Whats On In May?

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.

7th May

Annual Retail Lecture 2014, London - www.retaillecture.co.uk

Now in its sixth year, the BRC¹s Retail Lecture is held for the industry to challenge thinking, inspire fresh ideas and present new possibilities. The evening will provide a measure against which retailers can test their strategic assumptions and planning for the coming months. This year, Sebastian James, group chief executive of Dixons Retail, will provide the keynote speech.

Not only will the event present a unique occasion to hear from one of retail¹s leading CEOs, sparking off an interesting opportunity to debate the most challenging issues of the day, but it also provides excellent networking opportunities, offering delegates the perfect occasion to share views with industry peers.

14th May

Fashion Retail Academy Open Day - www.fashionretailacademy.ac.uk

The FRA open day allows potential attendees to see around the Academy and to get an actual feel for what it would be like to study at the FRA. You will have the opportunity to gather information about the courses on offer, go on a tour of the state of the art building with current students and hear one or more course presentations given by the FRA course leaders. To register to attend the next Open Day, please complete the booking form online here.

15th-16th May

The Business Show, Excel London - www.greatbritishbusinessshow.co.uk

The Business Show is a free to attend event, offering a wealth of opportunity, advice and information crucial for ongoing business growth within a challenging economy. The event welcomes businesses from a cross-section of industries, and remains more committed than ever in providing you with everything needed to improve, evolve and expand your business. Speakers include Rachelle Headland, managing director at Saatchi & Saatchi, Graham Corfield of online takeaway ordering service Just Eat and London Stock Exchange Director Lucy Tarleton.

18th-20th May

The May Design Series, Excel London - www.maydesignseries.com

May Design Series is the UK's definitive international furnishings fair. Launched in 2013, the May Design Series saw over 10,000 visitors step over the show threshold looking for exceptional design. Now, the industry giant INTERIORS UK has relocated to London and joined forces with the May Design Series as The Furniture Show. The 2014 show will deliver thousands more visitors and a greater breadth of exhibitors.

22nd May

Contour Fashion Ball The Dorchester, Park Lane - www.thecontourfashionball.com

The Contour Fashion Ball brings together the lingerie and swimwear industry in a night of glitz and glamour to raise money for two incredibly worthy charities: Retail Trust and Fashion & Textile Children's Trust. For 2014, the intimate apparel industry¹s biggest night of the year embraces the magic of Mayfair and welcomes The Dorchester as its new home.

Sophie MacIntyre

Wednesday, 23 April 2014 at 3:42pm

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