The Future of Retail 2023

Tuesday March 14 2023 | 14:00 – 17:30 CET | Beeld & Geluid, Hilversum

Photographer ©: Michel Schnater 

We would like to invite you for unique front row seats at our event: The Future of Retail, hosted by Renze Klamer. We are bringing retail-influencial speakers, such as Jumbo and Auping, to the table at Beeld & Geluid Hilversum.

The world of retail feels the effects of international situations and therefore must be very flexible. Even with uncertainties, retailers must focus on increasing their predictive ability by incorporating external factors into planning. The need for adaptability becomes increasingly important as we see rising prices around the world.

“The future of retail is bright, and we’re looking forward to a sustainable journey with you.”

Besides inflation, there is a bigger issue we as society must encounter and prevent from escalating: climate change. Customer’s mindset is therefor becoming more climate conscious, which ultimate leads to need of serious sustainable change within the retail-chain. Retail needs to see the importance of creating a strong connection with customers and remain attractive.

We as Finext, an active organization in the world of retail, want to dive into a positive and sustainable future together with you.

The focus is going to be on key trends in relation to the ‘Office of the CFO’ such as:

  • Intelligent Business Planning
  • Data Analytics
  • Sustainability within the Chain


Lecture: Cor Molenaar

We kick-start the day with a shot of knowledge from Cor Molenaar, Professor of eMarketing RSM/Erasmus University and director of and eXquo consultancy. Cor is author of IT-related books within the sales and marketing branche, such as “Shopping 3.0”, “The end of shops” and “Why we rather have a smartphone than a car”. During his college he will deep dive into the developments of retail.

Talkshow: Retail, what’s next?

We would like to invite you for a front row seat to our panel discussion on the future of retail, hosted by Renze Klamer. We have invited leading retailers such as Margreeth Pape-Veldhuizen of Intergamma, Ronald Molenaar of Jumbo and Dennis Vos of Auping, and more others to be announced, to participate and share their insights on this important topic for the entire industry. Our panel will explore and discuss the most pressing issues around sustainability, new retail business models, technology and trends that will shape the future of retail. Be sure not to miss it, as it is certain to be a lively exchange that will spark some inspiring conversations!

The Big Bang: Peter Joosten

What will the world look like in 2040? How have technological changes and megatrends shaped our planet, society and businesses? Futurist, biohacker and keynote speaker Peter Joosten MSc. speaks about human augmentation and the impact on humanity, society and the planet. In addition, Peter is author of the books Biohacking and Supermens, podcast host, and guest lecturer at Eindhoven University of Technology.


14:00: Welcome
14:30: Introduction
14:45: Lecture Cor Molenaar
15:30: Talkshow Retail, what’s next? hosted by Renze Klamer
16:30: Break
16:45: The Big Bang with keynote speaker Peter Joosten
17:30: Network moment with drinks & bites
19:00: End of event


Join us on March 14 for our one-of-a-kind event on the future of retail and learn how to stay ahead in this dynamic industry.