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RETAIL KEYNOTE ADDRESS BY JANUSZ KULIK, REWE INTERNATIONAL AG

Wednesday, 13th November 2013 from 12:00 pm to 12:45 pm

Keynote Oxford room Retail & Retail Innovation

This keynote address will deal with the following topics:
• developments on the retail market and challenges facing retailers today
o different formats, multi channeling strategies, demanding consumers and fast changes in consumer behavior
• trends and innovations in the food market
• insights on REWE International AG's: best practice / trends using the example of REWE International AG

REWE International AG is market leader in Austria in the food and drugstore retail sector. It is a part of the German REWE Group, one of the European leaders in trade and tourism, having about 15,500 stores in 13 European countries and a turnover of around 50 billion euros. REWE International AG operates the BILLA, MERKUR, PENNY, BIPA and ADEG retail chains, as well as DIY chain stores toom Baumarkt and B1 Discount Baumarkt and the electronics stores ProMarkt. The company is also active in the tourism market: with brands ITS BILLA Reisen, JAHN REISEN, MERKUR Ihr Urlaub, ADAC Reisen and PENNY PACK'N'GO.


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Keynote(s)

KULIK Janusz KULIK Janusz
Rewe International AG | Member of the Board

Janusz Kulik, born in November 1962, was appointed Member of the Board of REWE International AG on 1 April 2009.


Janusz Kulik started his career in the food retail industry in 1994 with Metro C+C in Poland where he held several positions before moving to Carrefour Poland in 1998. Janusz Kulik joined the REWE Group in 2002 as CEO of miniMAL Poland and subsequently of BILLA Russia. In 2007, he became head of the Discount National and International business segment and was also appointed chairman of the Discount division's management.


As Member of the Board of REWE International AG Janusz Kulik is responsible for the company's full-range business in Central and Eastern Europe: in Bulgaria, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Romania, Russia, Slovakia and Ukraine.


Janusz Kulik holds a degree in engineering from the Academy of Mining and Metallurgy in Cracow and a Leadership degree from the University of Maryland.


 


About REWE International AG:


 


REWE International AG is market leader in Austria in the food and drugstore retail sector and one of the country's largest employers. In Austria and abroad REWE International AG employs more about 76.000 people working in about 3.600 stores – 2012 the company's total turnover increased to EUR 12.75 billion.


The company is part of the German REWE Group, one of the European leaders in trade and tourism. REWE Group currently employs 327,600 people in about 15,500 stores in 13 European countries, providing a turnover of around 49.7 billion euros.

With its headquarters in Wiener Neudorf, Lower Austria, REWE International AG operates the BILLA, MERKUR, PENNY, BIPA and ADEG trading companies in Austria, as well as many private labels. The company is also active in the tourism market: with ITS BILLA Reisen, JAHN REISEN, MERKUR Ihr Urlaub and PENNY PACK'N'GO. In addition, REWE International AG successfully operates in the supermarket segment in Italy and in seven Central and Eastern European countries: Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Romania, Russia, Slovakia and Ukraine 


Moderator

BOMBA-WILHELMI Hanna BOMBA-WILHELMI Hanna
RegioPlan Consulting GmbH | CEO
Mag. Hanna Bomba-Wilhelmi, CEO RegioPlan Consulting GmbH was born 1978 in Poland. In 2003 she graduated at the University of Vienna in the field of study 'Interpretation and translation'. In 1999 she joined the marketing and sales team of RegioPlan Consulting. After her position as director of marketing and sales, she took over the position as the companies CEO. With several years of work experience in consulting on trade issues she held numerous lectures on the topics of consumer, commercial real estate trends and developments in retail. Among others at the Expo Real in Munich, Eurobuild Conference and Europaroperty conference in Warsaw, BelRe in Belgrade, Real Vienna in Vienna, etc Ms. Bomba is a systemic coach and in training to become a Holistic Bioenergetic coach and trainer.


About RegioPlan Consulting:


RegioPlan Consulting is an independent source for Europe wide international location consulting and market analyses. For nearly 30 years we have been supporting our clients from the retail, finance and project develop-ment industries in making the right decisions when it comes to site selection, expansion strategy, real estate development, consumer behavior, and competitive intelligence. In addition, RegioPlan is a publisher of studies and market analyses for all of Europe, and organizes two of the most important industry conferences in Europe, the 'European Shopping Center Symposium®', as well as 'The Real Estate Event'.

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