Consumer electronics retail: Facilitating the green and digital transition

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The consumer electronic retail sector has a central role to play in the EU digital and sustainability transition. It connects people and electronics in a green circular economy model and helps build skills through an inclusive approach.

The event Consumer electronics retail: Facilitating the green and digital transition, taking place at Scotland House, Brussels, on 27 April 2023, will cover the key trends that are shaping the sector, including consumer empowerment and digital education.

The discussion will focus on the Single Market and its current state and address the importance of the human touch – a people-centred approach.

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14:00 Welcome coffee

14.30 Welcome

  • Retail and wholesale: a sector in transformation, Christel Delberghe, Director General, EuroCommerce
  • Europe’s technical consumer goods market: key trends shaping the sector, Enzo Frasio, Growth from Knowledge 
  • Consumer electronics retailers response to market changes, Hans Carpels, President of Euronics and Chairman of EuCER
  • Delivering innovation in the Single Market, a panel debate with
    • EuCER
    • EuroCommerce
    • GfK
    • Géraldine Fages, DG GROW, European Commission

15.15 Omnichannel consumer electronics retail

  • Driving change: the key to consumer empowerment, Jens Stroemnes, Managing Director, Expert International
  • Closing the distance: proximity and digital education, Eric Millar, Managing Director, E-Square
  • The human touch: the importance of a people-centred approach, Andrea Scozzoli, Chief Retail Development, Unieuro

16.00 The crucial role of business in the sustainability transition

  • The view of the European Commission, Nils Behrndt, Deputy Director General, DG Just, European Commission
  • Empowering consumers for the sustainability transition, Ana Jaime, Head Sustainability, Ceconomy
  • From waste to resource: the role of consumer electronics retailers in WEEE recycling, Pascal Leroy, Director General, WEEE Forum

16.25 Panel debate Creating an enabling environment for the sustainability transition in consumer electronics, with:

  • Expert International
  • Ceconomy
  • WEEE Forum
  • European Commission

17.25  Conclusions followed by a networking cocktail