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Retaissance Live is our first free live event, hosted in partnership with the Enterprise Europe Network. The event will consist of two days of keynote presentations and insightful panel discussions on a variety of topics, in addition to offering an opportunity for brands and buyers to connect for one-to-one meetings to discuss business opportunities.

The conference agenda features experts from government organisations, industry associations and top businesses across UK and European retail, including Retaissance advisory board members David Stern, former CEO of Crabtree & Evelyn, James Prince, of John Lewis Partnerships, and Medi Parry-Williams, of Dransfield Properties.

The webinars will take place over three stages:

"Overcome challenges" stage:

A series of presentation and panel discussion examining the challenges faced by European brands and retailers in the jewellery, footwear, gift, beauty and clothing industries due to the global pandemic as well as political events like the new commercial partnership between the UK and the EU. They will also present opportunities available to brand and retailers to embrace new technologies to support, acquire and nurture customers as well as improve their bottom line.

"Keep up with trends" stage

During the lockdown, customers’ behaviours and needs changed. Retailers and brands across Europe had to adapt. What is the current situation now that the economies are reopening? How are customers now purchasing? How can businesses thrive in localised lockdowns due to a 2nd wave? What will Christmas 2020 and Valentine’s Day 21 look like?

"Embrace new opportunities" stage

The global pandemic and national lockdowns have made customers think more about our society, consumer habits and its potential negative effects. Consumers have turned increasingly towards brands that they believe meet their needs and share their values. How have brands rallied millions of customers behind their belief? How have retailers increased their brand loyalty? Will this emerging trend towards sustainability remain?

Click here to view the full agenda.

Click here register interest for a conference or to sign up for a Meet the Buyer* component of the event.

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