IndustryForum Retail

Retail reimagined: converging innovation, experience and technology

September 16, 2021


About the Event

In illuminating a way forward for the Dutch Retail Sector, The IndustryForum Retail is back virtually with more fascinating insights on the latest digital but also sustainable developments and industry practices in the retail sector.

Dive deep into discussions with industry leaders on retail applications of intelligent innovations, such as touchless instore technologies and voice technologies, and reaching out to customers via multichannel retail strategies. Leverage on pre-matched virtual 1-to-1 sessions to discover new market opportunities and progressive solutions that will propel your retail business to the next level!

Why Attend

Digitalizing The Power of F2F Networking - Go Virtual With ME

Re-build your connections and stay engaged with the business community through our virtual events. Maintain your competitive edge with insightful keynotes, panel discussions, and tailored content, and continue growing your network and discover new business opportunities through virtual 1-2-1 matchmade meetings.


Anne-Christine Polet

SVP Hatch & Stitch
PVH Europe

Kitty Koelemeijer

Hoogleraar Marketing & Retailing
Nyenrode Business Universiteit

Irene Vernie

HR Director
Rituals B.V.

Hans Geels

Dille & Kamille

Maaike Hamer

Retail Lead

Featured Sessions

Keynote : On a mission to digitize the Fashion Value Chain
ME x Business Talk: join us for an interactive session with Anne-Christine Polet, the SVP of Digital Ventures PVH Europe’s corporate start-ups, Hatch and Stitch. The ventures combine technology with fashion expertise and commercial thinking to create digital solutions that help brands reinvent their value chain. Anne-Christine will take us with her in the world of: on a mission to digitize the Fashion Value Chain!
Speaker: Anne-Christine Polet - PVH Europe
Leadership presentation : A view on the current Retail Landscape
Join us for a keynote and Q&A with Kitty Koelemeijer. Kitty is professor Marketing & Retailing at Nyenrode Business University, specialized in retail, e-commerce and new technologies. We will hear her point of view on the current Retail Landscape, what it will look like the coming months and how Covid-19 impacted the industry.
Speaker: Kitty Koelemeijer - Nyenrode Business Universiteit
Chairman speach : Retailing in a post Covid-19 World: On to new beginnings?!
Interaction is key during the new Virtual World. Therefor we will start the day with the Industry Leader Panel: retailing in a post Covid-19 world: on to new beginnings? Join us for an interesting panel discussion with leaders from different companies in the industry how Covid impacted their businesses.
Speakers: Irene Vernie - Rituals B.V., Hans Geels - Dille & Kamille
Event Themes

In Discussion

From Hype to Execution: Winning the Retail Sustainability Game 2021 and Beyond

Retailing in a Covid-19 world: Maximizing E-Commerce and Digital Transformation

Marketplaces and platform economy: new ways of getting and keeping your customers

Brand Loyalty: Creating a seamless Customer Experience

Spotlight Videos


Total Gas & Power Nederland
BillerudKorsnäs AB


The influence of digital transformation on customer engagement
Subscription-based business models as an advantage for the current buying generation
Multichannel retailing - synergies between offline & online
Emerging technologies: unlocking the business value of AR and VR
CSR, Winning store concepts & sustainable business models


Andreas Streubig
Inga Receveur
L'Oréal Benelux
Jan Willem Schunselaar
Thijs van Mil
Arvid Stenback
Rik de Weerd
Plus Retail B.V.