Internet Retailer 2006
Novotel Hammersmith, September 26

Press Release

Impressive line-up for Internet Retailer

London’s first Internet Retailer conference will bring leading experts from around the globe to provide the latest research and experiences of online trading. The event combines a high-level three-stream conference with a small exhibition area for key players and will provide retailers with a dedicated forum to explore all aspects on Internet retailing.

Internet Retailer 2006 is organised by Retail Events – well known for its established Retail Fraud conference and The Retail Business Show. “We have seen how conference on Internet retailing have grown rapidly in the US over the past three years,” says organiser Mark Pigou, “and we’re confident that Internet Retailer will have the same impact in the UK. We’re already receiving high levels of delegate bookings two months ahead of the conference and both exhibition space and sponsorship opportunities are close to being fully sold.”

The conference is divided into three full-day streams looking at:
• Marketing and consumer trends;
• Multi-channel technology and fulfilment; and
• Payments and strategic issues.

Speakers include:
• Laura Johnston, vp for CRM and loyalty at Travelocity in the US who will speak about building online loyalty and customer retention.
• Paul Miller, vp ecommerce at Williams-Sonoma – the US’s leading homewares chain – where online sales have now reached $800m p.a. who will focus on the role of e-commerce operations in a multi-channel business.
• Eric Broussard, vp Amazon Services focusing on the company’s strategic developments.
• Jaap Favier, vp and research director, Forrester Research providing an overview of online trends and developments.
• Chris Poad, head of e-commerce at Otto UK on building a web operation to compete with the pure plays.
• Alison Fennah, executive director of the EIAA reviewing latest trends on online consumer behaviour across Europe.

A full list of speakers, exhibitors and the current agenda are available at http://www.retailevents.co.uk/ir2006/index.htm

Premium sponsors for the event are: Akamai, ATG, Eversheds, Home Delivery Network, Maginus, Royal Mail, and Retail Decisions

For more information contact: Mark Pigou, director Retail Events, 07970 579288; mark@retailevents.com

Published on: 12:00AM on 7th August 2006