RWB LONDON TICKETS ON SALE

27-28 FEBRUARY 2020

Queen Elizabeth II Centre | Broad Sanctuary | Westminster | London SW1P 3EE

OVERVIEW

Retail Without Borders (RWB) strives to remove the complexity of selling into new markets by providing insight and intelligence to empower and equip key decision makers.

If you’re looking to boost your brand awareness and leverage cutting-edge thought leadership from ecommerce experts, join us at Europe’s largest online marketplace conference.

Now brought to you across two days, RWB 2020 will enable you to learn how to accelerate your global online sales as well as hear case studies from leaders in the field of international ecommerce.

What’s more, if you are looking to take your business to the next level by expanding your global proposition, RWB gives you the opportunity to network with leaders across the sector.

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WHY ATTEND?

RWB 2020 will bring together:

  • Thought-leadership from ecommerce experts across two days at the QEII Centre in the heart of London
  • 2,000 high calibre, engaged delegates focused on international expansion
  • Opportunities to pitch your questions directly to global marketplace experts
  • An agenda packed with networking and Q&A opportunities while bringing you cutting edge insights in the sector from circular economy to cryptocurrency
  • Tools to drive international ecommerce success
  • Breakfast, lunch and reception drinks across two days included in your ticket

AGENDA

Shaped by delegate insights, Retail Without Borders strives to remove the complexity of selling into new markets by providing insight and intelligence to empower and equip key decision makers.

This two-day ecommerce event will enable you to network with global marketplaces and hear case studies from successful online retailers as part of panel and keynote discussions.

FLEMING ROOM - Thursday 27 February 2020

08:30-09:30
REGISTRATION AND BREAKFAST

09:30-09:40
Welcome to Retail Without Borders
Laurence Guy, CEO, We Are Pentagon Group

09:40-10:10
KEYNOTE
Gerald Ratner, Former Chairman and CEO, Ratners

10:10-10:40
PANEL | The Roaring 20s: What next for British brands?

10:40-11:00
Coupang: The largest online retailer in Korea

11:00-11:30
NETWORKING BREAK

11:30-11:50
KEYNOTE | TBC

11:50-12:20
PANEL | Race to the bottom? How to succeed on marketplaces in a discount driven world
Mark Batty, International Ecommerce Consultant
Barney Willis, Managing Director, We Are Pentagon Group

12:20-12:40
Brand your way into China
Josh Gardner, Co-Founder and CEO, Kung Fu Data

12:40-13:00
eBay 2020 vision

13:00-14:00
LUNCH BREAK

14:00-14:20
TheMarket - Discovering New Zealand's top online shopping destination
Mark Gray, Senior Partnership Manager and Head of Cross Border Trade, TheMarket

14:20-14:40
Rakuten Ichiba - The largest ecommerce site in Japan
Ryo Saito, Overseas Sales Strategy Department, Rakuten Inchiba

14:40-15:10
PANEL | Embedding compliance in business operations
Laura Rimmer, International Compliance Team Leader, Valpak
Chrystalla Spire, Group Legal Counsel, We Are Pentagon Group

15:10-15:30
KEYNOTE | Top ecommerce trends to watch in China

15:30-16:00
NETWORKING BREAK

16:00-16:20
Cdiscount - Selling on one of the most visited ecommerce sites in France

16:20-16:40
How to reach Japanese consumers with Yahoo! Japan Shopping

16:40-17:10
PANEL | The sun never sets on peak trading: 365 days of shopping events around the world


17:10-17:30
StoreSome! How to build your own marketplace
Graham Broughton, Managing Director Europe, We Are Pentagon Group

17:30-19:30
DRINKS RECEPTION

WHITTLE ROOM - Thursday 27 February 2020

08:30-09:30
REGISTRATION AND BREAKFAST

10:10-10:40
PANEL | Tips to streamline payment solutions internationally

10:40-11:00
FIRESIDE | Accelerating accessibility: reaching untapped consumer markets
Mike Adams OBE, CEO, We Are Purple

11:00-11:30
NETWORKING BREAK

11:30-13:00
Marketplace speed-dating

13:00-14:00
LUNCH BREAK

14:00-15:30
WORKSHOP | Mastering Amazon trading success via CBT

15:30-16:00
NETWORKING BREAK

16:00-17:30
WORKSHOP | The future of logistics: Innovation, AI and automation
Al Gerrie, Co-founder and CEO, ZigZag Global
Krish Iyer, Strategic Partnerships Director, ShipStation

17:30-19:30
DRINKS RECEPTION

FLEMING ROOM - Friday 28th February 2020

08:30-09:30
REGISTRATION AND BREAKFAST

09:30-09:40
Welcome to Retail Without Borders
Laurence Guy, CEO, We Are Pentagon Group

09:40-10:10
PANEL | European fashion: latest trends and analysis

10:10-10:40
Catch.com.au - Australia's most exciting marketplace story
Talia Lederman, Strategic Partnerships & Category Manager, Catch.com.au

10:30-11:00
PANEL | Mobilising brand awareness in East Asia


11:00-11:30
NETWORKING BREAK

11:30-11:50
ZigZag Global - How to optimise the post-purchase experience
Al Gerrie, Co-founder and CEO, ZigZag Global

11:50-12:10
Fearless online expansion: OLPRO's journey
Daniel Walton, Managing Director, OLPRO

12:10-12:30
KEYNOTE | Barjis Chohan

12:30-13:00
PANEL | Establishing inclusivity within online trading

13:00-14:00
LUNCH BREAK

14:00-14:30
PANEL | Navigating Australasia

14:30-14:50
Sparking trade in France with Fnac

14:50-15:10
KEYNOTE | Leading ecomerce in the South East Asia

15:10-15:30
Fruugo - Serving consumers in Europe
Tony Preedy, CCO, Fruugo

15:30-16:00
NETWORKING BREAK

16:00-16:20
La Redoute - Leading French fashion concepts

16:20-16:40
Sprii - Championing mum and baby brands in the Middle East

16:40-17:10
FIRESIDE | Catching the attention of Japanese consumers

17:10-17:30
Azneo - The footprint for ethical ecommerce
Polina Valcheva, Head of Marketplace, Azneo

17:30-17:40
Closing Retail Without Borders
Laurence Guy, CEO We Are Pentagon Group

17:40-19:30
DRINKS RECEPTION

WHITTLE ROOM - Friday 28 February 2020

08:30-09:30
REGISTRATION AND BREAKFAST

09:40-10:10
PANEL | From buying more, to consuming less - how can retail address the paradox?
Patrick Eve, Managing Director, ZigZag Global
Marina Wegorek, Founder, ProYOUth Nutrition

10:10-11:00
WORKSHOP | Retail opportunities for shaping a sustainable future

11:00-11:30
NETWORKING BREAK

11:30-13:00
Marketplace Speed-Dating

13:00-14:00
LUNCH BREAK

14:00-15:30
WORKSHOP | eBay - Bringing luxury brands to the marketplace

15:30-16:00
NETWORKING BREAK

17:40-19:30
DRINKS RECEPTION


EVENT SPEAKERS

RWB is Europe’s largest online marketplace conference which sees key decision makers from leading brands and retailers, connecting with ecommerce platforms and suppliers with the aim to find new solutions to accelerate global online success.

If you would like the opportunity to speak at RWB please email us at rwb@rwb.global

Gerald Ratner

Former Chairman and CEO
Ratners

Gerald Ratner is a businessman whose fall from grace was one of the most spectacular ever seen in our times. The 'gaffe' that was voted the worst mistake of all time forced him to leave his business. Ten years later he started again and he now speaks in a humourous and erudite manner on his mistakes and what we all can learn from them. Gerald Ratner is a businessman whose fall asdasd from grace was one of the most spectacular ever seen in our times. The 'gaffe' that was voted the worst mistake of all time forced him to leave his business. Ten years later he started again and he now speaks in a humourous and erudite manner on his mistakes and what we all can learn from them.
Barjis Chohan

Barjis Chohan

Founder & CEO
BARJIS

Entrepreneur and founder of an award-winning London-based design company, Barjis's journey into business is ground-breaking, inspirational and in many ways ordinary - but not for a girl from her background. She formed the BARJIS luxury fashion label, bringing together eastern modesty with western prints, creating a brand that was unanimous success.

Talia Lederman

Partnerships & Category Manager
Catch.com.au

Talia Lederman is the Partnerships & Category Manager at Catch Marketplace. Joining the Catch Group in July 2017, she leads the seller acquisition program through B2B partnerships as well as managing the Fashion, Accessories and Beauty Categories for Catch Marketplace. Her experience spans from business development, product sourcing and development, logistics and operations in both online retail and offline wholesale environments.

Lorna Leaver

Engagement Manager
GS1 UK

With a background in retail ecommerce and specialising in marketplaces, Lorna joined GS1’s engagement team to use her experience in trading online to help sellers and marketplaces come together using industry standards to improve buying experiences for customers. She previously ran the marketplace operations for global retailers such as Mothercare, Early Learning Centre, Boohoo.com and most recently the shoe retailer Dune London.

Ryo Saito

Merchant Development Manager
Rakuten Ichiba

As part of Rakuten’s Overseas Sales Strategy Department, Ryo is responsible for new merchant acquisition for EU/APAC region. Prior to joining Overseas Sales Strategy, Ryo worked in domestic merchant development team where he conducted seminars and helped more than 200 companies to start and expand their e-commerce business through Rakuten.

Laura Rimmer

International Compliance Manager
Valpak

Laura manages the International Compliance team which offers support and advice to companies about the Packaging Waste, WEEE and Waste Batteries Regulations throughout Europe and the rest of the world. Laura’s team is responsible for managing over 1,700 data submissions internationally per year on behalf of our customers. Laura has a BA (Hons) degree in French from the University of Exeter.

Tony Preedy

Chief Commercial Officer
Fruugo

Tony has over 25 years’ experience of direct and digital marketing at Shop Direct Group, Otto Group and Lakeland, the award winning multi-channel Kitchenware Retailer. For the last decade he has worked on Marketing and International Business Development, including the use of Marketplaces. Tony is now Chief Commercial Officer at Fruugo.com, the global marketplace, where he is responsible for generating incremental sales for retailers that use Fruugo's unique technology to reach consumers in over thirty countries worldwide.

Josh Gardner

CEO and Co-Founder
Kung Fu Data

CEO and Co-Founder of Kung Fu Data, an ecommerce partner whose sole mission is to help brands thrive in China’s online marketplaces. He leads from deep in the trenches and operates a portfolio of successful flagship stores on Tmall and JD. Josh has helped hundreds of brand owners with China ecommerce launches and is a recognized expert in market entry, brand control and performance management. From strategy and structure to activation and optimization, he teaches the fine points of what it takes to win in China’s fast moving ecommerce space.

Patrick Eve

Managing Director
ZigZag Global

Patrick is the Managing Director of ZigZag Global, the leading returns solution that helps retailers to cut the cost, waste and friction in the returns process, whilst boosting customer experience. Previously, Patrick spent 11 years as the co-founder of TranslateMedia, a language services agency focused on ecommerce and retail. Prior to TranslateMedia, he spent 9 years in South America where he worked in finance at a global mining group and then later as co-founder at a venture capital fund focused on ecommerce and SAAS.

Mark Batty

International Ecommerce Consultant

Mark has an extensive international ecommerce experience, built up over 17 years in the retail industry. Country Director Germany & Rest of World at Boden for the last five years, he was responsible for leading the growth of direct business in Germany, France & Australia, as well as launching international marketplaces including Zalando in Europe and Tmall in China. Prior to this, Mark worked at ASOS, initially heading up their international growth in the US, Australia, France & Germany and then in the last 18 months launching their local websites in Russia and China.

Marina Wegorek

Founder
ProYOUth Nutrition

Founder of ProYOUth Nutrition, a start-up business that develops innovative range of sports nutrition for youth athletes and active children. Prior to this Marina spent 15+ years within Financial Sector and held positions including Head of Customer Proposition, Head of Entrepreneurship Strategy and Director of Enterprise and Community, where she spearheaded key differentiator propositions for RBS and Natwest. In 2014 Marina was the voice of Entrepreneurship at No 10 Downing Street roundtable discussion on start-up support. Her work was recognised through an accolade for Innovation in Supporting Enterprise at the Financial World Innovation Awards for Natwest.

Krish Iyer

Director of Strategic Partnerships
ShipStation

Krish is a shipping and supply chain executive with more than 17 years of industry experience with companies including FedEx, Pitney Bowes, Neopost, and now ShipStation. An expert in cross border ecommerce, international fulfillment, and supply chain technology, Krish is often quoted in publications such as The Wall Street Journal, New York Times, DC Velocity, Logistics Management, and Business News Daily. He is currently the Director of Strategic Alliances for ShipStation where he is focused on long-term relationships between ecommerce merchants and ecommerce marketplaces.

Al Gerrie

CEO and Founder
ZigZag Global

Al is CEO and Founder of ZigZag Global, and former head of Multichannel at Mountain Warehouse and OFFICE, with over 20 years experience in retail and ecommerce. Al was a retailer for many years on marketplaces running his own electronics business before moving into consultancy and software development. Al has extensive experience of marketplaces, delivery and courier models and technical integrations, ecommerce fulfilment needs with third party logistics providers. Al has worked with multiple retailers helping them to scale internationally.

Fabian Stächelin

Independent Ecommerce Consultant

Fabian Stächelin has dedicated his career to developing e-commerce in emerging countries. Following 7 years at eBay's European and Emerging markets team he has moved on to consult international organizations such as the UN and the World Bank. Fabian Stächelin is the driving force behind the strategic partnership linking eBay and the International Trade Centre - a joint UN and WTO agency - to provide small businesses in emerging markets with access to global e-commerce. He has been a promoter of e-commerce as a meaningful vehicle to foster economic empowerment and progress globally and has led projects in Morocco, Kenya and Central America. Currently he is focused on a pilot project in Central America aiming at connecting women owned SMEs to global markets via eBay. Fabian Stächelin holds a M.A. in International Relations from the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies at the University of Geneva.
Daniel Walton

Daniel Walton

Managing Director
OLPRO Ltd

Daniel Walton is the Founder and Managing director of UK camping brand OLPRO as well as a regular speaker on eCommerce, Sales, and on Social Media. OLPRO were voted the second best eCommerce site in the UK 2019 by the British Chamber of Commerce and being only 9 years old are already becoming an established brand internationally as well as in the UK. Daniel has focused the team at OLPRO on creating the brand and has seen the company grown from the back of it. Having worked in the Outdoor Leisure industry for over 20 years OLPRO was created to do something different for campers and outdoor enthusiasts.
James Howe

James Howe

Senior Adviser International Marketing and Branding
International Trade Centre

James leads advisory work on international marketing, branding and e-commerce in the Sector and Enterprise Competitiveness section of ITC. Project work involves working with institutional partners and groups of SMEs in developing and least developed countries, helping them to acquire capabilities to promote their goods and services in international markets.
James is programme manager for ITC’s “ecommerce Connect”, which supports inclusive access to e-commerce through training, networking and the provision of tools and advice.
Mike Adams

Mike Adams OBE

CEO
Purple

Mike Adams is CEO of Purple, an organisation changing the disability conversation with business. Purple see disability as a value opportunity and Mike is leading the development of products and services which are beginning to transform the landscape across all business sectors. Purple Tuesday, created and co-ordinated by Mike, has achieved national acclaim for its contribution to changing the customer experience for disabled people, including online accessibility. Mike’s previous working track record includes being one of the senior management team at the Disability Rights Commission, Director of the National Disability Team for higher education and co-director of a disability research centre at Coventry University. Mike was awarded an OBE in 2012 for his services to disability.

LONDON, UK | 27-28 FEBRUARY 2020

QUEEN ELIZABETH II CENTRE
Broad Sanctuary, Westminster, London SW1P 3EE

DIRECTIONS

The closest tubes stations are Westminster (District & Jubilee) and St James’s Park (District). The QEII Centre is also within walking
distance of Charing Cross, Victoria and Waterloo stations.

Buses 11, 24, 53, 77a and 88 all stop at Parliament Square. The QEII Centre is just to the west of the square, directly opposite Westminster Abbey.

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