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National Retail Research Knowledge Exchange Centre Retail Symposium 2017

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This is the second annual NRRKEC Retail Symposium for NRRKEC members and key stakeholders.

  • From: Friday 14 July 2017, 9.45 am
  • To: Friday 14 July 2017, 4 pm
  • Location: Old Chemistry Theatre, Newton building, City Campus, Goldsmith Street, Nottingham, NG1 4BU
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This is the second annual NRRKEC Retail Symposium for NRRKEC members and key stakeholders from across the UK retail sector, universities, retail organisations, government agencies and commercial retail consultancies. The symposium theme will be ”Engaging the ageing in the retail shopping experience”.


Provisional schedule for the day:

9:45 amArrival and registration 
10:00 am - 10:05 amWelcome

Baback Yazdani

Dean, Nottingham Business School

10:05 am - 10:20 amNRRKEC update and launch of Research Directory

Kim Cassidy

Academic Director, NRRKC, Nottingham Business School

10:20 am - 10:30 amIntroduction to Symposium ThemeBill Grimsey
Session 1 – an academic perspective
10:30 am - 11:00 amIt’s not how old you are but how you are old: A review on ageing and consumer behaviour

Dr. Robert Zniva

Research Fellow, Institute for Retailing and Marketing, Vienna University of Economics and Business

11:00 am - 11:15 am“Fit” for purpose? I don’t think so!

Allison Waite

Fashion, Knitwear and Textile Design Group, Nottingham Trent University

11:15 am - 11:45 amPositive Ageing: It’s not just about health

Professor Patricia Schofield

Deputy Dean Faculty of Health, Social Care and Education at Anglia Ruskin University Centre for Future Ageing Research (CFAR)

11:45 pm - 12:15 pmQ&ABill Grimsey (Chair)
12:15 pm - 1:00 pmNetworking Buffet Lunch 
Session 2 – a practitioner perspective
1:00 pm - 1:30 pmHow #WDYT is engaging the ageing population in social media conversations on UK’s High Streets

Polly Barnfield OBE

CEO and Founder Maybe* and the #WDYT Campaign

1:30 pm - 2:00 pmBelonging, Community and Respect

Emma Reid

Marketing Consultant and Specialist in the over 50 age group

2:00 pm - 2:30 pmBreakout Groups 
2:30 pm - 2:45 pmFeedback and Discussion 
Session 3 – Future Directions
2:45 pm - 3:45 pmRound Table Panel DiscussionBill Grimsey (Chair)
3:45 pmClosing Remarks

Professor Kim Cassidy

Academic Director, NRRKC, Nottingham Business School

4:00 pmDepart

Booking information

If you are a retail practitioner, retail academic or involved in retail policy and interested in attending this invitation-only event (subject to availability of places) please email Nelson Blackley before 30 June 2017.

Location details


Old Chemistry Theatre


Newton building
City Campus
Goldsmith Street

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