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Retail Design Expo
Booking: http://atnd.it/17901-1 Price: FREE Time: 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Retail Design Expo has been carefully crafted by a star-studded steering panel of leading retail designers, marketers, visual merchandisers and architects. It, is taking the industry by storm! Co-located with Retail Business Technology Expo, Europes biggest and fastest growing retail technology solutions show, it is packed with market leading suppliers and thought-leading conference speakers from around the globe in one place, at one time, under one roof. .Hundreds of exhibitors – covering every aspect of the in-store customer journey .Designer Pavilion - housing cutting-edge design consultancies and architects .Scores of conference sessions – agenda-setting speakers including Procter & Gamble, John Lewis, Selfridges, House of Fraser, TUI Travel, JD Sports, Pentland Group, Dalziel and Pow and FITCH revealing new insights, innovations, trends, and tips and no sales pitches! .Live demonstrations – watch and learn as leading VM specialists demonstrate their craft .Unique labs – revealing future trends .Student Awards – discover the winners and stars of tomorrow .Boundless networking and sales opportunities – catch up with thousands of retailers, designers, marketers and visual merchandisers from the UK and overseas.
Here is a small sample of the speakers lined up – please check the website for updates: · Ab Rogers, Interiors Head, Royal College of Art · Adrian Briggs, Creative Director, Briggs Hillier · Andrew Sparrow, Head of Commercial Operations, Wellington Markets (Owner of Spitafields Market et al) · Callum Lumsden, Creative Director, Lumsden · Caroline Pearson, Senior Merchandising Manager, Boots · Chris Aubrey, Global Retail Director, Dyson · Christine Losecaat, UK Trade & Investment Sector Specialist for Design and Creative Industries · Colin Chapman, Commercial Director, CJ Retail Solutions · David Dalziel, Creative Director, Dalziel & Pow · David Martin, Joint Managing Director, M Worldwide · Dilys Maltby, Senior Partner, Circus · Doug Glenwright, Head of Retail Transformation, Thomson (TUI Limited) · Emma Young, Kiwi & Pom · Eva Jiricna, Principal, Eva Jiricna Architects · Ian Taylor, Head of Retail Transformation, SPAR · James Fuller, Group Concept and Design Manager, JD Sports Fashion Plc · James Scutt, Head of Network Cahnge and Customer Coordination, Post Office · Jason Holley, Director, Universal Design Studio · Jo Kenrick, Marketing Director, Homebase · Johnny Tucker, Editor-In Chief, Blueprint · Jon Tollit, Principle, Gensler · Katie Greenyer, Creative Director, Pentland Group · Kevin Gill, Managing Director, StartJG · Lara Barron, Head of Instore, P&G Prestige Products · Mariann Wenckheim, Partner, 20.20 · Martin Raymond, Editor-In Chief, The Future Laboratory · Massimo Acanfora, Conran & Partners · Matt Chambers, Global Head of Marketing, World Duty Free Group · Meredith Smith, Senior Consultant, GDR Creative Intelligence · Michael Sheridan, Chairman & Founder, Sheridan & Co · Mike Bradshaw, Marketing Director, Boots · Paul Naulty, Principle, Paul Nulty Lighting Design · Paul West, Creative Strategy Director, Household Designs · Peter Champion, Co-Founder, i-am Associates · Peter Earle, Business Development OEM, Phillips Lighting · Roderick Buchanan, Director of Buying & Retail, British Museum · Roger Wade, Founder & CEO, Boxpark · Ross Bailey, Founder & Chief Executive, Appear Here · Ross Phillips, Associate Design Director, DigitalDalziel & Pow · Rupert Pick, Planning & Creative Director, Hot Pickle · Simon Bentley, Head of Store Design and Merchandise Telefonica, O2 · Simon Liss, Head of Connected Retail & Co-Founder of Omnify, 20.20 · Stuart Anderson, Head of Retail, Transport For London · Tim Greenhalgh, Chairman and CEO, Fitch London · Tony Holdway, Director of Brand, House of Fraser · Wayne Hemingway, Co-Founder, Hemingway Design