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1-4 Sept 2019. Volume Opens 31 Aug
NEC Birmingham, B40 1NT, UK

Replay: The Main Stage at Autumn Fair 2018

Whilst many of our visitors were busy seeing hundreds of thousands of products at the show, we had some fantastic speakers on The Main Stage at Autumn Fair that were not to be missed. Rewatch some of the highlights on The Main Stage at Autumn Fair, from the comfort of where ever you are…

Retail therapy - keeping your stores vital
 

Kirsty Keen, Senior Consultant at Visual Thinking talks us through visual merchandising and how it can respond to changing customer behaviour, simplify purchase decisions, aid discovery and create memorable customer experiences in physical retail.


 

How data is determining how retailers respond                                 

In this fascinating session Daine Wehrle examines how  behaviors are shaping how consumers are shopping and how the high street is responding by trying to create new customer experiences and focusing on building loyalty.
 


 

Planning your buying for Xmas and Q1
 

Tony Scott, retail consultant at Retail spa talks us through how your past sales performance is the key to unlocking greater sales revenues in the immediate future.

 


 

Digital activity that Helps Our High Streets Evolve
 

Polly Barnfield, OBE and founder of Maybe discusses how digital activities can help our high streets evolve and the successes of the #WDYT campaigns in the 20 pilot towns it impacted.
 


Experiential retailing creating memorable events and social interaction

In this session  Trouva’s Orla McDonald explores how independents are leading the way in immersive shopping and giving their customers the opportunity to escape the daily routine.                     

                                                 


 

Translating interior trends to design at Made.com
 

How do fashion and consumer demands for certain colours, textures, and style impact interior design? Ruth Wasserman, design director at Made.com talks us through how made.com translates all of this to create their own design aesthetic.

Market trends effecting independent retailers in 2019

Henri Davis, Independent Retail Advisor and Deputy Chairman for the The Giftware Association outlines the trends we have seen in 2018 and how social and economic events will impact design and consumer demand as she looks at what could change in 2019.
                                                                                 

 

An audience with Theo Paphitis     

Executive Editor for Retail Week, George MacDonald talks to retail entrepreneur Theo Paphitis about the surprising twists and turns in his own career, Brexit, how he stays grounded and just how important people are within a business.                    
 


 

Understanding the Irrational Shopper

Sue Benson, Managing director of the market creative takes a fascinating look at the behaviours that influence people to act in the way that’s they do and how embracing the power of behavioural-thinking will let them connect in a richer way with their customers.


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