Monday 23 July 2018

Retail Excellence to host Global Retail Council meeting

David Fitzsimons, chief executive of Retail Excellence, said
David Fitzsimons, chief executive of Retail Excellence, said
Ellie Donnelly

Ellie Donnelly

Retail Excellence has won the bid to host the mid-year meeting of the Global Retail Council.

Ireland’s largest retail representative body will host delegates from thirty countries across six continents at the meeting.

The body, which competed against Canada and Australia, will host the meeting as part of its annual conference at the Retail Retreat at Citywest Hotel in Dublin between May 15-16.

"To host so many influential retail executives from around the world and profile some of the best retailing standards we deliver in Ireland is a significant opportunity and achievement," David Fitzsimons, chief executive of Retail Excellence, said.

"It is uplifting that Ireland has been selected to host the mid-year meeting."

Around 2000 people are expected to attend the event, which will see a number of high profile speakers give talks to the delegates over the two days.

Speakers at the event include Paul O’Connell, economist David McWilliams, Harvey Norman chief executive Blaine Callard, and Applegreen co-owner Joe Barrett.

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