Kate Ancketill, 'retail futurologist' confirmed as the keynote speaker at the ALVA Retail conference, 26th February 2024

29 January 2024: All of the speakers for our retail conference are confirmed: our headline keynote speaker is Kate Ancketill. Kate is CEO and founder of Business Futurist consultancy GDR, is a ‘wayfinder to the future’ and a retail guru with tech, consumer, retail and brand specialisation. GDR is the innovation partner to around 30 of the world's largest consumer brands, including: Target, P&G, Costa Coffee, Coca-Cola, Clorox, Danone, Carlsberg, Google, Microsoft, Jaguar Land Rover, Tesco, Sainsburys, Waitrose and Lego.

Her bio is here:

The superb line-up of speakers are:
Duncan Welsh, Head of Retail, The Wellcome Collection.
Sarah Sevier, Head of Retail, V&A.
Rhiannon Hiles, CEO, Beamish.
James Dwyer, Creative Director, Lumsden.
Stacy Kangisser, Commercial Director, National Trust.
Laura Mullins, Head of Trading, London Transport Museum.
Amanda Pearlman, Head of Commercial Events and Retail, Southbank Centre, London.
Abbie Ollive, Director Marketing and Visitors, and Adam Barber, Head of Retail, Castle Howard, Yorkshire.
The day starts with coffee and registration at 10am, the conference starts at 10.30am and will finish at 4.30pm. There are lunch and coffee breaks and attendees will be given a discount for the Wellcome Collection shop.

Tickets are available here (£175.00 plus VAT):

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