eurOPe 2007 exclusive — Metro chief to speak



13 March 2007 — Noordwijk (NL): OP companies from all channels are paying close attention as the mass merchandisers continue their march across the globe, particularly in view of their ever increasing non-food offering.


With this in mind, OPI is delighted to have secured Henny van Doorn from Metro Group as a speaker at its annual European conference. Entitled eurOPe 2007 — Creating the Blueprint for Success, the event is set to provide over 300 delegates from about 20 countries a comprehensive overview of what it takes to become, and remain, successful in today’s challenging global economy.


Born in the Netherlands and with 30 years’ experience in mass market retail, Metro’s head of international non-food management and merchandising is perfectly placed to talk about Metro’s home market of Germany as well as expansion strategies, global opportunities and the advantage of being the first to market. And perhaps delegates will even get a brief insight into how the mighty Wal-Mart so spectacularly failed in one of the world’s largest economies.


Don’t miss this opportunity to hear from this true multi-channel, multinational company that has for many years been a guiding light in international retailing.


For further information, contact OPI’s events coordinator Ritu Lukhman on +44 (0)20 7841 2957 or email