Inaugural Pan-EuropeanEvent to Bring Together
Leading Retailers& Ecommerce Disruptors in Copenhagen on October 9-11, 2017
New York, NY, January 9,2017 –Shoptalk, which organizes the world’s most important events in retail andecommerce innovation, today announced the support of leading Danish ecommerce association,Foreningen for Dansk Internet Handel (FDIH), in the launch of itsinaugural pan-European event, Shoptalk Europe. Shoptalk Europe will be held at theBella Center in Copenhagen on October 9-11, 2017, and is expected to bringtogether more than 2,000 attendees and 250 world-class speakers.
FDIHhas historically organized its own industry event called Total Retail, which attractedmore than 1,000 attendees in 2016. As part of its support of Shoptalk Europe,Total Retail will cease to operate and FDIH members will instead be invited toattend Shoptalk Europe.
“Following10 years of success and continuous growth with Total Retail, we are pleased tonow partner with Shoptalk Europe to move the conversation from a nationalto pan-European and global level,”said Niels Ralund, chief executive officer ofFDIH. “During a highly transformative period of dramatic change, ShoptalkEurope will bring significant benefits to our 800+ association members, uniting leaders and innovators across Europeancountries in a way that will serve as a catalyst for the entire Europeanretail and ecommerce ecosystem.“
The Shoptalk founders and leadershipteam, led by Anil D. Aggarwal and Katy Fryatt, previously created a successful,large-scale pan-European dialogue and community through the development ofMoney20/20 Europe, the largest consumer payments and fintech event in Europe. Atits inaugural event, launched in Copenhagen in April 2016, Money20/20 Europeattracted nearly 4,000 attendees and is on track to bring more than 6,000attendees to its 2017 event.
“New technologies, trends and businessmodels are rapidly transforming the way people discover, shop and buy all oftheir physical goods, from grocery to fashion and everything in between,” said Mr.Aggarwal, founder, chairman and chief executive officer of Shoptalk. “Shoptalk Europe was created as the event to facilitate amuch-needed pan-European dialogue focused on this innovation in retail andecommerce and to build a global community of industry leaders and innovators.”
Shoptalk launched in the U.S. in 2016 and is widely acknowledgedfor creating a modern U.S. retail and ecommerce dialogue and building amuch-needed new community of U.S. retail and ecommerce innovators. As a result,Shoptalk has become the most important American event for innovation in retailand ecommerce. Shoptalk’s next U.S. event will be held on March 19-22, 2017 atthe Aria in Las Vegas and is on track to grow to more than 5,000 attendees injust its second year.
“To date, it’s been easy to assume thatdifferences in culture, language, laws and regulations across Europe limit thevalue of a pan-European dialogue. However, these differences pale in comparisonto the similarities that both the establishment and startups face in preparingfor the next generation of retail and ecommerce in Europe,” saidMs. Fryatt, managing director of Shoptalk Europe. “As a highly partner-centricorganization, we’re thrilled to be working with FDIH, and value their supportin ensuring the participation of the Scandinavian retail and ecommercecommunity in Shoptalk Europe.”
Shoptalk organizes the world’s most important eventsfor retail and ecommerce innovation. Held annually in both the U.S. and Europe,Shoptalk events represent unprecedented gatherings of individuals and companiesreshaping how consumers discover, shop and buy. Each event provides a platformfor large retailers and branded manufacturers, startups, tech companies,investors, media and analysts to learn, collaborate and evolve. The nextShoptalk will be held on March 19-22, 2017 at the Aria in Las Vegas, followedby Shoptalk Europe, which will take place on October 9-11, 2017 at The BellaCenter in Copenhagen. For more information, visit www.shoptalk.com and www.shoptalkeurope.com.
FDIH (The Danish e-commerce Association) is anon-profit organization, representing over 800 members. We provide know-howresources, events, workshops and information to help our members improve theirbusinesses within the continuous growing e-commerce industry. We are involvedin decision/policy making based on issues that helps strengthen the industry inDenmark and throughout Europe. This is partially in collaboration withE-commerce Europe, which we have helped co-found. Its primary goals are to workwith, and influence, the EU parliament and its legislation, in order to sustaina strong and healthy e-commerce industry throughout Europe.