Top speakers announced for retra conference 2010

retra, the radio, electrical and television retailers’ association, has announced an impressive line-up of speakers for this year’s sell-out conference, which will be held at the ICC in Birmingham, on the 26th and 27th April.

This year will be the 50th annual retra conference, and as always, it promises to be an unmissable event for all those involved in electrical retail. The highlight of the electrical retail calendar, this is also the perfect opportunity for delegates to meet with retailers, manufacturers, suppliers and distributors from across the industry.

The theme for the 2010 conference is ‘Performance for Profit’, and the in-depth, informative event will provide delegates with a host of useful and practical ideas supported by expert speakers from an array of manufacturers, associations and retailers.

Current retra President Shaun Barrett, who will open the conference, says: “What a fantastic line-up we have for the retra conference this year! The fiftieth annual conference is a real milestone for retra, and I am sure that this year’s will be as successful as those in the past. I hope that all those who attend find the speakers informative and enjoyable, and take away practical recommendations to help with their own business. See you there!”

The speakers for the retra’s 2010 Conference are as follows:

Shaun Barrett: retra President

Chris Emerson: Chief Operating Officer, Alphason

Keith Evans: Managing Director, Panasonic UK Ltd

Leslie Burrage: Chief Executive, Roberts Radio

Mark Cook: Search Marketing Director, Further

Nigel Catlow: Business Group Director, Consumer Electronics, GfK Retail and Technology UK Ltd

Richard Halton: Programme Director  IPTV, BBC

Robert Hughes: Managing Director, Hughes Electrical

Simon Grantham: Chief Executive, Miele

Stephen Robertson: Director General, British Retail Consortium

Emma Scott: Managing Director, Freesat (UK) Ltd

Stephen Norman: Commercial Director, Boxclever

Tony Dugdale: Industry Consultant

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Image caption: Current retra President Shaun Barrett will open this year’s conference.

7th April 2010

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