Posted: Fri 1st Mar 2013
The Future of Retail, at the British Library from 6 to 9pm on Monday 25th March, will also look at the opportunities presented to small businesses by emerging technology, new business models and partnerships between large and small retailers. Attendees will also have the chance to network with other small-business owners during the evening. Hosted by Insider Trends founder Cate Trotter, the event's speakers will include:
Jonathan Chippendale, CEO of Holition, who is redefining retail marketing through augmented-reality technology.
Mark Collin, Head of Retail for Europe at Thoughtworks, who has been teaching retail giants like Morrisons to learn from small businesses.
Emma Jones, founder of Enterprise Nation, discussing pop-up shops, payment trends and partnerships that are helping small businesses get onto the high street.
Eric Van der Kleij, who runs Level39 at Canary Wharf, a new tech accelerator for start-ups. Covering the whole 39th floor of the prestigious One Canada Square building, the ambitious project will let businesses create, test and market their products to leading technology buyers, investors and experts.
Cate Trotter, founder of Insider Trends, who will co-ordinate the event and provide her own insight into future trends in retail.
Tickets for the Future of Retail are just Â£20, which includes drinks and nibbles although discounted Â£15 tickets are available until Friday 8th March for early bookers using the EARLYBIRD discount code.