Interested in Becoming a Moderator at the Romania & CEE Retail Summit 2024?

The Romania & CEE Retail Summit 2024 stands as a beacon for enlightening discussions in the Central and Eastern Europe retail sector. Moderators play an instrumental role, steering these discussions and ensuring that they are as insightful as they are engaging.

If you have the knack for initiating thought-provoking dialogues and seamlessly weaving various perspectives into a cohesive narrative, then the role of a moderator at our summit might just be your calling.

The Importance of a Moderator
The role of a moderator is paramount. They're not just the guiding voice of a discussion, but the bridge between panelists and the audience. A moderator has the power to:

  • Stimulate challenging and insightful conversations.
  • Ensure smooth flow and transition between topics.
  • Balance the airtime among different panelists.
  • Involve the audience, ensuring their questions and concerns are addressed.

A successful panel discussion thrives on the synergy between panelists and the moderating prowess ensuring that the conversation remains both lively and relevant.

What Does it Take to Be a Moderator?
We are in pursuit of individuals who:

  • Have a profound understanding of the retail landscape in Central and Eastern Europe. 
  • Are adept at multitasking – managing time, juggling various perspectives, and keeping the conversation on track.
  • Are neutral, giving every voice equal weight.
  • Can create an atmosphere of respect, curiosity, and collaboration.

Interested? Here's How to Declare Your Interest:

  • Already have a free event voucher? Register for the conference here. During registration, indicate your interest in being a moderator.
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  • Don’t have a voucher yet? First, request your voucher here. Upon receiving it, register and then express your interest to be a moderator.
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Moderator Guidelines
To aid you in the crucial task of moderating, here's a roadmap:

  1. Familiarize Yourself with the Topic and Panelists: Dive deep into the subject and understand where each panelist stands.
  2. Contact the Panelists: Prior communication can iron out many wrinkles. Discuss potential topics, questions, and the flow of the conversation.
  3. Craft a Set of Questions: These should be open-ended, pushing panelists to delve deep and share unique insights.
  4. Design the Conversation Flow: Anticipate twists and turns. If the discussion strays, have strategies to bring it back on track.
  5. Champion Audience Interaction: Their questions can spark riveting sub-discussions. Encourage this dialogue.
  6. Time Management: It's a fine art. Every panelist should get their share of the limelight.
  7. Uphold Neutrality: Your primary role is to guide, not opine.
  8. Foster Panelist Interactions: The magic often happens in spontaneous conversations between panelists.
  9. Aim for Lively Discussions: Your energy sets the tone. A dynamic discussion can transform the audience's experience.

Join us as a moderator.


"The Romania & CEE Retail Summit 2024 beckons those who can take discussions from ordinary to extraordinary. If you believe you can be that driving force, we welcome you to steer enlightening conversations that leave lasting impressions. Become the voice guiding the future of retail in Central and Eastern Europe."

Lex Haring Program and Speaker Manager