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Brands & Retail Announces First Panels

Brands & Retail Announces First Panels

Brands & Retail Conference announces three key industry executive panels taking place at their Summer 23 conference in Birmingham on the 4th and 5th July with three more being confirmed shortly.

These high level executive educational panels will focus on the CEO’s and business owners in our industry, the licensee and manufacturing sector of our industry and a panel celebrating the women in our industry.

Our first panel focuses on ‘CEO’s and MDs’ with Michael Gottlieb of (Sunnyside Up Consulting) who will be moderating – Gurdev Mattu (FashionUK), Mike Coles (Blues Group), Danny Schweiger (Character World Brands) and Jeremy Goldsmith (Event Merchandising) will take to the stage to share their thoughts on being a Business owner and CEO in the UK.

Our second panel includes Cristina Angelucci editor of Licensing Magazine as moderator with – Julie Jones (Redan Publishing), Jeremy Orriss (Difuzed), Daryl Newlands (Finsbury Foods) and Tom Rossi (Erve) who will share opinions on manufacturing.

Lastly Dr Amanda Gummer ‘Good Play Guide’ will be moderating a ‘women in licensing’ panel which includes – Karen Addison (Karen Addison Associates), Susan Bolsover (Lightbulb Licensing), Liesa Dornan (Retail Monster) & Lisa Shand (Blueprint Collections).

“We have less than eleven weeks to go till the event with some unreserved 15-minute brand presentation slots still available, and with a great new location in Birmingham and a Gala Dinner it should be on your radar.” – Ryan Beaird – Event Director – Brands & Retail Conference

To book your 15-minute brand presentation slot please visit the website or email. If you are a retailer or licensee please contact us as we will soon be starting to take bookings for the conference and the gala dinner.

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Rebecca Ash

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