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Meet The 2020 Speakers

Gracia Amico
Pet Mate
Gracia Amico is Chair of Pet Mate and also Non-Executive Director for Stiched. She was previously Chief Executive at pets accessories retailer Pets Pyjama, before that she was eCommerce Director at Hobbs, and prior to that, she spent five years at Topman heading up its global eCommerce department.
Antony Eden
Head of eCommerce
Studio Retail
Antony Eden joined Studio Retail in Autumn 2018 to lead the eCommerce and digital marketing teams at the retailer, as it embarked its ambitious digital transformation journey. This role sees him developing and implementing strategies for growing the retailer’s online customer base. Most recently he has led the overhaul of ...
Graham Wilson
Head of Online
Graham Wilson has been Head of Online Business Development at Sofology since December 2019. Previously he was Head of Delivery at AO, where he was responsible for the delivery of IT change across UK, Germany and Netherlands. In gis time there he saw AO grow from being a single territory, single ...
Darren Williams
Darren Williams is Managing Director at Williams Harding Consulting, which works with start-ups, expanding and distressed businesses, primarily in retail and gospitality but also outside of these sectors. Having formally held senior roles in a number of businesses in retail and hospitality, including Hotel Chocolat and Unilever, he is also ...
Marie-Louise Laursen
Senior Manager - MCD Shopper & Omnichannel Activation
Speaker profile coming soon...
Tony Sheridan
Founder & CEO
Makers Superstore
Speaker profile coming soon...
Graham Johnston
Head of Omnichannel Development
Speaker profile coming soon...
Will Verrill
Will Verrill is a Co-founder of Stitched, a startup focused on building a new operating system for selling made to measure home furnishings, starting with the £1.5bn UK curtain + blind market. Prior to founding Stitched, Will worked at Amazon and a City law firm. Will also has an MBA from ...
Trevor Gordon
Director - Global Omnichannel Retail
Trevor Gordon is currently Global Director of Omni-Channel Retail at Sodexo (Sodexo is a Global Services company that operates in 80 countries and serves over 100 million customers a day). He has extensive experience of successfully building and leading teams for Global Brands on both client and agency side. Specialising in the ...
Dirk Lubbers
Digital Adviser
World Food Experience
Dirk Lubbers advises several attractions and is a non-executive member of the board for the World Food Experience in Ede, The Netherlands. Until recently Dirk was the CEO of Tourism Group International from 2017-2019. He started his career at Heineken in 2002 and for the next five years he was Manager ...
Bunty Stokes
Managing Director
Sunuva (2015-2020)
Bunty Stokes has over 30 years in the retail Industry including 17 years online experience - focused specifically on commercial and strategic trading within the premium and luxury sectors of the fashion, beauty and lifestyle sectors. She was the Managaing Director of Sunuva, UV swimwear and beachwear, from July 2015- Feb 2020, working ...
James Coughlan
Head of Transformation, Digital & Data
Inspired Education Group
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, ...
Michael Ejby
SkyBrands A/S
Speaker profile coming soon...
Frances Card
Managing Director, FCC &
Multichannel Consultant, Harvey Nichols (2012-2015)
Frances Card is a fashion business expert and runs the highly successful FCC - Frances Card Consultancy, she has an extensive knowledge of the fashion industry spanning over two and a half decades. Among many high profile clients Frances has recently worked as strategy consultant and COO at Matches Fashion, ...
David Sheekey
Director - Solution Principal
Aptos Retail
Speaker profile coming soon...
Fiona Rayner
Head of Experiential & International
Blackjack Promotions
Speaker profile coming soon...
Brian Hume
Managing Director
Martec International
Brian Hume founded Martec in 1987 with the goal to develop a retail consulting business providing services to retailers and technology vendors in the UK. He has consulted to some of the world's leading retailers and suppliers in areas such as business strategy, development of strategic partnerships, all aspects of merchandise ...
Edda Blumenstein
Omnichannel PhD Researcher
Leeds University Business School
Edda Blumenstein is currently finishing her Doctoral Research at Leeds University Business School where she has been investigating how retailers successfully adopt Omni channel retailing. During her studies Edda has also founded a consulting business to assist retailers of all sizes to transform. Prior to her Doctoral studies, Edda has ...

Venue & Contact

Online Meetings

9th Sept 2020


For retail speaker opportunities:

Claire Knott
T: 01276 489626

For sponsorship and non retailer speaker opportunities:

Karen Howard
T: 01276 489626 M:07725414385

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