Maginus will be attending The Retail Forum on the 29th April 2015, Whittlebury Hall. To arrange a meeting with Maginus at the conference please contact us.
The Retail Forum
The conference programme aims to give senior retail professionals access to new ideas, solutions and innovations to help bring their businesses forward.
Learn. Network. Meet.
Over one day and one night, The Retail Forum combines conference sessions, peer networking and supplier meetings into a time efficient and focused event. Using an appointment system, they make sure that your valuable time is not wasted. Ensuring that meetings are only set up with the businesses that are of interest to you, and with suppliers that have chosen to meet you based on your upcoming needs.
Keynote and Seminar Sessions
Keynote and seminar sessions give a high-level view of the retail industry, offering predictions and insights to help delegates form their future business strategies. The interactive workshops and discussion groups complement the larger sessions by drilling down into specific issues, allowing delegates to share their collective experiences and to learn how their peers are dealing with similar situations.
Mary Portas, Chief Creative Officer at Portas
The future of customer needs, behaviour and community values
Mary Portas, Chief Creative Officer at Portas, retail consultant, television personality and government adviser on the future of the high street in Britain will headline The Retail Forum.
A huge variety of influences have impressed upon Mary the importance of responsible corporate behaviour and a very deep respect for the drivers of all of our economic engines – the people who pay for them.
Tasked with finding solutions to the long term decline of Britain’s shrinking high streets in 2011, she offered the government 28 separate recommendations, many of which are already bearing fruit.
From leading efforts to re-create British clothing manufacturing to re-imagining charity shops as profitable community hubs, Mary Portas’s vision of how we will live and shop in the future is well placed to illuminate her topic: The future of customer needs, behaviour and community values.”
Country Sales Director, Google, UK and Non-Exec Director, Debenhams
Peter Fitzgerald is the Country Sales Director for Google UK, the biggest market for Google outside the US and the most advanced major country in terms of eCommerce and online advertising spending.
Peter is also a Non-Executive Director of UK department store Debenhams and President, Innovation & Digital, of the British Fashion Council.
Previously, Peter spent eight years at Amazon.com and held the position of business Director of Business Development there.
Austin is one of the most highly regarded English rugby players in the modern era. Austin, won 51 caps for England and toured with the Lions in 1997 and 2001.
Since retiring, Austin first worked as a successful banker for Credit Suisse and has since become a popular presenter on television and radio. In 2008 Austin partnered with Erin Boag on Strictly Come Dancing, where he gained huge praise from the judges for his dancing skills.
In 2013 Austin signed a multi-year deal with BT Sport and became one of their lead rugby presenters. Austin fronts coverage of the Aviva Premiership, ERCC, Top 14, JP Morgan 7’s and a myriad of other programming.
Outside of the media spotlight, Austin is a hugely successful businessman, broadcaster and entrepreneur.
For more information
If you’re attending the Retail Forum and would like to arrange a meeting please get in touch.
If you would like more information on the conference and programme for the day visit the retailforum.com.