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ERT’s Turning Point Live Conference returns on Monday!

The ERT Turning Point Live Conference will return on Monday (6 December) – ahead of the prestigious ERT Awards taking place that afternoon.

Once again, the Turning Point Live Conference – which is sponsored by Electrical Safety First – will 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 after what has been a tumultuous and unforgettable two years.

You will hear from industry experts – some who are returning from previous years’ Conferences – on current and future retail trends and how to move into new areas and embrace today’s rapidly-changing technology, while electrical retailers will share their stories about how they have navigated recent turbulent times and made key changes in order to secure future business success.

Read on to find out the full itinerary for the ERT Turning Point Live Conference…

You can also 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

10.30: 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.

10.50: Retail revival

Daniel Todaro, MD of Gekko Field Marketing, will speak about the coming year’s trends for retail and the importance of experiential events and engagement – making the most of physical store spaces after very uncertain times and the rise of online spending.

11.10: Open up to omni-channel

Emma Louise Smith, Director of Moxie Business Marketing, will talk about how the future of retail involves a true omni-channel model, and why websites and online marketing are now a crucial part of the consumer’s shopping journey.

11.30: Dare to be different

Electrical retailers Darrin Christan, Director of Coopers Stores, Ben Gilks, MD of NE Appliances, and Robert Hughes, Chairman of Hughes Electrical, will come together to discuss the big changes they have made during the pandemic to future-proof their businesses.

12.00: Stand out and deliver!

Graham Soult, high street champion from retail consultancy CannyInsights.com, will share his thoughts on current high street trends and practical steps for retailers to stand out and thrive in competitive markets – including how to maximise your business’s kerb appeal!


Following the Turning Point Live Conference will be the ERT Awards welcome drinks reception, followed by lunch at 1.30pm.

At 3pm, we’ll kick off with the ERT Awards 2021 ceremony! 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!

See you there!

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