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Retail Speakers

Keynote, conference and virtual speakers on today’s retail industry and the future of retail.

With the challenge of Amazon and the rise of the on-line retail industry the high street, shops and stores are going through enormous changes and challenges. Specialist Speakers, advisors and practitioners advise on the the way forward in food distribution industry, in supermarkets, in department stores, retail brands, in independent stores and in the casual dining sector.

And now in 2020 Covid-19 has disrupted the retail sector even further. There are serious challenges in getting stores back up and running, long-standing retail brands are being tested in a new business environment, and retail commercial real estate is likely to experience major changes.

 
 
 
 
 
Kate Ancketill Profile image

Kate Ancketill

Kate Ancketill - with enormous shifts in consumer expectations, retail and technology, Kate Ancketill shows businesses how to adapt, innovate and where to best invest resources. ... [more]

 
Kinvara Balfour Profile image

Kinvara Balfour

Kinvara Balfour won the Lloyd's Bank Fashion Challenge out of 29,000 entries aged just 16. She is now one of the worlds leading fashion writers and advises culture-conscious brands on connecting with the global youth and fashion markets.... [more]

 
Sinclair Beecham Profile image

Sinclair Beecham

Sinclair Beecham speaker on food, staff motivation, and customer service, founder of Pret a Manger.... [more]

 
Barbara Cassani Profile image

Barbara Cassani

Barbara Cassani is a respected expert on leadership and start-up management. She founded the low cost airline Go and spearheaded the successful London 2012 Olympic bid. Barbara Cassani is currently a partner in 3x + Y Ventures and a highly valued bus... [more]

 
BJ Cunningham Profile image

BJ Cunningham

BJ Cunningham speaker on business and creative marketing. He is a successful entrepreneur, charismatic business speaker and leader in the field of branding, brand marketing, and communications.... [more]

 
Julie Deane Profile image

Julie Deane

Julie Deane - established The Cambridge Satchel Company with her mother in 2008 with £600, today it is valued at £40 million. She is committed to preserving British manufacturing and supporting start-up businesses.... [more]

 
Fraser Doherty Profile image

Fraser Doherty

Fraser Doherty - Founder of SuperJam and 'Entrepreneur in Residence' at London Metropolitan University.... [more]

 
Jacqueline Gold Profile image

Jacqueline Gold

Jacqueline Gold - CEO of Ann Summers and Knickerbox. Entrepreneur and retail innovator.... [more]

 
Simon Gulliford Profile image

Simon Gulliford

Simon Gulliford - former Marketing Director of Sears, EMAP plc, Standard Life plc and Group Marketing Director for Barclays plc, Simon Gulliford is a globally significant figure in marketing and business development.... [more]

 
Ian King Profile image

Ian King

Ian King - two time winner of the British Journalist of the Year Award, superbly informative about business today and the impact of the digital age on news delivery.... [more]

 
Paul Laidlaw Profile image

Paul Laidlaw

Paul Laidlaw speaker, auctioneer and antiques expert on BBC Antiques Roadtrip. Specialist Speakers is nominated by Paul Laidlaw agent for speaking and presentation in both in-person and virtual settings.... [more]

 
Allan Leighton Profile image

Allan Leighton

Allan Leighton is credited with the turnaround of Asda Stores Ltd which he joined in 1992, having developed his career at Mars Group. Following Wal-Mart's aquisition of Asda in 1999 he became President and CEO of Wal-Mart Europe until 2000. He was ch... [more]

 
Malcolm Levene Profile image

Malcolm Levene

Malcolm Levene coaches business and political figures on how to improve communication and to develop and improve their personal brands.... [more]

 
Mary Portas Profile image

Mary Portas

Mary Portas speaks on consumer behaviour and the retail economy with a critical insight born of decades of practical experience and examines how the best retailers can respond to market trends in an increasingly digital era.... [more]

 
Gerald Ratner Profile image

Gerald Ratner

Gerald Ratner - former CEO of jewellery company Ratner's Group and founder of geraldonline.com. Renowned for his infamously damaging speech of 1991 to the Institute of Directors.... [more]

 
Stuart Rose Profile image

Stuart Rose

Stuart Rose - former Chief Executive of Argos plc, Booker plc, Arcadia Group plc and Marks & Spencer plc. He also served as Chairman of M&S.... [more]

 
Chika Russell Profile image

Chika Russell

Chika Russell - food entrepreneur, mentor, and presenter, creator of Chika's.... [more]

 
Richard Shotton Profile image

Richard Shotton

Richard Shotton explains the motivations and behaviours that drive people's buying decisions. ... [more]

 
Cate Trotter Profile image

Cate Trotter

Cate Trotter is one of the retail industry's most influential people - helping brands to survive and thrive.... [more]

 
Joe Twyman Profile image

Joe Twyman

Joe Twyman - one of the UK's best known and most respected political and electoral pollsters, co-founder and director of Deltapoll.... [more]

 
Jonathan Warburton Profile image

Jonathan Warburton

Jonathan Warburton - one of the UK's most recognised business leaders, Jonathan Warburton speaks with authority, knowledge, and passion.... [more]

 
Adrian Webster Profile image

Adrian Webster

Adrian Webster - riot copper, milkman and salesman were just a few of the entries on Adrian's CV before he moved into the I.T industry and discovered an ability to motivate and inspire others. Today Adrian is arguably the most entertaining and effec... [more]

 
Simon Woodroffe Profile image

Simon Woodroffe

Simon Woodroffe started YO! Sushi and Yotel. He appeared as a dragon in the very first series of BBC2's business show, Dragon's Den.... [more]

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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