Tesco and B&Q to advise retailers at ‘Optimising growth in international markets’ breakfast briefing

13-02-2013

Two senior directors from Tesco and B&Q will speak at IVIS Group’s ‘Optimising growth in international markets’ breakfast briefing next week.

Steve Robinson, Customer Director at B&Q and Nigel Blunt, Head of International Business Development for Internet Retailing at Tesco, will advise retailers on multi-channel and international trading; focusing on how best to sell in new territories. 

The free event, to which all retailers are invited, takes place at the Institute of Directors (IOD) in central London next week on Tuesday 19 February from 8.30am to 12pm.

“Retailers will benefit from the wisdom of Nigel and Steve who’ve both been in the industry for many years and have an immense amount of valuable experience to impart,” said Paul Bolton, Director of Product and Strategy at IVIS Group. “They’ll be showing real examples of how retailers and brand owners optimise their multi-channel growth in and across international markets.”

Nigel Blunt was a key member of Tesco’s team as the grocer launched in markets including Eastern Europe, Korea, China, South East Asia and the US. Before Joining Tesco seven years ago, he spent four years at the Home Retail Group.

Steve Robinson was formerly CEO of Tesco Direct and M&M Direct prior to joining B&Q last year.

IVIS Group’s Paul Bolton, who will also speak at the event, previously led European eCommerce for Panasonic Consumer Electronics across 27 countries, before assuming a board level role. For the last four years at IVIS Group, Paul has been using his experience and strategic vision to help retailers achieve their multi-channel objectives globally.

Retailers attending will be invited to ask questions during a panel discussion.

  

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