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September 04, 2018

IFA 2018: EXPERT TALKS @ IFA Global Markets with Peter Wiggers, Managing Director of B & S Retail & MediaMarktSaturn CPO Klaus-Peter Voigt

Airport retailers are on the front lines of bringing innovation to consumers

Berlin, 4 September 2018 – This year’s Keynote session at EXPERT TALKS @ IFA Global Markets is a “Fireside Chat” with Peter Wiggers, Managing Director B&S Retail. With over 60 years of experience in airport retailing, Capi, part of B&S, is a niche player in this market and the leading airport retailer of consumer electronics.

Airport retailers are on the front lines of bringing innovation to consumers. Capi offers travelers an inspiring shopping experience with a trendsetting and focused product assortment in an internationally recognizable setting.

In 1994, Her Majesty Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands awarded Capi the predicate Royal, which is only granted to Dutch companies that have been in business for at least 100 years and who have an outstanding performance. Royal Capi-Lux was established in 1894 and has its headquarters in the Netherlands. The organization has a global presence with 36 shops on airports such as Amsterdam Schiphol, Johannesburg International, Berlin, Munich and Copenhagen.The company operates 25 own retail shops in airports including Amsterdam Schiphol, Johannesburg International, Berlin, Munich and Copenhagen. Capi handles a franchise formula, supplies a wide range of electronics to other retailers in the duty-free or travel retail industry, and sources a range of products under its own house brand, Mitone.
Royal Capi-Lux is member of the B&S group.

Tuesday, 4 September 2018
3:30 - 4:15 pm
Peter Wiggers
Managing Director
B&S Retail (Capi)

European Retail Alliance advocates trading alliances MediaMarktSaturn CPO Klaus-Peter Voigt opens with a special address
Trading giants MediaMarktSaturn and FNAC Darty have recently formed a European trading alliance to become even more successful together.
At the industry panel EXPERT TALKS @ IFA Global Markets, the new alliance provides information on the importance of their cooperation and on the possibilities of accepting new members. The merger of dealers into alliances aims to improve access to European consumers, as well as providing them with a better and more innovative choice of products and services. The panel is preceded by a speech by Klaus-Peter Voigt, Purchasing Manager of MediaMarktSaturn.

Tuesday, 4 September 2018
4:20 -5:20pm
Klaus-Peter Voigt
Chief Procurement Officer
Media Markt Saturn

About IFA Berlin
IFA is the world's leading trade show for consumer electronics and home appliances. It will take place at the Berlin Exhibition Grounds (ExpoCenter City) from 31 August to 5 September 2018. Alongside the event, IFA Global Markets will take place from 2 to 5 September at Station Berlin, bringing together buyers and OEMs / ODMs at Europe’s largest sourcing show for the electronics sect