Attendees to the UK Jewellery Festival can expect to hear from some of the most respected names in retail, talking on topics including the future of the store, experiential retailing and creating an omnichannel experience.
Designed to enhance your visit, the UK Jewellery Festival content will feature inspiring keynote presentations interspersed with practical panel sessions and seminar clinics, held throughout the day. All content sessions will be completely free to attend for qualified buyers visiting the Trade Event.
More information on speakers and sessions will be announced on the website in due course, so please check back or, for more information, contact Laura Dalton on Laura.Dalton@emap.com.
10.15am - 10.45am: Workshop: Writing content that connects with your customers
Content can be a useful tool in helping to inspire, educate and inform your customers online. In a post-pandemic world, having an online presence is vital but, as the first place your potential customers encounter your brand or store, getting your online messaging and tone of voice right is crucial. This session will explore what effective website and product copywriting looks like as well as how you can differentiate your brand/business through online storytelling, bringing that personal connection to your online interactions.
Sarah Jordan, founder and director, The William Agency
11am - 12pm: Keynote: Almost is not Good Enough – How to win or lose at retail
Drawing on his vast experience at the likes of Harrods and House of Fraser in the UK, Brown Thomas in Ireland, Holt Renfrew in Canada, Saks Fifth Avenue in the USA, Woolworths in South Africa and the Karstadt Group in Germany, keynote speaker Andrew Jennings will address the audience of jewellery and watch retailers about the current challenges facing retail and how to ensure you set your business apart in a competitive market.
Andrew Jennings, chairman board member and agent of change
1.15pm - 1.45pm: Workshop: Ordering in a post-pandemic world
Retail has changed and customers are buying differently. As such your buying and merchandising strategies need to alter in tandem with these changes. This interactive workshop will offer practical advice to help businesses buy better, improve profitability, and stay agile in a changing retail landscape.
Katie Edwards and Anna Whalley, buying and merchandising consultants
2pm - 2.40pm: Panel discussion: The new face of retail
Panel discussion: The new face of retail
A rise is localism and a heightened focus on shopping with businesses which prioritise values such as community and sustainability, presents a unique opportunity for retailers to capture the hearts and minds of today’s consumers. This session will explore creating a strategy which resonates with your employees and customers and cultivating a community of advocates who support your business.
Bobby Lane, chief executive, Factotum
Giulia Modolo, founder and sustainability consultant, Studio Modolo
Rebecca Gibbions, owner, Last Night I Dreamt
Jos Skeates, co-founder, EC One
3.15pm - 3.45pm: Workshop: Think bigger on social media
Discover the next generation of social media and explore the world of organic and paid social opportunities with Visualsoft.
This session will give you advice to ensure you stay at the forefront of the ever-changing social landscape and learn how to build a strong visual identity. There will also be information on how to create valuable content for your online community and determine organic best practices in order to reach a wider audience. Plus, learn how to master your social storefront and identify how you can enhance activity with paid campaigns, tailored to both stores and eCommerce.
Visualsoft are leading social media marketers who are preferred marketing partners with Facebook (Instagram/Whatsapp), Pinterest, TikTok and more.
Sarah Adams, lead social strategist
Charissa McAneny, social media strategist, Visualsoft