6th - 8th JUNE 2023

Kyoto, Japan
Global Conference, In-Person

Global Summit

Store and Innovation Tours

Cutting-Edge Retail Inspiration

Tuesday 6th June 2023


It’s no coincidence that we have picked Kyoto as the destination for our 2023 Global Summit. Japan has a long and rich history and is globally renowned for its food culture, industry and innovation. Japan’s leading retailers are highly sophisticated – particularly in technology and electronics – mirroring the Japanese consumer, who is at the vanguard of 21st century shopping.

This year we have two options for discovering Kyoto. Delegates who sign up can choose between a store tour or an innovation tour. Both action-packed full-day tours will take place on Tuesday 6th June 2023 and you can only choose one option.

The Store & Innovation Tours are Kindly Sponsored by

The Store Tour

Join our store tour and take a journey right into the heart of tomorrow’s retail world. Kyoto features a unique retail mix where innovation retail co-exists alongside stores with centuries of history selling traditional Kyoto crafts or specialty foods. 

The Store Tour Will be Kindly Hosted by

NEW: The Innovation Tour

Join the innovation tour to delve deeply into the topics of wellbeing, food safety, and sustainability. Learn how Japan uses cutting edge technologies to combat global challenges such as global warming and help eradicate hunger and poverty. Participants will visit a factory, a research centre as well as food shops.

The Innovation Tour Will be Kindly Hosted by

Enhance Your Summit Experience!

To help you get acquainted with this first hand, we present different tracks for you to choose from, all designed to give you a unique insight into the Japanese retail scene.  All of these have limited spaces and are available for sign up on a first come, first served basis.