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Mary Portas on Future Trends at Spring Fair 08

Spring Fair Birmingham 2008 announces a pioneering new Future Trends Stage in association with, featuring keynote speaker Mary Portas.

Offering exclusive, highly valuable trend and retail information, Spring Fair’s Future Trends Stage will be a major destination and essential viewing for buyers and merchandisers from multiples to independents. Only available at Spring Fair, the future-focused programme of seminars will provide directional insights into what will gear retail for 2008-09.

Retail marketing guru Mary Portas ‘Mary Queen of Shops’ is quite possibly one of the UK’s foremost authorities on retail and brand communication. As Creative Director at London’s most respected retail and branding and communications agency, Yellowdoor and previously Creative Director of Harvey Nichols, Mary is recognized throughout the trade as the ‘Queen of Shops. In May 2007 a major BBC2 TV series ‘Mary Queen of Shops’ went behind the scenes of the fashion retail world by rescuing a series of ailing boutiques. A second series will air in Spring 2008.

Exclusive colour & interiors trend directions from leading global trend analysis service include valuable information to take away. All in a WGSN styled seminar theatre with stunning product showcases of exhibitor products reflecting three dominant design trends for 2008.

The dynamic programme of leading speakers and content includes Consumer Demographic trends from Research International, Store Design and retail consultants Fitch and Design Influences from Sebastian Conran. The full programme will cover inspirational colour, design and consumer trend influences as well as case studies from leading retailers sharing insights and experience on customer service, multi-channel retailing, developing online retail offer, eco-sustainable retailing and much more.

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Mary Portas on Future Trends at Spring Fair 08
Spring Fair Birmingham is an unmissable mix of product and an essential date in any buyer’s diary. Spring Fair 3-7 February 2008

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