RetailFest presents an inspiring and innovative line-up of speakers, industry experts and influencers. Join us here for lively panel discussions, insightful interviews and practical masterclasses.


Here is the full line-up of sessions that you can attend at Top Drawer on 20-22 February.

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11:00
  1. RETAILFEST

    Are you constantly guessing what your customers want from you? 

    In this session experts Elizabeth and Therese will give you some insider insights to where retail is heading for 2022.

    A blended approach to selling across all platforms whether you are online only, omnichannel or a brand owner selling to retailers and through your own channels.

    Perfect for retailers and brand owners who want to learn how to take your customers on a seamless sales journey from initial discovery to a loyal super fan. 

    - SPONSORED BY REVEAL 
12:30
  1. RETAILFEST

    Brand strategies on social media are changing in step with new ways that customers are using social platforms. From influencer and social marketing on Instagram & Facebook to Pinterest's golden rules, what makes TikTok tick & You Tube go viral.  

    Join our expert panel as we explore trends that we’re seeing for 2021 - sharing tips for building a thriving and sustainable social media presence that works for you and your business and will support you through the post-pandemic recovery using social media as a way to showcase your shop window.  

    Perfect for retailers and brand owners who want to learn key trends in social media and actionable tips. 


     

    -  SPONSORED BY REVEAL 
14:00
  1. RETAILFEST

    Join us as we explore how to build a loyal community - from digital retail and marketing strategies to customer experience - with Jamii - which shines a light on black British creators and makers - offering a supportive showcase and platform. 

    Founder Khalia Ismain will be sharing her story of starting her brand to  becoming the success story Jamii are today, growing and scaling direct-to-consumer via digital channels. You can meet Khalia on Stand I66. 

    Our panel discussion is perfect for retailers and brand owners who are interested in building a community and exploring black owned brands.

15:30
  1. RETAILFEST

    Join our diverse and vibrant panel of successful retail entrepreneurs. 

    Expect tips for taking action beyond the values and mission statements, sharing ways to make change within your own brand in 2022 and beyond.  Learning Actionable ideas for adopting sustainable practices.

    Our panel is perfect for retailers and brand owners who are keen on exploring a hot topic in retail - join our panel as we discuss what purpose really means for brands that stand for something bigger than what they sell, communicate their purpose and demonstrate a transparent commitment to a sustainability journey. 

    - SPONSORED BY REVEAL 
11:00
  1. RETAILFEST

    Join us for an exclusive session with our partners, Google, learning the essentials of how you can build a social media strategy into your business plan for 2022.

    In this session you will learn:

    • How social media can help you reach new customers online

    • The building blocks of a simple social media strategy

    • Tools that can help you save time when creating social posts

    Perfect for retailers and brand owners who are looking to build a cohesive social strategy for 2022.

    - SPONSORED BY REVEAL 
12:30
  1. RETAILFEST

    Explore 3 Colour trends for 2022 and how you can develop the colours for your brand. 

    Join Colour & Trend consultant Laura Perryman, as she introduces you to the Colour Bible - taking you on a journey through the properties of colour and how colour can be used to address brand challenges such as omnichannel identities, general appeal and desired expressions including sustainability, playfulness and craft.  The session will finishing with some top tips on how to build a palette. 

    Perfect for retailers and brand owners who are looking to develop a cohesive brand identity bricks and mortar, online destination and designs.

     

     

14:00
  1. RETAILFEST

    Increase your brand exposure - and your online presence - with insights and advice from our panel of experts who will be sharing their top 5 insider tips to get your brand in the press, along with key actionable takeaways exclusively for you.

    Perfect for retailers and brand owners who are looking to develop a PR strategy for 2022.

15:30
  1. RETAILFEST

    Cubitts founder Tom Broughton on the importance of physical retail and using technologoy to create the perfect specs. Tom Broughton launched his Cubitts spectacles brand online in 2013 from the kitchen table in his flat on Cubitt Street in London's King's Cross.  

    Perfect for retailers and brand owners who are looking to be creatively inspired and enjoy hearing founder stories.

11:00
  1. RETAILFEST

    Join us for an exclusive session with our partners, Google, learning the essentials of how you can build a social media strategy into your business plan for 2022.

    In this session you will learn:
        
    How to build a digital marketing strategy for your business by learning about the different digital marketing channels available and how they can be applied to your business objectives.

    Our masterclass is perfect for retailers and brand owners who are looking to build a digital strategy for 2022.

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    Sponsored by Reveal 
12:30
  1. RETAILFEST

    Both commerce and community are essential to success in the current retail landscape.

    Be inspired by our founder stories series - featuring Eloise Showering, Freya Bramble Carter — London-based ceramicist and member of the Black Artists + Designers Guild and experiential retailer Kristina Currie, as they discuss their brand stories and share how you can go beyond your company's history to tell an authentic and compelling narrative that inspires brand loyalty.  

    Our panel discussion is perfect for retailers and brand owners who are looking to be creatively inspired and enjoy hearing founder stories.

14:00
  1. RETAILFEST

    The last 2 years have seen ecommerce advance by an estimated 10 years. Join us to discover the formula by existing lifestyle and home brands and new digital start ups for stand out D2C success.

    We will cover customer acquisition and retention, creative strategy as well underlying financial metrics that drive fast growth - hosted by Tash Courtenay-Smith, and Luke Courtenay-Smith.

    Perfect for retailers and brand owners who want to learn about fast growth for their design led brand.

    - SPONSORED BY REVEAL

15:00
  1. RETAILFEST


    Brand strategies in social media are changing in step with new ways customers are using online platforms.

    Join London based duo blogging experts in interior, trends, design & industry news — in an exclusive session talking social media trends for 2022. With brand strategies that include influencer and social marketing, join our must attend conversation as we explore trends that we're seeing for 2022.

    Perfect for retailers and brand owners who want to learn actionable tips for building a thriving and sustainable social media presence. 

    - SPONSORED BY REVEAL