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Powering the electrical retail industry for over 128 years


Powering the electrical retail industry for over 128 years September 2019


A BUMPER EXPERIENCE FOR THE ELECTRICAL RETAIL SECTOR A BUMPER EXPERIENCE FOR THE ELECTRICAL RETAIL SECTOR


ERT Turning Point Live! From 9.30


ERT Awards 2019 From 13.30


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9:30 – 10:30 Welcome and networking breakfast


10:30 – 12:30 Turning Point Live!


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conference sessions Hosted by ERT Editor, Jack Cheeseman


10:30 A snapshot of the industry


Nick Simon, Client Insight Director, Consumer Electronics at GfK, will provide an overview of the performance of the market covering TV, audio, smart tech and home appliances. He’ll also be looking at how retailers have fared in the past 12 months, and what the future might hold.


10:50


Let’s get digital In today’s modern world, there are huge opportunities to communicate with consumers in in a variety of digital formats. This panel discussion will focus on the power of the internet – from setting up and maintaining an appealing and easy-to-use website, to using digital marketing techniques to drive traffic to your site or to your store. Whether it’s Facebook or LinkedIn, Google or Yahoo, shoppers are using their mobile devices more, so retailers need to think seriously about their digital activities.


The panel:


Neil Rogers, CEO of digital marketing agency, Digital NRG Emma Louise Smith, Director of Moxie Business Marketing Matt Renaut, MD of Dacombes of Wimborne


12:30-13.30 The ERT Awards welcome drinks reception


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GRAND CONNAUGHT ROOMS, LONDON www.ertawards.co.uk


11:50


Monday 7 October 2019 Grand Connaught Rooms 61-65 Great Queen St, London WC2B 5DA


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Home is where the smart is


Use of smart home gadgets is on the rise; consumers are using these in nearly every room of the house, which means there are plenty of opportunities for retailers to cash-in on this booming market. This panel of experts will discuss all the current and future tech trends that retailers should be aware of in order to create a real smart store of tomorrow.


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The panel: Adam Williams, Chief Revenue Officer at Lightwave and Director of the Smart Homes & Buildings Association Rod Slater, Head of Smart Tech & IoT at Exertis Alaric Wood, Technical Director at Crawley-based retailer, Avensys Ashley Shorey-Mills, General Manager of Hughes Smart


13:30-15.00 Lunch


11:30


Responsibility and interoperability in electrical safety


Product safety is paramount when you’re selling electrical items and home appliances. We’ve all heard about the destruction caused when tumble dryers end up being recalled. To explain how you can play it safe when selling to your customers, Martyn Allen, Technical Director at Electrical Safety First, will explain about the work the organisation does, with a little focus on the increasing use of smart home gadgets and what this means in the customer’s home and in your stores.


15:00-16.00 The ERT Awards 2019 ceremony


Retailers and manufacturers will come together to celebrate their shared successes as this year’s finalists find out who will be taking home the most coveted trophies in the industry. The Awards categories have been shaken up this year to keep everyone on the edge of their seats!


For more information and to book tickets, visit: www.ertawards.co.uk


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