Yesterday the ‘World Retail Congress’ kicked-off in Paris, a three day event for executives and managers active in the retail business. Three management consulting firms – Boston Consulting Group, Deloitte and OC&C Strategy Consultants – act as sponsors of the event, in addition senior experts of the firms will contribute to the event’s programme.
The retail industry currently finds itself in a period of massive change, and to support businesses with understanding and managing the change, World Retail Congress on an annual basis organises a number of events. Retail Congresses are organised in among others Latin America, Africa, China and Asia-Pacific, in addition to the landmark global edition currently being held in Paris (29 September – 1 October). More than 1,200 attendees, of which >80% operate at Director level or above, are expected to attend this years’ event in France’s capital city.
For consulting firms, the event provides the ideal platform to showcase their thought leadership and come into contact with leaders in the retail industry. This year three consulting firms have grasped the opportunity and committed themselves to the World Retail Congress as a sponsor/partner: Deloitte (co-sponsor), Boston Consulting Group (key partner) and OC&C Strategy Consultants (key partner).
In addition, four senior experts of the firms will provide a contribution to the event’s programme:
- Antoine de Riedmatten, Global Industry Leader Consumer Business at Deloitte
- Ira Kalish, Chief Global Economist at Deloitte
- Thierry Chassaing, Senior Partner at BCG and Worldwide Leader of the firm’s Retail Practice
- Michael Jary, co-founder and former Managing Partner of OC&C Strategy Consultants