eTail Europe 2017

20 - 22 June, 2017

Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre, London

+44 20.7368.9465

 Peter Williams
Peter Williams Chairman
Peter is Chairman of 2 online retailers - plc, a UK quoted company selling young fashion; and Mister Spex, selling eyewear from its base in Berlin. He is also Chairman at U and I Group PLC, the leading property regeneration company; Senior Independent Director at Rightmove plc, the UK’s largest property portal; and is a trustee of the Design Council.

During his executive career he was Chief Executive at both Selfridges plc and Alpha Airports plc. He has also served on the boards of ASOS plc, Cineworld Group plc, Sportech plc, Jaeger, Blacks Leisure Group plc, JJB Sports plc, the EMI group, Silverstone, OfficeTeam, Erno Laszlo, Capital Radio plc and GCap Media plc.

Day 1: Omnichannel & Online Growth - Tuesday, June 20th

9:35 AM FIRESIDE CHAT: Where Is eTail Heading Vs. Traditional Commerce?

The choice between online and offline retail probably still isn’t simple, even after carefully assessing the pros and cons. But do you have to choose at all? There’s been a recent trend of not just traditional retailers opening eCommerce stores, but also online retailers investing in physical locations. So how should you split your time and resource, operating both online and offline? Peter has spent over 30 years in a variety of both executive and non-executive positions in retail, leisure, media and consumer products and draws on this experience to explain, on a macro level:
Where etail is today, versus the rest of the market
Where eTail is heading in 2017 and beyond
The key priorities for retailers now, to take advantage of future opportunities