We’re back for a second year to join our friends at Retail Week Live and we couldn’t be more excited. We’ll be hosting a panel on Partnerships in the age of disruption and we’ve got a stellar line up for you…

Karina van den Oever will be joined by Alexa Fernandez (Open Innovation and Ecosystem Builder at BBVA), David Grunwald (VP, Innovation at Farfetch), Tim Davies (Managing Director of Ventures at Co-op) and Wincie Wong (Head of Innovation for Supply Chain Services at RBS).

Being smart about how to collaborate and partner is the secret recipe for bringing real innovations to market, and therefore future profitable growth. In this session, we’ll discuss how to shift the mindset away from a traditional vendor-buyer relationship, looking at why retailers need to embrace partnerships to ensure their survival, and how they benefit the customer.

This follows the success of last year’s panel ‘Retail AI: Transforming how we live, shop, work and play’ and our fireside chat on ‘Bringing the best of Silicon Valley to your organisation’.

Retail Week Live brings together over 150 world-class speakers from across retail and other industries to inspire leaders on the latest trends and developments.

If you’re heading to The Intercontinental, O2 today for the biggest event in the industry, make sure you drop by and say hello! We’ll be on stage three at 11.40am.

And if you’re not able to make it, watch this space for highlights from our guest panellists coming soon.