SPEAKERS

We have scoured the globe to find the most trusted, credible and knowledgeable leaders, to bring you top-class content that will both challenge and inspire you. These great minds will highlight areas where change and innovation should be brought about, and leave you with the skills to execute on it.

Our Retail Connected speakers will be talking about new technologies and fresh ways of problem-solving, bringing you thought-provoking perspectives from outside of the retail bubble, as well as a glimpse into a future where new innovations will constantly be shaping how we behave, shop and live.

Daniel Zhang

Daniel Zhang

Chairman & CEO, Alibaba Group

Richard Walker

Richard Walker

Managing Director, Iceland

Eva Kruse

Eva Kruse

CEO, Global Fashion Agenda

Harley Finkelstein

Harley Finkelstein

President, Shopify

John Allan

John Allan

Chairman, Tesco

Trisha Andrew

Associate Professor, Uni of Massachusetts

Peter Andrews

Head of Sustainability Policy, British Retail Consortium

Juliet Anammah

Juliet Anammah

Chair, Jumia

Steve Baggi

Founder, KultraLab

Rebecca Bemhena

Rebecca Bemhena

Content Manager, Retail Week and World Retail Congress

Stephanie Benedetto

Stephanie Benedetto

CEO & Co-Founder, Queen of Raw

Tom Bianculli

CTO, Zebra

Michael Bjorn

Michael Bjorn

Head of Research - ConsumerLab, Ericsson

Gaston Bottazzini

Gaston Bottazzini

CEO, Falabella S.A.

Grace Bowden

Grace Bowden

Head of Content, RWRC

David Boynton

David Boynton

CEO, Body Shop

Peter Briffett

Peter Briffett

CEO & Co-Founder, Wagestream

Chris Brook-Carter

Chris Brook-Carter

CEO, retailTRUST

Jim Buckle

Jim Buckle

Chief finance officer, Gousto

Carla Buzasi

Carla Busazi

President & CEO, WGSN

Lisa Byfield-Green

Lisa Byfield-Green

RWRC

Philippe de Chanville

Philippe de Chanville

Co-founder, ManoMano

Isobel Chillman

Relationships Director, Retail Week

Paula Coughlan

Paula Coughlan

Chief People Officer, Dixons Carphone

Carlos Cubia

Carlos Cubia

Global head of diversity, Walgreens Boots Alliance

Joanne Crevoiserat

Joanne Crevoiserat

CEO, Tapestry

Sandeep Dadlani

Sandeep Dadlani

Chief Digital Officer, Mars, Incorporated

Trishna Daswaney

Trishna Daswaney

Founder, Kohl Kreatives

Chris DeRose

Chris DeRose

Head of Global Consumer, Leadership Advisory Services, Spencer Stuart

Shivang Desai

Shivang Desai

CEO, Bigthinx

Sherry Ding

Sherry Ding

Consultant, Spencer Stuart

Markellos Diorinos

Markellos Diorinos

Co-Founder & CEO, Bryq

Lise Donier-Meroz

Lise Donier-Meroz

Sommelier

Megan Dunsby

Commercial Content Editor, Retail Week

Sally Elliott

Co-leader, Global Retail Practice, Spencer Stuart

Melanie Eusebe

Melanie Eusebe

Co-founder, Black British Business Awards

Sarah Federman

Sarah Federman

Research Scientist, Plenty Unlimited

Christina Fontana

Christina Fontana

Head of Fashion and Luxury, Tmall

Dr Alex George

Dr Alex George

UK Mental Health Ambassador and NHS Doctor, Department for Education/NHS

James George

James George

Partner, OC&C Strategy Consultants

Catherine Gillespie

Catherine Gillespie

People and culture director, Coca Cola European Partners

Pernilla Halldin

Public Affairs, Stakeholder Engagement and Sustainability, H&M

Marvyn Harrison

Founder, Dope Black Dads, Belovd Agency

Charlotte Hardie

Group Content Director, Retail Week

Nicola Harrison

Nicola Harrison

Head of Commercial Content, Retail Week

Juan Alfonso Herrero

EU Affairs Manager, Mercadona

Kimberley Ho

Kimberley Ho

Co-Founder and CEO, Evereden

Lorenz Isler

Public Affairs Leader, Sustainability and People, IKEA

Shelina Janmohamed

Shelina Janmohamed

Vice President of Ogilvy Islamic Marketing, Ogilvy

Clare Jones

CCO, what3words

Jasmine Jones

Jasmine Jones

CEO and Co-Founder, Cherry Blossom Intimates

Michael Kliger

CEO & President, mytheresa.com

Laura Kliman

Laura Kliman

Senior Manager, R&D, Impossible Foods

Kelly Kowal

Chief Platform Officer, Farfetch

Kshitij Kumar

Kshitij Kumar

Chief Data Officer, Farfetch

Thomas Lahnthaler

Thomas Lahnthaler

CEO and Co-founder, The Crisis Compass

Bridget Lea

Bridget Lea

Managing Director of Commercial, BT, EE and Plusnet

Alison Lomax

Director, Lifestyle Retail, Google

George MacDonald

Executive Editor, Retail Week

Noel Mack

Chief Brand Officer, Gymshark

Rania Masri

Rania Masri

Chief Transformation Officer, Chalhoub Group

Ian McGarrigle

Chairman, World Retail Congress

Shimona Mehta

MD, EMEA, Shopify

Safia Minney

Safia Minney MBE

Founder, People Tree

Jaume Miquel

Jaume Miquel

Chairman, Tendam

Kerry Murphy

Kerry Murphy

Founder, The Fabricant

Katharine Newby Grant

Vice President, Beauty Care, Northern Europe, P&G

Steven Northam

Steven Northam

Founder & CEO, BioTeq

Jade O’Donoghue

Senior Content Manager, Retail Week

Tolga Öncü

Tolga Öncü

Retail General Manager, Ingka (Ikea)

JJ van Oosten

JJ van Oosten

Chief Customer and Digital Officer, Kingfisher

Tobi Oredein

Tobi Oredein

founder, Black Ballad

Matt Orlando

Matt Orlando

Chef-Owner, Amass Restaurant

Niklas Östberg

Niklas Östberg

Co-Founder & CEO, Delivery Hero

Parag Parekh

Parag Parekh

Vice President of Global Digital Sales, adidas

Amanda Parkes

Dr Amanda Parkes

Chief Innovation Officer, PANGAIA

Raj Patel

Raj Patel

Head of Stores, Sainsbury's

Shawn Pean

Shawn Pean

VP Business Development, Retail and Fashion Solutions

Victoria Prew

Victoria Prew

Co-Founder and CEO, HURR Collective

Martin Rand

Martin Rand

Founder, Pactum

Sharmadean Reid MBE

Sharmadean Reid MBE

Founder and CEO, Beauty Stack

Samantha Renke

Samantha Renke

Actress, writer and disability campaigner

Martin Roach

Founder, Brands With Values

Jordi Roca

Jordi Roca

El Celler de Can Roca

Gary Rohloff

Gary Rohloff

Co-founder, Laybuy

Rooshy Roy

Rooshy Roy

Founder & CEO, aavrani

Jamie Salter

Jamie Salter

Chairman and CEO, Authentic Brands

Laura Saunter

Senior Retail Strategist, WGSN

Moe Siddque

Executive Director, We Make

Mark Simpson

Mark Simpson

Chief Supply Chain Officer, Asda

Louise Stonier

Louise Stonier

Chief People and Culture Officer, Pets at Home

Paul Sutter

research professor in astrophysics at the Institute for Advanced Computational Science, Stonybrook University

Brendan Sweeney

Brendan Sweeney

General Manager, eCommerce, Cotton On

Paul Szumilewicz

Paul Szumilewicz

Global Head of Digital Channel Operations, Retail Banking & Wealth Management, HSBC

Hayley Tatum

Hayley Tatum

Chief People Officer, Asda

David Tiltman

David Tiltman

Head of Content, WARC

Nigel Topping

High Level Climate Champion, United Nations COP26

Johannes Torpe

CEO, Johannes Torpe

Hannah Tovey

Hannah Tovey

Programme Director, Retail Week

Ken Towle

Ken Towle

Chief executive, Nisa Retail

Luke Tugby

Editor, Retail Week

Pasi Vainikka

Pasi Vainikka

CEO, Solar Foods

Sandeep Verma

Sandeep Verma

Senior Vice President of Commercial, Allbirds

Nadine Vogel

Nadine Vogel

Founder, Springboard Consulting

Xian Wang

Xian Wang

VP, Retail Insight , Edge by Ascential

Mark Webb

Mark Webb

Head of Comms, Shift.ms

Helen Weir

Helen Weir

Supervisory Board member, Ahold Delhaize

Rob Weston

CMO, Beauty Pie

Stacey Widlitz

Stacey Widlitz

Chief International Store Hunter, SW Retail Advisors

Dan Widmaier

Dan Widmaier

CEO, Bolt Threads

Charlotte Williams

Founder, SevenSix Agency

Geoffrey Williams

Geoffrey Williams

Global Head of Diversity and Inclusion, Dr Martens

Sophie Wilson

Retail Lead, COP26 Climate Champions

Ying Xu

Ying Xu

President, Wumart

Richard Zubrik

Richard Zubrik

CTO, Not on the high street

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