Retail entrepreneur, TV Dragon and founder of Small Business Sunday Theo Paphitis will deliver a keynote conversation at the Autumn Fair tomorrow (Tuesday, September 7), delving into the evolving shape of UK retail.
He said: “Autumn Fair is always a fantastic opportunity for connecting retailers and suppliers. After many months of making the best of the virtual world, this Autumn Fair is another sign that retail is getting back on its feet and people are wanting to attend these live shows.
“It is always a much-anticipated event for my #SBS Small Business Sunday winners and an opportunity for them to further blossom as a business. I’m delighted to be attending once again in Birmingham, anticipating the live buzz of the event, talking about retail and of course visiting the #SBS Pavilion. I’ll see you there!”
Suzanne Ellingham, head of content, Autumn Fair, added: “The last 18 months have left their mark on all retailers. However, with all change comes opportunity and the chance to change the way that consumers think about retail.
“We are excited to welcome retail entrepreneur Theo Paphitis to the Inspiring Retail Stage to discuss some of the big questions around how independent retailers, who are potentially positioned to come out of this period stronger than ever, take advantage this period of change.
From how they stay on top of consumers evolving expectations and why they need to double down on the service, no question is off limits in this frank and honest discussion with World Retail Congress editor and Forbes contributor Mark Faithful.”
The Autumn Fair runs at the NEC Birmingham on September 5-8.