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AIS Conference

19 June 2023 | Cranmore Park

'Thriving Together in 2023'

We believe that when we work together, we can achieve more than we ever could on our own. That's why this year the AIS conference is focused on 'Thriving Together in 2023'.

With the first face-to-face conference in four years, taking place on 19 June, at Cranmore Park in Solihull, we can reveal the full programme of events, and the stellar line-up of speakers joining us at the conference.

Members will hear from leading experts in the field of digital, sustainability, retail and business strategy including an inspirational keynote speech from, Mary Portas.

Discover the full itinerary and speaker listing below.

AIS Conference Programme - sponsored by Wax Lyrical

09:30 Registration

Networking, Engine Room and Refreshments

10:30 Welcome and introductions

From Sue Kemp, AIS, and Siân Jones, Master of Ceremonies

10:40 Session One | Survive, Drive, Thrive

Sue Kemp is joined by Neville Moore and Susan Potter-Price to outline AIS’s empowering business strategy; designed to support our members to Thrive.

11:10 Session Two | The Power of Digital

Presented by Jane Ainsworth and Rob Lewis - WPR, Vinny O’Brien - Vinny & Co, and Abi Edmunds - Domino Style. This session highlights the new and exciting ways brands are reaching consumers through content, influencer marketing and e-commerce.

12:30 Lunch | Dining Room - Sponsored by Lazy Linens

Networking and Engine Room

13:30 Session Three | Succeeding at...

Back-to-back sessions tackling key issues facing independent retail including

15:30 Engine Room and Break

16:00 Session Four | Keynote speaker Mary Portas

16:40 Close and Thanks

16:45 Evening Reception - Sponsored by Lazy Linen and Vision

Drinks Reception in the Sky Lounge

21:30 Bar Closes

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