18th -21st August 2019 CITYWEST EVENT CENTRE
Sun-Tue: 10am-6pm | Wed: 10am-1pm
18th -21st August 2019 CITYWEST EVENT CENTRE
Sun-Tue: 10am-6pm | Wed: 10am-1pm


Autumn Talks Seminars  — Challenges, Changes and Champions 

Retailers are invited to join us for a complimentary light lunch at our Autumn Talks Series. The theme for this year’s free Autumn Talks series of seminars is Retailing in Ireland — Challenges, Changes and Champions. Each day, retail consultant James Burke will be in conversation with a retail expert with first-hand experience of navigating change in the sector.

This is an opportunity to hear about how to plan for continuing disruption in retailing, how retailers can work together to bring positive change, and how to meet and overcome the challenges facing retailing in Ireland. You are invited to join in the conversation, and to avail of a complimentary light lunch.

The sessions will run from 1pm to 1.45pm on the Sunday, Monday and Tuesday in the dedicated Seminar Room on the first floor. Details are as follows.

Plan for Disruption – The way to face change. Retailing faces continuous disruption in Ireland but there are key ways to plan ahead, including really understanding what the customer wants … this does not change.

Sunday 19th August 1pm - 1.45pm

Owen is a Director in the PwC Advisory practice with over 20 years experience in food retailing and wholesaling gained across the UK and Ireland. He leads the Retail and Consumer Practice within PwC Ireland where he works with a variety of retailers and consumer brands.

Irish Retail Landscape – The Big Issues and how to meet the challenges. Learn all about the evolution of retail in Ireland, its challenges and how to overcome them.

Monday 20th August 1pm - 1.45pm

Lorraine Higgins is a former barrister and Senator and is currently the CEO of Retail Excellence, the largest retail representative body in Ireland.

Pulling Together for Shared Success, the Naas Journey

Tuesday 21st August 1pm - 1.45pm

Alice is self-employed and provides management training programmes. She set up and chairs a voluntary group called “Naas Working Together”.

She helped set up a retail development programme for the town of Naas in June 2016 in response to business closures and general discontent at the time. The programme has many strands, and demonstrates how, when people pull together, everyone shares in success.

*Please note these seminars are subject to availability. Seating will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.*