International speaker line-up takes shape for Retail Design Expo 2017

6th January 2017

Magasin du Nord head of VM Aoife Blicher will be speaking about VM strategy

Large numbers of potential visitors to Retail Design Expo 2017 are already registering for the event, with many being attracted by the growing list of confirmed speakers taking part in the crowded seminar programme.

KFC brand creative design manager Jade Swaby will speak about rethinking customer journeys for new format stores

Retailers including H&M, KFC, Boots, Etsy, Post Office, Thomas Pink, Harrods, Lloyds Banking Group, MoMA New York, Wickes, Debenhams, Tesco, Jacques Vert, Topshop and Cath Kidston will be sharing their expertise in the Retail Design and Branding Theatres, the VM Conference and the Shopper Marketing Theatre.

Brands are taking part too, with SEAT, Ben & Jerry’s, Ford of Europe, Diageo, Premier Foods and Beiersdorf all taking part in conference sessions, along with major industry players such as Brent Cross Shopping Centre.

Thomas Pink head of store design Federico Schilling will talk on maintaining brand identity while developing stores

“Things are stepping up a gear for 2017,” says Retail Design Expo conference director Irina Gaspar. “The quality of the conference programme has always been one of the factors that drives the big audiences at Retail Design Expo, and the reputation of the event is attracting speakers from further afield. We will have innovative speakers from New York, Sweden, Italy, Denmark and other retail design hotspots this year.”

For a full list of the speakers confirmed for Retail Design Expo 2017 click here.