The annual World Retail Congress (WRC) 2010 has been rearranged for 25-27 October in Berlin, having been postponed this week due to the volcanic ash cloud in Europe.

The organisers confirmed that the congress will take place in Berlin at the InterContinental Hotel, and the Oracle World Retail Awards and Gala Dinner at The German Historic Museum, on the evening of the 26 October.

The World Retail Hall of Fame will be held at the Berlin Ritz Carlton on the evening of the 25 October.  

Organisers have confirmed that Michael Gould, of Bloomingdale’s and Heinz Krogner, of Esprit, will speak at the congress, which was delayed due to "unprecedented disruption to international travel".

Michael Jary, global managing partner of sponsor OC&C Strategy Consultants, said: "OC&C Strategy Consultants are sorry that the congress couldn’t go ahead as planned in April.  But as a key partner of the congress and sponsors of the World Retail Hall of Fame, we are delighted to confirm our support for the new dates in October."