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The annual Wholesale Day provides a valuable opportunity to bring together wholesalers and policymakers to discuss the important role of wholesale in the supply chain. This year’s event, organised on 3 June 2021, focused on wholesalers’ contribution to the EU’s post-COVID recovery, to the sustainability transition and the overall economy. Philippe Delpech, CEO of Sonepar, the world’s no 1 wholesaler of electrical goods, gave a keynote speech on the challenges facing wholesalers in a highly volatile economic environment. Panel discussions on circularity and on the role of wholesalers in the economy have highlighted the diversity and range of sectors in which wholesalers operate, the challenges they face and how they address them.  
Welcome address
Régis Degelcke, President, EuroCommerce
Keynote speech
Philippe Delpech, CEO, Sonepar
Panel discussion: Circular economy and the role of wholesale
Dorothee Arns, Director-General, FECC - European Association of Chemical Distributors
Thierry Mugnier, Executive Director, Chief Financial & Innovation Officer, Nexus Automotive International
Sallamaari Muhonen, CEO, STK - Finnish Electrotechnical Trade Association
William Neale, Adviser for Circular Economy, Directorate B, Circular Economy and Green Growth, DG Environment, European Commission
Panel moderated by Christel Delberghe, Executive Director, Competitiveness & Communication, EuroCommerce
Panel discussion: Wholesale at the heart of Europe's economy
Bernd Grabner, President, GIRP - European Healthcare Distribution Association
Jan Krückemeyer, Vice-President, BGA - Federation of German Wholesale, Foreign Trade and Services
Clara Salarich, Head of Public Policy EU, METRO A.G.
Kristin Schreiber, Director for Ecosystems I: Chemicals, Food, Retail
DG for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs, European Commission
Robert Späth, CEO, CSC Jäklechemie & Vice-President VCH
Panel moderated by Gregor Wolf, Member of the Executive Board, BGA - Federation of German Wholesale, Foreign Trade and Services & Vice-President, EuroCommerce
Closing remarks
Christian Verschueren, Director-General, EuroCommerce
Wholesale report