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  • Retail's greatest think tank

    Over 48 unmissable hours we bring together over 200 world-class speakers from across retail and beyond to create the opportunity for our industry's leaders to take stock, find inspiration and reconnect with the sector. But Retail Week Live has more to offer than just amazing speakers, workshops and seminars. It also provides truly unique experiences which will enable you to see retail from an entirely new perspective.

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27-28 March 2019 | Intercontinental London, The O2, London

1500

1500

attendees
300

300

companies
200

200

speakers
25

25

start-ups

CONNECT YOURSELF • LEAD YOUR BUSINESS • INSPIRE YOUR CUSTOMERS

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For over 26 years Retail Week Live has been the place where British retailers congregate to talk about the present and the future while learning from the past. Now when we say British retailers, we mean 100% of the top 10, 90% of the top 20 and 60% of the top 100 in the UK. That's a fact. If you don't think you fit into the event, think again. We have Launchpad, a place for all emerging tech and retail startups. We also have dedicated sessions for Legal, Finance and more. Keep an eye out for what's coming soon.

This is the biggest event in the calendar.

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Speakers

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What's on

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Content

Content

Foremost at Retail Week Live is two days of carefully curated content. Get actionable insight from some of the biggest names in the industry. Learn from both their wins and their trials.

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Launchpad

Launchpad

A platform for retailers to find the next digital disruption, while giving tech start-ups the opportunity to showcase their innovations to retail leaders from across the globe.

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Partners

Partners

Our partners will be bringing the latest in services and tech innovation for you to see. Get your hands on the latest tech toys and find products and services to help solve your problems.

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General Counsel

General Counsel

Taking place on March 8, day 2 of Retail Week Live 2019, General Counsel is the single largest gathering of in-house retail legal teams at the UK and is free for RETAILERS. Don't miss out. 

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What's was on in 2018? Here are just a few of the Mainstage Sessions

How can FMCG and retail working together to better serve the customer?

AI is going to FMCG and retail have one common goal to ensure a happy customer. So are current relationships between the two structured in a way which best serves the customer? If not, how can these relationships be changed? In this session we’ll hear from both retailers and FMCGs, to find out how they think this important intersection between industries could be enhanced.

Speakers

Jason Tarry, CPO - Tesco
John Kennedy, President - Europe, Russia, Turkey & India - Diageo
Karen Garrette, Worldwide Director Retail Strategy and Operations - Microsoft
Tom Moody, Vice President and Managing Director Northern Europe - Procter & Gamble

What lies in store as retail moves online

John Rogers will share his opinions on how the role of stores and online shopping is changing in the UK and what the future may hold over the next five years. How are customers’ shopping habits changing? How are retailers responding to these challenges and what is the role that technology will play in shaping our retail future? What sort of leadership is appropriate to ensure that the challenges facing the retail industry can be met successfully?

Speakers

John Rogers, CEO - Sainsbury's Argos

Panel: Where staff love to work

Following up on Retail Week’s analysis piece on where staff love to work, this session will host a panel of retails highest rated employers, to hear how they’ve supercharged their strategies for recruiting and retaining talent. How have they created inclusive and positive working environments? And what do they offer their employees?

Speakers

Carin Hammer-Blakebrough, Country HR Manager - Ikea
Colin Temple, CEO - schuh
Kevin Keaney, CEO - The Works
Kevin Walker, Senior Director of Employer Insights - Indeed
Oliver Tress, Founder & Managing Director - Oliver Bonas

500 years of heritage – a benefit or burden?

Most retail leaders currently face the difficult challenge of managing change, amid great uncertainty, at often large and long-standing organisations. And in this they are not alone.

Across every sector, leaders are under intense pressure to modernise everything from working culture to product and service offerings in order to survive and grow in a digital age. And as the leader of a 500 year old organisation, there are few who understand these challenges better than Moya. 

We’re therefore extremely proud to host Moya as our opening keynote on International Women’s Day – as one of just seven female FTSE CEOs – to learn of her current strategies for Royal Mail, the initiatives under way, as well as the changes she is planning to ensure the organisation’s continued success in the future.

Speakers

Moya Greene, CEO - Royal Mail

What’s on: LAUNCHPAD

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Launchpad

Retailers need speed, agility and early innovation to disrupt before their competitors do. Launchpad at Live will provide retailers with a platform to find that next innovation, while giving tech start-ups the opportunity to flaunt their wares to a room full of influential decision makers in retail technology. So if your start-up's got the technology that is going to change the face of retail now is the time to show it off!


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What’s on: LIVE LATE

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Live Late

Networking at it's best.

Live Late is our fabulous party for all attendees at the end of day 1 of Retail Week Live. Following the rigours of the day, this will be a perfect opportunity to converse with colleagues and fellow attendees in an informal setting, against a back-drop of live music, drinks and entertainment. Live Late will take place on the first night of the event and will be free to attend for all those who purchase tickets to Retail Week Live.

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