1. Eve Reid, Metamorphosis.
The Visual Merchandising Year; Key Trends for 2015. Monday, 11:00 - 11.30
We always come away from Eve's seminars feeling seriously inspired - and her guide to the key visual merchandising trends of 2015 promises to be a real must-see. As the driving force behind independent retail consultancy Metamorphosis, she's worked with some of the industry's leading brands. This season, she'll share her insights with Bubble, showing you how to create a retail environment that wows customers - and compels them to buy!
2. Henry Patterson, Not Before Tea.
Insights from a Young Entrepreneur. Sunday, 11.30 - 12.00
Henry Patterson is no ordinary schoolboy. At just nine, he founded Not Before Tea, a unique children's brand specialising in traditional sweets, games and gifts. He's since written a book, The Adventures of Sherb and Pip, and opened his very own bricks-and-mortar store. Indeed, when he's not appearing on the One Show, chatting to Richard Branson or designing his own products, Henry can be found manning the till - with a little help from imaginary friends Mrs Pinny, Sherb the Owl and Pip the mouse, of course. This February, the remarkable young entrepreneur will share his story with Bubble. Eat your heart out, Richard!
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3. Joanna Brasset and Lisa Johansson, Studio INTO.
Social Trends: The Changing Role of Grandparents. Sunday, 10.30 - 11.00
After meeting at Central St Martins College of Art and Design and pursuing separate careers, Joanna Brasset and Lisa Johansson founded Studio INTO together. A research, design and innovation consultancy, it creates business strategies based on real social trends. During their seminar, the dynamic duo will discuss the changing role of grandparents - before looking at how brands and retailers alike can respond to it. Don't miss their fascinating insights, which could help you to identify and reach new customers.
4. Melanie Lester, TM Design Studio.
A/W15 Trend Spotting. Monday, 12.00 - 12.30
Melanie Lester is CEO of TM Design Studio, an innovative new trend forecasting company. After studying for a BA in Fashion Promotion, she spent five years at the renowned Mudpie – and now works alongside some of its lead creatives. Melanie’s seminar will see her introduce three key Kid’s Wear trends for A/W15, focusing on colour, graphics, prints, garment silhouettes, retail and styling.
5. Kim Mannino, WGSN.
A/W15 Trend Forecast. Monday, 10.00 - 10.30
Kim Mannino is Director of Trend Services for WGSN, and an unrivaled authority on all things cool. This February, she will share her must-see A/W15 trend forecast with Bubble, pinpointing the season’s hottest prints, colour palettes, materials and silhouettes.
6. Martin O'Toole, Fist of Fury
Making a Start on your Inbound Marketing Strategy. Sunday, 14.30 - 15.00
The founder of brand creative and digital collective Fist of Fury (yes, it is named after a Bruce Lee film!), Martin excels at demystifying digital marketing. This season will see him introduce the R.A.C.E planning tool, which helps businesses to develop their inbound and digital marketing strategy. If you're looking for no-nonsense marketing advice, Martin's your man!
7. Jim Jordan, The Coaching Solutions Toolbox.
Creating Your Strategic Growth Plan for 2015. Sunday, 12.30 - 13.15
Back at Bubble by popular demand, Jim Jordan is a highly-regarded business coach with over 35 years of industry experience. After a successful career in retail, he founded The Coaching Solutions Toolbox - and now helps businesses to create tailored growth plans. This season, he will be sharing his step-by-step guide to preparing, developing and delivering strong business performance.
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