The Summit

The 8° edition of Retail Executive Summit is an exclusive opportunity for executive-level networking and leadership development as well as updates on economic trends and business strategies about the present and future of retail business. Every year, this event takes place in the charming location of Villa d’Este, Cernobbio.

This is always by invitation-only event with no journalists allowed to participate in order to recreate a friendly but frank conversation between decision-makers in the industry and the distribution sector, to join in thought-provoking discussions about driving industry-wide growth through effective policies.

GALA DINNER | Since 1873, Villa D’Este has been the premier destination for summit meetings and extraordinary special events. Designed for large assemblies, it is a venue in which every detail of the room contributes to the success of the conference. We offer various special events throughout the summit including business gala dinner, tasting, cocktail hours, networking lunch

Main Partner


About the event

Speakers 2018

Tom Lewand

CEO, Shinola

    Nikolay Yanev

    Head of Marketplace, Amazon Prime

      Francesco Secchiaroli

      Managing Director, Cambridge Venture Fund

        Maurizio Marchiori

        Branding Futurist

          Maniele Tasca

          General Manager, Selex

            Jacques Creyssel

            Executive Director, F.C.D.

              Christian Verschueren

              General Director, Eurocommerce

                Carlo Alberto Carnevale Maffè

                Associate Professor, SDA Bocconi

                  Giulio Tremonti

                  Professor, Università di Pavia

                    Eleonora Graffione

                    President, Consorzio Coralis

                      Giuseppe Cunetta

                      CDO, Mediaworld

                        Simone Zucca

                        Sector Leader - Retail, Fashion Luxury & Finance, Google

                          Chieh Huang

                          CEO, Boxed

                            Luigi Marattin

                            Economist, University of Bologna

                              Andrea Farinet

                              Professor, Università Cattaneo-LIUC

                                Valérie Carreau

                                North West Europe Country Manager, Transporeon Group

                                  Chiara Ercole

                                  CEO, Saclà


                                    Location - Villa d'Este