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Event Speaker

On the speaking platform, Karl’s unrivalled retail experience, compelling and informative presentation style makes him the highlight speaker at international industry events, seminars, workshops and conferences. Karl covers everything from the current challenges facing retail to carefully curated examples of global retail best practice – perfect for inspiring debate. Recent events include Retail Excellence Expo, The International Expansion Summit, The Store Conference, and Retail Expo UK Autumn Fair 2019.
World Retail Congress Launch
Soho Hotel, London
The London launch event for World Retail Congress 2020, Rome, 28-30 April.
Coming soon...

Speaker Fee:

£1k - £5k

Honorary Fellowship Award

Recognising 30 years in retail

I was delighted to be invited as a guest speaker to The British Display Society Network/Social Event on Monday 30th September in London. As well as sharing the story of my journey in retail to inspire the next generation of retail and VM talent, I was delighted to receive an honorary fellowship to The British Display for my work and continued support to the visual merchandising Industry. Many thanks to the Board of The British Display Society for recognising my contribution to the industry spanning the last 30 years with this prestigious award.
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VM: New Now, Next

Secrets to Delivering Elevated Store Presentation

With physical retailers facing ever-increasing competition from online, Karl shared the story of innovative international retailers creating a new generation of more exciting store environments. He explored ideas to successfully reboot visual merchandising and deliver outstanding retail spaces, guaranteed to grab shoppers’ attention this autumn.
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Retail Revolution

Seismic shift in retail signals generational change.

'Mega trends’ are often the result of cultural or technological change or social, economic and political events that leads to new opportunities. Some can strike a chord with people seeking something new, and indirectly stimulate change. Such developments can unleash highly disruptive forces that act to form powerful influences on consumers, creating new demands and changing their shopping behaviour and along the way, raise expectations. Others have the potential to alter the course of retail history.
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Talk of The Town.

Transforming stores, Engaging hearts.

Don’t believe everything you read. The death of the high street has been widely reported - a lot of talk about local retail high streets becoming ghost towns. Karl is joined by The Original Factory Shop's CEO, Emma Fox to prove there is still ‘retail life’ out there.
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Nation of shopkeepers?

It's time for stores to fight back

While celebrating the new is headline-grabbing, it's also important to remmeber the old - the things that never go out of fashion. Britain is and has for a long time been referred to as a Nation of Shopkeepers, not a Nation of Distribution and Fulfilment Centre’s. Karl shares his views on stage at Spring Fair 2019 to help retailers and brands to think again about their business’s in an essential and engaging 'refocus session'.
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NRF Big Show

2019 Trends and Innovations

Despite the current tough retail climate, Karl managed more than an air of optimism when attending this year's NRF Big Show event in New York as he shared his views on what is set to dominate the retail agenda in the year ahead.
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Shared Ambition

Discussing the art of collaboration

As the number of agencies involved in the daily delivery of retail objectives continues to grow, Karl shares his views on how to achieve greater collaboration, what needs to change, and where responsibility for driving new ways of working should lie.
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