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5-8 FEBRUARY 2023
NEC BIRMINGHAM, UK

Seminar Programme

The Inspiring Retail Stage is located in Hall 6 and your visit will not be complete before taking a seat and be inspired by leading industry professionals and rising stars that will share with you exclusive market intelligence, insights and valuable take aways for your business. 

Make sure not to miss the MODA Stage located in Hall 2 where the latest womenswear, footwear and accessories trends are brought to life. Be inspired by stylists, social media experts, industry professionals and more, as they share key insights and updates for your business.

Recharge your know how, build awareness of critical themes and connect with the sector leaders. 

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05 Feb 2023
  1. Inspiring Retail Stage
    Welcome Speech
    Welcome Speech
  2. Inspiring Retail Stage
    Do you know which key numbers will help you grow your business?  Five Crucial Figures You Need to Know to Boost Your Business In 2023

    These are the crucial figures that help you quickly understand the health of your business, predict and avoid problems and plan for growth.

  3. MODA Stage
    Moda Catwalk

    Be Inspired and start your buying at the MODA catwalk.

    See the latest womenswear, footwear and accessories brought to life as the catwalk will show you how to build looks and ranges for AW23/24 from the show floor itself.

  4. MODA Stage
    How to Sell on Instagram
    In this session split into 3 parts, Therese will share her top tips for selling with soul in order to grow your community and sales.
  5. Inspiring Retail Stage
    How To Win In The Metaverse

    The metaverse has been one of the 2022's hot topics, we will delve into the myths, truths and opportunities of this exciting new space.  

     

  6. MODA Stage
    Piers Carpenter: Journey of a Jewellery Star 

    Join us in this exclusive fireside chat as Piers Carpenter, winner of All That Glitters, tells all about his journey to becoming a Jewellery Star. 

     

  7. MODA Stage
    Moda Catwalk

    Be Inspired and start your buying at the MODA catwalk.

    See the latest womenswear, footwear and accessories brought to life as the catwalk will show you how to build looks and ranges for AW23/24 from the show floor itself.

  8. Inspiring Retail Stage
    Delivering The Sustainability Message: Reaching Buyers, Retailers, And Consumers

    In Conversation with.....

  9. MODA Stage
    De Montfort University Footwear Showcase Awards
    You’re all invited! Join us as we find out the winners of the De Montfort University Footwear Showcase Awards! 
  10. MODA Stage
    Improve Your Website In 8 Simple Steps
    In this workshop, SocialB’s expert trainer  Amy Hobson will share with you the 8 key steps to help you improve and maintain your website.
  11. MODA Stage
    Moda Catwalk

    Be Inspired and start your buying at the MODA catwalk.

    See the latest womenswear, footwear and accessories brought to life as the catwalk will show you how to build looks and ranges for AW23/24 from the show floor itself.

  12. Inspiring Retail Stage
    Keynote Speech-  Personal Branding: Meet, Speak and Connect with Kubi Springer, She Builds Brands since 1996

    Kubi is a business media personality who has appear in several media outlets including Forbe, Sunday Times, The Guardian and Red Magazine providing brand commentary. She has a bi- monthly column in Harper’s Bazaar.

     

  13. MODA Stage
    New Jewels Award Ceremony
    You’re all invited! Join us as we find out the winners of the New Jewels Award in collaboration with the National Association of Jewellers! 
  14. MODA Stage
    Style the Sale: Buy Like a Stylist to Sell Like a Stylist
    Join us as Isobel Kershaw, Founder & Director of The Stylist Lonson draws on her experience as Director at Harrods, giving an inspirational talk about Style meets retail – tips for buyers and independent retailers on how to buy successfully with the eye of a stylist. 
  15. Inspiring Retail Stage
    The Future of Retail: Marketplace Selling

    A unique insight into the growth of marketplaces, and why retailers need marketplace presence to survive and thrive long-term.

  16. Inspiring Retail Stage
    Good Retail Awards

    You’re all invited! Join us for a drink and celebrate the winners of the Good Retail Awards!

06 Feb 2023
  1. Inspiring Retail Stage
    How to Sell More and Waste Less: New Era of Conscious Consumerism and Sustainability

    Join this open session and know how to engage the world’s conscious consumer and stay relevant in this new era of impact.  

     

  2. Inspiring Retail Stage
    Retail State of Play: Market Overview

    Join this session as Retail Expert Jonathan de Mello walks us through key market insight into the current retail landscape. The session will cover:

  3. MODA Stage
    Moda Catwalk

    Be Inspired and start your buying at the MODA catwalk.

    See the latest womenswear, footwear and accessories brought to life as the catwalk will show you how to build looks and ranges for AW23/24 from the show floor itself.

  4. MODA Stage
    Recruitment in the Fashion Industry
    In this session, BBC Presenter Nayha Ahmad will be joined by Fashion Recruitment specialist Ian to discuss recruitment within the fashion retail industry. 
  5. Inspiring Retail Stage
    Trend Update: 2024 Home and Lifestyle Trends

    The cataclysmic changes we’ve seen – a clash between dramatic changes in technology, the economy, society, and the environment.

  6. MODA Stage
    MODA Catwalk

    Be Inspired and start your buying at the MODA catwalk.

    See the latest womenswear, footwear and accessories brought to life as the catwalk will show you how to build looks and ranges for AW23/24 from the show floor itself.

  7. Inspiring Retail Stage
    Delivering Sustainably – How Ecommerce Supply Chains Can Make the Difference
    This session highlights the scale of the ecommerce delivery network and shows retailers how to minimise the impact of their supply chains on the planet. 
  8. MODA Stage
    How to Sell on TikTok
    In this session split into 3 parts, Therese will share her top tips for selling with soul in order to grow your community and sales.
  9. Inspiring Retail Stage
    How a Positive Mindset Can Help you to Grow Your Business with Confidence

    As a business owner, one of your most valuable assets is your mindset 

  10. MODA Stage
    MODA Catwalk

    Be Inspired and start your buying at the MODA catwalk.

    See the latest womenswear, footwear and accessories brought to life as the catwalk will show you how to build looks and ranges for AW23/24 from the show floor itself.

  11. MODA Stage
    How to Manage your Marketing Budget in a Recession
    Join this workshop delivered by SocialB’s expert trainer  Amy Hobson to find out how to get more bang for your buck with your marketing budget.
  12. Inspiring Retail Stage
    How to Sell on TikTok

    TikTok is a great free tool to sell your products and connect with your customers 

  13. Inspiring Retail Stage
    GTN Greatest Christmas Awards

    GTN Greatest Christmas Awards

07 Feb 2023
  1. Inspiring Retail Stage
    Style With Substance – From the Style Sisters
    Take a seat and enjoy this session with the Style Sisters, they are set to take the Spring Fair Stage
  2. Inspiring Retail Stage
    Trend Update: Celebration and Gifting Trends for 2024

    Against a backdrop of global unrest and financial crisis, celebration offers the respite so desperately needed.

     

  3. MODA Stage
    MODA Catwalk

    Be Inspired and start your buying at the MODA catwalk.

    See the latest womenswear, footwear and accessories brought to life as the catwalk will show you how to build looks and ranges for AW23/24 from the show floor itself.

  4. MODA Stage
    How to Succeed in E-Commerce
    In this session E-Commerce expert Gosia will explore 10 common issues that cost fashion e-commerce businesses serious money but are often overlooked.
  5. Inspiring Retail Stage
     Zero to Podcaster in 30 Days
    Starting your own podcast is SO easy, you can do it right now from your phone, and in an era of monumental boredom, the podcast has become a welcome break for those suffering from excessive screen time. 
     
  6. MODA Stage
    Moda Catwalk

    Be Inspired and start your buying at the MODA catwalk.

    See the latest womenswear, footwear and accessories brought to life as the catwalk will show you how to build looks and ranges for AW23/24 from the show floor itself.

  7. Inspiring Retail Stage
    The Department for International Trade: Made in the UK, Sold to the World

    Hear about DIT’s campaign.....

    The Department for International Trade 

  8. MODA Stage
    Marketing Trends to Focus on for 2023
    There’s a lot happening in marketing right now. From AI to the metaverse and from video to SEO – you need to be on top of the trends. Hear from leading marketing expert and best-selling author Simon Kingsnorth on what trends you need to be monitoring and what you need to do about them. 
  9. Inspiring Retail Stage
    In Conversation with Theo Paphitis

    Join retail entrepreneur and TV dragon, Theo Paphitis, as he is interviewed by The Sun’s Business Editor, Ashley Armstrong.

  10. MODA Stage
    Moda Catwalk

    Be Inspired and start your buying at the MODA catwalk.

    See the latest womenswear, footwear and accessories brought to life as the catwalk will show you how to build looks and ranges for AW23/24 from the show floor itself.

  11. MODA Stage
    Magic Marketing and Mindsets
    The last couple of years has seen an explosion of interest in behavioural science. And yet, despite the growth of recognised behavioural biases and tactical nudges out there, it’s clear that many are still unaware of the benefits on offer as part of any marketing mix.
  12. Inspiring Retail Stage
    New Packaging Legislation and How it Impacts the Retail Sector:  How to Embrace the New Wide Ranging Packing Requirements Challenges

    Join this panel lead by Helena Mansell- Stopher, CEO at Products of Change 

  13. Inspiring Retail Stage
    A Disruptive New Model for Corporate Sustainability and ESG

    Despite our corporate sustainability policies, the planet is now at the point of climate and ecological crisis. It’s time to change, to adopt a new approach that delivers meaningful impact. Georgia proposes a model of disruptive sustainability that challenges the status quo and embraces activism.

08 Feb 2023
  1. Inspiring Retail Stage
    Celebration & Gifting Within the Pet Market

    Join us for this session and learn how you can take advantage of one of the fastest growing categories in retail.

  2. MODA Stage
    How to Get Your Products Featured in the Press and Reach More Customers
    In this talk, Rosie Davies-Smith, the founder of  PR Dispatch, will show you how you can get your products featured in UK publications so you can stay visible and reach more customers. 
  3. Inspiring Retail Stage
    Growing The Next Generation of High Street Retailers - How Savvy Brands Are Making the Most of Hybrid Shopping
    The High Street is being reinvented by a new generation of tech savvy entrepreneurs, who see the value of bricks and mortar alongside websites and online sales. Traditional values such as face-to-face interaction with customers is building new bonds, which are strengthen online buyer and seller relationships. But how are these entrepreneurs juggling both avenues of sale? With high street commercial contracts usually years long, and rates and rent way above the average business-owners scope, it seems unlikely they can continue to take advantage of our town centre units. The answer is they are using pop up to its fullest extent, and business education to make their business goals a reality. 
  4. MODA Stage
    MODA Catwalk

    Be Inspired and start your buying at the MODA catwalk.

    See the latest womenswear, footwear and accessories brought to life as the catwalk will show you how to build looks and ranges for AW23/24 from the show floor itself.

  5. MODA Stage
    Translatable Trends 

    Join us for an update on the latest trends with Stylist Abbey Booth from Stories With Clothes and find out what to buy for the AW23/24 season. 

  6. Inspiring Retail Stage
    Child Mindset Marketing: Are you Kidding?

    Marketing and Promotional Lessons from Children

    Following on from the previously popular Magic Marketing and Mindsets series, this is an engaging session all about the very best child-like traits, attitudes, and approaches that we should be encouraging in ourselves, and our colleagues.

     

  7. MODA Stage
    Moda Catwalk

    Be Inspired and start your buying at the MODA catwalk.

    See the latest womenswear, footwear and accessories brought to life as the catwalk will show you how to build looks and ranges for AW23/24 from the show floor itself.

  8. MODA Stage
    How to Use PR to Raise Your Profile as a Business Owner

    PR is an effective way to get your business story across and offer a greater insight into the brand and the people behind it. From podcasts to magazine interviews, there are plenty of opportunities to gain coverage. In this talk, Rosie Davies-Smith, the founder of PR Dispatch will show you how you can raise your profile through PR.  

  9. MODA Stage
    MODA Catwalk

    Be Inspired and start your buying at the MODA catwalk.

    See the latest womenswear, footwear and accessories brought to life as the catwalk will show you how to build looks and ranges for AW23/24 from the show floor itself.

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