What's on at Retail Week Live?

Retail Week Live is more than just an event. Foremost at Retail Week Live is two days of carefully curated content, where 200+ speakers from some of the biggest names in the industry will give their insight on the shape of the sector today and the future of the new consumer landscape. There is so much more to see, do and people to make valuable connections with. Take a look at just some of the many things taking place at Retail Week Live 2021.


We have created five key themes at Retail Week Live: Store Superheroes, Digital Collaborators, Ethical Warriors, Talent Seekers and Customer Champions. Every session, networking, partner and start-up has been assigned to a Tribe to make your time at the event as valuable as possible. 

Each of the five tribes have one Meet-Up where you get to meet fellow tribes-people to discuss shared challenges, ideas, or brainstorming for the future.
Which tribe do you belong to? 


APP - Book meetings in the Lounge

APP - Book meetings in the Lounge

New for 2020 we are introducing the Meeting Lounge.

Retailers and brands know that they cannot keep up with the pace of change alone so at Live we want to ensure companies can meet to discuss strategic partnerships.

Using our app sponsors, start-ups, retailers and brands can arrange 20-minute meetings in the Meeting Lounge. The app will recommend people for you based on your preferences provided during registration to ensure you have tailored and specific meetings.

Please note access to the meeting tool on the app is reserved for retailer pass holders, sponsors and start-ups only.

Live Late

Live Late

On the evening of Wednesday 14th April, join us for Live Late, the industry party that will give you serious FOMO if you don't attend! A perfect opportunity to do some serious networking, bust a groove (socially distanced of course) and enjoy some down time with your colleagues and new connections after a jam-packed first day at Live. This is your chance to meet new people, build connections and establish long-lasting relationships that could make a real difference to your business, so don't miss it!

This is a fantastic sponsorship opportunity, so if you’d like to be aligned with the best industry party then contact paul.stewart@retail-week.com for more information.

Make your Pledge

Make your Pledge

What is the Retail Week Live Pledge Board?
At Retail Week Live 2021, we want to celebrate the fantastic initiatives that organisations and individuals are spearheading to drive social and environmental change. Everyone in the retail ecosystem is doing their part, whether as an individual or a company,  to create a positive impact on the communities which they serve, and it’s about time we shout about.

Whether it’s ‘I pledge to carry my reusable cup with me wherever I go,’ or ‘I pledge to join a volunteering scheme in my local community,’ or company wide ‘we will ensure all our stores provide free hand sanitiser and masks for customers’ – we’ll be asking delegates to pin their pledges to the Board for all to see.

The aim at the end of the two days is to have a great mix of pledges that we can shout about on social media to create a really positive buzz.

Start-Up matchmaking

Start-Up matchmaking

Sometimes a beautiful relationship needs a helping hand. This is where Start-up Matchmaking comes in. Working with Co:Cubed we want to ensure you don’t miss out on a key part of the show - the entrepreneurs and start-ups shaking up the industry.

Start-up Matchmaking at Retail Week Live will help connect retailers and brands with a passion for innovation to stellar start-ups with solutions that fit your needs.

How does the Matchmaking work?
All you need to do is give Co:Cubed your innovation goals and they’ll match you with the start-ups shaping the industry. Meet with 5 revolutionary start-ups in 30 minutes.

How do I join the Matchmaking sessions?
You can connect with Co:Cubed ahead of Retail Week Live who can organise you a bespoke session. Or you can join one of the existing sessions onsite and you will be able to find out the times on the app.

If you are interested in start-up matchmaking please email louise.barrass@co-cubed.com for your bespoke session to be arranged




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