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Baltic Retail Forum 2023 Latvia

StrongPoint annual conference Baltic Retail Forum invites all retail professionals to gather for the 16th time. This time meeting place is in Riga, Latvia.

When? May 17, from 9 AM

Where? Kronenbourg 1664 Blanc hall, Apollo Kino Akropole, Akropole Riga, Maskavas street 257, Riga

Over the past year, retailers faced challenges in the supply chain, inflation, economic uncertainty, and geo-political factors. How can retailers sustain the resiliency of the last few years to navigate the current headwinds better?

To understand the challenges better and find solutions, the conference will look into:

Economic insights from the retail market perspective and consumer behavior tendencies – what to look out for?

Automation technologies that will transform stores and future retail operations – from in-store digitalization to improving customer experience.

In the ever-changing world of retail, staying ahead of the game means embracing new technologies. But where to start?


Reserve your spot. Participation for StrongPoint customers and partners is free of charge.

Conference content and speakers

All presentations will feature simultaneous interpretation from English to Latvian and vice versa.

Mārtiņš Āboliņš
Economist at Citadele bank

Baltic economic outlook: Is the worst already behind us?

Europe has managed to avoid an energy crisis, but significant challanges remain and economic outlook is very uncertain. Growth in the Baltic region has stalled, inflation is falling, but remains high and recent banking problems raise the question – could we face a new crisis or the worst is already behind us?

Mark Thomson
Retail Industry Director EMEA at Zebra Technologies

Towards the Modern Store

Breaking down the complexity of post pandemic Retail to find a clearer route to success.

Anda Dalina
Senior Retailer Services Executive at NielsenIQ Latvia

Changes in consumer mindsets and behaviour. Stability in mood after storm

The global state of consumers in 2023 is unsettled. Recent NIQ measures of price changes across the globe reinforce that nobody has been immune to the effects of inflation. Consumers have re-evaluated the importance of many aspects of their lives, which affects their purchasing decisions now and in the future. Growing sense of financial insecurity has caused 90%+ of Baltic consumers to change the way they shop to save money on groceries. NIQ presentation will focus on core changes in Baltic consumer mindsets and behaviour unveiling the key risks and opportunities.

Matt Homewood Bidault
CCO at Throw No More

It’s Garbage! How Food Waste is Trashing the Climate

This talk will focus on supermarket food waste and its significant impact on the climate. With 40% of all food produced is wasted, award-winning food waste campaigner Matt Homewood will uncover the global food waste farce and review the impacts. Most importantly, technological and legislative solutions will be explored so that we can forge an exit plan to start making our food system fairer, more sustainable, and more efficient.

Andrius Kalašinskas
Global director of solution consulting at StrongPoint

Retail technology innovations: a confession

• The implementation of innovations seeks to improve the existing situation – to create a better shopping experience and a more efficient store process, thus gaining a competitive advantage in the market. However, there are cases when the results do not meet expectations and innovations do not pay off. Why?

• The devil is in the details. During the presentation, we will take a look at where those details lie.

Siim Lassmann
Head of Business Development at Intelex Insight

Data Driven Decision Making with BI and AI

While Excel is a great tool, the sheer amount of data in modern retail necessitates automated data transformation and analysis processes. In this talk, Siim will share the best practices of data driven decision making. How to replace your gut feeling with decisions based on actual data? Which pitfalls to avoid? How to move from traditional BI to AI? Basically, how to transform the data you generate into a competitive advantage.

Ruediger Schach
Senior Retail Solutions Manager at NCR

Store Evolution

A lot of new Technologies are on the near horizon. Vision Checkout, EDGE, and AI are evolving constantly. How can we adapt into a Hybrid World and ensure that the Retail Winners will be those that Define the Experience?

Kristina Ekhierta
Area Sales Executive at Pricer

Beyond paper: Unleashing Efficiency and Innovation with Electronic Shelf Labels

Forum partners



Baltic Agro SIA

Baltic Data


Cintamani Baltic SIA

Datu tehnoloģiju grupa, SIA

DelfinGroup AS


DPD Latvija


Elvi Latvija SIA

Forum Cinemas Latvia

JYSK Baltics

Kesko Senukai Latvia


Kristine 1/Arbor Medical Korporacija

Latvijas Univeristāte

Lauku Apgāds un Meliorācija, SIA


Maxima Latvija

Merito SIA

My Fitness SIA

Paul Mason Properties SIA

Pet City SIA


Reitan Convenience Latvia


Rīgas Meži


RTI Blockchain


SIA Baska

SIA Brain Games



SIA Grenardi

SIA Iepirkumu Grupa

SIA Jānis Roze

SIA Latvijas Neatkarīgo Tirgotāju Kooperācija

SIA LPP Latvia ltd


SIA New Rosme

SIA Newsec

SIA Optic Guru

SIA Riga Spirits & Wine Outlet

SPAR Latvija SIA





Topsailgroup SIA

VA Communications (SIA Vīlands Associates)

Vīlands Associates

Vita Mārkets

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Hurry up and reserve your spot! Participation for StrongPoint customers and partners is free of charge.

The event will be photographed and/or filmed, so please be aware that you may be featured in photos or videos of the event, and these photos or videos may be posted on publicly available social networks or media.