Ravi BHATIANI | Director Legal Affairs | Independent Retail Europe
Speaker at the 11TH INTERNATIONAL LABEL CONFERENCE 2016
Session 1: BETTER COLLABORATION
Ravi Bhatiani is the Director Legal Affairs for Independent Retail Europe. He works on EU policy development and legal affairs. Ravi has worked at Independent Retail Europe for the last five years and has extensively worked on supply chain collaboration in the context of designing the Supply Chain Initiative. During his time in Brussels he has worked on a wide range of (often controversial) EU policy and political topics.
Before joining Independent Retail Europe, Ravi worked as a legal adviser in Brussels for a financial services trade association representing major banking groups and leasing companies. He originally trained as a lawyer in the UK, specializing in EU and competition law.
ABOUT INDEPENDENT RETAIL EUROPE
Independent Retail Europe represents retail groupings characterised by the provision of a support network to independent SME retail entrepreneurs, joint purchasing of goods and services to attain efficiencies and economies of scale as well as respect for the independent character of the individual independent retailer.
Independent Retail Europe today
Independent Retail Europe is the European association that acts as an umbrella organisation for groups of independent retailers in the food and non-food sectors. Our members are groups of independent retailers, associations representing groups of independent retailers and wider service organisations built to support independent retailers.
Independent Retail Europe represents
over 363,000 independent retailers
- with a combined retail turnover of more than 770 billion euros
- and more than 556,000 points of sale
23 groups and associations of groups in Europe
- employing over 5.5 million people
- and generating a combined wholesale turnover of more than 313 billion euros