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Celebrating 90 years of the SPAR Brand

The 65th International SPAR Congress will be held from 22-28 May in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. In celebration of our 90th anniversary, we will be coming together in the country where Adriaan van Well founded the brand in 1932.


The Congress brings together leading executives of the SPAR global organisation, to review the strong achievements in growth over the past 12 months, and to look forward to the future and how as a global organisation, we shall maintain our growth.

2022 will be a momentous occasion for the worldwide SPAR family as not only will we be holding the International SPAR Congress live for the first time since 2019, but we also celebrate our brand’s 90th anniversary.

Over the course of the week-long programme, delegates will have the opportunity to network and connect with senior SPAR executives from around the world.

Monday 23rd May features a programme of store visits which will showcase the diverse offering by independent retailers through the SPAR Netherlands multi-format strategy.

During the Congress sessions on Tuesday and Wednesday, participants will hear from an array of speakers on the latest issues impacting on and driving our global business forward.

Throughout the week, delegates will have an opportunity to enjoy some of the wonderful sights that The Netherlands has to offer whilst building new networks and renewing existing ties with the worldwide SPAR family.




On Wednesday evening, SPAR delegates will once again hand over a legacy donation to a charitable cause selected by SPAR Netherlands which focuses on supporting future generations to grow.