VM speaker line-up announced for Retail Design Expo 2017

20th April 2017

Retail Design Expo will be presenting a star-studded speaker line-up at its VM Conference & Workshop programme in May 2017, with visitors benefitting from a range  of free seminars and workshops presented by leading international brands and retailers.

The dedicated VM conference and workshop theatre will host speakers including:

Topshop head of creative visual Sian Robert

Paul Wilkins

Space NK head of visual and store design Paul Wilkins

Magasin Du Nord (Denmark) head of VM retail Aoife Bliche

JD Sports Fashion group visual creative manager Joanna Quinn

Steven K Hall

New Look creative director Steven Hall

Marks & Spencer global visual manager for food, ambient and seasonal events Charlotte Parsons

Diesel display and VM manager Jacqueline Taylor

Debenhams director of creative Mark Stevens

Topics covered during the intensive two-day programme include integrating VM strategy into overall business model, VM trends, using visual to change brand perceptions, innovative VM display, VM in UK vs US, VM at Christmas and Christmas at Cath Kidston.

“Retail Design Expo was great last year, it seems to be growing every year which is very encouraging for the retail and design business,” says Charlie Powell, head of VM at Value Retail (Bicester Village). “ The exhibition stands really upped their game and the workshops that were taking place really drew big crowds. It's good to see the friendly competition of different businesses.”