Retail Ireland Summit 2016

The Omnichannel Challenge

Guinness Storehouse

6 October 2016

Future Proofing


Rapidly evolving technologies, trends in social media and growing consumer expectations continue to drive the demand for new strategies and solutions.   Join over 200+ of your retail peers at this year’s Retail Summit ‘The Omnichannel Challenge’, and get the updates, network and build industry relationships that will help your business and career!

On the agenda

  • The contemporary and future consumer
  • How to execute the complete retail omnichannel strategy
  • The best-in-class models for further education and continuous upskilling of retail employees

Delegate profile

The conference is a must for all retail leaders who want to learn how to engage customers in a seamless, integrated way across various channels. The conference is also of particular relevance to HR directors looking for the best models to plug skills gaps through continuous employee upskilling and development.

Our Retail Gurus

We are proud to present an outstanding, global and local panel of retail experts to share with you the latest market insights, ideas and inspiration. Expect powerful presentations, case studies and demos.


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.

Best-in-class employee upskillng models

Hear from retailers who have been to the forefront of the education and training revolution and who have built best in class programmes which have delivered real benefit for both the employees and the businesses alike.

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.

Conference rate

Member €250 + VAT

Non member €300 + VAT



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

Who attends?


The Retail Summit attendees span the entire retail universe and includes senior decision makers from all disciplines including:

  • Technology, digital
  • Business development, e-commerce, omnichannel experience and retailing
  • Retail store operations, strategic planning,
  • Store management, design, planning, merchandising,
  • Human Resources with responsibility for people upskilling
  • Finance
  • Distribution, supply chain, logistics, customer service

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