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Meet The 2023 Speakers

Marina Townsend
Marina Townsend
eCommerce Director
The Edit LDN
With a total of 10+ years' experience in retail management within both the fast fashion and luxury space, as eCommerce director, Marina Townsend currently orchestrates The Edit LDN E-commerce team, a global marketplace for high-end limited-edition sneakers, streetwear and collectibles. She has evolved in her current role from an initial focus ...
Tony Preedy
Tony Preedy
Managing Director
Tony Preedy leads the team at, an eCommerce marketplace business that makes it easy for retailers to sell their products internationally. With Fruugo any retailer can sell anything, to anyone, anywhere. Using Fruugo's unique and proprietary e-commerce technology, customers can purchase from global retailers in their own preferred ...
Marc Vicente
Marc Vicente
Group Director - Marketplace & eCommerce
As Group Director - Marketplace & eCommerce with Kingfisher, Marc Vicente is an energetic and operational C-level director who has pivoted between multiple roles, industries and regions, with 15 year experience in digital and international ecosystems. He has a sharp focus on operational execution, sales and marketing (B2C & B2B). Marc ...
Colin McDonnell
Colin McDonnell
Head of Marketplace Experiences
As the head of Marketplace Experiences at Michaels, Colin McDonnell's role is to build teams of product and operations specialists across the organisation, to support new lines of business, and to lead the Michaels marketplaces experience team - as they develop operations and product experiences and launch and operate their ...
Neil Tunbridge
Neil Tunbridge
Managing Director
Neil Tunbridge is currently the Managing Director of Whoosh, a new 'live selling & content delivery' marketplace. Whoosh empowers small brands to participate in live selling shows and delivers multi channel live selling capabilities. Formally Neil was co-Founder of Mellow, the multi-brand eCommerce and Technology CB company. Neil was also a ...
Helena Carre
Helena Carre
Real Time Digital Performance Director
Helena Carre works for Mars as part of the global data-driven marketing team, in the newly created role of Global Real-Time Digital Performance Lead. Prior to joining Mars, in her last two roles, Helena was Digital Insights & Analytics leader at Bain & Co and before that, Head of EMEA Omnichannel Analytics ...
Barry Tong
Barry Tong
Founder and CEO of Solretail, Barry Tong had built a global business from scratch without a loan, investment, or overdraft. The now £15 million pound a year business is one of Amazons largest beauty businesses on the planet and is on a path to deliver a £50 million turnover in the next ...
Andrew Goodacre
Andrew Goodacre
Andrew Goodacre is CEO of the British Independent Retailers Association (Bira). He assumed the role in September 2018 following more than five years as CEO of the Residential Landlords Association and three years as head of retail staff at the Federation of Small Businesses. Before entering the not-for-profit sector, Goodacre worked ...
Darren Williams
Darren Williams
Executive Chairman
Darren Williams is the Founder of Williams Harding Consulting working with start-ups, expanding and distressed businesses, primarily in retail and hospitality but also outside of these sectors. He is also the Executive Chairman of a men's skincare company Scrubd and a Trustee at Action 4 Youth. Darren has formally held senior ...

Venue & Contact


February 15 2023


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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