Oonagh O' Hagan: Managing Director, Meagher's Pharmacy
The Retail Excellence Retreat is quite simply a two-day event that should not be missed by any CEO, Owner, Director or Manager working in the retail industry. The event is the key learning event in my diary each year and I always leave totally inspired and full of ideas to further grow my business. There is always a fantastic line up of speakers, many of whom are global, who will detail attendees on the latest innovations around customer experience, talent retention, technology and digital movements that can help any retail business. The event is also an excellent opportunity to network with like-minded people working in the many different sectors of retail, and I am always delighted to be part of the open sharing of ideas with many of my CEO colleagues.
Keith Rogers: Head of Retail, Ecco
The Retail Retreat is always one of the first entries in our calendar, it is a fantastic event packed with learning's, fun and sharing best practice. I am always inspired to go back to the shops and challenge ourselves to be even better. It is also a great break from my usual routine and an opportunity to meet our industry peers and to measure against them. I am delighted to see such a line-up of speakers and presenters for the upcoming conference.
Róisín Woods: Senior Manager Multi-Channel Director, McElhinneys
The Retail Excellence Retreat is one of the most exciting events within the Retail industry’s’ calendar. Each year there is always a very strong line-up of speakers covering all Retail sectors including Clothing, Pharmacy and eCommerce to name a few. One of the most beneficial aspects of the event is the networking and shared learning opportunities amongst members within your specific industry. I would highly recommend the event to all retailers and I am looking forward to the 2017 conference in May.
Lamber De Bie: Lamber De Bie Flowers
We have attended every one of the Retail Retreat Conferences over the past few years and would highly recommend these to any retailer in Ireland. Whether you’re a small independent or part of a large chain of stores, through the offering of an excellent selection of speakers there is plenty of interest for everyone. Each time we come away with a renewed energy and enthusiasm from the many speakers and almost as important is the networking that happens over the days of the conference. Everyone is delighted to share experiences and offer help or advice. I am looking forward to the next Retail Retreat to catch up with many old and new friends but also to step outside of the business for a few days and open up to all there is to learn from colleagues and speakers.
Fergal Doyle: Co Owner / CCO, Arboretum
Attending the Retail Excellence Retreat has always added real value to Arboretum and our team. The line-up of speakers ever relevant to the changes in retail, along with fellow industry speakers sharing insights from the coalface. The Retail Excellence Retreat is a not to be missed event with opportunity to network with the best in retail and service providers.
JP Kennedy: Managing Director, TileStyle
I highly recommend attending the Retail Excellence Retreat, I have attended this important learning event for the last 6 years and every year we come away with important leaning points and it really helps focus the mind on the future of retail. This is a must attend event for all leaders involved in retail, there is no other event in Ireland which provides such an effective insight into what makes retail and the customer tick. The quality of the speakers and their content is truly world class and should not be missed.
One of the real practical benefits is to be able to talk with some of the best and brightest in retail and discuss both the micro and macro details that make up retail, a real networking opportunity and to talk about real issues with real people who experience the real issues in retail.
Fran Lawlor: Retail Excellence Manager of the Year 2016
At the start of every year we always make sure to mark the Retail Retreat Conference into our management calendar. Having myself, personally attended the Retreat the last three years, I have yet to leave a Retreat having not learned something new. The Retail Excellence team spend months working to lure a wide variety of speakers and it shows. Even as far back as 2014 the words of BJ Cunningham on Day 1 of the Retreat still resonate with me ‘your brand is your promise’ 5 small words that have taught me so much. The Retail Retreat Conference is hands down the best networking event of the year for Irish retailers. A cup of coffee & a conversation can turn into a business connection that wouldn’t have developed if not for the Retreat. I’m very much looking forward to attending the 2017 Retail Retreat Conference.
Paul Candon: Chief Executive Officer, McCabes Pharmacy Group
The Retail Excellence Retail Retreat is one of my key learning and networking events each year. Over the past few years this event has gained the reputation as one of the leading conferences in the retail calendar. There is always an exceptional line-up of both Irish and global speakers who share great insights. This coupled with a great opportunity to network with fellow retailers make attending this event a must !