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The Sixth International Business Forum "Global Retail Week" will be held on November 9-13, 2020

For the first time the forum will be held in a hybrid format: offline and online, which significantly expands the opportunities for participants - everyone from both Russia and other countries will be able to join. The offline part will be held traditionally at the WTC in a closed format, it is possible to join online events through the digital platform at retailweek.ru

An extensive five-day business program is planned this year in two languages - Russian and English with simultaneous translation.

“To keep up with the trend, retail must constantly move forward: actively develop, study and implement advanced forms and mechanisms of trade, the latest technologies,” notes Denis Manturov, Minister of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation.

Different activities are prepared for the participants: dozens of conferences, round tables and webinars where key retail experts and government officials will speak.

The Forum events will be held in traditional offline format at the World Trade Center on November 9 and 10.

“The plenary session of the Global Retail Week, the most important event on a federal scale for the market and industry, will be opened by Minister of Industry and Trade Denis Manturov. As a rule, all key Russian retailers are present at this event. The plenary session on ECOM RETAIL WEEK will be supported by Russian Post. Drink Retail Congress will bring together participants in the alcohol market - from buyers to manufacturers and distributors,” says Andrey Karpov, Head of the Directorate International Business Forum GLOBAL RETAIL WEEK.

A permanent industry exhibition VIRTUALRETAILWEEKEXPO will be organized on the site for the first time. Exhibitors will be presented with a special virtual stand and will have access to new acquaintances, negotiations and connections: unlike the classic format, all interested participants can see the stands of service providers and exhibition partners - from the office, from anywhere in the world, online.

Each year within the framework of the forum, the results of the annual industry competitions for the best solutions implemented in different trade formats are summed up: RETAIL WEEK AWARDS and the All-Russian competition of the Ministry of Industry and Trade of Russia "Russian Trade".

GLOBAL RETAIL WEEK is a key industry event where the main directions of development of the retail trade are formed, the approaches of the state to the development of a modern and civilized retail market are determined, and the problems of the industry are raised. Thanks to the online format, the audience of Global Retail Week will significantly expand: speakers and participants from different cities of Russia, CIS countries and abroad will join the forum.

The Forum annually brings together federal and regional retail chains, e-commerce retail, FMCG, IT and service companies, equipment suppliers, banks and telecoms, heads of government authorities in the consumer market, industry associations of retailers, manufacturers and other participants in the retail market.

The organizers of the forum are the Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation and the Russian Association of Retail Market Experts.