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Event Date Tue Sep 21 CEST - Thu Sep 23 CEST (about 1 year ago)
In your timezone (EST): Tue Sep 21 6:05am - Thu Sep 23 11:55am
Location TBA
Region EMEA

The FT Retail Series will analyse and examine the key challenges and opportunities facing the retail industry in 2021. Through the lens of three key topic areas, each half-day event will provide detailed insight into the sector’s defining issues and will feature world-class speakers from the best known brands. The series will gather C-suite professionals from across the globe to discuss how the pandemic has shaped the future of retail, what sustainable retail really looks like and how technology is the key to business success post-crisis.

Why attend?
• Learn: Learn how sustainability has become a strategic priority for forward-thinking retailers
• Connect: Connect and build relationships with some of the biggest names in your industry
• Assess: Assess how Brexit will impact the retail industry and how to prepare for disruption


2021 Speakers


2021 Speakers

Janey Whiteside
EVP and Chief Customer Officer, Walmart

Joe Preston
President & Chief Executive Officer, New Balance

Heiko Schäfer
Chief Operating Officer, HUGO BOSS

Georgie Hyatt
Co-Founder & CEO, Rotaro

Ceanne Fernandes-Wong
Co-Founder & CEO, COCOON

Julia Straus
Chief Executive Officer, Sweaty Betty

Thierry Garnier
Chief Executive Officer, Kingfisher

Shirine Khoury-Haq
Chief Financial Officer and Chief Executive Life Services, Co-op

Ken Murphy
Group Chief Executive Officer, Tesco PLC

Shannon Sisler
Chief People Officer, Crocs

Ed Couchman
General Manager, Snap Inc.

Stuart Flint
Head of Global Business Solutions, TikTok

Nick Beighton
Chief Executive Officer, ASOS

Joanne Wilson
Chief Financial Officer, Britvic

Helen Dickinson
Chief Executive, British Retail Consortium

Paula Bobbett
Director of, Boots UK

Neil Holden
Chief Information Officer, Halfords

Marc-André Kamel
Partner and Director, Bain & Company

Steve Axe
Chief Marketing Officer, Nomad Foods

Maria Raga
Chief Executive Officer, Depop

Beth Horn
Director, Head of Industry, Retail & Ecommerce, Facebook

Nigel Oddy
Chief Executive Officer, New Look

Anand Menon
Director, UK in a Changing Europe

William Bain
Head of Trade Policy, British Chambers of Commerce,

Dirk Kahl
Chief Financial Officer, Lidl GB

Gabbi Loedolff
Global Buying Coordinator, Lush

Simone Sweeney
Vice President, Global Retail Development, LEGO Group

Will Lockie
Global Head of Digital, Georg Jensen

Nicola Thompson
Chief Operating Officer, MADE.COM

Eric Soubeiran
Vice-President, Nature and Water Cycle, Danone

Emma Keller
Head of Sustainability, Nestlé UK & I

Sarah Willett
Chief People Officer, The Very Group

Murray Lambell
Chief Executive Officer, eBay UK

Richard Colbert
Chief Financial Officer, Monica Vinader

Ardine Williams
Vice President of Workforce Development, Amazon

Joe Franses
Vice-President, Sustainability, Coca-Cola European Partners

Max Bittner
Chief Executive Officer, Vestiaire Collective

Cristina Kenz
Chief Growth Officer, The Kraft Heinz Company

William Young
Professor of Sustainability and Business, University of Leeds

James Bailey
Executive Director, Waitrose, John Lewis Partnership

Paula Coughlan
Chief People Officer, Dixons Carphone

Patricia Nilsson
Reporter, Financial Times

Jonathan Eley
Retail Correspondent, Financial Times

Judith Evans
Consumer Industries Correspondent, Financial Times

Tim Bradshaw
Global Technology Correspondent, Financial Times

Peter Foster
Public Policy Editor, Financial Times

Helen Barrett
Deputy Editor, FT Wealth, Financial Times


Jonathan Eley
Retail Correspondent, Financial Times

Sponsors & Partners

2021 Sponsors

• Bain & Company
• Genpact (NYSE: G)
• Reckitt*

• Higg