Retail Insider Events

Format:

Retail Insider hosts a series of invite-only events. They are a combination of Breakfast round-tables, and Wine Tasting and Beer Tasting evenings for a limited number of retailers and other influential individuals in the industry.

They involve a senior retailer speaking about their business and their experiences or discussing a specific pre-arranged hot-topic.

In 2017 a Retail Insider Awards Evening was added to the programme.

Events to date:

2018

June 13 – Launch of ‘Digital Retail Innovations 2018 Report’ with Paul Wilkinson, head of technology research at Tesco Labs

Event review: http://www.retailinsider.com/2018/06/launch-of-digital-retail-innovations-2018-report-with-paul-wilkinson-of-tesco-labs.html

 

May 8 – John Murphy, founder of Interbrand + Kress Wesling, co-founder, Elvis & Kresse

Event review: http://www.retailinsider.com/2018/05/retail-insider-breakfast-john-murphy-founder-of-interbrand-kresse-wesling-co-founder-of-elvis-kresse.html

 

April 26 – ‘Future of food and drink’ panel discussion with Simon Burdess, director of foodservice at Waitrose, Didier Souillat, CEO of Time Out Markets, and Ben O’Brien, founder of Sourced Market 

Event review: http://www.retailinsider.com/2018/04/retail-insider-evening-event-future-of-food-and-drink-retail-panel-discussion.html

 

March 28 – ‘Digital challenges and opportunities for retailers’ panel discussion with Sean McKee, director of e-commerce & CX at Schuh, Aron Gelbard, founder of Bloom & Wild, and Nicolas Pickaerts, e-commerce director at MatchesFashion.com

Event review: http://www.retailinsider.com/2018/03/retail-insider-breakfast-focused-digital-challenges-opportunities-retailers.html

 

March 14 – Paul Clarke, CTO of Ocado

Event review: http://www.retailinsider.com/2018/03/retail-insider-breakfast-paul-clarke-chief-technology-officer-ocado.html

 

February 20 – Dinner with Angus Thirlwell, co-founder & CEO of Hotel Chocolat

Event review: http://www.retailinsider.com/2018/02/retail-insider-dinner-angus-thirlwell-co-founder-ceo-hotel-chocolat.html

 

 

 

2017

October 10 – Launch of Retail Insider ‘Digital Leisure & Hospitality Innovations Top 20’ Report

Event review: http://www.retailinsider.com/2017/10/3609.html

 

October 4 – Retail Insider ‘Transforming Retail Awards 2017’

Event review: http://www.retailinsider.com/2017/10/retail-insider-announces-winners-first-transforming-retail-awards.html

 

September 21 – Tatiana Fokina, CEO, Hedonism Wines + Elizabeth Layne, chief marketing officer, Appear Here

Event review: http://www.retailinsider.com/2017/09/retail-insider-breakfast-launch-movers-shakers-top-100-report.html

 

July 4 – Nick Dutch, head of digital, Domino’s Pizza + Vincent McKevitt, founder, Tossed Restaurants 

Event review: http://www.retailinsider.com/2017/07/digital-retail-innovations-top-50-report-launch-event.html

 

June 20 – Michael Ward, MD, Harrods

Event Review: http://www.retailinsider.com/2017/06/retail-insider-breakfast-michael-ward-md-harrods.html

 

May 11 – Roger Whiteside, CEO, Greggs + Miranda Ballard, co-founder, Muddy Boots

Event Review: http://www.retailinsider.com/2017/05/retail-insider-breakfast-roger-whiteside-ceo-greggs-miranda-ballard-co-founder-muddy-boots.html

 

April 25 – Andrew Robb, COO, Farfetch + Jonathan Wall, e-commerce director, Shop Direct

 

Event Review: http://www.retailinsider.com/2017/04/retail-insider-drinks-event-jonathan-wall-group-e-commerce-director-shop-direct-andrew-robb-coo-farfetch.html

 

February 23 – Ewan Venters, CEO, Fortnum & Mason

Event Review: http://www.retailinsider.com/2017/02/retail-insider-breakfast-ewan-venters-ceo-fortnum-mason.html

 

2016

October 18 – Richard Pennycook, CEO – The Co-operative Group

Event Review: http://www.retailinsider.com/2016/10/retail-insider-breakfast-richard-pennycook-ceo-co-operative-group.html

 

September 19 – Simon Belsham, CEO – NotOnTheHighStreet.com + Andrew Morgan, founder – The Bottle Shop

Event Review: http://www.retailinsider.com/2016/09/retail-insider-movers-shakers-retail-top-100-report-launch-simon-belsham-ceo-notonthehighstreet-com.html

 

July 6 – Eamon FitzGerald, MD, Naked Wines + Tim Robinson, CEO, Doddle

Event Review: http://www.retailinsider.com/2016/07/digital-retail-innovations-report-launch-event.html

 

June 15 – Craig Inglis, customer director, John Lewis

Event review – http://www.retailinsider.com/2016/06/retail-insider-breakfast-craig-inglis-customer-director-of-john-lewis-2.html

 

May 19 – David Buttress, CEO, Just Eat

Event Review – http://www.retailinsider.com/2016/05/retail-insider-breakfast-david-buttress-ceo-just-eat.html

 

February 25 – Anthony Fletcher, CEO, Graze.com

Event Review: http://www.retailinsider.com/2016/02/retail-insider-breakfast-anthony-fletcher-ceo-of-graze.html

 

2015

October 23 – Andy Harding, chief customer officer, House of Fraser

Event Review: http://www.retailinsider.com/2015/10/retail-insider-breakfast-movers-shakers-top-100-launch.html

 

September 17 – Mark Lewis, online director, John Lewis

Event Review: http://www.retailinsider.com/2015/09/retail-insider-breakfast-mark-lewis-online-director-at-john-lewis.html

 

July 14 – Jon Rudoe, digital and technology director, Sainsbury’s + Julia Stafford, founder, The Wine Pantry

Event Review: http://www.retailinsider.com/2015/07/retail-insider-wine-event-jon-rudoe-digital-technology-director-at-sainsburys-julia-stafford-founder-of-wine-pantry.html

 

June 4 – Robin Phillips, multi-channel director, Boots + Paddy Johnson, co-founder, Windsor & Eton Brewery

Event Review: http://www.retailinsider.com/2015/06/retail-insider-beer-tasting-event-with-robin-phillips-omni-channel-and-development-director-boots-uk-paddy-johnson-co-founder-windsor-eton-brewery.html

 

April 22 – Bertrand Bodson, chief digital officer at Home Retail Group + Gillian Drakeford, country manager for UK & Ireland a IKEA

Event Review: http://www.retailinsider.com/2015/04/retail-insider-breakfast-bertrand-bodson-chief-digital-officer-at-home-retail-group-gillian-drakeford-country-manager-for-uk-ireland-at-ikea.html

 

February 25 – Peter Williams, chairman, Boohoo.com and Jaeger + Alan White, chairman, Hotter Shoes

Event Review: http://www.retailinsider.com/2015/02/retail-insider-breakfast-peter-williams-chairman-boohoo-com-alan-white-chairman-hotter-shoes.html

 

2014

September 24 – John Bovill, IT and e-commerce director, Monsoon Accessorize + Julia Stafford, founder, The Wine Pantry

Event Review: http://www.retailinsider.com/2014/09/retail-insider-wine-event-john-bovill-e-commerce-director-monsoon-accessorize.html

 

September 3 – Sir Ian Cheshire, group CEO, Kingfisher 

Event Review: http://www.retailinsider.com/2014/09/retail-insider-breakfast-sir-ian-cheshire-group-ceo-kingfisher.html

 

July 9 – Geoff Quinn, CEO, TM Lewin

Event Review: http://www.retailinsider.com/2014/07/retail-insider-breakfast-geoff-quinn-ceo-tm-lewin.html

 

June 12 – Edwina Dunn, co-founder, Dunnhumby

Event Review: http://www.retailinsider.com/2014/06/retail-insider-breakfast-edwina-dunn-co-founder-dunnhumby.html

 

April 10 – John Bovill, IT & e-commerce director, Monsoon Accessorize + Sam Barton, head of user experience, Shop Direct

Event Review: http://www.retailinsider.com/2014/04/retail-insider-breakfast-john-bovill-sam-barton.html

 

February 21 – Simon Calver, CEO, Mothercare

Event Review: http://www.retailinsider.com/2014/02/retail-insider-breakfast-simon-calver-outgoing-ceo-mothercare.html

 

2013

October 15 – Simon Russell, director of retail operations development at John Lewis + Tatiana Fokina, CEO of Hedonism Wines

Event Review: http://www.retailinsider.com/2013/10/retail-insider-breakfast-simon-russell-tatiana-fokina.html

 

September 12 – Andy Hornby, CEO of Coral 

Event review: http://www.retailinsider.com/2013/09/retail-insider-breakfast-with-andy-hornby.html

 

July 10 – Jim McCarthy, CEO of Poundland

Event review:  http://www.retailinsider.com/2013/07/retail-insider-breakfast-with-jim-mccarthy.html

 

April 23 – Angus Thirlwell, Co-founder of Hotel Chocolat

Event review: http://www.retailinsider.com/2013/04/retail-insider-breakfast-event.html

 

Get Involved:

If you are a retailer and are interested in attending a future Retail Insider event then please contact:

Christina@busicomm.co.uk

If you are interested in sponsoring a future event or have ideas for events then please contact:

Glynn@busicomm.co.uk