RetailEXPO, Europe’s largest retail trade show, will now take place online with a new virtual conference format. The digital event will run on the days it would have taken place at London’s Olympia from 29 – 30 April. Attendees will be offered insight, inspiration and innovation from some of the UK’s most progressive retailers and tech leaders.
The RetailEXPO Virtual Conference includes seven online sessions covering key topics driving the retail agenda right now. This will include weathering the coronavirus pandemic to new ways of engaging shoppers.
Keynote speakers include former Waitrose and John Lewis boss Baron Mark Price CVO. He will chair a keynote on creating a new vision in the new era of retail, covering business imperatives for the pandemic. Looking further ahead, he will also consider what commerce might look like once the lockdown is lifted while addressing long-term challenges and opportunities.
There will also be a keynote from mathematician and broadcaster Dr Hannah Fry, focusing on the science behind data analytics and how retail businesses can leverage this to drive performance. Meanwhile, other retailers joining RetailEXPO virtual sessions include Made.com’s Nicola Thompson, Very’s Susan Aari, Tristan Bums at Pizza Hut as well as speakers from Facebook, Tesco and River Island.
Retailers joining the virtual sessions will be able to get involved in live Q&As with the panel of leading industry speakers. This will enable the sharing of best practice as well as networking opportunities.
Event Director Matt Bradley, comments: “Retailers are having to completely reimagine their entire business model at unprecedented pace and scale. We often talk about retail undergoing seismic shifts as it continues to evolve to meet shoppers’ needs. Never has this been more true than now.
“RetailEXPO’s very existence is to showcase forward-thinking insight and innovation to help retailers transform their businesses for success. That’s why it is imperative that we still deliver that source of inspiration to support the retail community.”
Register free for any RetailEXPO Virtual Conference session by visiting: https://www.retailexpo.com/virtualconference