Retail Week’s annual Be Inspired conference, to celebrate, educate and inspire retail staff, is back in person at Twickenham Stadium on June 14 – uniting more than 400 colleagues from across the sector.

The flagship conference returns on June 14 to help colleagues throughout retail – whoever they are, whatever their background – break down barriers and achieve their career aspirations.

The event will explore how career mindset matters, from unlocking entrepreneurial spirit to smashing down self-imposed blockers, alongside offering free access to mentoring and networking opportunities. 

Pets at Home chief people officer Louise Stonier, AllSaints global people director Helene Williamson and Jaeger managing director Fiona Lambert are among the industry leaders set to share their experiences on subjects ranging from learning from failure to not letting age biases impact career aspirations.

Be Inspired conference 2022 poster

Learn with your community at the Be Inspired conference 2022

Attendees will leave the conference with new perspectives, new tools and new connections.

Get your pass here for the event on June 14 at Twickenham Stadium, London, today to grow your professional network and access practical tools to fulfil your career aspirations. 

They join a roster of more than 30 inspirational speakers from top retailers and brands including:

  • Manju Malhotra, chief executive, Harvey Nichols
  • Chirag Patel, chief executive, Pentland Brands
  • Nika Diamond-Krendel, founder and creative director, Paradise Row
  • Michael Thomson, chief executive and founder, Pour Moi
  • Nathaniel Wade, co-founder, Wakuda
  • Zeenath Khan, senior director and people business partner, eBay

View the full speaker line-up here.

The conference also sees a guest appearance from Keegan Hirst, the former professional rugby league player who is one of the only players to come out as gay while playing. The inspirational Hirst will share how he learned to be himself and how others can do the same.

Hirst’s session is just one of many frank conversations at the event, with others covering thinking differently about disability, whether it is possible to teach ourselves to be happy and how to face down our fears. View the agenda in full here.

The event is the sixth annual conference by Retail Week Be Inspired, an established programme to drive inclusivity and unlock ambition through practical learning and development-focused content.

Attention leaders: Join the senior leaders’ track

Are you driving change in your organisation? Those leading businesses and teams will have a dedicated stream at the Be Inspired conference looking at retail culture, talent, personal development and I&D legislation, with exclusive panel debates, keynotes and roundtables.

Explore how to develop an optimal culture to win the talent battle, the ways we can all truly tackle retail’s gender parity problem and how to grasp the tech trends that are reshaping diversity in 2022.

Register for your pass here to join us and your peers at Twickenham Stadium on June 14.