The Neighbourhood Retailer Summit comes at a critical time for the economy in the UK and Ireland. It promises to be a much-needed platform for lively debate and a ‘must attend’ conference for all influencers, buyers and key decision makers within retail.
A fast paced conference and trade exhibition will run during the day with the 21st Neighbourhood Retailer Gala Awards Dinner in the evening. This pioneering Summit will explore the latest trends, the digitisation of retail, innovative new concepts, and the rapidly growing food-to-go market, which is currently worth £22bn per annum in the UK. The rise of vegan and vegetarian meals plus plant-based alternatives has added real diversity to the market. Seven internationally renowned speakers will take to the stage to motivate, innovate, and ignite new thinking and new visions within Northern Ireland’s diverse retail sector.
Northern Ireland retailers are amongst the best in the world and challenging times are always a catalyst for inspirational entrepreneurs and creative forward thinkers.
The grocery market in Northern Ireland is valued at £2bn per annum and is a mainstay employer across all our towns, villages and cities.
*The conference speaker timings are subject to change.
The NR Summit will be a landmark event for all retailers in Northern Ireland as business owners strive to keep abreast of the latest industry trends and the ever changing needs of our customers.”
We need to take every opportunity to listen and engage with the best in the business globally, to make sure we can continue to grow locally in Northern Ireland. The NR Summit is the place to do just that!”
The PRA is delighted to partner with the Neighbourhood Retailer Summit on what will be a key event for the retail industry in Northern Ireland. Featuring a world-class speaker line-up, trade show, and Gala Awards Dinner; the Neighbourhood Retailer Summit is the only place to find out where this exhilarating industry is about to take us next.”
Shining a bright light on the opportunities in modern retail, the Neighbourhood Retailer Summit could not come at a better time for the industry in Northern Ireland. I am delighted to be associated with an event of this calibre and look forward to a high energy day hearing from the fantastic speaker line-up and networking with Retail NI members and other industry professionals. Put the 14th November in your diaries!”
Northern Ireland’s Neighbourhood Retailer Summit 2019 will include an exciting Trade Exhibition. Featuring the latest innovations of some 50 leading brands and services providers, the exhibition will provide an eye-opening view into the latest trends and new product developments in the sector. The focused event works in unison with our conference, which runs from 8am-4.45pm.
Exhibitors will have access to high-quality buyers, decision-makers, and business owners in a comfortable and engaging environment with refreshments on hand in a business-friendly atmosphere.
Opportunities to be part of the Trade Exhibition are limited, with room for just 50 top brands, products or services to exhibit.
The Neighbourhood Retailer Summit will culminate with the biggest annual event in the industry – Northern Ireland’s Neighbourhood Retailer Awards.
The black-tie gala evening takes place from 7.15pm at the sumptuous Crowne Plaza Hotel in Belfast on November 14, 2019.
The awards event is the most prestigious in Northern Ireland, uniquely celebrating the Neighbourhood retail sector.
Over 500 guests will be in attendance, all key decision-makers and innovators within the industry.
It is the ultimate opportunity to network and communicate with leading figures in the sector, and an unrivalled celebration of the most successful retailers in the country.
Winning the Neighbourhood Retailer Award has given the entire team a big boost and great reassurance we are moving in the right direction. Winning the award was also picked up in our local newspaper which was great free PR”
We were incredibly proud to take home the Community Store of the Year award at the 2018 Neighbourhood Retailer Awards. It’s been a huge boost for the whole team and creates an amazing atmosphere in-store. This recognition from NI’s Neighbourhood Retailer is huge for us, and great way of boosting our Mulkerns & EUROSPAR brands. “
Winning Northern Ireland Neighbourhood Retailer of the Year was an amazing boost to Milestone. It literally put us on the map, allowing customers from far and wide to become aware of our brand, and product range, follow us on social media, and more importantly reinforce this with visits to our store.”