Executives from Wal-Mart, Metro, Marks & Spencer and Primark are taking part in a two-day event in London next week looking at the challenges facing the retail supply chain.

The Retail Week Supply Chain Summit features a keynote presentation by Wal-Mart's senior director of global supply chain initiatives, Jim Stanway, on cost savings and sustainability in the supply chain. And Nike's Russian operations director, Klaas Nicolai will discuss supply chain flexibility in emerging retail markets.

There will also be sessions on the economic outlook and its effect on the supply chain, adapting supply chains for a multichannel world, and squeezing margins to accommodate spiralling costs.

The summit will be held on 15-16 May at the Radisson Blu Hotel Portman in London. For more information click here.