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In one day and one night at The Belfry, The Retail & eCommerce Directors' Forum offers senior retail and eCommerce professionals the opportunity to:
  • meet potential new product & service providers
  • listen, as well as directly contributing, to industry thought leaders in conference and workshops
  • develop your personal network amongst industry peers
  • obtain CPD certificate after the event with your CPD credit
Attendance as a delegate is free of charge, but by personal invitation only.

Already have an invite?

Complete your registration form here.

Need an invitation?

Alexi Cartwright to request an invitation.

The Format
The Format
  • Learn. Network. Meet.
    Over one day and one night, The Retail & eCommerce Directors' Forum will combine conference sessions, peer networking and supplier meetings into a time efficient and focused event that is unique to you.

    No time wasted
    Using our unique appointment system, we'll make sure that your valuable time is not wasted and that you are engaged learning about topics that are interesting to you and your business and meeting suppliers who you have chosen to meet based on your upcoming needs.

    Expertly organised and delivered
    Based on your choices, we'll let you know before the event who you are due to meet and which conference sessions you are attending via our on line event management systems. We'll also make all the pertinent information available for download after the event including material from the conference sessions and details of all the supplier companies you have met.



  • We have senior Retail professionals attending the event from a wide range of companies, which presents some fantastic networking opportunities. Get in touch if you'd like to see the full list.

     Allsaints - Head of Brand Operations
     Astley Clarke Limited - Head of eCommerce
     Better Bathrooms - Head of eCommerce
     BMB Group Ltd - eCommerce Director
     Brora Ltd - eCommerce Manager
     Dreams plc - Head of eCommerce
     Find Me A Gift Limited - Managing Director
     Fossil UK Ltd - Head of Brand Heritage
     Fraser Hart Ltd - Retail Director
     Galvin Green - Trade Marketing Manager
     Intersport UK Ltd - Head of Marketing - Co-marketing and Partnership Director
     Levi Strauss & Co - Director, Retail Planning & Allocation
     Meadowhall - Retail Director
     Motor Parts Direct - Chairman
     Specsavers - Director of Productivity & Efficiency
     Tatty Devine - Managing Director
     The National Trust - Head of Retail Online & Mail Order
     Virgin Holidays Ltd - Sales Director
     Virgin Money - Head of Store Network – South.
     Waitrose - Senior Manager - Multichannel
     WHSMITH.CO.UK - Director of eCommerce

    Can't see who you are looking for?
    This is a sample of the delegate companies who are confirmed to attend The Retail & eCommerce Directors' Forum in 2018. Companies from a broad range of sectors will be at the Forum. Get in touch with us if you would like to see the full list.

Sample Itinerary
Sample Itinerary
  • So now you know about the event format, here’s a taster of what your itinerary might look like. You select the conference sessions you want to attend and the suppliers you want to meet. You create your own itinerary and make the best use of your time.

    7.30am Registration and coffee
    8.00 - 8.45am Pre-arranged breakfast meeting with a supplier and fellow delegates
    8:45 - 9.30am Opening keynote speaker
    9.30 - 9.45am Break
    9.45 - 11.45am Mixture of conference sessions and supplier meetings
    11.45 - 12noon Break
    12.00 - 1.00pm
    Mixture of conference sessions and supplier meetings
    1.00 - 1.45pm
    Pre-arranged lunch meeting with a supplier and fellow delegates
    1.45 - 2.30pm Lunchtime keynote speaker
    2.30 - 2.45pm Break
    2.45 - 4.45pm
    Mixture of conference sessions and supplier meetings
    4.45 - 5.00pm Break
    5.00 - 6.00pm
    Mixture of conference sessions and supplier meetings
    6.00 - 7.30pm Break
    7.30pm Quiz
    Pre-arranged Dinner meeting with a supplier and fellow delegates
  • "I had an amazing day and met lots of people who I`ve learned from and who have offered their help and business which in turn can help our business. A truly inspiring and motivating day! I so enjoyed it and thank you for inviting me."
    Diane Eyre, Save the Children

    "A worthwhile and informative experience and a good networking opportunity"
    Tom Burlinson, Galvin Green

    "It very useful to be able to cover relevant business topics. The forum also provided a good opportunity to be able to source new suppliers if you are needing new partners."
    Roy Tennant, Ted Baker

    "It's a fantastic and original concept for bringing people in the industry together."
    Rosie Wolfenden, Tatty Devine

    "Good day, loved Jsutin King. Well organised as ever. Great location."
    Richard Parsons, Fraser Hart

    "Great opening session, thought provoking and informative presentations. Good selection of meetings based on criteria given and contact made that will help drive my business forward."
    Matt Ripley, Natural History Museum

    "As always, the quality of retailers and suppliers was excellent."
    Susan Herbert, Intersport

    "A superb event that was extremely well organised, delivered, contained great content and a fabulous opportunity to network."
    Mark Bruce, Meadowhall

    "I was very happy to attend the Forum! I think it's a great opportunity for networking and getting in touch with some of the main players of the industry, in order to share with them updates, ideas and create potential business opportunies."
    Enrico Armilli,

    "Interesting day, lots of great contacts made, beautiful venue."
    Vicky Bell, Astley Clarke

General Enquiries:

T: +44 20 8487 2200
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T: +1 212 651 8700
F: +1 212 651 8701

T: +41 61 335 94 44
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