Pedro Amarim
Information and Offline Experiences in Omnichannel Retail
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Alexander Huebner
Hasan Basri AKIRMAK, MSc., Exec-MBA
Enterprise Solutions & Services Leader at Amazon Web Services


October 14, 2022 - 8:30 am


October 14, 2022 - 4:30 pm

EWG Retail Conference 2022

Dear Conference Participants,

Welcome to the website of the 5th Meeting of the EURO Group on Retail Operations, hosted by KUMPEM Retail Research Forum, Koç University.

KUMPEM – Koç University Retail Research Forum aims to foster and strengthen research-industry collaboration in Turkey since 1999. It is sponsored by Migros, the pioneering supermarket chain in Turkey.

The 5th meeting of EWG-Retail will take place on October 12-13, 2022 at Koç University Founders Lounge, located at Sarıyer Campus–Istanbul, on the hills of beautiful Bosphorus. This year participating speakers may also have the option to prolong their stay and attend XI. KUMPEM Retail Conference Industry Day on October 14th,, if they choose to register (Please read details below).

The EURO Group on Retail Operations has been founded in 2015 and has met on a yearly basis in Beilngries (Germany), Porto (Portugal) and Eindhoven (Netherlands) and Mallorca, Spain since 2016.

We are looking forward to holding the next EWG-Retail conference to strengthen interactions among all participants, foster joint research projects within the group as well as an opportunity for academic growth for all.

Looking forward to seeing you in Istanbul!

On behalf of the organizing committee,

Gürhan Kök
Meltem Kayhan
KUMPEM Directors


October 14th, 2022 Dedeman Istanbul Hotel
08:30 09:30 Registration and Coffee
09:30 09:45 Openning Remarks
09:45 10:25 Rene de Koster Erasmus University Advanced Storage Policies in Robotic Fullfillment Centers
10:30 11:00 Frederick Larson Stockholm Business School Fast, reliable, cheap and sustainable -What do customers really value in last-mile delivery?
11:00 11:15 Coffe Break
11:15 11:45 Alexander Hübner Technical University of Munich  Picking for Expiration Dates in Grocery Retail
11:45 12:15 Serkan Aktürk Clemson University How to Make Data Driven Decisions in the Omnichannel Era
12:15 13:30 Lunch Break
13:30 14:00 Pedro  Amorim INESC TEC Designing a Tailored Online Delivery Strategy
Panel Session : Data Powered Retail Decision Making
14:00 15:30 Moderatör: Meltem Kayhan                           Kına Demirel                                Hassan Basri Akırmak                                  Batu Sar                                                                  Mimeda                                          Amazon                                             Mall IQ                                                                                                                           Retail Media: 3rd Wave Media                                                                                  Accelerating Innovation in Retail with purpose-built analytics & AI           Real-time Actionable Purchase Intent Prediction
15:30 15:45 Closing Speech
Program may be updated before the conference day
Presentations will be mostly in English. English-Türkish translation will  be available all day