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Meet The 2023 Speakers


Loek Berendsen
Loek Berendsen
Global Strategic Advisor - Digital Customer Experiences Stores
IKEA
Loek Berendsen has been the Global Strategic Advisor - Digital Customer Experiences Stores with IKEA since October 2022, based in The Netherlands. He is providing thought leadership and perspective, for the adoption of new technologies and / or trends where appropriate, and develop/deliver a 'Physical Meeting Points' strategy that works within ...
Moses Rashid
Moses Rashid
Founder & CEO
The Edit LDN
Moses Rashid is the Founder and CEO of The Edit LDN - a global online marketplace for limited sneakers, streetwear and collectables. Having successfully founded and established companies in digital advertising and hospitality, Moses turned his personal passion for sneakers from a hobby starting in his bedroom in Jan 2020, into ...
Linda Ormrod
Linda Ormrod
Commercial Director
Snug Sofa
Linda Ormrod is the Commercial Director at Snug, whom she joined in early 2022. Prior to Snug, she was the Director of Marketing & Retail Operations at sofa.com for nearly five years and before that, she was with the Operations Team at Oliver Bonas for two years.
Lee Jones
Lee Jones
Chief Executive Officer
Worldline Merchant Services UK
Lee Jones is the CEO of Merchant Services at Worldline UK and, alongside his team, has an unparalleled track record of helping organisations deliver a reliable, secure and fuss-free checkout experience. Having held a variety of leadership roles with market leading technology companies over a 20-year period, Lee is passionate ...
Geoff Bull
Geoff Bull
Chief Marketing Officer
Swyft
Geoff Bull has been the Chief Marketing Officer at Swyft since its launch in April 2020, where he is responsible for building the Swyft brand, delivering amazing customer experience, along with driving performance and business growth. Swyft Home is a fast growth, VC backed, DTC start-up that's on a mission to ...
Annie Rose Lougher
Annie Rose Lougher
Commercial Director
Bella Freud
Annie Rose Lougher is Commercial Director for the internationally renowned fashion brand Bella Freud. Having achieved five fold growth at Bella Freud over the last four years, Annie also worked at Alexa Chung for a year, to overhaul their eCommerce business.
Gareth Jones
Gareth Jones
Head of eCommerce
Pour Moi
Gareth Jones is Head of eCommerce at Pour Moi, a fast-growing fashion company that wants to bring the feeling of being fabulous to customers all over the world. As a digital enthusiast, Gareth is well versed in the significance of both an online presence and the technology that can support ...
Octavia Benham
Octavia Benham
Head of eCommerce
Dreams
Octavia Benham has been at Dreams for six years, joining after graduating from King's College London. Moving from the merchandising team into eCommerce in 2019, she helped steer the online team through Covid, going on to fill the role of Head of eCommerce in 2021. Growing the team over the last two ...
Krisi Smith
Krisi Smith
Co-Founder & Creative Director
Bird & Blend Tea Co
Krisi Smith is the visionary behind the incredible tea innovation at Bird & Blend Tea Co. Nearly nine years after launching, she continues to tirelessly work in an incredibly hands-on way to grow the business, do good in the world and create magic through tea. Now with a team of 100+, 15 retail ...
Jim Edwards
Jim Edwards
Digital Innovation Lead EMEA
Kimberly-Clark
Jim Edwards has 12 years of experience bringing entrepreneurial behaviours into blue-chip organisations. Having worked at Unilever, Allianz, a start-up incubator in Munich, Germany, and now Kimberly-Clark, he understands what it takes to ideate, experiment, and develop propositions within the spaces of horizon 1, 2 and 3 innovations. With experience also working in a ...
Vishal Talreja
Vishal Talreja
Property Director
Itsu
Vishal Talreja has been a senior operator in the retail and hospitality industry for 20+ years. He has been leading Itsu's property strategy since 2018 and utilising his in-depth sector knowledge, which has resulted in many successful openings. Prior to Itsu, Vishal worked with leading businesses including Yo!Sushi, KFC and Yum! ...
Ellie Starr
Ellie Starr
Senior Strategic Partnerships Manager
Just Eat
Ellie Starr has been the Senior Strategic Partnerships Manager at Just Eat since 2019, where she is responsible for leading a sales team to acquire national branded restaurant groups, grocery & convenience brands and retailers onto the Just Eat platform. Previous roles included Strategic Partnerships Manager with Debut and National Sales Team ...
Tony Brown
Tony Brown
CEO
Beales Department Store
Tony Brown is axperienced Non Executive Director with a demonstrated history of working in the retail industry, he has been the CEO of Beales Department Store for nearly six years.
Bunty Stokes
Bunty Stokes
Consultant Managing Director
Asquith
Bunty Stokes is currently the Consultant Managing Director at Asquith, eco activewear clothes for yoga. She was Managing Director of Sunuva from 2015-2020. Over the five years that Bunty was there, the company looked to leveraging the sales opportunity in ecommerce - not just in wholesale but to grow and ...
Janis Thomas
Janis Thomas
eCommerce & Marketing Director
Look Fabulous Forever
Janis Thomas is responsible for leading eCommerce and marketing at Look Fabulous Forever, the innovative DTC cosmetics and skincare brand designed to meet the needs of older women. She is an expert in driving digital marketing to deliver increased revenue and profitable growth in ecommerce & subscription businesses and she has ...
Tim Stevens
Tim Stevens
Head of Logistics
Women's Best
Tim Stevens is an experienced operations manager with a demonstrated history of working in the retail industry. He is currently Head of Logistics at Women's Best since, a womens sportswear and nutrition brand, based in central London. He was previously Head of Logistics at Bulk for nearly three years and ...
Andy Letting
Andy Letting
Group Apps & Retention Lead
Kingfisher
Andy Letting is currently the Group Apps & Retention Lead at Kingfisher. A senior digital professional, he is a results driven and commercially focused senior-level digital executive with extensive senior management experience, successful in strategic leadership, change management, digital channel development in the media, gaming and travel sectors.
Linda Campbell
Linda Campbell
former Global Retail Director
The Body Shop
Linda Campbell entered the retail sector 25 years ago and in that time has gained vast experience across the beauty sector globally across physical stores and online retail. As UK Managing Director, Linda was responsible for one of The Body Shop's biggest global markets, operating three channels with over 240 Retail Stores, ...
Rowland Gee
Rowland Gee
Chairman of The Board
Cell Workout Athleisure
Rowland Gee has been the Chairman of The Board at Cell Workout Athleisure for the past four years. He is an experienced retail manager with over 35 years of public company experience in the retail, marketing and design sector - he was CEO of Moss Bros Group from 1989-2002 and helped ...
Aron Cody-Boutcher
Aron Cody-Boutcher
former Chief Customer Officer
Seasalt
Aron Cody-Boutcher was CMO of Onbuy until November 2021 and has over 15 years of experience in senior marketing and ecommerce roles. He was previously Chief Customer Officer of Seasalt, where he drove record growth figures amidst a tough retail environment. Aron has also managed UK and Ireland ecommerce sales for Nisbets ...
Luke Phillips
Luke Phillips
Programme Director
Studio Retail
Luke Phillips has joined eCommerce venture Studio Retail as their Programme Director, focusing on its digital transformation work across order management and B&M. He was previously Senior Director Global Solution Delivery at Deckers Brands, based in the US.
Dan Saunders
Dan Saunders
Head of Performance Marketing, Evergreen Finance & former Pure Play eCommerce Manager
Stanley Black & Decker
Dan Saunders was the Pure Play eCommerce Channel Manager at Stanley Black & Decker until January 2023, where his main duties include to plan and execute local market eCommerce and digital marketing to increase sales, grow online channels, and grow new and existing online customers. Work 'hand in glove' with the commercial ...
Chris Delahunty
Chris Delahunty
Head of Digital Marketing
3rd Rock
Chris Delahunty has worked in marketing across Europe for over two decades, with a specialism in digital and DTC. He heads up marketing and ecommerce for sustainable fashion brand 3RD ROCK, a DTC company based in the heart of the Peak District.
Darren Williams
Darren Williams
Global Head of Leasing
Impress
Headquartered in Barcelona, Spain, Darren Williams is the Global Head of Leasing for Impress, leading site selection, negotiation and legals to lease in all seven markets, with more to follow as they continue their rollout. He is the Founder of Williams Harding Consulting working with start-ups, expanding and distressed businesses, ...
David Kohn
David Kohn
eCommerce Investor & Advisor; former Customer & eCommerce Director
Heal's
David Kohn was the Customer & eCommerce Director at Heal's from 2016 to 2021. He was previously the Multichannel Director at Snow + Rock for five years and prior to the that he was Head of eCommerce at Waterstones for three years. David is a multichannel leader with a rare combination of board-level online ...
Ayaz Rafael Ibrahimov
Ayaz Rafael Ibrahimov
Co-Founder
Sellier
Ayaz Rafael Ibrahimov is the Co-Founder of Sellier, the UK's fastest-growing preloved luxury resale platform specialising in ultra-curated ready-to-wear, bags and accessories. With multiples stores in London and Monaco, Sellier is committed to disrupting a traditionally conservative industry with its unique social media footprint and viral marketing strategy. As a ...
David Gardiner
David Gardiner
former Head of Back Office
Made.com
David Gardiner works in the retail IT space, typically with large enterprise retailers, most often with responsibilities in the enterprise and technical architecture or development streams of the organisation. He was Head of Back Office at Made.com for just over four years, from 2018-2022. As a Head of Department ...
James Coughlan
James Coughlan
Digital Transformation Strategist; former Managing Director - Digital
HMV (2013-2016)
James Coughlan has worked for some of the biggest organisations driving compelling digital transformation across the retail, telco, technology, transportation and entertainment industries. This includes both owning and consulting for PE & VC backed startup's delivering large scale digital strategy execution, e-commerce and commercial marketing. Companies include Vodafone, HMV, Bullitt Group, ...

Venue & Contact


VENUE
The Hallam Conference Centre W1W 6JJ

EVENT DATE
22 March 2023

START TIME
09:00

CONTACT
For retail speaker opportunities:

Claire Knott
E: [email protected]
T: 01276 489626

For sponsorship and non retailer speaker opportunities:

Karen Howard
T: 01276 489626 M:07725414385
E: [email protected]

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