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.
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