Few retailers will not have heard of Mary, The Portas Review which attracted wide attention when published in 2011. More recently in the last few days she’s been vocal about the upcoming Business Rate evaluations which will see many high street retailers facing steep rises in the amount they pay. Up to a third of independent retailers could be driven out of business by punitive Rate rises according to Mary.
“We’re very excited to have Mary Portas join us as a keynote speaker at this year’s Catalyst Europe. Mary has a unique view of the retail industry from many different perspectives and will offer fantastic learnings and insights. This is a session that retailers and brands alike will greatly benefit from attending.”
– Mike Shapaker, Managing Director, EMEA at ChannelAdvisor
With the upheaval in the high street, it’s going to be interesting to hear Mary’s views which will explore the digital revolution and changing consumer behaviours. Mary will examine how different retail sectors are responding to the latest industry trends and how brands and retailers of all shapes and sizes can best stand out.
If you’ve not yet booked your ticket for Catalyst it’s time to do so. Catalyst Europe 2017 will take place on the 16th of May at The Principal hotel in Manchester.