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10 top speakers you should meet at Global E-commerce Summit Barcelona 2014

Global E-Commerce Summit is the leading conference on e-commerce and omni-channel retailing and will take place from 16th to 18th of June 2014 in the Hotel Arts, Barcelona. This year’s traide fair motto is “The Next E-Commerce Revolution: No Borders, No Channels”. It focuses on a goal, in which merchants are currently investing a lot: selling in multiple channels and in multiple countries.

Also the speaker programm is created in keeping with the event’s motto. More than 50 industry experts illustrate new omni-channel concepts and current e-commerce trends. W​e have listed for you which 10 key influencers you should definitely meet in Barcelona.

1. Kaan Dönmez, GM and Partner of

Kaan DönmezKaan_Dönmez_Hizlial, is a GM and Partner of since August 2013. Having an MBA Management dagree, Kaan Dönmez started his proffesional career in 1998 at as one of the founders of the company. is now one of the leading e-tailers in Turkey whose ecommerce sector registered a growth of 75%. Kaan Dönmez is the founding General Manager of, an online fashion retailer, where he worked for 3 years. He is also the former President of E-Commerce Association in Turkey.

2. Nick Lansley,Head of Open Innovation at Tesco Innovation Team

Nick_Lansley_TescoNick Lansley is Head of Open Innovation at Tesco Innovation Team. His job is to bring together great ideas, products and services from external organisations – concentrating on startups and SMEs but not forgetting the large companies and corporates. Then he takes this pool of wisdom and finds product owners and managers throughout Tesco that would benefit from this endeavour.
Twitter: @nicklansley

3. Valeria Dominguez, eCommerce & Omni-channel Director of Adolfo Domiguez

Valeria_Dominguez_ADValeria Dominguez is the eCommerce & Omni-channel Director and a member of the executive steering committee at fashion retail brand Adolfo Dominguez, a publicly traded company founded in 1976 with 700 boutiques in 35 countries. During her tenure, sales have increased by 945% and the website became one of the 5 most searched fashion brands in Spain (Google, ’12). Valeria has 9 years of eCommerce/online sales & digital marketing experience and attends speaks at all major international trade conferences.
Twitter: @VDominguezAD

4. Niels Dekkers, Retail Project Manager of SPAR International

Niels_Dekkers_SPARNiels Dekkers has been with SPAR International for the past 3 years as retail project manager. SPAR International in Amsterdam functions as a platform for the exchange of ideas and information between the SPAR organisations worldwide – the  largest voluntary grocery retail chain in the world. Holding a MSc. degree in Marketing Niels Dekkers focuses on innovative projects in retail development and digital marketing. Since 2012 Niels has been responsible for the coordination of E-Commerce best practice sharing within the international SPAR organisation.
Twitter: @cpdekkers

5. Pierre Kosciusko-Morizet, Rakuten Inc. Executive Officer, Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Rakuten Europe, Director and CEO of Rakuten’s PriceMinister

Pierre_Kosciusko-Morizet_RakutenPierre Kosciusko-Morizet is an Internet entrepreneur and CEO of Rakuten’s PriceMinister, one of the largest and most successful e-commerce companies in France, currently employing around 200 passionate and dedicated staff. He is also an Executive Officer at Rakuten, Inc., which acquired PriceMinister in 2010, and was recently appointed Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Rakuten Europe, where he is responsible for targeting further growth across the region.

6. James Hardy, Director, EMEA (Europe) LTD

James_Hardy_Alibaba_LTDJames Hardy is the Head of Europe for, the leading global e-commerce platform for small businesses around the world.. In this role, Hardy is tasked with raising’s brand profile across Europe so that more small businesses can benefit and grow from online and international trade across the platform. With more than 18 years global management experience, James leads both strategy development and implementation for the marketing and brand efforts of across European regions.

7. Malcom Pinkerton, Research Director – e-commerce, Planet Retail

Malcom_Pinkerton_Planet_RetailMalcolm Pinkerton is a Research Director, based in London, responsible for Planet Retail’s e-commerce coverage. Malcolm has been analysing and researching the industry since 2004, specialising in e-commerce, multi-channel retailing and consumer insight. He has worked for the British Retail Consortium, Verdict Research and the retail research agency ABA Market Research. Malcolm regularly presents Planet Retail’s views to senior industry and professional services audiences as well the media.
Twitter: @MGQPinkerton

8. Shikko Nijland, Managing Partner, Innopay

Shikko_Nijland_InnopayShikko Nijland is Managing Partner of Innopay which is an independent consultancy firm specialized in platform and product strategies in two-sided markets. Our key practices include digital identity, online payments, mobile payments, e-commerce and e-business. Prior to Innopay Shikko was Partner at Accenture and headed the growth strategy practice in the Netherlands. He is a regular key note speaker on major events like: EPCA summit, Global Payment Summit Singapore, NFC mobile money, Shopping 2020, Retail event Netherlands etc.
Twitter: @shikko

9. Ibrahim Ibrahim, Managing Director of Portland Design Associates Ltd.

Ibrahim_Ibrahim_Protland_DesignIbrahim is the Managing Director and owner of Portland which is a leading international branding and retail design business. The consultancy has worked on a broad range of projects including retail, F&B, consumer brands, shopping centres, airports and mixed-use developments. Ibrahim is a regular speaker at conferences and a frequent contributor to journals and trade press. He also writes a regular piece for The Economist ‘Management Thinking’ blog.

10. Walther Ploos van Amstel, Associate Professor of Logistics at VU University Amsterdam

Walther_Ploos_van_Amstel_AmsterdamDr. Walther Ploos van Amstel is associate professor at VU University in Amsterdam, lecturer at Hogeschool van Amsterdam and expert for TNO Mobility and Slimstock Professionals focusing on sustainable logistics, development of mainports, sense and respond logistics, mobility and cross chain control centers.
Walther Ploos worked as consultant for KPMG Consulting, CapGemini, TNO in the field of supply chain management for more than 20 years.
Twitter: @Amsterdam1012

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