Wednesday, 9 July 2014

Meet the Speakers...

If you've been to Bubble London before, you'll know that it isn't just about buying; each season, we also bring visitors a must-see programme of seminars, trend reports, and insights. This July, the line-up is particularly strong - and, whether you're looking to grow your business from the ground-up, master the art of visual merchandising, or even start a blog, our crack squad of speakers can help!

1. Peppe Orru - The Editor

A contributing editor for renowned Italian magazines, Collezioni Bambini and Collezioni 0/3 Baby, Peppe Orru has been attending Bubble since its inaugural event in 2008. This season, he'll introduce visitors to Spring/Summer 2015's most important trends, focusing on mood, inspiration, shapes, silhouettes, colours and fabrics. 

2. Ellie Kidson - The Visual Retail Specialist 

Both creative and commerically savvy, Metamorphosis' Ellie Kidson is an expert in retail training. In her seminar, 'Winning Windows', she'll reveal how you can take your window dressing and design skills to the next level. If you're keen to increase your pavement power, it's a real must-see!

3. Jim Jordan - The Business Coach

Top business coach, Jim Jordan, has been helping companies to improve their sales and profitability for over 30 years. After enjoying a successful career in retail (during which he worked for both Mulberry and Waterstones), Jim trained under some of the world's leading business thinkers. Today, he's a sought-after speaker, master business coach and master practitioner in NLP - but has still found time to share his insights with Bubble this season. 

4. Martin O'Toole - The Creative and Digital Marketing Expert

Martin O'Toole is the founder of renowned brand creative and digital collective, Fist of Fury (named after a Bruce Lee film, in case you're wondering!) Having worked in creative and digital marketing for over 20 years, he's more than qualified to discuss the industry's latest trends. This season, he'll be revealing how to tell your brand story on-line, get to grips with google, and make the most of content. 

5. Rachael Hobbs - The UK Manufacturing Expert

A Fashion Design graduate and former Product Developer, Rachael Hobbs founded Bridge and Stitch in 2012. She and her team support brands looking to have their clothing manufactured in the UK - and, earlier this year, she was named Business Women of the Year 2014 at the Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Chamber of Commerce Awards. Don't miss her seminar on the importance of buying British! 

6. Suzanne Peters - The Blogger

Suzanne Peters is the fashion-fanatic behind Kid Style Junkie, where she posts about everything from children's clothing, to food, fun, interiors and her prodigious shopping habit. Having turned her passion into a successful blog, former retailer, Suzanne, is keen to help others do the same. Catch her funny and frank guide to 'blagging blogging' on Monday 14 (the Bubble and Speak team will be taking notes!) 

7. Ingrid Andic - The Trend Specialist

Stylesight Trend Specialist, Ingrid Andic, knows a thing or two about the prints, graphics, materials and colour palettes set to take Spring/Summer 2015 by storm. This July, she'll be introducing four adorable and actionable themes for the season ahead. 

Click here to see this season's seminar programme in full...

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