The conference runs from Monday (evening) 24 June – Wednesday 26 June 2019 at East Midlands Conference Centre, Beeston Lane, Nottingham, NG7 2RJ.
Our annual flagship event brings together delegates from all over the United Kingdom to share ideas, network with their peers, and hear from a fantastic selection of speakers.
Returning to East Midlands Conference Centre for the third consecutive year, our two-day conference brings together charity retailers from across the UK for a full programme of focus sessions, exhibitor surgeries, plenary speakers, panel discussions and a large trade exhibition with more than 50 suppliers to the sector.
Please note that tickets that include Orchard hotel accommodation on Tuesday 25 June are now SOLD OUT. Delegates can book to stay in either the student halls of residence or Jubilee Conference Centre – or alternatively select a non-residential ticket and source their own accommodation.
At conference this year we have two insightful plenary speakers:
Gal Shivtiel, Managing Director of GIG Retail will open the conference with a keynote on Retail trends and how retailers globally are adapting
Jane-Claire Judson, Chief Executive of Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland will close the conference on Wednesday with a session on Retail innovation in a community-based organisation
Plus, there are 32 focus sessions to choose from and book. Here are just some of the highlights:
- How to make shopping more fun
- AI in retail
- Upskilling and motivating your people
- How to grow a new goods offering
- Retail gift aid
- GDPR: one year in
Please note that the following focus sessions are now fully booked:
- C7: The most eco-smart way of updating britain’s wardrobes
- D3: Charity retail five years on
With seven or eight choices per time slot, there is something there for everyone.
We are also sorry to report that Exhibitor Surgery 5. Maximising your profits through effective EPOS data analysis has been cancelled. Anyone interested in finding out about Lodge Service UK can visit stand 52 in the exhibition for further information.
2019 Charity Retail Awards
On Tuesday night, delegates will attend the 2019 Charity Retail Awards, hosted by comedian Paul Sinha at Colwick Hall in Nottingham on 25 June 2019.
If you are journeying up on Monday, you are more than welcome to attend our Monday Meet-up, a free event for Conference delegates to relax and network over a few drinks, kindly sponsored by Charity Fleetcare.
How to Book
- Download the Charity Retail Conference brochure to find out more about our conference and exhibition
- Once you have selected which sessions you want to go to, and which accommodation you would like, you’re ready to make your booking.
- You may also want to download our step-by-step conference-booking-guide
Please visit our booking website and use the following access codes to secure your place at conference:
Please visit our additional information and relevant downloads page for those attending conference.
We look forward to seeing you in June.
We have ten bursary places available to charity retailers. Click here for more information.
Conference headline sponsors
Charity Retail Awards sponsor
|1st Waste Management|
We also are grateful to the following companies who are also partnering with us:
CRS Business Systems
|WOW! Factor Awards
|Conference passport prize draw
East London Textiles
|Delegate pad and pen
Elle Media Group
|Delegate Gift and Spot Prizes