Prolog (April 25th) Main Program (April 26th)


Registration of participants

16:30 - 18:30

Workshop: Recent challenges for Plant Based category development

Chair: Ľubomír Tuchscher, Executive Director, Slovak Association for Branded Products

What challenges does the plant-based product category face in market penetration? And how does it prosper compared to developments in Europe in this area? What are the concrete impacts of the inconsistent taxation of plant-based alternatives to animal products? What consumer trends in plant-based products do we follow and what potential do they hold for retailers?

European plant-based food market: trends and regulatory environment

Siska Pottie, Secretary General, European Alliance for Plant-based Food

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Plant-based food – economic context and impact on healthcare

Martin Smatana, Healthcare Analyst

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Discussion of manufacturers and retailers

Martin Mittner, Chairman of Board, Nestlé Slovensko
Jaroslav Karahuta, Chairman of the Committee on Agriculture and the Environment of the National Council of the Slovak Republic
Erik Šiatkovský, Commerce Director, Tesco Stores SR
Marián Jánoš, General Manager CZ/SK, Danone
17:00 - 21:00

Get Together / Networking


CEO Dinner (for invited only)

08:00 - 09:00

Registration and morning coffee

09:00 - 11:00

A. State of the economy and customer trends

Chair: Matej Cifra – Sajfa

How we got into the crisis and what are our prospects

Juraj Karpiš, Co-founder, INESS

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How are shoppers coping with unprecedented changes

Ladislav Csengeri, Consumer Panel Services Director CZ & SK, GfK

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Setting trends in the digitization of the loyalty program

Diana Golanová, Marketing Director, Tesco Stores SR

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Open discussion focused on innovations in the food industry as a way out of the crisis

Jakub Lunter, Business Development, Alfa Bio
Ján Husák, Sales Director and Member of the Board, Tatranská mliekareň
Martin Kuruc, generálny riaditeľ, TESCO Stores SR

Moderated by: Martin Krajčovič, Chairman, Slovak Alliance of Modern Trade (SAMO)

11:00 - 11:30

Coffee/ Tea Break, networking

11:30 - 13:30

B. New retail on the rise

Chair: Matej Cifra – Sajfa

Future e-commerce opportunities in CEE

Vitalij Vladykin, Senior Research Manager, Euromonitor

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Same-day delivery – a new standard in customer service

Peter Menky, CCO, DODO

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Successful sales on online marketplace

Simona Sumegová, Sales Manager Czech/Slovak Market, Kaufland Global Marketplace

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How to exploit the potential of the e-commerce market in Slovakia and neighboring countries

Martin Slavětínský, Data Analyst, Heureka Group

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Mastercard Retailer of the Year 2022 in the category Innovation of the Year– Digital Champion

The competitive showcase of the three projects nominated by the expert jury for the award will be commented by:

Martin Dolejš, Business Development Director CZ/SK, Mastercard

Finally, the participants will vote on the winner of the category.


Jakub Kacera, Head of Commercial, Wolt SVK

Jaroslav Kypr, COO, Dr. Max Slovensko

Juraj Pronaj, Group Leader OCR, dm drogerie markt

13:30 - 14:30

Business Lunch, networking

14:30 - 16:30

C. Approaches and tools for successful solutions

Chair: Martin Mazag, PRime time

Mutual trust and cooperation for further growth

Arnd Riehl, CEO, BILLA Slovensko
Tomáš Beniak, General Manager, Wolt Slovensko

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What the first million installed electronic price tags taught us

Ján Herda, Managing Partner, N O V

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2D codes – benefits from production to the consumer

Peter Kolarovszki, Senior Consultant – Project Manager, GS1 Slovakia
Vladimír Achejev, IT Analyst, Berto

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Fragrant business is worth walking the thorny path

Martin Mateáš, CEO, Leros

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How to make card payments more efficient in e-commerce

Luděk Slouka, Director Digital Payments & Innovations Central Europe, Mastercard

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How a crisis can make you stronger

Štefan Maťovka, CFO, GymBeam

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16:30 - 18:00

Afternoon networking

18:00 - 19:00

Dinner Buffet

19:00 - 20:30

Gala evening associated with the presentation of the Slovak Mastercard Retailer of the Year 2022 awards

The evening is hosted by: Matej Cifra – Sajfa

Special guest: Peter Bič Project

20:30 - 22:30

Cocktail, Networking