Monday, October 17 at 17:30
WHAT DOES THE FUTURE HOLD FOR DESIGN RETAILERS?
WHAT ARE THE CHANGES IN THE RETAIL LANDSCAPE, AND HOW CAN THE BEHAVIOUR OF TOMORROW'S DESIGN CONSUMERS BE ANTICIPATED?
The Future of Design Retail Summit is an evening of networking and inspiration aimed at the network of retailers, agents and professionals from the design and lifestyle industry.
10.00 am onwards visit Biennale Interieur
05.30 pm welcome in XXL at Kortrijk Xpo
06.00 pm opening speech by Jo Caudron (BE), managing partner at Duval Union Consulting: digital transformation and the design retail sector
06.30 pm Tobias Lutz (DE), founder and manager Architonic: E-Commerce and Virtual Reality: Is classic design retail being replaced or enriched?
07.00 pm Ewald Damen (NL/UK) partner at Virgile + Partners London: case study Harvey Nichols, the 'departmentless' department store
07.30 pm Industry get-together with drinks and buffet
Ticket price 125 euro including one day entry ticket Biennale Interieur Oct 17th, networking drinks and buffet.
Supporting partner: Architonic
Jo Caudron is Managing Partner at Duval Union Consulting, where he helps companies with strategic approaches in a period of digital transformation and fast-evolving consumer behaviour. Van Peteghem previously worked as a consultant for international brands from various sectors and is a sought-after guest lecturer and speaker.
Tobias Lutz, founder and managing director of Architonic
Tobias Lutz is Managing Director and co-founder of Architonic, the world's leading online research tool for the specification of premium design products and architectural materials. 16 million architects, interior architects, planners and other professionals globally use architonic.com every year as their trusted guide to the very best of what's out there. In addition to a raft of specialist, curated apps, other innovations include the Architonic Virtual Showroom for design retailers and the newly launched Architonic Online Shop Module.
Ewald Damen, partner at Virgile + Partners in London
The retail, hotel and restaurant design specialist Virgile + Partners is subdivision of the Imagination Group. Operating since 1990, the team quickly established a sound reputation for their innovative and personal approach to design. Based in London and operating globally through its network of offices, their expertise has created unique environments and transformed brands, combining their individual sense of style with a considered commercial vision.