About Retail Summit

The Retail Summit is one of the largest business conferences in Europe. Over 29 years it has proven to be an essential platform for meeting everyone who is interested in growing and actively contributing to the development of the Czech and Central European market. Meet the keynote speakers.

Why are we doing it


We believe it makes sense

The value of personal contact is significantly growing in the digital age! You will verify here whether your company is heading in the right direction. Retail Summit acts as an accelerator of positive changes.


We enjoy it

It is a pleasure to create a unique Retail Summit atmosphere, where the key B2C market players gain new energy, build and consolidate relationships, take inspiration, or simply improve their mood.


We know how to do it

We have prepared 28 years of Retail Summit that is still growing – by quantity and quality. Last years event was always attended by more than thousand retailers and their suppliers. We are one of the three largest retail meetings in Europe.

What is the mission of the Retail Summit?

  • 1.

    Delivering a regular supply of informative and inspirational presentations by leading domestic and foreign entrepreneurs, managers and experts.

  • 2.

    Facilitating sharing opinions and experiences among all players in the business market – domestic and international retailers and manufacturers, both online and offline traders.

  • 3.

    Creating the ideal conditions for a variety of official and informal meetings aimed at extension of the existing cooperation or making new deals


Who are the Summit participants?

Is this conference intended more for small or large companies? This question was already addressed in 1994 when the first annual event was being prepared. The still valid answer is that Retail Summit is for everyone who has the ambition to succeed, to improve themselves, their company, and the market environment. The size or form of company ownership doesn't matter, nor whether it operates in the "brick-and-mortar" or digital world.

Structure of participants of the last Summit

By sector specialization:
By the position in the company:

Feedback from participants


The preparation of the Retail Summit is in hands of 2 entities: the Czech Confederation of Commerce and Tourism and the company Blue Events, which provides its secretariat and is responsible for financing and organisation of the event.

Our values and principles


Related events

A most welcome part of the Retail Summit is the accompanying program in particular, a Gala evening, with the Mastercard Retailer of the Year Awards.

Retailer of the Year


The first 30 years of the Retail Summit in a brief overview

Changed its name twice, logo three times, and the venue five times. It stood at the very opening of the free market and the beginning of modern commerce in the 1990s. It opened eyes and new opportunities. Take a look at how the number of Retail Summit participants has evolved.