Dear Esteemed Retail Industry Professionals,
"I am thrilled to extend a personal invitation to you for our exclusive series of VIP pre-conference dinners, which will set the stage for the highly anticipated Poland & CEE Retail Summit 2024, Romania & CEE Retail Summit 2024, European Circular Retail Congress 2024, and CEE eRetailCongress 2024.

As the CEO of our organization, I take great pride in hosting these intimate dinners, each catering to a specific group of industry professionals.
The VIP dinners hold tremendous value as they provide a unique opportunity for like-minded professionals to connect and collaborate within their respective interest groups. During these intimate settings, you will have the chance to engage in meaningful conversations, exchange insights, and forge valuable partnerships that extend beyond the dinner table.
By participating in these VIP pre-conference dinners, you will play a vital role in laying the groundwork for the major events that will follow. Your presence and active involvement in these dinners will set the tone for the forthcoming conferences, ensuring a vibrant atmosphere of collaboration and innovation.
To access the detailed program and event calendars, please visit our dedicated program page. It contains all the essential information you need to plan your participation and make the most of these exclusive dinners.
I am eagerly looking forward to your presence at these VIP pre-conference dinners, where we will embark on a journey of knowledge sharing, networking, and collective growth.
Together, we will shape the future of retail and leave a lasting impact on the industry.
Casper Haring CEO European Conferences United


(Left: Lex Haring Program and Speaker Manager CEE ECU  ,Middle: Michael Samuel Regional Director of Customer Service – CEE (PL, CZ, RO, HU)  ECU, Right: Casper Haring CEO ECU)

 The Dinners2Connect concept

While our major events prioritize content-driven experiences, our Dinners2Connect roundtable dinners have a distinct focus on networking. We firmly believe that networking is a crucial element in skill development, staying updated with industry trends, connecting with potential mentors, partners, and clients, and gaining access to valuable resources for career growth. Participating in Dinners2Connect provides a unique opportunity to establish initial connections that ultimately enhance the overall experience of attending our large conferences. Simultaneously, these dinners play a significant role in tailoring the conference content to better suit the specific needs of the dinner participants.

On invitation only
Participation in our dinners is exclusively by invitation. Through our collaboration with diverse partners, including the esteemed European Circular Retail Foundation, we are pleased to offer free admission to Dinners2Connect, without any obligations other than engaging in interactive discussions at the table. We extend invitations to executives from the forefront of the industry, aiming to gather approximately 65 professionals for each dinner. Our selection process is meticulous, ensuring that the invited individuals are relevant and conducive to meaningful interactions.

What happens at a Dinner2connect networking roundtable dinner?

Dinners2Connect offers a unique platform for leaders to come together, network, and establish meaningful relationships with like-minded individuals. These exclusive dinners take place in luxurious venues located in the bustling business centers of major cities, providing a sophisticated backdrop for engaging discussions. In this intimate yet relaxed environment, participants have the opportunity to exchange ideas, insights, and experiences.

Each dinner is thoughtfully structured with pre-planned topics and talking points specifically designed to address the business challenges faced by leaders. Through a combination of networking rotations and a seated dinner, participants can engage in multiple interactions, facilitating connections with peers from various companies, industries, and regions. Whether engaging in conversations over cocktails and snacks or forging deeper connections around shared interests at your round table, Dinners2Connect offers a rewarding and enjoyable experience.

 The different types of dinners

We organize three types of dinners;

  • Conference related dinners organized in preparation for the major events we organize. These dinners also act as a catalyst for content and inspire attendees to take an active role in the conferences we organize.
  • In addition to conference-oriented dinners, we also organize focused community dinners that bring specific groups of professionals together.
  • Moreover, we are also the proud organizer of dinners during the solution provider week bringing together the needs of the industry with those who can offer great solutions.

  The dinners follow a standard structure;

18:00 - 19:00

Business networking over appetizers and welcome drinks. Starters will be served in the form of delicious bite-sized snacks to maximize networking opportunities.

19:00 - 20:00

Presentations on business insights from selected partners

20:00 - 21:00

Dinner & Table Talks. The dinners are served in the form of an open buffet, providing additional networking opportunities during the dinners.

21:00 - 22:00

Business networking & Open Bar


The countries where we organize dinners






How to register for one of the dinners?

  • The Dinners2Connect are by invitation only and of course we would be happy to invite you to a dinner if your profile matches the existing dinner attendees. Here you can submit your request for an invitation to a specific dinner.


Partnership on Dinners2Connect

  • If you think your tools and solutions are a perfect fit for the communities we bring together at one or more of our Dinners2Connect meetings, you can gain further insight and explore opportunities on the Partnerships page.