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

Program Notes

The EURO Group on Retail Operations 5th meeting will be hosting Ph.D students, academics, industry experts from different countries and  Turkey. 50 international and 30 local participants are expected to participate in 2022 meeting. (For past conferences: http://www.ewg-retail-ops.eu/)

This year participating speakers will also be welcomed to the 11th KUMPEM Retail Conference Industry Day at October 14th if they choose to register for an extra day.

Kumpem Annual Retail Conferences host top quality research talks from prominent marketing and operations academics and industry professionals every year. The event attracts about 200 retail industry executives as audience interested in applied retail research, new applications and innovative solutions. The objective is to showcase high quality applied research (empirical or modeling) and demonstrate the state-of-the art in marketing and operations management research.  For past conferences: https://kumpem.ku.edu.tr/en/retail-conferences/



5th  EWG Retail Conference:  

Tuesday October 11th, 2022


Group Welcome Dinner – at 19:30 pm

Wednesday October 12th, 2022

Shuttles leave at 8:00 am from the hotel

9:00-13:00 EWG Conference @ Koç Campus at Rumeli Feneri, Sarıyer

Lunch boxes- snacks and drinks on the bus

14:00 – 18:30 City Tour

19:30 Off-campus Conference Dinner

Thursday October 13th

Check-outs from the hotel at 8:00 am

9:00-16:30 EWG Conference @ Koç Campus at Rumeli Feneri, Sarıyer

Lunch: Koç University Tower Hall

Shuttles will leave from Koç Sarıyer Campus to the airports.

Evening: Free time

KUMPEM Industry Day: 11th KUMPEM Retail Conference

Friday October 14th  

9am—5pm @ Downtown Istanbul- (Venue address will be announced later)


8th of August   –  Deadline of abstract submissions

23rd of August  –  Notification of acceptance

1st September      Early Bird Registration*

15th  September – Deadline for speaker registration

23rd September  Last day for Registration


Refer to https://pay.zetatour.com.tr/ewg-retail-conference-registration for registration details.

Abstract Submission

We are looking forward to learning about your research and academic studies. If you are interested to present your work at the meeting – either in a full talk of 20 minutes or in the poster sessions – please submit by August 15th , 2022 to ewgretailop2022@ku.edu.tr.

The program committee of the EWG Retail Operations will review the submissions as they arrive and finalize all evaluations by August 23rd. Please make sure you complete your registration by September 15th as a participant or a presenter in the conference.

Please provide:

  • Title
  • Authors and affiliations
  • Abstract-
  • Participation type: Poster or Presentation
  • E-mail address for correspondence

Important Notes

For accommodation, airport transfers, and other services such as city tours, you may refer to https://pay.zetatour.com.tr/ewg-retail-conference-registration link. You may direct any questions and requests to burcin@zetatour.com.tr  for further details.

Please note that Koç University does not assume any liability for services other than hosting the conference sessions and lunches which will be provided to all participants free of charge.

Conference Venue

Koç University Founders Hall

Contact Information

Koç Üniversitesi
Rumelifeneri Yolu Sarıyer 34450
E-mail: kumpem@ku.edu.tr
Tel: +90 212 338 13 03
Faks: +90 212 338 16 52