Retra Conference 2022

The Retra Conference returns:

April 5, 2022 at Double Tree by Hilton, Coventry.

This year’s Retra Conference will see the industry coming together to celebrate 80 years of the organisation.

Hosted by journalist and broadcaster, Declan Curry and themed around ‘The Challenge of Change’, the 2022 Retra Conference promises a great line-up of speakers, including:

  • Dave Andrews, Specialist Sales Channel Head, Sony BV
  • Richard Hartigan, Google’s industry manager for technology
  • Nick Simon, GfK’s client director for market intelligence
  • Paul Hide, chief executive, AMDEA 

Since Retra was founded back in 1942, we have held an annual conference for the benefit of the members and industry. 

Due to the global pandemic, we have not held a conference since 2019. I am delighted that we will once again be able host a face-to-face Retra Conference, on April 5. By that time, it will have been three long years since we last came together as an association and industry

Howard Saycell, Retra CEO

'The Challenge of Change' 

As well as our speakers, a number of special guests including Robert Hughes, chairman of Hughes Electrical, and Steve Jones, Sirius Buying Group managing director, will be joining our popular discussion panels to talk about the challenges that lie ahead for retailers and manufacturers following some of the most turbulent years in retail.

More details soon.

80 years of Retra

In addition to the Conference we will be celebrating our 80th anniversary, at the same hotel, on the evening of April 4. Food and drink will be provided alongside memorabilia from our history. 

The night is free to anyone attending the Conference the next day.

To celebrate the return of the conference and our 80th birthday we are giving away 125 FREE PLACES!

The free places are available to Retra members only.

They are limited to one per member, and will be allocated on a first come first served basis. 

To register your interest for one of the free places simply click the button below or email: Pat Sheldrake:

Additional places can also be booked for only £45 plus VAT 

The Retra Conference 2022 is sponsored by AMDEA, Sony and AvensysLive