kbbreview Retail & Design Conference programme revealed

The full programme for the 2017 kbbreview Retail & Design Conference has been unveiled with a focus on forward thinking and business success.

The annual event takes place on the same date and at the same venue as the kbbreview Retail & Design Awards – March 27th at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole. The conference runs between 10am and 4pm, and the awards from 7pm to 2am.

Sessions include keynote on-stage interviews on retail strategies with C.P. Hart managing director Paul Rowland and Alno UK managing director Adinde Blacquiere, who oversees the 50-strong chain of in-toto franchises.

Other retail speakers include showroom guru Pete Champion, who has completed projects for the likes of Armani, Diesel, Adidas, Carphone Warehouse and Costa Coffee as well as a number of high-profile KBB brands including, most recently, Hansgrohe’s ‘Water Studio’ in London.

A special workshop session will also examine how to run successful showroom events, with retailers Sapphire Spaces, Taylors Etc and Kitchens by JS Geddes using real case studies of their own events to highlight the do’s and don’ts.

There will be workshop sessions on bathroom interior design as well as open plan kitchens also using real projects from the leading designers. There’ll also be an exclusive presentation from Houzz on the results of its latest kitchen and bathroom consumer surveys.

“This is a great line-up of real retail and design experts with real and practical insight into the frontline of the kitchen and bathroom market,” said kbbreview managing editor and conference host Andrew Davies. “It’s especially significant this year because, for the first time, we’re combining the conference with the awards in the same venue for those who want to come to both. I can’t wait!”

Anyone is welcome to come to just the conference, just the awards or to book a combined place.

Retailers can book places at just the conference for £69 + VAT, and non-retailers for £149 + VAT

For the full programme and to book places go to www.kbbreview.com/conference

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