Welcome to the Top Drawer Press Office

Welcome to the Top Drawer Press Office

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Held in the heart of London, Top Drawer is the UK's leading design-led trade show, carefully curated with buyers in mind, complimented by Top Drawer On Demand - the digital platform connecting brands with buyers.


Each year we welcome our community of creative buyers ready to source for the season ahead. If you are a design-led brand you can join us to present your latest collection to the very best independent boutiques, department stores, concept stores, and galleries across the UK and abroad. 



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Top Drawer | Speakers | Tara Tomes - Founder, East Village PR & Pocket Sized PR

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Top Drawer | Speakers | Sonya Barlow - Founder, Author & Diversity Coach

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Top Drawer | Speakers | Kat Maclennan - Visual Merchandising Specialist and Founder, Dot to Dot

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Top Drawer | Speakers | Kat Maclennan - Visual Merchandising Specialist and Founder, Dot to Dot

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Top Drawer | Speakers | Kat Shayler - Founder, Sharp Fox Social

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Top Drawer | Speakers | Kat Shayler - Founder, Sharp Fox Social

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Top Drawer | Speakers | Jessica Audsley - Social media strategist and founder, Rock Social

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Top Drawer | Speakers | Jessica Audsley - Social media strategist and founder, Rock Social

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Top Drawer | Speakers | Holly Tucker MBE - Founder, Holly & Co

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Top Drawer | Speakers | Holly Tucker MBE - Founder, Holly & Co

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The official RetailFest programme for Top Drawer September 2021





















Top Drawer, the world-renowned trade show for sourcing design-led products, is delighted to announce the return of RetailFest this year. RetailFest is Top Drawer’s showcase for delivering shared learning and educational opportunities via a comprehensive series of talks, panels and seminars. Join them for an inspiring line-up of speakers, industry experts and influencers at Top Drawer in Olympia London, 12-14 September. Each day you can find educational panel discussions, insightful interviews and masterclasses around many great topics including digital marketing and sustainability, and see inspirational keynotes from speakers.





























































































 See below for the schedule or view online here:
 

RETAIL EXPERT SERIES - THE MODERN RETAILER - 5 STRATEGIES FOR A NEW ERA - SPONSORED BY REVEAL
12 Sep 2021
11:00 - 12:00
 RETAILFEST

In the age of e-commerce, retail isn’t simply online or in person. We’re here to help you tap into the future of physical and digital retail to successfully grow your revenue. Hear from our expert panel as they walk you through how the customer journey is evolving across a multi-channel approach and as they delve into trends including SEO, customer experience, brand storytelling and advertising.

Speakers

Janet Oganah, Founder - Janet's List

Evie Collins, SEO Strategist - Net A Porter

Paul Firmin, Co Founder - Earl of East

Lisa May, Founder - In the Retail


DIGITAL MARKETING STUDIO - CONTENT, COMMERCE & COMMUNITY - 5 SOCIAL MEDIA TRENDS

12 Sep 2021
12:30 - 13:30 
RETAILFEST

Brand strategies on social media are changing in step with new ways now that customers are using social platforms. From influencer and social marketing on Instagram and Facebook to Pinterest's golden rules, what makes TikTok tick and YouTube go viral. Join our panel as we explore trends that we’re seeing for 2021 - sharing tips for building a thriving and sustainable social media presence that works for you and your business, and will support you through the post-pandemic recovery using social media as a way to showcase your shop window.  Our experts will highlight the key trends finishing with actionable tips just for you.

Speakers

Fiona Minett, Founder - Boss Your PR

Francesca Rowan Plowden, Director and Lead designer - FRP Store

Fiona Mostyn, Founder - My Deco Marketing

Marie Louise Pumfrey, Influencer and Founder - MLPR


RETAIL EXPERT SERIES - LINKING THE PHYSICAL & DIGITAL - 3 VISUAL MERCHANDISING TECHNIQUES TO HELP DISPLAY YOUR PRODUCT IN STORE & ONLINE

12 Sep 2021
14:00 - 14:30
RETAILFEST

A seamless customer experience through all available channels is more important than ever. It is crucial that there is synergy across all touchpoints showcasing brand values, marketing stories and products. Customers need the same warm feeling about your brand however they shop with you. 

In this session Kat will take you through five visual merchandising and styling tips to link your online and physical store, along with practical ‘how to’ demonstrations and ideas you can take away and implement in any shopping environment.

Speakers

Kat Maclennan, Visual Merchandising Specialist and Founder - Dot to Dot


FUTURE RETAIL FOCUS - SUSTAINABLE E-COMMERCE - WHY YOU SHOULD BE THINKING ABOUT SUSTAINABILITY
 
12 Sep 2021
15:30 - 16:30
RETAILFEST

Do you want creative yet practical ideas on how to make more sustainable choices? Exploring a hot topic in retail, join our panel as we discuss what purpose really means for brands that stand for something bigger than what they sell, communicate their purpose and demonstrate a transparent commitment to a sustainability journey. Expect tips for taking action beyond the values and mission statements, sharing ways to make change within your own brand in 2021 and beyond.  Learn actionable ideas for adopting sustainable practices.

Speakers

Nicole Higgins, Founder - The Retail Coach

Kalkidan Legesse, Founder - Sancho's

Hannah Cox, Founder - Better Not Stop


RETAIL EXPERT SERIES - THE CONSCIOUSLY CURATED STORE - LIFE AT LIBERTY
13 Sep 2021
10:00 - 11:00
RETAILFEST

Combining a passion for products and retail with extensive knowledge and expertise, we're delighted to be joined by Liberty Home Buyer Bryony Sheridan who is here to share her wisdom and expertise with us. From range planning to displays and trends, discover how to make the most of your space and your products in a post-Covid world. Please note that this is a pre-recorded session.
 
Speakers

Bryony Sheridan, Home Buying Manager - Liberty


FOUNDER STORIES - BUILD BRAND LOYALTY AND A COMMUNITY THROUGH DIGITAL MARKETING - SPONSORED BY REVEAL

13 Sep 2021
12:30 - 13:30
RETAILFEST

Chairperson

Amanda Perry, Founder - Soup Agency & E-com Growth Hub

Speakers

Khalia Ismain, Founder - Jamii

Jamii shines a light on black British creators and makers, offering a supportive showcase and platform. Join us as we explore how to build a loyal community - from digital retail and marketing strategies to customer experience. Khalia will be sharing her story of starting her brand to becoming the success story Jamii are today, growing and scaling direct-to-consumer via digital channels.


MASTERCLASS PANEL FUTURE RETAIL FOCUS: THREE CONSCIOUS COLOUR DIRECTIONS FOR YOUR BRAND OR BUSINESS

13 Sep 2021
14:00 - 15:00
RETAILFEST

With colour and trend expert Laura Perryman, Brand Writer and Storyteller Sarah Conway, and Interiors Stylist and Author Joanna Thornhill 

Join Laura, Jo and Sarah as they explore three colour-focused initiatives, providing a more mindful and conscious approach for brands, curated for designers, retailers and consumers, in our must-see masterclass. Each talking point will provide detailed insight and inspiration, accompanied by expertly picked example products from the show which bring these concepts to life. Practical, actionable tips shared throughout will help you realise these ideas within your own business.

Speakers

Laura Perryman, Founder - Colour Of Saying

Sarah Conway, Founder - Block Design

Joanna Thornhill, Freelancer


RETAIL EXPERT SERIES - 5 TIPS TO MAXIMISE PRODUCT PHOTOGRAPHY FOR PR & ECOMMERCE

13 Sep 2021
15:30 - 16:30
RETAILFEST

Get the best tips on how to create beautiful product photography to maximise both sales and press coverage from Emma Morton Turner, Stylist and Founder of Insidestylists.com and Nicola Snell, Founder of PR platform Press Loft pressloft.com.

Chairperson

Nikki Snell, Founder - Press Loft

Speakers

Emma Morton-Turner, Founder - Inside Stylists


FOUNDER STORIES - LESSONS LEARNT & THE SECRETS TO MY SUCCESS
 
14 Sep 2021
11:00 - 12:00
RETAILFEST

We’re a nation of shopkeepers and innovators, so let's rise to the challenges that are facing us all and secure our places on the high street and online marketplaces. Join Holly in a candid and insightful Q&A as the Queen of the High Street looks at ways to help your creative business survive and thrive as we delve into ways to inspire you to future-proof your business. 

Speakers

Holly Tucker MBE, Founder - Holly & Co

Tiwalola Ogunlesi, Founder - Confident & Killing It


DIGITAL MARKETING STUDIO - CONTENT, COMMERCE & COMMUNITY - 5 SOCIAL MEDIA TRENDS

14 Sep 2021
12:30 - 13:30
RETAILFEST

Brand strategies on social media are changing in step with new ways now that customers are using social platforms. From influencer and social marketing on Instagram and Facebook to Pinterest's golden rules, what makes TikTok tick and YouTube go viral. Join our panel as we explore trends that we’re seeing for 2021. Sharing tips for building a thriving and sustainable social media presence that works for you and your business and will support you through the post-pandemic recovery using social media as a way to showcase your shop window. Our experts will highlight the key trends finishing with actionable tips just for you. 

Chairperson

Tara Tomes, Founder - East Village PR & Pocket Sized PR

Speakers

Camilla Richardson, Founder - Pink Storm Social

Kirsty Raper, Founder - Rebuildagram

Jessica Audsley, Social media strategist and founder - Rock Social

Kat Shayler, Founder, Sharp Fox Social


RETAIL EXPERT SERIES - E-COMM BOOTCAMP - SPONSORED BY REVEAL

14 Sep 2021
14:00 - 15:00
RETAILFEST

Hear from our expert panel as they walk you through how the customer journey is evolving as they delve into website conversions, increasing your average order value, SEO, paid and organic advertising and lots more! 
 
Chairperson

Sonya Barlow, Founder, Author & Diversity Coach

Speakers

Georgina White, Founder - Pineapple White Media

Kalkidan Legesse, Founder - Sancho's

Aime Cox-Tennant, Founder - Studio Cotton



FUTURE RETAIL FOCUS - BRAND STORYTELLING TREND FOR RETAIL & E-COMMERCE

14 Sep 2021
15:00 - 16:00
RETAILFEST

Every brand has a story worth telling, so join us as we go beyond your company's history to tell an authentic and compelling narrative that elicits emotion and brand loyalty.

Chairperson

Louise Healy-Adonis, Trend Expert and Creative Consultant

Speakers

Sonya Barlow, Founder, Author & Diversity Coach

Amira Hashish, Design & Travel - Soho House


Registration for On Demand is now open, designers, buyers and journalists can learn more and start planning their week by signing up at www.topdrawer.co.uk

Please find high-resolution images here

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For more information about Clarion Events’ Retail portfolio, please contact Jordan Evans on jordan.evans@clarionevents.com

About Clarion Events

Clarion has outstanding expertise in the retail and design industry with well-established shows including Top Drawer, Home & Gift, Design Shanghai, Spirit of Christmas, Scotland Trade Fair, January Furniture Show, Manchester Furniture Show, Internet Retail Expo, Internet Retail Conference in the UK. Premium Fashion Shows Berlin, and Global Sources, Hong Kong. Clarion Events organises over 200 exhibitions, conferences and events annually across the globe and employs over 2500 people in 15 different countries. More than 16,000 companies trust us with their custom each year and over 1,000,000 people give their valuable time to visit our events. More info at: www.clarionevents.com

















22/01/21

Martin Brudnizki and Bryan O'Sullivan lead the way for interiors and hospitality content at Top Drawer on Demand














































On Demand, the virtual edition of design-led interiors and retail trade event, Top Drawer, returns next Monday 25th January with 5 days of free-to-attend inspirational interviews and panel discussions, as well as a host of product launches for the S/S21 season. 

SEMINAR SESSIONS

Breaking Through: Bryan O’Sullivan | 11:30am on Monday 25th January

Elle Deco Designer of the Year, Bryan O’Sullivan, is one of the interiors industry’s leading lights. Since founding his eponymous studio in 2013 he has headed both residential and hospitality projects, clinching prestigious awards for his work. He discusses the path to recognition and why successful design means looking to the past for new ideas.
 
Industry Icon: Martin Brudnizki  | 1:30pm on Monday 25th January

Martin Brudnizki is one of the design industry’s most prominent figures, regularly listed in the Evening Standard’s 1000 most influential people; House & Garden’s Top 100 Leading Designers; Wallpaper*’s Power 200; and Country & Townhouse’s 50 Best Interior Designers in the UK. He discusses developing his distinctive aesthetic and why timeless design is always in style.
 
Future Design: Retail | 2pm on Tuesday 26th January
On the Panel: Olga Turner – Ekkist, Gayle Noonan – sella_id, Tatjana von Stein – sella concept, Sabrina Panizza – pl_studio

What does the store of the future look like? What does it take to develop a compelling brand identity within the new digital landscape? What role will design play in evolving the retail experience? Join our panel of experts to discuss why there’s no ‘new normal’ when it comes to retail design, only change.
 
Are Trends Dead? | 2:30pm on Friday 29th January
On the Panel: Giles Kime – Country Life, Mike Fisher – Studio Indigo, Nicola Keenan – Boxx Creative, Nicola Lindsell - Boxx Creative

What is slow design and why does it matter? How can design be both sustainable and relevant? Why, when it comes to design, are we looking back to look forward? Our panel of industry experts discuss why trends are dead and offer practical advice on how to design for a post-trend world.


NEW SEASON PRODUCT LAUNCHES

Designed In Colour/ British Colour Standard | 10am on Monday 25th January
Shepherd of Sweden | 11am on Monday 25th January
LIGA | 12:30 on Monday 25th January
Forma House | 1pm on Monday 25th January
Showcasing: Keith Brymer Jones, Make International, Dreamfarm, Eva Solo, Cookut, Nu Bento, Zuperzozial, Sagafrom, Rose & Tulipani, Born in Sweden, Root7, Soiree Home, CrushGrind and La Porcellana Bianca
Raine & Humble/ Morgan Wright/ Also Home | 2:30 pm on Monday 25th January
Luks Linen | 3:00pm on Monday 25th January
Essence of Japan, Japanese Pavillion | 9:30am on Tuesday 26th and Wednesday 27th January
WonkiWear by Clayspoon | 1pm on Tuesday 26th January
Sue Ure Ceramics | 4pm on Tuesday 26th January
 
Registration for On Demand is now open, designers, buyers and journalists can learn more and start planning their week by signing up at www.topdrawer.co.uk

Please find high resolution images here
 
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For more information about Clarion Events’ Retail portfolio, please contact Jordan Evans on jordan.evans@clarionevents.com

About Clarion Events

Clarion has outstanding expertise in retail and design industry with well-established shows including Top Drawer, Home & Gift, Design Shanghai, Spirit of Christmas, Scotland Trade Fair, January Furniture Show, Manchester Furniture Show, Internet Retail Expo, Internet Retail Conference in the UK. Premium Fashion Shows Berlin, and Global Sources, Hong Kong. Clarion Events organises over 200 exhibitions, conferences and events annually across the globe and employs over 2500 people in 15 different countries. More than 16,000 companies trust us with their custom each year and over 1,000,000 people give their valuable time to visit our events. More info at:www.clarionevents.com
 






















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