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Shopping & Quality Tourism: the future agenda of global cities

Global Blue participates to the 3 edition of the Shopping Tourism & Economy Summit, in Spain.

“Are we currently in the midst of a tourist bubble?” was at the heart of the annual Shopping Tourism & Economy conference set in Madrid this year.

The two-day congress gathered Spanish government officials as well as stakeholders from the Retail and Travel & Tourism industries, with topics spanning from “quality and shopping tourism as an investment driver and country value” to “the sustainability of global large cities”, the conference covered a large spectrum of topics highlighting the impact of the Travel & Tourism and Retail industries on global cities.

Representing Global Blue, Pier Francesco Nervini, CEO North & Central Europe & Global Accounts, explained how the Tax Free Shopping industry can benefit countries’ economy. During a round table gathering representatives from hospitality and payment companies, Mr. Nervini offered a deep dive review of the current strongest Tax Free Shopping nationalities and emerging ones, predicted to be the growth engine of the industry in the coming years.

Global Blue is frequently invited to participate to industry events, bringing forward its knowledge of the luxury, retail and tourism industries and providing audience with invaluable business intelligence data.     


Are you interested in organising an event with Global Blue? Please do not hesitate to contact the Corporate Communications team [CorpCommunications@globalblue.com]