Retail & Development Business Summit - 2018

Date: 12/06/2018
Time: 10:00 AM
Location: Parkovy Convention and Exhibition Centre (16a Parkova Road)

On 6 December, Ukrainian Retail Association, the alliance of key players in retail and commercial real estate market, is hosting the VI Retail & Development Business Summit at Parkovy Convention and Exhibition Centre. This year, the main theme of our event is “Women in Retail”.
RDBSummit first took place on 11 December 2013. Since then, it has become the major annual event in retail and commercial real estate market. The key product our summit is the insight into global trends and growth directions in retail and property development, market analysis, and forecasts for the coming years. We are expecting over 500 guests to visit our event: the owners and top-managers representing companies dealing in retail and commercial real estate in and outside Ukraine.
Why visit Retail & Development Business Summit 2018?
  • The key theme of the summit is Women in Retail. In the fast-changing retail trade sector, it’s professional women who lead the way to innovation and leadership, known to be the key to success. How and why does it happen? What is the secret of business ladies’ success? What are the pitfalls of the game? These and other questions will be discussed at the summit
  • Our event will consist of 6 sessions. Our top 40 speakers will be the key persons dealing in retail and development business in and outside Ukraine, who shape the present and the future of retail trade and commercial real estate. They will share their experience and insight on what is important at the transformation stage, including the risks and prospects. They present their successfully completed and new projects and as well discuss current trends and forecasts for the future
  • Every session will end up with panel discussions, so the participants will have a great opportunity to ask their questions
Trending topics to be discussed during this year’s sessions:
  • Women in retail. Success story. Inspiration. Motivation
  • Integrated communications. Digital innovations and marketing tools
  • Latest trends in retail real estate. New concepts and unique formats
  • E-Commerce: trends and technologies
  • Efficient leader. The philosophy of business management
  • Laws of Ukraine’s market. Development strategies for international retailers

Speakers who confirmed their participation in the summit:
  • Vladislav Burda, founder and CEO at RedHead Family Corporation (Antoshka retail chain and Smarty Family, distribution of products for kids); founder and president at Family Business Network Ukraine)
  • Laurent Bonnet, Commercial and Marketing Director CEETRUS France (ex-Immochan Group)
  • Tetiana Burda, сo-founder and CEO at о Invogue Fashion Group
  • Oksana Serediuk, owner at restaurant chains Mafia, Casta, Georgia, Gra z Vogmen, and Vao
  • Renata Jakubcioniene, CEO at Retroville shopping and business centre
  • Tetiana Semenchenko, owner at VOVK clothing studios chain
  • Polina Kosharnaya, owner at MasterZoo retail chain
  • Natalia Logvin, PR director at Kasta marketplace
  • and other key persons representing companies dealing in retail and development
Among our speakers, there will be a lot of guests from abroad representing such companies as Leroy Merlin, New Yorker, Smart Business, IKEA, and others. The list will be updated. Check out our latest news at
You will have a chance to network with the representatives from the local companies and talk to retailers who are planning on entering Ukraine’s retail market. Our last year’s RDBS has proved that our event offers a great opportunity to start negotiations and establish new business contacts.
We will close our summit with the afterparty, where our guests and participants will be able to relax after a busy day and network in a casual setting.
Tickets are available here.
To become our partner, contact Eduard Kovtun +38 073 213 50 61 /
To register, contact Olesia Kobtseva +38 (050) 313 74 53,