The Summit

The 9th 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



Speakers 2019

Simon Thun

Vice President, Thun

    Leonardo Maria Del Vecchio

    Amministratore Delegato, Salmoiraghi & Viganò

      Dimas Gimeno

      Former President, El Corte Inglés

        Angelo Zegna

        Head of Stores, Appear Here

          Lorenzo Sironi

          Managing Director, Italian Icons

            Piermario Mocchi

            General Manager & Board Member, Md

              Simone Zucca

              Sector Leader Retail, Fashion Luxury & Finance, Google

                Stefano Goglio

                General Manager, Nespresso Italia

                  Gaetano Sodo

                  Chief E-Commerce Officer, TOD’S

                    Bernadette Bevacqua

                    President & CEO, Henkel Italia

                      Giuseppe Macchia

                      Senior Vice President Marketing R&M and Smart Mobility Services, Eni

                        Patrizia Bolzoni

                        General Manager, Sergio Tacchini

                          Silvia Caselli

                          General Manager, Salmoiraghi e Viganò

                            Daniela Bricola

                            General Manager, McArthurGlen Group

                              Hans Carpels

                              President, Euronics

                                Pavan Pidugu

                                Leader of International Store Transformation, Walmart

                                  Lucia Marcuzzo

                                  VP Central Europe, Levi’s

                                    Francesco Pinto

                                    President, Inticom Spa - Gruppo Pianoforte

                                      Maurizio Gattiglia

                                      CEO, Gruppo Sogegross

                                        Mario Maiocchi

                                        Professor, Former CEO, Mondadori Retail

                                          Daniele Tirelli

                                          President, Retail Institute Italy

                                            Luigi Marattin

                                            Professor of Department of Economics, University of Bologna

                                              Riccardo Puglisi

                                              Professor of Economics, University of Pavia

                                                Danilo Villa

                                                Consigliere Delegato & Direttore Generale, Brico Io

                                                  Main Partner


                                                  Charity Partner


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