Don't Call It A Comeback!

18:30 - 22:30 BST
UK
7.7.2022
Dinner

Hush Mayfair, 8 Lancashire Ct, London, W1S 1EY

London

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Don't Call It A Comeback!

London

Dinner

July 7, 2022

Summary

How Maplin came back from the dead

With a consumer that shows increasingly little commitment to any retailer, any business coming back from administration and achieving real growth deserves full plaudits.

Welcome back Maplin. From £235m turnover and 2500 staff in 2017 to a new online-only business with the need to find its customer, build its technology and compete with the industries biggest and most polished online retailers. In just 36 months Maplin is truly re-building itself, through the hard work of its owner and MD Ollie Marshall, the team is putting Maplin back on the map.

Does this prove that market entry is still possible even in highly competitive categories? What is needed to have a true competitive advantage? At our "comeback" dinner in July we will ponder questions about scale, agility, technology and private label with a group of online leaders.

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Over dinner we'll discuss:

  • Where does speed and agility really deliver?
  • Can big behave like small?
  • Which retail markets are ripe for disruption?
  • What is needed to be ‘different’?
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Ollie Marshall

Ollie Marshall

Managing Director

Maplin

Ollie Marshall is the Managing Director of Maplin Electronics, following the purchase of the well-loved UK brand. With experience in retail distribution and a passion for technology, he took the helm to deliver a new-style Maplin, leveraging cutting edge technologies to innovate around supply chain and customer experience. In addition to his day to day, Ollie is also an active investor in other retail-tech start-ups.

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18:30
Arrival & Welcome Drinks
19:15
Guests Sit
19:20
Welcome
Commerce Futures
19:30
Opening Speech
Ollie Marshall
20:00
Starters
Topic One - Discussion at individual tables
20:20
Topic One discussed as a collective
20:40
Mains
Topic Two - Discussion at individual tables
21:10
Topic Two discussed as a collective
21:30
Desserts & Networking
23:00
Event Closes
18:30
Arrival & Welcome Drinks
19:15
Guests Sit
19:20
Welcome
Commerce Futures
19:30
Opening Speech
Guest Speaker
20:00
Starters
Topic One - Discussion at individual tables
20:20
Topic One discussed as a collective
20:40
Mains
Topic Two - Discussion at individual tables
21:10
Topic Two discussed as a collective
21:30
Desserts & Networking
23:00
Event Closes
08:30
Registration & Networking Breakfast
09:15
Welcome from Commerce Futures
09:25
Ryan Clark, STATSports & Jim Hingston, The Gym Group
Keynote
10:10
Hollie Weatherstone, Muc-Off
Keynote
10:35
Break
10:55
Multi-brand panel – Decathlon, Ellis Brigham, Helen of Troy
Keynote (Main Stage)
Speed dating for delegates
(Breakout Room)
11:50
George Huxford, Apidura
Keynote
12:15
Break
13:15
Rich Philip, Contested
Keynote
13:40
Marc Guisti, Veloforte
Keynote (Main Stage)
David Hanney, Alpkit
(Breakout Room)
14:35
Networking
15:00
Closing Remarks from Commerce Futures
18:30
Arrival & Welcome Drinks
19:15
Guests Sit
19:20
Welcome
Commerce Futures
19:30
Opening Speech
Guest Speaker
20:00
Starters
Topic One - Discussion at individual tables
20:20
Topic One discussed as a collective
20:40
Mains
Topic Two - Discussion at individual tables
21:10
Topic Two discussed as a collective
21:30
Desserts & Networking
23:00
Event Closes
18:30
Arrival & Welcome Drinks
19:15
Guests Sit
19:20
Welcome
Commerce Futures
19:30
Opening Speech
Guest Speaker
20:00
Starters
Topic One - Discussion at individual tables
20:20
Topic One discussed as a collective
20:40
Mains
Topic Two - Discussion at individual tables
21:10
Topic Two discussed as a collective
21:30
Desserts & Networking
23:00
Event Closes

AGENDA

18:30: Arrival & Welcome Drinks

19:00: Welcome - Commerce Futures

19:10: Introduction - Ollie Marshall, Managing Director - Maplin

19:40: Starters (Topic one - Discussion at individual tables)

20:10: Topic one discussed as a collective

20:30: Mains (Topic two - Discussion at individual tables)

21:00: Topic two discussed as a collective

21:20: Desserts and Networking

09:00
Registration & Networking Breakfast
09:30
Welcome & Partner Introductions
09:40
Panel Discussion with Q&A
Ollie Marshall
10:20
Networking Break
10:40
Workshop at tables
11:00
Group Discussion - Moderated
11:20
Final Comments & Networking
11:30
Event Closes
Ollie Marshall

Ollie Marshall

Managing Director

Maplin

Ollie Marshall is the Managing Director of Maplin Electronics, following the purchase of the well-loved UK brand. With experience in retail distribution and a passion for technology, he took the helm to deliver a new-style Maplin, leveraging cutting edge technologies to innovate around supply chain and customer experience. In addition to his day to day, Ollie is also an active investor in other retail-tech start-ups.

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Venue

Hush Mayfair, 8 Lancashire Ct, London, W1S 1EY

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