIL@ec.europa.eu

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