Tesco supremo Ken Murphy, Co-op chief executive Steve Murrells and Ikea’s UK boss Peter Jelkeby have joined the stellar line-up for Retail Week Live 2021.

The trio are among the first 50 speakers to be confirmed for the event, which takes place at Magazine London on October 13 and 14, 2021.

This year’s global retail festival will focus on the theme ‘Delivering for Tomorrow’s Consumers Today’ as the industry adapts to an uncertain future in the wake of the coronavirus crisis.

Murphy, Murrells and Jelkeby will be among the retail leaders taking to the stage to share their lessons from a turbulent 18 months and look ahead to what comes next.

Executives from Asda, The Very Group, Deliveroo and Pets at Home – all of whom have emerged as winners during the pandemic – will also form part of a packed agenda.

Among the first 50 speakers confirmed for Retail Week LIve 2021 are:

  • Agnes Mwakatuma, founder, Black Minds Matter UK
  • Parag Parekh, VP for global digital sales, Adidas
  • Ken Murphy, CEO, Tesco
  • Steve Murrells, CEO, Co-op
  • Peter Jelkeby, UK and IE country CEO and CSO, Ikea Group
  • Kshitij Kumar, chief data officer, Farfetch
  • Stan Swinton, president of global care and customer experience, Deliveroo
  • Andy Harding, UK managing director, Openpay
  • Carly Thomas, head of sustainability, Superdry
  • Debra Lees, senior director for corporate strategy, Asda
  • Guillaume Chesneau, UK and ROI MD, Nespresso
  • Henry Birch, CEO, The Very Group
  • Joe Metcalfe, co-founder & CEO, Thrift+
  • John Gregory, global retail category development officer, Spotify
  • Kostas Koukoravas, founder & CEO, Intelistyle
  • Martin Bell, ecommerce director, Hotel Chocolat
  • Miranda Cresswell, CMO, Tails.com
  • Richard Lim, CEO, Retail Economics
  • Roger Wade, founder and CEO, Boxpark
  • Shaun Packe, global sourcing and sustainability director, Superdry
  • Steve Butterworth, CEO, Neighbourly
  • Stuart Ramage, head of digital strategy and innovation, M&S
  • Sue Shepherd, general manager, London Designer Outlet
  • Trinny Woodall, CEO & founder, Trinny London
  • William Hewish, CIO, Pets at Home

Retail Week Live 2021

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. It is where business gets done and cross-industry collaboration begins.

We are the industry matchmaker. We unite and connect specifiers, influencers and decision-makers to form partnerships and accelerate growth.

Retail Week Live 2021

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 for tomorrow’s consumer today.

As well as world-class content, Retail Week Live also boasts a whole host of unexpected, unforgettable experiences, ranging from wellness and pampering through to live entertainment, all designed to spark connections. Whoever said a business event had to be boring?

To find out more, or book your tickets, click here.