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BOARDROOM ZONE

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If you’ve been offered a leadership ticket you’ll be able to access the exclusive Boardroom Zone, an intimate environment for c-suite and director-level leaders to connect. The agenda for this Zone is being updated weekly, so check back often.

Your ticket also gains you access to our fringe events, including two think tanks with the BRC on social mobility and getting to Net Zero. 

Both days start with everyone enjoying sessions together on the main stage, such as keynote speeches from retail’s leaders and insightful discussions with young minds. Then you can head over to the Boardroom Zone for a stream of content that’s been curated just for you, and a safe place to have inspiring conversations with your peers.

Day One

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11:00
  1. Boardroom - invite only
    30 mins
    • Boardroom - invite only
    Economic changes, geo-political tension, fluctuating prices; 2023 was a year of consumer resiliency.
11:35
  1. Boardroom - invite only
    25 mins
    • Boardroom - invite only
    Real-time, personalised conversations have always been the cornerstone of great customer interactions… except now they can be carried out by generative AI.
    Sponsored by Cognizant
12:30
  1. Park Suite 3-5 - invite only
    60 mins
    • Fringe Events - invite only
  2. Park Suite 6-7 - invite only
    60 mins
    • Fringe Events - invite only
    AI is the tech talking point of the industry, but with so many potential applications through the front, middle and back of the business it is hard for leaders to get their heads around. 
15:00
  1. Fringe Events - invite only
    45 mins
    • Fringe Events - invite only
    It's often said that the path from shop floor to boardroom is open to anyone from any background, but how true is this?
15:15
  1. Boardroom - invite only
    25 mins
    • Boardroom - invite only
    There have been numerous attempts to make refill work. But for a variety of reasons (lack of scalability, hygiene, food safety, shelf-life, in-house training, logistics) trials have been inconclusive at best and at worst a spectacular failure. But experts still believe it can work with further development. We’ll be talking to them in this panel debate.
15:45
  1. Boardroom - invite only
    25 mins
    • Boardroom - invite only
    Humans bring EQ and a moral compass and intuition.

Day Two

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10:45
  1. Fringe Events - invite only
    45 mins
    • Fringe Events - invite only
    While the need to report progress to achieving net zero carbon emissions is well established, retailers face a new and complex challenge of reporting how they are reducing their impact on nature and biodiversity.
    Sponsored by BRC
12:25
  1. Park Suite 6-7 - invite only
    60 mins
    • Future Leaders
    • Fringe Events - invite only
    Join us for lunch and get to know your ambassador and Future Leaders peers over food.
  2. City Room 11
    60 mins
    • Fringe Events - invite only
    Artificial intelligence has gone from the topic generating the most industry chatter where a few exploratory trials were generating headlines, to many retailers now exploring its various applications.