Shoptalk Europe 2017 opens the doors at Bella Center Copenhagen

Press Release October 9, 2017

Shoptalk Europe, 2017's most anticipated European event for retail and ecommerce innovation, has announced that more than 2,200 executives from established retailers and brands, startup direct-to-consumer disruptors, large and early stage tech companies, investors, media and analysts are confirmed to attend Shoptalk Europe held at the Bella Center Copenhagen this week.


Attendees are joining from more than 50 countries throughout Europe and the world, and include over 350 CEOs. More than 200 companies will exhibit at Shoptalk Europe.


Shoptalk Europe is Europe's largest conference for retail and ecommerce, and will take place this week on 8-11 October, at the Bella Center Copenhagen.


Shoptalk Europe's groundbreaking agenda covers the evolution of how consumers discover, shop and buy in an age of global digital transformation, and includes Europe's best speaker lineup with more than 225 speakers representing a broad cross-section of countries and companies. The agenda incorporates the important new technologies, trends and business models that are disrupting retail and ecommerce across 15 insightful tracks and 100 highly curated sessions. The final Shoptalk Europe agenda can be viewed here


More than 70 percent of Shoptalk Europe's speakers are C-Level executives and more than 90 percent are VP-level and above. Startups speaking on the agenda have collectively raised more than $5.2 billion in venture capital funding to disrupt traditional retail and ecommerce


Allan L. Agerholm, CEO of Bella Center Copenhagen, which is part of BC Hospitality Group, says:


"We are delighted to welcome Shoptalk Europe and its unparalleled group of senior-level executives from a wide range of sectors, established retailers and brands, startups, tech companies, investors, media and analysts to Copenhagen, and to show the attendees, that the Bella Center and the city of Copenhagen provide the perfect setting for discussing the evolution of how consumers discover, shop and buy in an age of digital disruption; a topic of great interest to many industries worldwide."


About Bella Center Copenhagen

- The Bella Center Copenhagen can accommodate up to 20,000 people, making it the biggest congress and exhibition centre in Scandinavia.

- It has years of experience in hosting all types of events. Its wide range of in-house solutions means that it offers an all-round service and advice in connection with events.

- It is equipped with the very latest design and technology for congresses and was nominated for the prestigious AIPC Innovation Award 2017 for its wireless network initiative "Tomorrow's Wi-Fi Today". 

- It is located only 10 minutes away from Copenhagen's international airport and just 10 mins. from Copenhagen city centre, and so, it is ideal for any event.


About Shoptalk
Shoptalk is the world's largest conference for retail and ecommerce innovation. Held annually in Las Vegas, is an unprecedented global gathering of individuals and companies reshaping how consumers discover, shop and buy. The event provides a platform for large retailers and brands, startups, tech companies, investors, media and analysts to learn, collaborate and evolve. Shoptalk will be held on March 18-21, 2018 at the Venetian in Las Vegas. For 2017, Shoptalk it takes place now in Europe on October 8-11, 2017 at the Bella Center in Copenhagen.

Contact information

Head of Media Relations - Anne Marie Bars√łe, E-mail:, mobile: +45 8188 4843


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