About the event

Retail speaks to retail is a yearly event organised since 2013 promoting best practice amongst retailers and fostering new ideas in retail. This event has welcomed executives from many different sectors in the past, and will provide again, in 2018, a forum with recognized international leaders in retail.


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Program of the day

16:30 Welcome coffee
17:00 Welcome by Amoobi
17:15 First speaker

Second speaker

18:05 Tour
18:25 Break
18:50 Third speaker
19:15 Closing
19:30 Walking dinner and special announcement


Confirmed speakers for 2018

Bertrand Loumaye Chief Merchandising Officer of Walmart Canada

Bertrand is chief merchandising officer for Walmart Canada. He is responsible for driving the company's general merchandise, food, health and wellness and apparel businesses.

Bertrand first joined Walmart International on assignment to Walmart Canada in July 2015 in the capacity of SVP Supercentre Reinvention and Prototype. Since joining, Bertrand has been instrumental in building a new approach to format & asset management and capital efficiency (Design & Construction) that will build cost transparency and enable value creation for Walmart Canada.

Prior to joining Walmart, Bertrand was employed with Delhaize, a European grocery retailer, where he last supported the Serbian business as Head of Operations and VP, Business Process Management. He started his career with the company in store management, and progressed into leadership roles in Strategy and Planning, Procurement, and Store Design functions.

Bertrand is multi-lingual and holds a Masters in Law, completed Executive Education as well as a Post Graduate degree in business performance management. For 11 years, Bertrand served as a board member for Taquin SA, a display and metalwork company in the retail and construction industry. 

Pierre-Olivier Beckers, Chairman Amoobi

Pierre-Olivier Beckers-Vieujant served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Delhaize Group from January 1, 1999 till November 7, 2013. In January 2000, he was named Manager of the Year by the leading Belgian business magazine Trends/Tendances. In 2009, he was named Belgium's BEL20 CEO of the year by the Belgian newspapers Le Soir and De Standaard. Until June 2010, he was co-Chairman of the Consumer Goods Forum, a global association of leading consumer goods retailers and manufacturers. Pierre-Olivier Beckers-Vieujant served on the Board of Directors of the Consumer Goods Forum. He was also on the Board of Directors of the Food Marketing Institute and is Vice-Chairman of the Executive Committee of FEB/VBO, the Belgian Employers Federation. He is a member of Guberna and, until 2010, the Belgian Commission on Corporate Governance. He is President of the BOIC (Belgian Olympic Interfederal Committee) since December 2004 and was reelected in 2013. He was also elected to the International Olympic Committee in July 2012. He earned a Master's degree in applied economics at IAG, Louvain-la-Neuve and an MBA from Harvard Business School.

Arnaud De Lauzières

Alois started his career as a blue collar working daytime and studying night time at Antwerp university. He moved to retail in 1988 joining GB as a management trainee but soon being promoted to store manager. His international career started in 1993 when GB sent him to Poland, where he worked as an area manager for Globi, a local chain owned by GIB group. 5 years later, Ahold hired him as format development manager in Czech Republic to revamp the old fashioned “Mana”, a 75-store supermarket chain. After the successful rebranding of Mana into Albert and the acquisition of 65 Julius Meinl stores he was nominated Format director and was responsible for the profitable expansion of the chain to 250 stores. In 2007, Alois left Albert to join Metro in Turkey where he served as COO for Real hypermarkets. He returned to Belgium in 2014 as CEO for Match/Smatch but decided to leave 2 years later due to differences with the shareholder about the strategic direction to follow.

Olivier Delangre, CEO Amoobi

Olivier is the Chief Executive Officer and co-founder of Amoobi. He serves on the Board of Directors.

Before founding Amoobi in 2011, he created a first company in the US and earned a PhD in Engineering both from University of Brussels and University of Lille, while being a teaching assistant at the university. Olivier also holds a Masters in Management and a degree in Electrical Engineering (majored in Electronics) from Université Libre de Bruxelles.

Olivier has been working with top Amoobi customers. He has experience on convenience, supermarket and hypermarket formats across 5+ countries and is a speaker for various retail events.

During his leisure time, Olivier enjoys travelling (New-Zealand, Canada, USA, Iceland, Western Europe, ...), helping younger entrepreneurs, as well as playing with his daughters.

Frederic Massie, Commercial Director Off trade Alken-Maes

Philippe's main driver is to embrace challenges in companies engaged into a strong Business growth or Business turnaround such as the Digital & Omni-Channel transformation. Philippe has 19 years of experiences on European markets within 3 domains: Retail, Internet, Consulting. He has worked for 3 companies Sony (8y), Disney (4y), PwC (3y) and he's already for more than 4y in the Extended Board Member of Media Markt Saturn BeLux. Philippe has a solid education background: Solvay Retail Academy (2015), Vlerick Executive Program (2009), Black Belt Six Sigma (2004), a French Civil Engineer School (1998). He's animated by a strong entrepreneurship and has also started-up companies and developed wide networks such as the one in the online industry by founding and co-chairing the Merchant Risk Council (400 member companies). Philippe has been a speaker in several Retail conferences (RetailDetail, Comeos) and University forums.

Registration and informations


Registration is on invitation only and can be done in 15 sec on this  REGISTRATION FORM

Deadline : 15th of March


26th of April 2018

From 16:30 to 21:00


To be confirmed, in Brussels, Belgium


Official language of the event is English


Summary of last year event


You can find our executive summary of last year event on this link