New Mainstage Speakers Announced for Shoptalk Europe 2024

INGKA Holding B.V. (IKEA) Chairman and CEOs of P&G Beauty, Currys PLC Join Europe's Top Retail Decision Makers to Reshape the Future of Global Commerce

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM / ACCESSWIRE / May 16, 2024 / Shoptalk, the leading global event series for retail and e-commerce, today announces the additions of Lars-Johan Jarnheimer, the Chairman of INGKA Holding B.V. (IKEA); Alexandra Keith, CEO, Beauty, Proctor & Gamble (P&G); and Alex Baldock, the Group CEO of Currys PLC, as the latest main stage keynote speakers to join Shoptalk Europe 2024 (3 - 5 June). Over 4,000 senior and C-suite level executives representing the world's leading retailers, brands, technology providers and investors will descend upon the Fira Barcelona Gran Via to redefine the future of European retail.

"This year we are returning to Barcelona with a record number of decision makers from European-wide retailers and brands, from top luxury and fashion brands such as Loewe, Cartier, Chanel, Dior, Adidas, Crocs, H&M, Gymshark, Mango, Stradivarius and SKIMS to the most trusted CPG and grocery retailers including REWE, Coca-Cola, Mondelez International, Migros, Lidl, Sainsburys, DIA and Tesco and every vertical in between," said Hannah Redfern, SVP, Shoptalk Europe. "In short, Shoptalk Europe is the meeting place for retailer and brand decision makers from every corner of the ecosystem."

Featuring over 170 speakers from the boldest and most innovative brands and retailers, the three-day event will feature main stage keynote conversations with the leaders that are at the forefront of the strategies, issues, and technologies impacting the global retail ecosystem including latest developments in Generative AI, unified commerce, merchandising and much more. The most recent additions to the program include:

  • Alex Baldock, the Group CEO of omnichannel electronics and technology services retailer Currys PLC, who kicks off our main stage keynote presentations on Day One and will share how the business is unlocking new technology-driven growth areas through innovative services and circularity initiatives.
  • Lars-Johan Jarnheimer, the Chairman of INGKA Holding B.V. (IKEA) will close out Day One sharing cutting-edge strategies and tactics around how to build and maintain a culture of innovation and customer centricity throughout a global organization. He will also discuss how to lead throughout periods of accelerated change and where he's placing his bets in terms of emerging technologies that will have transformative power within retail.
  • Alexandra Keith, the CEO of Proctor & Gamble (P&G) Beauty joins the mainstage on Day Two to share how P&G are balancing tradition with innovation within their global portfolio of high-performing beauty brands, and the role of its brands in driving growth in the global beauty category.
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Additional retail luminaries scheduled to speak at Shoptalk Europe include:

  • Simone Dominici, CEO, KIKO Milano
  • Daniel Gebler, Co-Founder & CTO, Picnic
  • Marcella Wartenbergh, CEO, AWWG (Pepe Jeans, Hackett, Façonnable)
  • Geoffroy Lefebvre, CEO, zooplus
  • Sergio Azzolari, CEO, Roberto Cavalli
  • Nadine Graf, President, EMEA, The Estée Lauder Companies Inc.
  • Andréa Martins, President, LATAM, Stanley1913
  • Gregor Ulitzka, President, Europe, Ocado Group
  • Sanjay Luthra, EVP, Managing Director Mattel EMEA & Global Head Direct to Consumer International, Mattel
  • Deri Watkins, Regional President Europe & ANZ, Mars Nutrition
  • Giorgio Busnelli, VP, Consumer Goods Europe, Amazon
  • Ruth Díaz Barrigón, VP, Amazon Fashion Europe, Amazon
  • Andrea Cappi, Chief eBusiness & Omnichannel Officer, Valentino
  • Theresa Austin, Chief Marketing Officer, (LVMH) & Global Consumer Engagement Director, Moët & Hennessy

Shoptalk Europe attendees can also take advantage of Meetup, the retail industry's biggest and most efficient networking programme, with more than 25,000 meetings expected to take place over the course of the three-day show.

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About Shoptalk

A Hyve Group event, Shoptalk is widely known for organizing retail's best and fastest-growing events and bringing together thousands of industry changemakers to collaborate at unparalleled scale across a broad range of online and offline use cases and innovative new formats, including Tabletalks, Hosted Meetings and Meetups. Since 2016, Shoptalk has defined the retail industry's community of innovators by bringing established retailers and brands together with direct-to-consumer and tech startups, large tech and Internet companies, venture capital investors, real estate developers, equity analysts, media and others. For more information, visit

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