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TV Dragon and Small Business Sunday founder, Theo Paphitis to deliver keynote conversation at Autumn Fair

By Emily Peagram 01 Sep 2021

This year’s Autumn Fair’s seminar programme has been announced with a range of informative talks and discussions from some key names in retail. Included in the line-up is Theo Paphitis who will be taking a look at the evolving shape of UK retail.

The Inspiring Retail Stage programme kicks off this Sunday (September 5th) at 11am. Industry experts will look at everything from the future of the high street and key industry trends, to how to tackle the Christmas buying season following the change in consumer buying habits.

The keynote conversation will be hosted on Tuesday September 7th by TV Dragon and small business champion Theo Paphitis. Suzanne Ellingham, Head of Content, Autumn Fair said: “The last 18 months have left their mark on all retailers. However, with all change comes opportunity, and the chance to change the way that consumers think about retail. We are excited to welcome retail entrepreneur Theo Paphitis to the Inspiring Retail Stage to discuss some of the big questions around how independent retailers, who are potentially positioned to come out of this period stronger than ever, take advantage of this period of change. From how they stay on top of consumers evolving expectations, and why they need to double down on the service no question is off limits in this frank and honest discussion with World Retail Congress editor and Forbes contributor Mark Faithful.”

Theo Paphitis added: “Autumn Fair is always a fantastic opportunity for connecting retailers and suppliers. After many months of making the best of the virtual world, this Autumn Fair is another sign that retail is getting back on its feet and people are wanting to attend these live shows. It is always a much-anticipated event for my #SBS Small Business Sunday winners and an opportunity for them to further blossom as a business. I’m delighted to be attending once again in Birmingham, anticipating the live buzz of the event, talking about retail and of course visiting the #SBS Pavilion. I’ll see you there!”

Autumn Fair takes place on 5th- 8th September at NEC Birmingham. To make the most of your visit, discover the full seminar programme at

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