Live Talks

 

The Live Talks Theatre is packed full of engaging and educational content by top-end industry speakers on business and marketing-related topics, as well as industry trends.

 

Below are the Live Talks that took place in 2019. Watch this space for the updates on this year’s edition!


Flooring Retail Stores – The Next Generation
Phil Pond, Scarlet Opus
Retailing isn’t about product anymore; it’s about consumers enjoying a ‘Retail Experience’. How do you design a shop selling flooring to be a ‘Retail Experience’? You start by attending this talk.

A Practical Guide to using Social Media – The Most Powerful Marketing Tool of Modern Times
Emily Fletcher, Harrogate Social Media Ltd
Social media marketing for any business can be scary if you do not understand or know what you are doing, but it really doesn’t need to be this way. This talk will provide you with a basic starters guide to social media marketing and remove the fear factor.

 

The Emerging Future of Retail
Michael Weedon, Exp2 Ltd
Will the future really all be about online? Merging online and offline sales channels point to a future where shops continue to play a key role in providing consumer needs right alongside their mobile phones.

 

Developing New Technologies in Flooring: Why Open Collaboration Works
Paul Woolvine, IOBAC UK Ltd
Insight, learnings and top tips from years of experience of product development within the flooring industry – the benefits of open innovation and partner collaboration for agile, forward-thinking companies.

 

Wool is…the Best Fibre for your Carpets

Martin Curtis, Chairman, Wool Carpet Focus Group
Martin will explain the natural benefits of wool; for you, your family, your home and the planet. In many ways it is the forgotten fibre but in reality it is the Fibre for the Future!


2 Design Trends for 2020 Interiors
Phil Pond, Scarlet Opus
Consumers follow design trends. They know which colours, patterns and materials will be ‘on-trend’. Do you? Will your 2020 flooring range be what they want to buy? Attend this talk and get ahead of the game.


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