2019 Highlights

Thanks to everyone for making FUTR Europe 2019 such a huge success,
we look forward to welcoming you in 2020, you can watch the highlights below

Speaker & VIP Networking Reception

Tuesday 23rd April, 18.00 to 20.30 – WeWork

We would like to invite all our speakers and members of the VIP programme to join us for an exclusive evening reception the night before the summit begins.

WeWork, Kings Place, 90 York Way, London N1 9AG

Hosted by Office Partner WeWork

Roundtable: Fighting ecommerce armageddon

Wednesday 24th April, 10:30 to 11:30 - FUTR Backstage

Against a backdrop of Brexit and the high street bloodbath compounded with the pressure to explore the onslaught of shiny new technologies, working in ecommerce can often seem like you're surviving armageddon

Join an exclusive audience of fellow senior ecommerce leaders to explore the digital strategies required to succeed and learn actionable cross-vertical strategies to enhance the online experience and combat ecommerce armageddon.

This roundtable will cover:

  • Feedback and the rationale from your peers on how they prioritised their optimisation roadmaps for the year ahead
  • An exploration of the key technologies critical for survival used to empower digital teams
  • How to align your teams to operate at speed when making data-driven decisions
  • How to influence your organisational culture to become data-driven, essential for sustainable long-term growth

Roundtable: Why should anyone give a sh*t about your brand?

Wednesday 24th April, 13:30 to 14:30 - FUTR Backstage

Sounds harsh, right? But in reality, no brand is really unique in ‘what’ it does. The only thing that makes it unique is ‘why’ it does it (as Simon Sinek has rightly taught us). So what’s your ‘why’? And how do you translate this into a strong brand idea that can come to life across every touch point and brand experience? That’s where JKR comes in.

Join this roundtable to learn what makes a strong brand idea, why it matters and how you can unlock your own.

Roundtable: Maximising margin in the last mile

Wednesday 24th April, 15:30 to 16:30 - FUTR Backstage

With working capital squeezed hard, demand forecasting still an imprecise science, and intake margins and markdown under constant pressure, it pays to make every last drop of inventory work hard. But how? Join this session to learn how - with practical next steps - new order management technologies and deployment models can help maximise margins - and meet customer expectations.

Backstage Brunch with Salesforce - Trends in Retail and Consumer Goods Marketing

Thursday 25th April, 10:00 to 11:30 - FUTR Backstage

Join this Backstage Brunch to arm yourself with insights from the Salesforce “Trends in Retail and Consumer Good Marketing” research study which uncovers key trends from nearly 900 global retail and consumer goods marketing leaders. Hear from Wendy Gardner, Director of Retail Business Transformation at Salesforce, as she takes you through how brands can thrive in a customer-first world, the evolution of customer journey strategies, how to keep up with emerging technology, and much more.

The Curated Exhibition

24th & 25th April 2019, 09:30 to 17:30 - The Business Design Centre

Take your time to experience our immersive exhibition and meet with a curated collection of solution providers. Over 70 companies will be showcasing their latest platforms, solutions and innovations in each area of the FUTR programme of content including marketing, AI, advertising, e-commerce, payments and social. You’ll be guaranteed to leave with new ideas and fresh contacts, to transform the way you do business.

New exhibitors this year include: Avalara, Mention Me, Selligent, Streamoid, Hyperion Tech, Xverify and many more. See full list here.

Avalara Bar

24th & 25th April 2019 - The Business Design Centre

Our official Central Bar sponsor Avalara is hosting an on-site bar which will be open throughout the summit to purchase breakfast, lunch and beverages along with comfortable seating.

Delicious Tasters and Samplers - Try something new!

24th & 25th April 2019 - The Business Design Centre

At FUTR we believe in and support brands who hold the true values of today’s consumers - authenticity, quality and originality. We are excited to welcome a number of fantastically unique brands, who will all be offering free samples for you to experience.

FUTR Closing Party

Thursday 25th April, 17.00 – 18.30 – Central Bar, Exhibition Floor

You do not need to RSVP for this event so just turn up at the venue and say you're a guest of FUTR to gain access.