Kildare LEO to host major retail conference next Wednesday

Conference in The Osprey Hotel

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Kildare LEO to host major retail conference next Wednesday

Head of Enterprise Jacqui McNabb

Kildare County Council through the Local Enterprise Office will host a major customer service and retail event next week.

“David vs. Goliath is this year’s guiding theme of the Future Retail Conference focusing on how small retailers those in physical shops or trading on line find a way to position themselves among all the big players of the industry," said the LEO.

This conference takes place in The Osprey Hotel on Wednesday September 26 from 7.30am to 1pm. It will broach the issues of current platform states, growth strategies and investment possibilities.

High calibre speakers at the conference will give their thoughts on how the retail landscape is rapidly changing and evolving and how it might look into the future. It will also look at how retailers can develop both bricks and mortar and their online presence and how to maximise this potential.


National and International speakers  include: David Fitzsimons, CEO Retail Excellence Ireland on "What’s Happening in Retail Today – In Ireland and Around the World"; International expert, Alf Dunbar on "You Are The Difference for Owners/Managers/Trainers /customer service";  Noel Davidson - The Entrepreneur Academy on "Increasing your business online"; Keith Harford - Retail Consultant on "Strategy session looking at how businesses fit into their respective marketplaces and how they then compete within that marketplace"; Jacqui McNabb – Head of Enterprise, Kildare Local Enterprise Office - "Financial Supports For Retail Kildare County Council, TradingOnline Vouchers and Shop Front Grants"

Price: €20 per person - Includes refreshments and free book and DVD from Alf Dunbar

Book your tickets on www.localenterprise.ie/Kildare/Training-Events/Online-Bookings/FUTURE-RETAIL-CONFERENCE For more information visit Localenterprise.ie/Kildare email: localenterprise@kildarecoco.ie or call 045 980 838