Paris Retail Week renews its partnership with the NRFrench Party which will be held on January 14th,2018 at the General Consulate of France in New York.

The participants at this inspiring French – American gathering of retailers and e-retailers will discover the latest initiatives of companies who succeed in their digital and customer-oriented transformation.They will also have the opportunity to exchange on the American vision of the latest trends, business models and new technologies that shape the future of retail. 

For its first edition, the NRFrench Party gathered more than 300 retail professionals last January at the General Consulate of France in New York: an evening to meet the top elite of French physical retail and e-commerce and unique opportunity to discuss 360 retail innovation.

On the strength of this success, its organizers, Catherine Barba (serial entrepreneur and founder of PEPS Lab in New York) and the co-founders of Mike Hadjadj and Laurent Houitte, are back for an exceptional evening which will feature top speakers including Laurent Desegur, Head of IA @Walmart, Régis Schultz, President @Monoprix and Frédéric Micheau, Director of Opinion Studies @OpinionWay.

The following 12 French startups will reveal their know-how to a well-informed public:
AB Tasty*, Akeneo*, Alcmeon, Alkemics, Allure Systems*, Fidzup, iAdvize,, Simplifield, Splio*, Tinyclues*, Vekia.

The Paris Retail Week team will attend and share the discussions.

And because business also goes hand in hand with networking in a relaxed atmosphere, the talks at the Consulate of France will be followed by a dance party at the Flora Bar, close to the Consulate.

Check out the agenda below:

January 14th, 6.30 pm
Consulate General of France in NEW YORK


6:30 pm: Opening of the doors at the Consulate General of France

7:00 pmIntroduction by Anne-Claire LEGENDRE, Consul General of France
in New York

7:05 pm: talks and presentations 

  • Catherine Barba, Founder @Peps Lab and Mike Hadjadj, Co-founder
  • Pano Anthos, Founder & MD @XRClabs – Major trends in retail and e-commerce in the US
  • Frédéric Micheau, Director of Opinion Studies @OpinionWay – France/US benchmarking study .
  • Crossover discussion between Laurent Desegur, Head of IA @Walmart and
    Régis Schultz,  President@Monoprix, hosted by Paul Strachman, Venture Partner @ISAI
  • Pitch by THE @FrenchTech start-up selected by participants

8:00 pm:  Departure for the Startups Cocktail at the Flora Bar


8:10 pm: Cocktail dinner end networking

Meeting with 12 French startups selected by Business France and 12 American startups chosen by XRC Labs, all at the cutting edge of retail innovation

Networking between CEO and C-level retailers, e-retailers, investors, retail experts, startups, journalists, …

​9:30 – 11:30 pm:  dance party with surprises…


*Exhibitor at Paris Retail Week 2017

Save the date for the next Paris Retail Week show from 10 to 12 September 2018

For its 4th edition, the biggest European trade event will take its full scope and will gather in Pavilion 1 of Paris expo Porte de Versaillethe e-commerce sector, dedicated to solutions for e-retailers, ranging from digital marketing to logistics, and the Store / Equipmag sector, dedicated to physical commerce and distribution.

Pour sa quatrième édition le plus grand événement retail européen de la rentrée prendra toute son envergure et réunira dans le Pavillion 1 de la Porte de Versailles le secteur E-Commerce, dédié aux solutions e-commerce, du digital marketing à la logistique et du secteur Store / Equipmag, dédié au commerce physique et à la distribution.