Join us at the show and take your pick of the talks with retail leaders, trend spotters, and inspirational small business owners that make up this year’s seminar programme. Gain insights on the retail challenges affecting us all, learn how small businesses are thriving, and check out at what you should be paying attention to in 2019/2020.
WHO WILL I SEE?
With over 50 speakers over four exciting theatre and workshop spaces, there is something for everyone at Autumn Fair. Make your way to the The Main Stage to hear from two retail leaders, high street retail expert Theo Paphitis and Holly Tucker MBE, co-founder of notonthehighstreet.com and UK Ambassador for Creative Small Businesses, who will both be discussing how they are leveraging their own networks and business acumen to help small business thrive. Theo will share how he is supporting businesses through his Small Business Sunday (#SBS) Network, and his take on the retail environment, whilst Holly will talk about her work in supporting creative small business and the creation of inspiration platform Holly & Co. Get your free ticket today and we'll send you an email to let you know when the full seminar schedule is available.
Entrepreneur and Small Business Champion
The ‘Master the High Street Theatre’ and ‘Master Online Retail Theatre’ will both be packed full of practical and educational content to support you and your business’ growth and development. Finally, our fourth stage ‘Fashion Talks’ will give you the chance to hear from trend setters and influencers who will share their insight into what 2019/2020 will hold for the fashion and accessories world.
You’ll be able to plan your visit to make sure you catch talks by Ruth Wassermann, Design Director at MADE.COM, Tamara Kelly, Shopping Editor at Idealhome.co.uk and influential speakers from Google Digital Garage, Pinterest, Trouva, The Gift Association, and many many more!
THE MAIN STAGE
For buyers and retailers of all kinds, this is where our high profile speakers will deliver their unique insight and knowledge of the retail landscape including inspirational advice for indies and startups, how to make an impact online and how networks can help drive sales. The Main Stage is also where trend and product insights are revealed from a whole host of renowned interior designers, influencers and trend forecasters.
MASTER ONLINE RETAIL THEATRE
If you’re an online retailer, our dedicated pureplay theatre is where you'll find all the information and advice you need to help your digital shop stand out and succeed. All content will have the online indie retailer in mind while looking at the objectives of buyers from larger online retailers, with topics like, "What do buyers from multiples look for online?" and "How to maximise your profit this Christmas 2018".
If you’re a retailer or buyer in the fashion and accessories market, grab a seat and get an in-depth look at the trends and retail insights through a series of unique fireside-style chats and discussions. Within this small intimate setting at Fashion Talks, you'll get a chance to really delve deep into everything you need to know.
MASTER THE HIGH STREET THEATRE
From last minute tips for a successful final quarter of the year, bigger themes such as ‘What does your shopper want from you?' and new trend-led video content to help you buy, this is a must-visit for indies who want to see their bricks and mortar or online shop come out on top among the competition.