Retail Ireland Summit 2016

The Omnichannel Challenge

Guinness Storehouse

6 October 2016

Future Proofing


The 2016 Retail Ireland Summit ‘The Omnichannel Challenge’ will explore the rapidly changing retail environment and inform attendees on the key trends in two of modern retail’s most important facets; the contemporary and future consumer and how to execute the complete retail omnichannel strategy.

This year’s event will build on last year’s hugely successful inaugural Retail Ireland Summit which set the scene for the future of retail in Ireland. This year we will further develop that theme and offer delegates an in-depth insight into crucial pillars for any modern retail business.

Conference themes include:

  • Omnichannel Retailing
  • Shifts in Consumer Behaviour
  • Mega Trends

Our Retail Gurus



By car: From Dame Street, keep straight ahead. Follow the road around passing Christchurch on the right, leading onto Thomas Street. At the junction of James’s Street and Echlin Street take a left turn. At the top of the road turn left . Take the first left on to Market Street. The pedestrian entrance to Guinness Storehouse will be on the left. To reach the car park, take the next left onto Crane Street and the car park is immediately on the right. Journey time 5 mins.

On foot: From Dame Street, keep straight ahead. Follow the road around, passing Christchurch, leading onto Thomas Street. At Crane Street turn left, and at the end of the road turn right onto Market Street. Guinness Storehouse  is on the right. Journey time 20 mins.

By bus: Bus 123 from O’Connell Street runs every 8-10 mins. Journey time 10 mins.

By Luas: The closest Luas stop is located at St. James’s Hospital. From the Luas stop turn right on to James’s Street. At the junction with Echlin Street take a right turn. At the top of the road turn left . Take the first left on to Market Street. The pedestrian entrance to Guinness Storehouse will be on the left.


If you are travelling on Wednesday evening and need accommodation, please note the following hotels which are close to the event

Maldron Hotel, Smithfield
Hilton Dublin Kilmainham
Radisson Blu Royal Hotel, Golden Lane

To avail of a preferential Ibec corporate rate, please make your booking through at and quote Retail Ireland Summit in your booking.

Guinness Storehouse

Come and explore Ireland’s number one visitor attraction, providing an unforgettable welcome and a magical journey deep into the heart of the world famous Guinness brand and company. This historical building is central to Dublin’s and Ireland’s heritage, and has been continually updated to create a blend of fascinating industrial tradition with a contemporary edge. The seven floors bring to life the rich heritage of Guinness, telling the story from its origins here at St. James’s Gate in Dublin to its growth as a global brand, known all around the world.

Guinness Storehouse is also home to the Guinness Flagship Retail Store packed with unique and exclusive merchandise and memorabilia. On October 6, we want to stimulate new ways of thinking about existing ideas and concepts and we hope that by being at the Guinness Storehouse, you will be inspired


World leading speakers

Be inspired by our keynote speaker and retail experts who will share fresh perspectives on emerging trends and disruptive forces impacting the retail industry

Retail case studies

Learn from retail leaders who are remodelling their businesses to be fit for a new era of retailing

Technology demonstrations

See the latest technologies, systems and products to aid the retail industry.

Strategic networking

Network with Ireland’s industry experts. Arrival refreshments, coffee breaks and lunch to fuel your networking energy

Leave motivated

Hear our inspiring speakers give powerful talks to stimulate discussion, spark creativity and innovation

Early Bird

€220 +VAT

Early bird offer ends on 9 September 2016

Who attended

in 2015...

AEX Consulting


Aramark Ireland

Arcadia Group





Brown Thomas

Bunzl Irish Merchants


Central Bank of Ireland

Chambre Public Affairs

Checkout Magazine


CPL Resources



Dundrum Town Centre


Edward Dillon & Co.



Excel Recruitment

Fishers of Newtownmountkennedy



Golden Discs

Hardware & Homestyle News




Kilkenny Group

Largo Foods

Leman Solicitors



Marks & Spencer

Mason, Hayes & Curran





Musgrave Group

Nielsen Ireland


Northern Ireland Retail Consortium


PJ Carroll

Retail News

Shelflife Magazine


Tesco Ireland

The Body Shop


Walkers Global