Iceland boss Richard Walker, Co-op Food chief executive Jo Whitfield and former Sainsbury’s supremo Mike Coupe have joined the jam-packed line-up for Retail Week Live 2022. 

Iceland managing director Richard Walker has joined the line-up at Retail Week Live 2022.

Iceland managing director Richard Walker will be a part of the speaker line-up at Retail Week Live 2022.

The trio is among the first 70 speakers to be confirmed for this year’s event, which takes place at Old Billingsgate in London on May 24 and 25. 

The likes of Ocado Solutions boss Luke Jensen, Shopify EMEA managing director Shimona Mehta, Marks & Spencer’s head of digital strategy and innovation Stuart Ramage and Frugi boss Sarah Clark are among the other big-name speakers set to take to the stage in a little over two months’ time.  

For the first time in 2022, the Retail Week Live agenda has been split into two distinct themes, allowing delegates the option of purchasing one-day passes.

Day one, on Tuesday, May 24, will focus on digital transformation and innovation. Digital directors and chief information officers from businesses including Boohoo, Boots and The Very Group will discuss themes ranging from data and the future of customer experience to supply chain and operational excellence. 

On day two, Wednesday, May 25, the focus will shift to people and the planet, as leaders from the John Lewis Partnership, Unilever, Nespresso and rental platforms Rotaro, Cocoon and Hirestreet take centre stage.    

Some 60% of this year’s speakers are c-suite level, while 55% are women. 

Among the first 70 speakers confirmed for Retail Week Live 2022 are:

  • Ceanne Fernandes-Wong, Chief Executive and Co-Founder, Cocoon
  • Celso Shimabukuro, VP Ecommerce and Digital Europe, PepsiCo
  • Emilie Maunoury, Ecommerce and CRM Director, Clarin’s
  • George Barrett, Sustainability Lead (Circular Economy), John Lewis Partnership
  • Georgie Hyatt, Chief Executive and Co-Founder, Rotaro 
  • Guillaume Chesneau, UK Managing Director, Nespresso
  • Isabella West, Chief Executive,
  • Jo Graham, CIO, Boohoo 
  • John Gregory, Global Retail Category Development Officer, Spotify 
  • Jo Whitfield, Chief Executive, Co-op Food
  • Keith Sleight, Director, Global Shopping Insights, Unilever
  • Luke Jensen, Chief Executive, Ocado Solutions
  • Mark Read, Chief Executive, WPP
  • Martin Bell, Ecommerce Director, Hotel Chocolat 
  • Mike Coupe, Chair, New Look
  • Milka Kramer, UK Country Manager, Pinterest
  • Phil Hackney, COO, The Very Group
  • Richard Corbridge, VP and Chief Information Officer, Boots UK
  • Richard Walker, Managing Director, Iceland
  • Sarah Clark, Chief Executive, Frugi
  • Shimona Mehta, Managing Director, EMEA, Shopify
  • Stuart Ramage, Head of Digital Strategy & Innovation, Marks & Spencer

Retail Week Live 2022: Time for Radical Change

Retail Week Live is a global retail festival that connects, inspires and challenges the retail ecosystem to create efficient and purposeful businesses to succeed in an ever-changing world. 

The strapline for this year’s event is ‘Time For Radical Change’, with an agenda split across two days to focus on the themes of digital transformation and innovation, and people and the planet. 

Our speakers are pioneers of their industry, handpicked for their track records in leading change, anticipating new trends and harnessing innovation. They represent a fierce group of leaders who aren’t afraid to take back a measure of control - and provide a sense of hope. But more than that, they will give you the tools to deliver radical change. 

As well as world-class content, Retail Week Live also boasts a whole host of unforgettable experiences ranging from wellness and pampering through to live entertainment, all designed to spark connections.