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Speaker: Wijnand Jongen. There is a lot of turmoil in the retail world. Shoppers with a new shopping DNA are flocking to stores. A new economic paradigm of four new economies are changing the world of retail: the smart economy, the sharing economy, the circular economy and the glocal economy. New shopping ecosystems are becoming dominant retail players. For local retailers, it's a prisoner's dilemma: Do you participate or not? Business models are changing and new players are storming the market. Will online shopping come to an end?
Wijnand Jongen (1959) is one of the world's leading authors, speakers and futurists in retail and e-commerce. He is the author of the book 'Het Einde van Online Winkelen' published in the Netherlands (2016) and Belgium (2017). The global, English edition of the book will be published in September 2017.
Key retail positions
Wijnand is co-founder of Ecommerce Europe, the European interest grouping of more than 25,000 (web)shops. He has been a board member since it was founded in 2012 and Chairman of the Executive Committee of Ecommerce Europe.
Wijnand is founder and since its foundation in 2000 CEO of ####, the interest group for (web)shops in the Netherlands. ##### now has about 2200 members, who can be recognized by the Thuiswinkel Waarborg. He is the founder and chairman of the Shopping Awards Foundation, which has been awarding prizes for the best (web)shops in the Netherlands every year since 2002.
Wijnand is founder of the Global E-commerce Summit, the annual global event for e-commerce and director of the Ecommerce Foundation. He is chairman of the eMarketing & Distance Selling Chair at the Erasmus University in Rotterdam. Wijnand is also a member of FIRAE, an association of global retail industry leaders affiliated with the National Retail Federation.
In the mid-1990s, Wijnand was a co-founder of Macropolis, the first Dutch store and price comparator for consumers on the Internet. In June 2000, Macropolis was acquired by Newconomy. Wijnand was CEO of Macropolis between 1997 and 2000.
Wijnand studied at the University of Amsterdam, Randolph-Macon College and Averett University in the United States. He obtained his Masters of Business Administration (MBA) from Averett University (1993) and a doctoral degree in Educational Science from the University of Amsterdam (1986). His work has led him to various sales, consulting and management positions in the United States and the Netherlands.
Direct Marketing man of the year & author
In 2006 Wijnand was elected DM-man (Direct Marketing) of the Year. In 2014 Wijnand received the Mans le Jeune Award for 'best industry association in the Netherlands'. Wijnand is author of the book 'Het Einde van Online Winkelen', which was published by Atlas/Business Contact in November 2016 and is now in 3rd edition. A Flemish edition of the book was published in April 2017. The book was nominated as management book of the year in 2017. The English edition of the book will be published in September 2017.
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