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Recall the program of the last New Retail Summit 2022.

Program New Retail Summit 2022


Registration of participants

16:30 - 18:45

Specialized workshop: Current challenges on the way to circular handling of beverage packaging

Chair: Martin Mazag, Managing Partner, PRime time

Evaluation of past three months of implementation of deposit refund system. Representatives of producer, retailers, technology solution provider, ministry of the environment and expert will discuss topics as customer and employee experience, communication, financing of the infrastructure and others related to deposit refund system. Innovations in packiging towards decreasing its negative impact on the nature will be stressed too.

Opening speech

Ján Budaj, Minister of the Environment of the Slovak Republic

Running of deposit refund system in Slovakia. First numbers and experience

Lucia Morvai, PR Director, Správca zálohového systému

The beauty of transformation: The first 3 months of the Slovak DRS

Roman Postl, Managing Director, TOMRA Collection Slovakia

Closing the loop: European trends in beverage packaging treatment

Ivan Tučník, Sustainability & Integrated Projects Lead, Plzeňský Prazdroj


Topics: customer behaviour, challenges in the implementation of the deposit refund system, technology and infrastructure, finance and impact of packaging on nature.

Filip Kasana, Chairman of the Board, COOP Jednota Slovensko
Daniel Buryš, CEO, Kofola
Martin Kuruc, Country CEO, Tesco Stores
Juraj Otta, Commercial Director, TOMRA Collection Slovakia
Juraj Smatana, State Secretary, Ministry of the Environment of the Slovak Republic
Mária Trčková, CEO, Deposit return system Administrator

17:00 - 21:00

Get Together / Networking


CEO Dinner (for invited only)

08:00 - 09:00

Registration, Coffee, Tea

09:00 - 11:00

A. Where is the Slovak retail heading?

Chair: Matej Cifra – Sajfa

Inflation 2022: Not only customers, but also politicians pay attention to prices

Martin Vlachynský, Analyst, INESS - Institute of Economic and Social Studies

Changes we have to expect

Samuel Vlčan, Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, SR

Priorities of the Slovak Association of Commerce

Nadežda Machútová, President, Zväz obchodu SR

COOP Jednota – not just tradition

Filip Kasana, Chairman of the Board, COOP Jednota Slovensko

How to prepare for the future

Martin Krajčovič, Chairman of Board, SAMO – Slovenská aliancia moderného obchodu

Open discussion of representatives of production and retail

Karel Pilčík, majitel, MP Krásno
Marián Šolty, Managing Director, Levické mliekarne a prezident Slovenského mliekarenského zväzu
Milan Pašmík, Managing Director and Co-Owner, McCarter
Stanislav Čajka, General Director, Terno
11:00 - 11:30

Coffee/ Tea Break, networking

11:30 - 13:30

B. How does retail closer to people look like?

Chair: Matej Cifra – Sajfa

Shopper marketing trends from abroad

Dominik Pavlišin, Group Leader Shopper Marketing, Billa CEE, REWE International

Trends in plant-based food– an opportunity for growth

Martin Mittner, Chairman of Board, Nestlé Slovensko

Digital receipts - a new dimension of customer experience?

Jaroslav Dvořák, Director, Product Management - Platforms & Merchant relationships, Mastercard

E-Commerce closer to people

Matěj Kapošváry, CEO, Shopsys

Mastercard Retailer of the Year 2021 in the category „Sustainable retailer”

The competition show of three projects nominated by the expert jury for the award shall be presented by:

Jaroslav Dvořák, Director, Product Management - Platforms & Merchant relationships, Mastercard

Presentations of the finallists:

Matúš Gála, CEO,  Lidl Slovenská republika

Martin Kuruc, CEO, Tesco Stores SR

Juraj Šlesar, Marketing Manager, Martinus

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

13:30 - 14:30

Business Lunch, networking

14:30 - 16:30

C. Best Practices

Chair: Peter Šebo, Partner,

Case studies from independant market and shopping centres, current novelties on the topic of digital receipts, product data exchange project, news in plant based food and more. Concluding discussions on how to strengthen the attractiveness of brick and mortar retail and respond to new trends in customer behavior.

Data in the main role

Iveta Hreusová, Specialist of Commercial Services, GS1 Slovakia
Tomáš Tlučhoř, ředitel datových služeb, GS1 Czech Republic

Bold Slovak food chain

Hans Faltys, Co-Founder, Starý Otec

Connecting opposites: The store as a center of experience and a logistics hub

Martin Derňar, Chief Omnichannel Officer, NAY
Viktória Bracjunová, RPA Business Unit Manager, Soitron

Final panel discussion: How to make retail more attractive? New trends in customer behavior

Jakub Kacera, Head of Commercial, Wolt SVK

Adam Didov, Managing Director, POS Media Slovakia

Peter Terpák, Group Marketing & PR Director, HB Reavis

16:30 - 18:00


18:00 - 19:00

Dinner Buffet

19:00 - 20:30

Gala evening connected with the awarding of the Slovak Retailer of the Year 2021

Special guest: Jana Kirschner & Band

20:30 - 22:30

Cocktail, Networking