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Reimagining Retail 2021

8:30am - 9:30am

As we approach the end of one of the most disruptive years in history DLA Piper will be joined by an illustrious panel of industry experts who will be discussing how the retail sector has been impacted and how they can move forward.

Consumer habits have changed, and the speed to which many switched to the ease of online shopping has presented further pressure for already stressed retailers. There is an urgent need for them to review their business models, offering consumers more than just the traditional in-store buying experience. So, can technology change the shopping experience? And will it be enough to entice consumers away from their smart phones and tablets?

The panel will also discuss what Brexit will mean for retailers, as well as assessing how supply chains have needed to adapt to changed consumer demand and what those changes look like.

The session will be introduced by our UK Retail Sector Lead and Partner Chloe Forster with the panel discussion led by Simon Walker CBE, DLA Piper’s Business Advisor

Chloe and Simon are delighted to be joined by:


  • Helen Dickinson, Chief Executive Officer of the British Retail Consortium
  • Jonathan Eley, Retail Correspondent for the Financial Times and
  • David Tyler, Chairman of the White Company
  • Kathryn Sargent, Master Tailor

You can find biographies for each of our panellists on our website.

We hope you can join us for what promises to be an engaging discussion.

After the event we will be hosting virtual roundtables to further discuss the themes that emerge from the session, giving everyone to the opportunity to engage further with the topics. When you register for this event you will also be able to register your interest in the roundtables.