Retail Week is launching virtual events to bring the best speakers and networking opportunities straight to your laptop.

These virtual events will enable you to stay on top of the latest trends emerging from the retail ecosystem as well as the wider business industry, with a range of speakers from leading retailers and brands, alongside consumer psychologists, economists and more.

Through RWRC’s virtual events you can remain engaged, discuss ongoing and emerging challenges with peers and hear from leading experts, keeping you connected and informed during the most unprecedented of times. At each event, listen to informed speakers providing guidance on the subject at hand before responding to an audience Q&A.

The first virtual event took place on April 16. The digital panel discussion, ‘Inspiration matters: How UK retailers are finding success with Pinterest shoppers’, featured Pinterest global head of retail strategy Amy Vener. She was joined by Trouva’s chief marketing officer Juliet Warkentin and senior digital brand manager Jen Hore, as well as Sarah-Jane Yeaman, senior manager for digital delivery at Merkle.

Register now to join us at our upcoming virtual events:

Thursday April 23, 2.30pm – 3.15pm

Has retail changed forever?

Inside the mind of the post-coronavirus consumer

The pandemic will result in long-lasting changes to consumer behaviour. But what shape will the recovery take for retail?

Join our panel of experts in consumer behaviour working in retail, as we discuss how to remodel operations around current changes in demand and purchasing choices, and what the future will look like.

Register here for the Retail Week virtual event

Tuesday April 28, 3.30pm  4.20pm

Communicating with frontline colleagues in times of crisis

Clear communication with retail’s frontline workers has never been more critical, as staff navigate unchartered and forever-changing waters.

Workers keeping stores open and goods moving to ensure the health and wellbeing of the nation need strong leadership and unwavering support during these times of crisis.

Joining the discussion will be Louise Stonier, chief people and legal officer, Pets at Home; and Joe Berryman, continuous improvement project manager, Tesco.

Register here for the Retail Week and Reflexis event

Thursday April 30, 3.30pm  4.20pm

Lessons in agility

How Covid-19 is reshaping retail supply chains

The coronavirus pandemic has disrupted the entire UK retail sector.

‘Non-essential’ retailers have been forced to rethink operations and shutter stores. By contrast, food retailers and FMCG brands have been buckling under the increased demand as they work to feed the nation.

This virtual event will outline how retailers – regardless of size or product category – can leverage data and emerging technologies to stay one step ahead.

You’ll hear from experts such as Mikkel Rasmussen, regional director, supply chain products, Europe, at Maersk.

Register here for the Retail Week and Maersk event

To find out more about all of our upcoming virtual events and watch the on-demand versions of past events, visit our virtual events homepage