Our speakers

Over the next few weeks we will be recruiting a new and exciting line up of retailers with extensive experience in retail franchising across many big name brands. Using our extensive database and experienced speaker recruitment team you can be sure you will be hearing from the best operators across retail.

We are delighted to welcome Siobhán Géhin as our chair for the day. Siobhán is a partner at Kurt Salmon, a global consulting firm specialising in retail and consumer,  Siobhan will draw on her extensive international retail experience, both as an operator and a consultant, to provide the incisive insight that will help us deliver the very best event.


formerly George ASDA and per una at Marks & Spencer
44 Cats Fashion retail

Owner and Publisher
Retail Leisure International

Talent Acquisition Specialist

Corporate Development Director

Head of Franchise Operations
Burger & Lobster

Head of Lease Group
IKEA Centres Russia

International Franchise Director

Franchise Consultant

Head of New Business Development
Jacques Vert

Head of International

Conference Chair and Partner
Kurt Salmon

International VP Expansion Manager
Al-Hokair Group

Head of Business Area Franchise
AB Lindex

Managing Director

Bird & Bird

General Manager
Tulip Hotels

Director of International Business Development

Cyka Ltd

Head of International Development
Phase Eight

International Director

Head of Business Development - Europe and America

Chief Operating Officer
Landmark International