Additional details announced for retra conference

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Retra has announced its line-up of speakers and panellist members for the 2015 retra Industry Conference.

Hosted by Declan Curry, the one-day event in London is set to feature speakers from independent business gurus to the world largest internet company, Google, and from social media marketing experts to market data specialist company, GfK, the organisers say.

Retra has also announced that John Stocker, consumer credit permission manager at the Financial Conduct Authority, will be delivering a keynote address on compliance and legislation. With compliance the watch word of financial services industry, understanding relevant legislation is critical to those that sell warranty or finance products.

The 2015 retra industry conference speaker line-up includes:

  • Declan Curry
  • John Hutchinson – Retra President
  • Geoff Burch – Business Guru
  • John Stocker – The FCA
  • Tom Christophory – SES
  • Richard Hartigan – Google
  • Kaori King – Vision Odyssey
  • Nigel Catlow – GfK

Retra has also unveiled its line-up of panellists for the popular manufacturer and retail panels. Fielding questions from members, these sessions prove a great insight to the larger manufacturing and retail picture, the organisers add.

The manufacturer panel

  • Andy Griffiths – Samsung
  • John Anderson – Sony
  • Jonathan Casley – GDHA
  • Andrew Denham – Panasonic
  • Jonathan Burrage – Magimix


The retailer panel

  • Andrew Wellington
  • Paul Mead
  • David Parkinson
  • Robert Hughes
  • Tom Hayes

Event Details

The London Lancaster Hotel will host the annual Industry Conference, its partnering associate member tradeshow and the evening gala dinner. The theme, ‘Together Towards Tomorrow…’ looks at how the industry can cooperate to prosper in a retail environment of change, retra says.

The one-day event in central London on May 12 2015 is sponsored by Sky and will discuss how the industry can work together to take on the challenges and opportunities.

This year’s retra Industry Conference will conclude with a four-course gala dinner to be held in the Nine Kings Suite of the Lancaster London Hotel, hosted by impersonator and comedian Jon Culshaw.

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