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Speaker registration and arrival on site

Please follow the instructions below to register your attendance.

  1. Register here 

  2. Select number of speakers to register in dropdown 

  3. Create your account/validate email 

  4. Fill out the Speaker details, accept T&Cs, click continue 

  5. Fill out the your details, click next 

  6. On the summary page, click complete 

If you have any issues with the registration, please contact Elli Karavia 

Arrival on site:

  • We encourage our speakers to attend both days of Retail Week LIVE. However, we appreciate that you lead very busy lives so if you’re unable to attend both days of the event, please ensure you arrive at the Park Plaza Westminster Bridge at least one hour before you’re due to speak. 

  • Upon arriving at the Park Plaza Westminster Bridge, please go to the Speaker Registration Desk located on minus three level, where you’ll be able to collect your badge to access the event. 

  • Once you’ve collected your badge, please make your way to the Boardroom Zone which is located on the same floor. The Boardroom Zone is reserved for our speakers and VIPs. There’ll be refreshments and seating for you to unwind before your session begins. 

  • At the Boardroom Zone you’ll be greeted by Elli - There will also be a technician on hand to assist you with your presentation, should you require it. 

  • Please make your way to your stage 15 minutes prior to the start of your session. Once at your stage, a stage manager will meet you and assist with you being miked up. 

Guest Registration

All Retail Speakers are allowed one complimentary guest for support and this guest is welcome to attend the two day conference. This must however be a retailer and no sales titles are accepted. For approval and registration of your guest please email Elli Karavia 

Event agenda

Click here to view the event agenda 

Accommodation

We have negotiated rates with Park Plaza, to secure your reservation please click here

Floorplan

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Buy extra passes

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Top tips for wow-factor content delivery

Be authentic – Present what the audience needs to hear, with authority and credibility. It’s about making a personal and emotional connection with those in the room.

Check your timings – One of the most valuable parts of a session is the opportunity for audience questions. Your allocated time includes audience Q&A, which is five minutes. If you’d prefer not to have a Q&A, that’s fine – please just let us know.

Arrive on site at the event at least an hour before your session – Ideally, we’d love to have you with us for the full two-day event. If you’re only able to come for your session, however, please do arrive at least an hour before your time slot to get acquainted with your surroundings and avoid any last-minute hiccups.

Be creative and push boundaries – Death by PowerPoint is not what this is about. Using visuals in a clever way and making your session as participatory as possible always goes down a treat. We can work with you to include polls via our app if you wish.

Create context and tell stories – Your opening story should be one that everyone in the room can relate to. TED Talks speakers use this tactic all the time.

Don’t hide behind the lectern – An easy way to avoid this is to not include much text on your slides. Use the stage, move around and be fluid. This will appear far more natural.

Keep it focused and reiterate your message – Don’t try to cram too much into your session. Pick two or three points and stick to them. Reiterate by introducing them, focusing on them and finally concluding with them.

Spread the word – We will of course promote your session, but we’d love for you to market it too. Don’t be shy – the more you shout about it, the more people will attend!

Relax, breathe and enjoy your moment! Happiness is contagious; the more fun you have delivering it, the more fun your audience will have.

Park Plaza Westminster Bridge  

Address: 200 Westminster Bridge Rd, London SE1 7UT 

Phone: +44 333 400 6112 

For information regarding parking and transportation, please click here 

 

Presentations

Only relevant for speakers with a presentation. Panel discussions do not require any presentations. If in doubt, please contact Elli Karavia

Submitting your presentation

  • Please ensure you submit the original PowerPoint file (not a PDF) in a 16:9 ratio. 

  • It’s important to name your presentation correctly. The naming convention is ‘First name_Surname_Organisation’, for example ‘Hannah_Tovey_RetailWeek’. 

  • If you update your presentation, please resend it to Elli and apply a version number to the end of the file name i.e. ‘v2’. 

  • Please remember to bring a copy of your final presentation to the event and ensure you can easily access a backup. 

 

If you’ve had to make any amendments to your presentation since submitting on Tuesday 5th March, please bring a copy of the updated version on a USB stick to the Speaker Registration Desk at least two hours before your session starts, so that we can upload it to the system. Do not bring your slides to your stage as they cannot be uploaded there and we will have to use the one that we have on file. 

Presentation requirements

Please adhere to the following guidelines. Presentations that do not meet the requirements below cannot and will not be accepted.

  • The presentation ratio must be 16:9 widescreen.

  • The video format must be MP4 H264 Codec.

  • We recommend you use a font size big enough so the text can be read by everyone.

Videos

  • Videos must be embedded in PowerPoint on automatic start.

  • We require the original video in the format mentioned above as backup.

  • Please do not include any links to videos that rely on internet access (i.e. YouTube) as these may not work during your presentation.

Live demos

All live demos must be pre-approved by Retail Week LIVE – please contact Elli should you have any questions. If you’re planning to have a live demonstration as part of your session that relies on internet access, we are unable to guarantee a sufficient connection on site, so please let Elli Karavia - elli.karavia@wrbm.com know as soon as possible to avoid any disappointment. 

Key points to remember

  • Images and graphics can maximise the impact of your presentation. 

  • Try to keep to 10 slides for a 20-minute presentation. 

  • Slides should be visual rather than text-heavy. 

  • If you are using Prezi or Keynote, please let us know as soon as possible. 

  • If you are using your own MacBook or iPad, you will need to provide individual adaptors for the HDMI connector. 

  • If you are using your own computer, you will need to use this from the lectern so please let us know as soon as possible. 

Presentation terms and conditions

  • If you’re using a presentation deck, this must be submitted by Tuesday 5th March. 

  • Retail Week LIVE reserves the right to cancel the speaking session if the presentation is not provided in this time. 

  • We reserve the right to film your session and use the content across Retail Week LIVE platforms. 

  • By appearing on stage, you grant Retail Week LIVE all applicable rights to use the footage as Retail Week LIVE chooses to promote the event. 

  • We reserve the right to share any slide deck after the event with attendees of the event. 

  • All content used in your session must adhere to all copyright rules. 

Top tips

Be authentic – Present what the audience needs to hear, with authority and credibility. It’s about making a personal and emotional connection with those in the room.

Check your timings – One of the most valuable parts of a session is the opportunity for audience questions. Your allocated time includes audience Q&A, which is five minutes. If you’d prefer not to have a Q&A, that’s fine – please just let us know.

Arrive on site at the event at least an hour before your session – Ideally, we’d love to have you with us for the full two-day event. If you’re only able to come for your session, however, please do arrive at least an hour before your time slot to get acquainted with your surroundings and avoid any last-minute hiccups.

Be creative and push boundaries – Death by PowerPoint is not what this is about. Using visuals in a clever way and making your session as participatory as possible always goes down a treat. We can work with you to include polls via our app if you wish.

Create context and tell stories – Your opening story should be one that everyone in the room can relate to. TED Talks speakers use this tactic all the time.

Don’t hide behind the lectern – An easy way to avoid this is to not include much text on your slides. Use the stage, move around and be fluid. This will appear far more natural.

Keep it focused and reiterate your message – Don’t try to cram too much into your session. Pick two or three points and stick to them. Reiterate by introducing them, focusing on them and finally concluding with them.

Spread the word – We will of course promote your session, but we’d love for you to market it too. Don’t be shy – the more you shout about it, the more people will attend!

Relax, breathe and enjoy your moment! Happiness is contagious; the more fun you have delivering it, the more fun your audience will have.

Rehearsals

If you’re speaking on the Main Stage and wish to book a 15-minute time slot for a rehearsal, please email Elli

Please note that your rehearsal is not confirmed until you receive a confirmation email.