Insights and inspiration
Get ready for exclusive insights into Scandinavia’s 277 top retailers’ omnichannel performance at our debut event in Stockholm on September 6, 2022. Join us in celebrating the best-performing retailers across Sweden, Norway and Denmark.
The event is jam-packed with educational and inspiring retail keynotes from local omnichannel pioneers LINDEX, Indiska, and IKEA as well as global perspectives from the LEGO group, Cartier, BALENCIAGA, Focus Brands, and Google.
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10.30 WELCOME TO THE SHOW
._____Per-Mattias Nordkvist, Managing Director, IMPACT
10.40 KEY INSIGHTS FROM THE OMNICHANNEL INDEX
._____Kasper Holst, CEO, IMPACT
11.10 SHOWING THE WAY FOR A SUSTAINABLE FUTURE
._____Susanne Ehnbåge, CEO, Lindex
11.40 COFFEE BREAK
12.15 REDEFINING BRAND EXPERIENCES
._____Christian Thor Larsen, VP Retail, the LEGO Group
12.40 DIGITISING AND SCALING A LUXURY BRAND
._____Nicolas Daude-Lagrave, ex-CDO at BALENCIAGA
13.05 ORGANISING FOR OMNICHANNEL
._____Loek Berendsen, Platform Strategy Leader, IKEA
13.35 LUNCH BREAK
14.15 BUILDING A MEANINGFUL OMNICHANNEL FOUNDATION
._____Pierre-Emmanuel Placette, Int. Head of Retail Solutions Development, Cartier
14.40 LATE OMNICHANNEL BLOOMER WITH REMARKABLE RESULTS
._____Karin Lindahl, VD, Indiska
15.05 MACHINE LEARNING AS EXPERIENCE ENABLER
._____Thomas Korthuis, Content & Customer Engagement Manager, Focus Brands
15.35 DRINKS BREAK
16.00 A GLOBAL PERSPECTIVE ON OMNICHANNEL
._____Maxime Heutz, Omnichannel Lead, Google
16.25 ANNOUNCING THIS YEAR’S WINNERS
16.45 WRAPPING UP
16.50 NETWORKING & DRINKS
19.00 THANK YOU & GOODBYE
Get to know the keynote speakers HERE
where and when
The event takes place in an amazing renaissance-style
building in the heart of Stockholm.
111 36 Stockholm
The main event is scheduled from 10.00-17.00.
WHO IS IT FOR?
The Omnichannel Index is aimed at managers and executives from brands, retailers, suppliers, and distributors. Whether your point of departure is the physical store, the digital experience or operating the supply chain, we’ll guarantee there’s inspiration ahead.
Please note that students and employees at agencies are not guaranteed a seat at the event.
With about 440 retail stores, sales online worldwide through third-party partnerships and more than 600 MEUR in turnover, Lindex is one of Europe’s leading forces within women’s fashion. The company has been established since 1954 and sustainability is an integral part of Lindex’ DNA. In her talk at Omnichannel Index, CEO Susanne Ehnbåge will reflect on how Lindex is growing and is in a major transformation – a journey as a global, ‘digital-first’ and sustainable fashion company.
The examples of how Lindex approaches omnichannel with a sustainability perspective are plenty. From their focus on understanding customer expectations in order to bring down return rates to their +100 mEUR investment in a new, fully automated omnichannel warehouse that will enable a continued sustainable growth in more channels as well as for new business opportunities.
Most recently, the company has also taken steps towards circularity by introducing new fibres based on recycled textiles. Not to mention the opening of a pop-up store with the goal of making second-hand shopping accessible for its customers.
In her talk, Susanne Ehnbåge will elaborate on Lindex’ strategic approach to sustainability and present some of their key learnings and results, including the fact that they have managed to bring down their total CO2 emission in recent years despite significant revenue growth.
Christian Thor Larsen
VP, Retail, the LEGO Group
Loved by millions of both kids and grown-ups, the LEGO Group has one of the world’s strongest brands. In recent years, the company has scaled up its effort to engage and sell directly to its end customers. That entails a major revamp of the company’s omnichannel strategy and brand experience, both in-store and on LEGO.com.
In this talk, the LEGO Group’s global VP of Retail, Christian Thor Larsen, will explore the company’s omnichannel highlights. He’ll also uncover some of the challenges in creating a superb customer experience when you’re in the middle of recalibrating how you go to market.
Ex-cdO @ Balenciaga, LACOSTE, LAZADA-ALIBABA
In this talk, we’ll hear from Nicolas Daude-Lagrave who has a unique experience from both marketplaces and some of the world’s most recognized brands. Nicolas started his career with Amazon where he led marketing in France. He later moved to Asia to join Lazada (part of Alibaba), prior to becoming Group E-retail Director at Lacoste. Most recently he’s worked as CDO at BALENCIAGA where he ran the global digital operations and transformation
At the Omnichannel Index 2022, Nicolas will share key insights from working with some of the world’s most exclusive brands, known for their unique and superior customer experience.
During his time at BALENCIAGA, the company tripled their digital revenue, and Nicolas will share his recipe for how to digitise and scale a luxury brand while transforming to true omnichannel operations.
Omnichannel Lead, Google
Maxime joined Google in August 2012. He’s worked with SMB’s and within Travel & Retail industry before transitioning to an Omnichannel Lead role for Google in the Nordics & Benelux. Today ,he is working with the largest global retailers. He is a thought leader in omnichannel and a regular speaker at retail events. Moreover, Maxime has been investing his time in DEI, sustainability & education initiatives. He holds a Master in Business Engineering from HEC Liège. Prior to Google, he worked as a managing director of a marketing consultancy company, HEC Consulting. Outside of work, he is a trail runner, sports freak and fine gourmet. He is co-founder of Made & More, a Belgian sustainable fashion label.
Karin Lindahl is an experienced Chief Executive Officer with a demonstrated history of working in the retail industry. She’s been VD of Indiska for almost five years and has led the company through an impressive digital transformation.
International Head of Retail Solutions Development, Cartier
For more than 170 years, Cartier has been recognised as one of the world’s most prestigious brands of jewellery and watches. Since the beginning, brick-and-mortar stores have been vital to delivering the well-known Cartier experience, but that has changed over the past ten years.
In his talk at Omnichannel Index, Pierre-Emmanuel Placette, Global Head of Retail Solutions, will talk about how Cartier has innovated its retail strategy to accommodate modern customer behaviour. This includes digitising the in-store experience, offering new ways of displaying out-of-stock references and connecting furniture to optimize sales.
At the heart of the strategy and all the initiatives is storytelling. Because when you have products that have been part of the assortment for so long, the ability to make stories come to life is crucial – regardless of what channel you’re meeting the customer on.
Platform Lead, IKEA
Loek is a global Omnichannel Manager with 10+ years’ experience building and nurturing C level relationships, driving cross-domain retail and eCommerce and customer experience programs across the world.
His experience includes heading up digital transformation at Vodafone, managing global omnichannel at ECCO shoes, and currently he works for IKEA, helping develop their global platform strategy.
Loek is also frequently used as keynote speaker within the field of omnichannel strategy. He will present his own views and experiences at the Omnichannel Index.
Manager, Digital Content, Customer Engagement, Focus Brands
Focus Brands is a leading developer of global, multi-channel foodservice brands, including familiar names like Auntie Anne’s, Cinnabon, and Jamba. Following several acquisitions, the company needed to improve its ability to gather insights and deliver experiences across both brands and channels.
In this talk by Thomas Korthuis, who manages how digital content enables customer engagement and loyalty programs across the global brands, you’ll get an understanding of how the company gathers customer insights, and how they use machine learning to uncover customer needs and serve relevant campaigns using intelligent digital asset management software. This approach encourages seamless and congruent experiences across online platforms, mobile apps, and visits to the actual restaurants and responds directly to the customers interests
The development of the customer engagement program has required the group to redefine its mindset, recruit new types of employees, and redefine their ways of working. Among many key learnings that Thomas Korthuis will share was the ability to use technology as a trojan horse to help facilitate the organizational change process to deliver better experiences across channels.
Group CEO, IMPACT Commerce
Kasper founded IMPACT Commerce in 1998 and has since driven the company to where it is today with almost 400 employees. The company specialises in omnichannel commerce and works for some of the most ambitious companies in Europe.
With more than 20 years experience within digital strategy and transformation and omnichannel commerce, Kasper is a true pioneer in the field and will deliver the insigths from this year’s Omnichannel Index at the event.