Being the flagship event for future retail the K5 FUTURE RETAIL CONFERENCE gathers the whole bunch of movers and shakers of the digital retail industry. Since 2011 the conference forms the class reunion for all renowned and ambitious retailers, brands and manufacturers in order to keep up with growth strategies , innovations and latest trends. Experience high-leveled networking, personal exchange and inspiration for your business success!





“David vs. Goliath” is this year’s guiding theme of the FUTURE RETAIL CONFERENCE, focussing on how small retailers find their way to position themselves among all the big players of the industry. Therefore the K5 broaches the issues of current platform states, growth strategies and investment possibilities.
Experts from all e-commerce departments will lecture on the Future Retail Stage, Expo Stage and during workshops.

Future Retail Stage

➔ receive insights & learnings from the best online retailers
➔ get inspiration for trading strategies
➔ experience current industry brands

Expo Stages

➔ Best Practice cases
➔ collect the right know-how for your operative business
➔ learn from established retailers and service providers


➔ practice-oriented
➔ selected experts
➔ max. 20 attendees per workshop

K5 is Future Retail

What sets us apart from other events is the passion and quality standard that goes along for us with e-commerce. The conference is organised by two of the most renowned e-commerce entities these days: Jochen Krisch, editor of the ‘Exciting Commerce’ blog and Sven Rittau, founder of zooplus. They initiate a cross-sectoral forum for perspectives, innovations and growth strategies. We have made it our mission to provide a platform for high-leveled knowledge-sharing and networking. Since 2011 the K5 conference has been building the bridge between retailers and service providers and enables personal and curative exchanges.


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Our Speakers

The speakers and their qualities are central components of the K5 Conference. Here are some of the speakers of K5 FUTURE RETAIL CONFERENCE 2018. Stay tuned for more!

Our newest speakers of 2018

Program K5 2018

K5 Conference Keynotes and Sessions are mostly held in german

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K5 Connect - Your platform for networking and exchange

One of the most relevant quality issues of the conference is the K5 Networking Program. We enable our attendees to be connected with the right people in the right place. Also in 2018 there will be various networking possibilities and formats you can participate at.
While doing so the relaxed atmosphere won’t be dissolved.

Speed Networking

If you are looking for some new (business) contacts you should check out the K5 Speed Networking. Each attendee has two minutes to get to know his counterpart. Then it’s time to swap to the seat next to you. This allows you to collect up to six new contacts in less than 30 minutes! Don’t forget to bring enough business cards. That’s new in 2018: Every table has its’ own specific topic the attendees can discuss about. This helps to assure that you are able to talk to the people most relevant for you.

Morning Pint

The second day starts right away with a proper bavarian breakfast including bavarian sausage, pretzle and a cold refreshing beer to counter last night’s hangover (you might need that after the previous networking party;)). With a proper meal you’ll be good to go to start off into the second exciting conference day.

K5 Connect Party

Cross your heart: the best way to do some efficient networking is to do it in a nice and easy atmosphere. The K5 Connect Party offers the ideal opportunity. As soon as the first conference day draws to a close we will open the doors of the Estrel Festival Center for you. With the right amount of hot beats and free drinks all night long a proper after party is guaranteed.


One point we have taken special consideration. Among such an amount of different attendees it can be difficult to get in touch with the people who are really relevant for you. Therefore we want to make an area available where you can get together with the suitable partner. More information will follow.

K5 App

Our conference app is a format that has proven itself the last time. So you keep track with the whole bustle during the conference. Mobile event guide, personal assistant and live updates – you will not miss anything here. Here you can schedule lectures, network with others and have your personal notebook.


Gripping and thematic discussion groups can be found at the K5 Roundtables. Here you can always find your way to set topic tables and exchange ideas with like-minded people. The K5 Roundtables will be placed around the Speed Networking along the K5 Connect Area. More information will follow soon.

Exhibitors at the K5 World Expo 2018

Do you want to place your product on the market? And meet the movers and shakers of your core customers in person? You’re looking for access to markets and you want to expand your network? Then don’t hesitate and become an exhibitor or sponsor for the K5 World Expo.

Premium + Top Partners 2018

  • Salesforce
  • Commercetools Logo
  • DHL Logo
  • Dotsource
  • idealo Logo
  • MS Direct Logo
  • Netformic
  • PwC Strategy& Logo
    PwC Strategy&
  • Seven-Senders

Become an exhibitor

The service you provide is the one seekers are looking for?
You want it to become known even more?
Then take your chance and become an exhibitor at the K5 2018!

Be a Part of the K5 Community!

That´s waiting for you:

➔ 2 days full of inspiration, insights, innovation
➔ top-class speakers
➔ performance-oriented service providers
➔ various networking possibilities
➔ a party to remember
➔ delicious food and beverage on both days
➔ class-reunion-atmosphere