It's nice to plan ahead, so to help you out we have a round up of some of the key events coming up in the retail and fashion industries next month. If you're running an event and would like it featured just contact us.
Omni-Channel Retailing 2014
Hilton Tower Bridge - www.brcomnichannel.com
While there is disagreement over the semantics of the word omni-channel, retailers are accepting that such a model is essential for long term survival and that the customer has to be at the centre of such developing strategies. Marking its sixth year, this conference will look at how multi-channel retailing strategies have progressed, the present challenges and how retailers will leverage new opportunities in the future. Case studies and interactive discussions will reveal what best practice looks like in this new environment, providing updates on how customers are engaging with retailers across multiple touch points and the strategies that are being developed to understand these customer journeys.
Sewing, Fashion & Hobbycrafts
NEC Birmingham - www.ichfevents.co.uk
At this event, exhibitors benefit from a targeted marketplace in a single place and time, bringing together suppliers, buyers, purchase influencers, consultants and the media. This year, 300 exhibitors will be in attendance offering the latest craft inspiration and advice to delegates. This show also includes the Sewing for Pleasure, Fashion Embroidery & Stitch and Hobbycrafts exhibitions.
Internet Retailing Expo
NEC Birmingham - www.internetretailingexpo.com
Internet Retailing Expo 2014 brings together retailers from across the industry. Over 100 speakers will be presenting how they have overcome their latest challenges in the multi-channel sector. Uncover the latest in omni-channel retailing, resolve your latest challenges of multi-channel marketing, understand how to future-proof your digital strategy, discover how top retailers are delivering results and compare your multi-channel strategy against top retailers. Companies currently confirmed include: Argos, ASDA, B&Q, Debenhams, Homebase and Marks & Spencer. Conferences included under the umbrella of this event are: Internet Retailing In-store, Customer Experience and Journey, International Retailing, Operations and Logistics, Digital Sales and Marketing and Mobile and Mobility.
26th & 27th March
Future High Street Summit
The National Space Centre, Leicester - www.futurehighstreet.co.uk
The Future High Street Summit is a new, two-day conference including a gala dinner at the end of the first day. The summit will provide a platform for retailers, councils, town-teams, business improvement districts (BIDs) and solution providers to share their experiences of projects and activities which have had/will have a positive impact on their local area.
The Future High Street Summit is the must-attend event for all those who are keen to drive forward a positive future for high streets, and who have a passion to create relevant, appropriate commercial centres within communities to contribute the local economy.
The Future High Street Summit encompasses keynote seminars, workshops, panel discussions and plenty of important networking time. The content is focused on case studies, insights and thought-leadership; offering an engaging and inspiring learning experience for all those who attend. Uniquely, the focus is on what can make a real difference to our towns and communities; and the programme is designed to ensure that the content offers maximum benefit for all who attend.