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A round-up of retail events


Brand Licensing Europe 2014, 7th-9th October 2014

Now in its 16th year, BLE is Europe’s largest and most prestigious trade show dedicated to sport, character, heritage, TV, film, art and corporate brand licensing and will see over 280 leading brand owners showcase more than 2,200 of the latest brands, characters and images.

Over 7,200 retailers, licensees and sales promotion professionals from 69 countries will come together to discover the hottest brands, characters and images available for license and secure new partnerships.

If you are looking to spot the next big thing for your business and find new partnerships that could transform your business forever, you need to be at BLE 2014. See brands come to life at BLE 2014, for more information and to register for FREE visit www.brandlicensing.eu

Venue: Olympia, London


Website: http://www.brandlicensing.eu


The 6th Retail HR Summit 2014 8th October 2014

Implement and manage your HR strategy with best practice techniques to engage, retain employees and deliver excellent customer experience

It is now more important than ever to align HR and business strategy with complementary processes. In today cost conscious climate, HR needs to be seen as a cost benefit structured to add value - the biggest role HR can play is to make sure they support their leaders, listen to their concerns and communicate an engaging and long term vision.

Driven by the need to cut cost bases, numerous retailers take the decision to streamline their operations and reduce staff numbers and costs, with businesses now focused on creating initiatives to retain staff and attract the best talent.

Hence retailers’ strategies are changing – developing better succession planning with more emphasis on internal rather than external replacement. Efficient and effective training and development of employees is an essential element for continuing growth.

Attend this interactive, retailer-led conference to find out how to:
•Engage employees at all levels - ensure brand and consumer culture is embedded into your organisation
•Understand the complexities of omnichannel development – devise effective reward strategies
•Fully align your HR and business strategies - HR’s role in corporate strategy integration
•Prepare to invest in future talent - up skill more effective employees and build btter teams for the future
•Create an efficient and effective HR department - proving the ROI of HR intentions
•Support international growth through best practice reward strategies
•Attract talent in a competitive marketplace – top tips on recruitment
•Decide if HR should be a centralised function or is it more effective when distributed throughout an organisation

Delegates to The Retail Bulletin’s 6th Retail HR Summit 2014 will learn about challenges faced, discuss and interact with their peers at this high-quality, one day event. This is your opportunity to learn best practice methods, retain staff and attract the best talent, to become a truly strategic HR function that embeds its people policies and procedures with long-term business priorities.

Venue: Cavendish Conference Centre, London W1
Click here to register 



Opening Doors for Local Retailers, Publicans and Hoteliers 18th September 2014

Retailers in West Sussex will learn how to make the most of growing consumer confidence by improving profit margins at a free event supported by Barclays and Worthing and Adur Chamber of Commerce.

Publicans and hotel owners running an EPOS system will also pick up some useful tips at the event.

The event, on September 18 at Worthing’s Southern Pavilion, will provide retailers with advice on optimising efficiency by using online finance and retail systems more effectively. 

Venue:Worthing Southern Pavilion

Start: 5pm

For more information or to book your place, please contact Cara Wilson at Carpenter Box on 01903 234094, or visit www.carpenterbox.com/event-retail 



6th Retail Bulletin Omni-channel Retailing Summit 4th February 2015

6th Omnichannelretailing Summit 4th February 2015

Every retailer of every type is making the move towards omni-channel. Customers are more demanding than ever before, their time and their loyalty is hard-won, purchases need to be made on the move and retailers who don’t move with the times are paying the price. But while the traditional methods of retail have changed and been augmented, multichannel technology is evolving: 4G, micro-payments, contactless, social media, video commerce, personalisation – keeping abreast of current trends or future ideas is vital.

The programme for this event is still being finalised but, following the success of the previous summits, will deliver a thought-provoking day with the opportunity to network and debate with your peers.

Retailers can register now to qualfy for the Earlybird retailer discount. Click here

Venue: Cavendish Conference Centre, London W1

Date: 4th February 2015