Retail Congress Africa

Retail Congress Africa

In November 2013, the first Retail Congress Africa brought together Pan-African and international retail stakeholders to discuss the bright future everyone is talking about. Over 300 of the most senior retail professionals met to understand the opportunities, explore growth strategies and assess how best to reach the savvy new consumers of Africa.

As we look towards 2014, the 2nd Retail Congress Africa will build on its success, providing deeper insight into the African retail opportunities and challenges. Once again, the retail industry will give their input, the entire value chain of the global ecosystem will be represented and the industry will once again have the chance to shape and define its future.

2014 Congress

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The only platform to discuss the future of the pan-African retail industry.

What's new for 2014?

  1. Transformed agenda: In-depth research with international and regional retail stakeholders is shaping the Retail Congress Africa agenda from scratch. Experts share their thoughts and beliefs on what will make the exciting African retail industry tick and actively define the topics for discussion
  2. More retailers -Meet the right people to do business with in Africa. With over 75% of attendees being retailers, you’ll meet your peers and be part of the crucial discussions around the future of African retail
  3. Facilitated networking activities - Lunch briefings, roundtables, drinks and networking activities are at the core of the Retail Congress Africa to ensure you meet the right people to grow your business
  4. Enhanced speaker faculty - the 2014 speaker faculty will feature over 70 retail expert speakers including inspirational keynotes and real how to case studies of entering new markets and understanding the new African consumer 

2013 Speaker Highlights

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Therese Gearhart

Therese Gearhart

President (South Africa)


Bruce Layzell

Bruce Layzell

General Manager, New African Markets


Thiagarajan Ramamurthy

Thiagarajan Ramamurthy

Regional Director - Strategy and Operations


Jeremy Hodara

Jeremy Hodara

Founder and Managing Director

Africa Internet Holding

Suzanne Ackerman-Berman

Suzanne Ackerman-Berman

Transformation Director

Pick n Pay

Luke McKend

Luke McKend

Country Manager South Africa


Expert Reviews

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Great exposure and true passion

John Kiarce, Partner, Deloitte

Very informative conversations

Maphelo Malgas, General Manager, SPAR

Insightful retail knowledge

Muhammad Omar, Financial & Planning Manager, Toys R Us

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