IRC 2019 Preview: Discover winning retail strategies  

To be successful in the current climate retailers must prove themselves to be adaptive, creative and brave enough to enact change when necessary. At InternetRetailing Conference 2019 (IRC), the aim is to question well established retail concepts; equipping digital leaders with a platform to learn, network and continue developing their digital retail and multi-channel strategies.

Top notch conference programme

As media partners of the event, the Retail Connections team will be all ears when high profile speakers take to the stage, ready to digest their insights on the future of digital retailing.

The line-up includes international hard-hitters from fashion, beauty, homewares and electronics including Andy Harding Interim Chief Digital Officer, Arcadia Group, Andy Lightfoot CEO UK & US, SpaceNK, David Lloyd Managing Director, UK & Nordics, Alibaba Group and Jo Jackson Chief Creative Officer, Find the full speaker line-up here, and remember to follow all the action across the two days on Twitter @ir_conf. We’ll be tweeting photos and soundbites from @RetailConnects.

Keynote Speaker: Jarno Vanhatapio talks fashion in the fast lane

Don’t miss this Keynote Session at IRC 2019: Breaking the mould: a stand out approach to building a high growth online fashion business

What does it take to grow a fashion brand by 100% year on year?  How do you sustain an operation that adds over 100,000 customers in a month?

IRC’s keynote speaker, Jarno Vanhatapio, CEO and founder of – one of Europe’s fastest growing companies – will be answering these questions and giving many more insights. It’s a fantastic opportunity to hear Jarno’s unique take on selling to generations X, Y and Z!

The statistics behind this company are impressive:

  • almost doubling revenue during 2018 and again in 2019 to deliver $140m of annual sales (despite having only launched in 2016)
  • listed among the top 4 fashion brands on Instagram, with almost 2 million followers
  • one of Europe’s 20 faster growing companies in any industry

And yet the story of how Jarno and his team have driven this growth is far from what you might expect.  At IRC this serial entrepreneur will reveal his achievements rewriting the rules of fashion eCommerce and building one of Europe’s hottest fashion brands.  This is a rare chance to hear Jarno speaking in the UK.

InteretRetailing Conference 2019 is taking place on 10 October 2019 at the Business Design Centre, London Find out more here


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