Charity Retail Conference

2019 Conference, Exhibition, and Awards: May update

Our annual Charity Retail Conference and Exhibition opens next month, and we’re delighted to announce that more than 80 per cent of tickets have now been sold for our flagship event. Book now to avoid disappointment as the charity retail sector comes together. Conference begins on Monday (evening) 24 June to Wednesday 26 June 2019 at East Midlands Conference Centre, Beeston Lane, Nottingham, NG7 2RJ.

Thank you to our headline sponsors ChoiceCybertillEproductiveNisystWil-U, and World of Books for their support.

Conference Focus Sessions

We are delighted to announce that the Group Transformation Director of wilko, Jerome Saint-Marc, is delivering a session on ‘remaining relevant on the high street’ on Wednesday, 26 June.

Conference Accommodation

Accommodation for this year’s conference is now extremely limited. Please contact Julia Cloke for more details (email julia@charityretail.org.uk or telephone 0207 697 4080).

eBay and online selling with Shopiago

Do you want to master eBay and online selling? Shopiago are holding e-commerce surgeries throughout conference. (stands 34/35 in the Exhibition Hall). During the conference, Shopiago staff will be on hand to provide advice and guidance on ecommerce best practice for charity retailers. Whether you’re new to online selling or you’re already an eBay veteran, the Shopiago team will help you to sell more, quicker, easier and at a higher average selling price.

Shopiago are also sponsoring registration and welcoming delegates on arrival with a surprise gift. We’d also like to say thank you to our latest sponsor, Paper Dove, who are sponsoring the Conference delegate gift and spot prizes.

Conference Bursaries

We announced this week the 12 Conference bursaries awarded to charities attending conference for the first time. Thank you to Kudos Software for their kind sponsorship.

Charity Retail Awards

The shortlist has been announced for the Charity Retail Awards, with the WOW! Factor Interior and Best Window categories following on 3 June. Thank you to all of our member charities that submitted entries this year.

Download the latest version of our 2019 Conference and Exhibition brochure (pdf format).