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Tuesday 21st & Wednesday 22nd May 2019  –  Citywest Convention Centre, Saggart, Co. Dublin
Retail Retreat & Expo 2019
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The Retail Retreat & Expo 2019 is supported by AIB Merchant Services & Newstalk. Retail Excellence proudly supporting the work of Unicef Ireland.

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Reasons To Attend The Retail Retreat & Expo 2019

Key Trends and Topics

In 2019, Retail Retreat & Expo content will delve into strategy and execution surrounding the following hot industry topics:

  • The Latest in Retail Technology
  • Presentations from Ireland’s Leading Retailers
  • All you need to know about CX
  • How to Retain the Top Talent
  • Learn about the Latest Retail Trends
  • And so much more

Why You Should Attend

Retail Retreat & Expo 2019 provides an opportunity for every retailer to address the most relevant areas of retail in one forum.

The Retail Retreat is the must attend event in the annual retail calendar.

Meet up with industry colleagues, enjoy the very best speakers and industry experts and enjoy the largest retail expo involving the very best suppliers to the industry.

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Incredible Days

60+

Speakers

200

Solution Providers

2500+

Visitors in 2018

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World Class Speakers

Anthony Hucker

President & Chief Executive Officer at Southeastern Grocers, Florida, USA

Ronan Lyons

Professor of Economics, TCD

Dr Rangan Chatterjee

GP, Author, TV Presenter (BBC’s “Doctor in the House”)

Johnathan Duggan

Chief Analytics Officer, AIB

Nick Butler

Ireland Website Design – Digital Strategist

Paul Gallagher

Managing Director, Skechers

Jane Swarbrigg

MD Inglot Ireland & UK

Karl McKeever

Founder & MD, Visual Thinking

Special Offer: 3 Places for the price of 2

SCHEDULE

Event Schedule

Event Expo

8:00 – 10:50 Session
EXPO
Enjoy looking around and meeting new people.

Welcome Address

10:50 – 11:00 
EXPO Welcome Address
Welcome Address by David Fitzsimons and Jonathan Healy

Anthony Hucker

11:00 – 11:45 Session
Anthony Hucker
There aren’t any stories in space yet!

Dave

11:45 – 12:30 – Stage 2
Dave O’Donoghue | Freshii
Energising the fast casual dining experience

EXPO Lunch

12:30 – 13:45
EXPO / Lunch
Its lunch time!!

Ronan Lyons

13:45 – 14:30
Ronan Lyons – Economist
What cities and towns will look in the FURUTE.

Susannah

14:45 – 15:30 – Stage 2
Susannah Hewson | Owner CX Change
How your most powerful customer experience tool can increase sales.

Jane Swarbrigg

14:45 – 16:30 – Stage 2
Jane Swarbrigg | MD Inglot Ireland & UK
How Events and Demos Drive Sales.

Dr. Rangan

16:45 – 17:30 Session
Dr. Rangan Chatterjee
The Stress Solution!

EXPO

17:30 – 18:00 
EXPO
Retail Excellence Expo 2019!

Reception

18:00 – 19:00 | Close 21:30 
Reception Drinks | Dinner
Charity Partner – UNICEF | Brent Pope

8:00 – 10:50 Session
EXPO
Enjoy looking around and meeting new people.

10:50 – 11:00 
EXPO Welcome Address
Welcome Address by David Fitzsimons and Jonathan Healy

11:00 – 11:45 Session
Anthony Hucker
There aren’t any stories in space yet!

11:45 – 12:30 – Stage 2
Dave O’Donoghue | Freshii
Energising the fast casual dining experience

12:30 – 13:45
EXPO / Lunch
Its lunch time!!

13:45 – 14:30
Ronan Lyons – Economist
What cities and towns will look in the FURUTE.

14:45 – 15:30 – Stage 2
Susannah Hewson | Owner CX Change
How your most powerful customer experience tool can increase sales.

14:45 – 16:30 – Stage 2
Jane Swarbrigg | MD Inglot Ireland & UK
How Events and Demos Drive Sales.

16:45 – 17:30 Session
Dr. Rangan Chatterjee
The Stress Solution!

17:30 – 18:00 
EXPO
Retail Excellence Expo 2019!

18:00 – 19:00 | Close 21:30 
Reception Drinks | Dinner
Charity Partner – UNICEF | Brent Pope

Event Expo

8:00 – 10:50 Session
EXPO
Enjoy looking around and meeting new people.

Welcome Address

10:50 – 11:00 
EXPO Welcome Address
Welcome Address by David Fitzsimons and Jonathan Healy

Anthony Hucker

11:00 – 11:45 Session
Anthony Hucker
There aren’t any stories in space yet!

Dave

11:45 – 12:30 – Stage 2
Dave O’Donoghue | Freshii
Energising the fast casual dining experience

EXPO Lunch

12:30 – 13:45
EXPO / Lunch
Its lunch time!!

Ronan Lyons

13:45 – 14:30
Ronan Lyons – Economist
What cities and towns will look in the FURUTE.

Susannah

14:45 – 15:30 – Stage 2
Susannah Hewson | Owner CX Change
How your most powerful customer experience tool can increase sales.

Jane Swarbrigg

14:45 – 16:30 – Stage 2
Jane Swarbrigg | MD Inglot Ireland & UK
How Events and Demos Drive Sales.

Dr. Rangan

16:45 – 17:30 Session
Dr. Rangan Chatterjee
The Stress Solution!

EXPO

17:30 – 18:00 
EXPO
Retail Excellence Expo 2019!

Reception

18:00 – 19:00 | Close 21:30 
Reception Drinks | Dinner
Charity Partner – UNICEF | Brent Pope

8:30 – 10:00 Session
EXPO
Enjoy looking around and meeting new people.

10:00 – 10:10 
EXPO Welcome Address
Welcome Address by David Fitzsimons and Jonathan Healy

10:10 – 11:00 Session
Robert Doherty | AIBMS
Spending Trends & Insights

11:00 – 11:45 | Stage 2
Alf Dunbar | Creator & MD
Creating a Positive Culture in Your Business

12:00 – 12:45
Keith Rogers | Head of Operations, Ecco
Motivate Your Team to Motivate Your Business

12:45 – 14:00
EXPO / LUNCH
Its lunch time!!!

14:00 – 14:45 | Stage 2
Karl McKeever | Founder & MD, Visual Thinking
Retailcraft: Re-engaging the Shopper Experience

15:00 – 15:45
BREXIT PANEL DISCUSSION
Jim Power, Economist, Senator Neale Richmond (FG), Stephen Hughes, Enterprise Ireland - Facilitated by Jonathan Healy MC

16:00 – 16:45 | Stage 2
Mary Keene | The Kilkenny Store
How I Manage My Store

16:45 – 17:30 
John Burke, Adventurer | Businessman
Everest Conqueror and Hotelier. Big Vision, Big Goals!

17:30 – 18:00 | Close 21:30 
EXPO | CLOSING
Retail Retreat Expo 2019 Closing

SOME OF THE RETAILERS WHO JOINED US AT THE PREVIOUS EDITION

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HOW TO FIND US

Get Direction to the Citywest Convention Centre

Citywest Convention Centre, Saggart, County Dublin

Delegates wishing to book over night accommodation for Tuesday 21st May should contact Citywest Convention Centre

Telephone Number:
01 401 0958
Email Address:
info@citywesthotel.com

 

Special Rate
Day1 - Tuesday 21st May (Excluding Dinner) €95.00+VAT
Day2 - Wednesday 22nd May (Excluding Dinner) €95.00+VAT
2 Days - Tuesday 21st & 22nd May (Excluding Dinner) €145.00+VAT
Dinner @ Citywest Hotel | Tuesday 21st May €85.00+VAT

Direction to Venue

Located just 25 minutes from Dublin Airport and Dublin city centre Citywest Hotel's Convention centre is easily accessible for international visitors and gives excellent access to the city and the rest of the country.

For visitors from the rest of Ireland the Hotel and Convention centre is on the main N7/M7 motorway and just a few minutes from the M50 allowing easy access from any part of Ireland. And for more local visitors who might not have a car, the Luas Red Line stops just 10 minutes from our door.

Special Offer: 3 Places for the price of 2

TESTIMONIALS

Here’s What Past Delegates Have To Say

Michelle O’Gorman

Head of Retail, Kilkenny Group

I just want to thank you and your team for arranging such a great Retreat, you were right when you said it was going to be the best yet David and it sure was. I came away buzzed, full of ideas and re motivated as did my team members who were there. The main speakers were excellent. Thank you for such a great day guys ! Well done

Bart Glover

Director, Kays Kitchen

This is just a short note to congratulate you all on an excellent and informative day. Great Venue! To stay relative and ride the latest trends in food demands us to be in a constant state of change. By the way, some of the trade exhibitors were brilliant. The REI Retreat has become a very important focal point for us. Thanks again for a very informative day.

Keith Rogers

ECCO

We had a team of seven that attended and we have loads of takeaways and inspiring ideas to bring back to our company. Thanks again and well done for another successful event.

John Horkan

Director, Horkans Garden Centre

Just like to say Thank you and congratulations for a excellence event this week. It was a big step up and of great value. Many learnings to work on till next year. Also I have picked up new potential suppliers.

James Byrne

Marketing Manager, Glanbia

Thanks David, it was a fantastic two days and very enjoyable.

Donal Vaughan

Director, Vaughan Shoes

The Retail Retreat & Expo is a great chance to network with fellow e-commerce retailers and share experiences in an age where knowledge is power. It's also a great opportunity to meet leading experts in online technology to help you meet the needs of the modern day consumer.

11:45 - 12:30 Sessions

Stage 3 Stage 4 Stage 5
James Keogh | Building an Experience Barry Whelan | Winning the Battle for Talent Alan Cox | Promoting your buisness in 2020

 

Stage 6 Stage 7 Stage 8
TALENT SESSION DPD "Launching Our eCommerce Barometer Shopware/ Flexifi

14:45 - 15:30 Sessions

Stage 3 Stage 4 Stage 5
Lisa Edwards - Delivering a culture-led strategy for Dumfermline Sam McCauley - The New Format Jonathan Duggan | AIBMS - What the data says

 

Stage 6 Stage 7 Stage 8 (Supplier - 20 min Sessions)
Kate Rooney | Best Menswear FRESS SPACE (NON Supplier) Needs to be Ecommerce - BR approached Zara Koomo | Sky Media

15:45 - 16:30 Sessions

Stage 3 Stage 4 Stage 5
Diane Wehrle | SPRINGBOARD TO BE CONFIRMED - KB following Nick Seaton, Buyer, Shaws | Operation Excellence Sinead Kieran | Leading with Confidence

 

Stage 6 Stage 7 Stage 8
Karl McKeever | Retail Fundamentals SUPPLIER: StudioForty9 Case Study/incl Petstop Mastercard

11:45 - 12:30 Sessions

Stage 3 Stage 4 Stage 5
James Keogh | Building an Experience Barry Whelan | Winning the Battle for Talent Alan Cox | Promoting your buisness in 2020

 

Stage 6 Stage 7 Stage 8
TALENT SESSION DPD "Launching Our eCommerce Barometer Shopware/ Flexifi

14:45 - 15:30 Sessions

Stage 3 Stage 4 Stage 5
Lisa Edwards - Delivering a culture-led strategy for Dumfermline Sam McCauley - The New Format Jonathan Duggan | AIBMS - What the data says

 

Stage 6 Stage 7 Stage 8 (Supplier - 20 min Sessions)
Kate Rooney | Best Menswear FRESS SPACE (NON Supplier) Needs to be Ecommerce - BR approached Zara Koomo | Sky Media

15:45 - 16:30 Sessions

Stage 3 Stage 4 Stage 5
Diane Wehrle | SPRINGBOARD TO BE CONFIRMED - KB following Nick Seaton, Buyer, Shaws | Operation Excellence Sinead Kieran | Leading with Confidence

 

Stage 6 Stage 7 Stage 8
Karl McKeever | Retail Fundamentals SUPPLIER: StudioForty9 Case Study/incl Petstop Mastercard

11:45 - 12:30 Sessions

Stage 3 Stage 4 Stage 5
James Keogh | Building an Experience Barry Whelan | Winning the Battle for Talent Alan Cox | Promoting your buisness in 2020

 

Stage 6 Stage 7 Stage 8
TALENT SESSION DPD "Launching Our eCommerce Barometer Shopware/ Flexifi

14:45 - 15:30 Sessions

Stage 3 Stage 4 Stage 5
Lisa Edwards - Delivering a culture-led strategy for Dumfermline Sam McCauley - The New Format Jonathan Duggan | AIBMS - What the data says

 

Stage 6 Stage 7 Stage 8 (Supplier - 20 min Sessions)
Kate Rooney | Best Menswear FRESS SPACE (NON Supplier) Needs to be Ecommerce - BR approached Zara Koomo | Sky Media

15:45 - 16:30 Sessions

Stage 3 Stage 4 Stage 5
Diane Wehrle | SPRINGBOARD TO BE CONFIRMED - KB following Nick Seaton, Buyer, Shaws | Operation Excellence Sinead Kieran | Leading with Confidence

 

Stage 6 Stage 7 Stage 8
Karl McKeever | Retail Fundamentals SUPPLIER: StudioForty9 Case Study/incl Petstop Mastercard