ERT Turning Point Live Conference returns next week!

The ERT Turning Point Live Conference will return for 2022 – ahead of the prestigious ERT Awards taking place on the same day.

Next Thursday, 27 October, the Turning Point Live Conference – which is sponsored by Electrical Safety First – will once again cover a variety of topics to help electrical retailers strive to be the very best in everything they do!

Hosted by ERT Editor, Jack Cheeseman, the morning will feature a number of topical presentations with a focus on both the current and future market trends as the UK grapples with rising interest rates and the cost of living crisis, and consumers face an uncertain few months again.

You will hear from industry experts – some who are returning from previous years’ Conferences – on future prospects for the electrical retail industry, while retailers will share their views on the sector, plus advice on making changes to help encourage business growth.

Read on for the full itinerary for the 2022 ERT Turning Point Live Conference. After the Conference, the prestigious ERT Awards ceremony will take place in the afternoon!

You can secure your place at the event and book your tickets here.

9.30: Welcome and networking breakfast

10.30: ERT Turning Point Live Conference begins – hosted by ERT Editor, Jack Cheeseman

Part 1: A snapshot of the industry

Nick Simon, Client Insight Director, Consumer Electronics at GfK, will review the performance of the market covering TV, audio, smart tech and home appliances.

Part 2: What retailers need to know

Adrian Simpson, Retail Products Policy Advisor at the British Retail Consortium, will address changing regulations in retail, such as UKCA marking and Right to Repair, and what it means for retailers in 2023.

Part 3: Safe and sustainable

Martyn Allen, Technical Director at Electrical Safety First, will tell us about this year’s Product Safety Conference – called ‘Safe and Sustainable’ – and all the topics that will be covered at the event.

Part 4: The re-considered purchase

Daniel Todaro, MD of Gekko Field Marketing, will speak about changing consumer behaviours and how retailers can still appeal to their customers during tough times ahead.

Part 5: Retail marketing in 2023

Emma Louise Smith, Director of Moxie Business Marketing, will highlight emerging retail trends for the year ahead and how retailers can succeed with more consumer-focused marketing.

Part 6: Stand up, speak up

A panel of electrical retailers – Tim Moss from Moss of Bath, Lyn Knight from Abbey Appliances, and Paul Mead from Michael R Peters – will come together to discuss the issues that matter to them and how they are changing their businesses to make them fit for the future.

Following the Turning Point Live Conference, we’ll kick off with the ERT Awards 2022 welcome drinks reception, followed by the ceremony itself! Retailers and manufacturers will come together to celebrate their shared successes as this year’s finalists find out who will be taking home a coveted ERT Awards trophy! It’s an unmissable afternoon for the whole industry!