Celebrating retail innovation

22nd June 2023

Are you a Retail Innovator looking for explosive content and to expand your network?

RetailFest, brought to you by the creators of The Retail Hive, is a brand new event experience designed to fundamentally disrupt the traditional landscape.

Our mission is to ensure you:

Swap challenges, solutions and successes with the best of your peers in your discipline

Connect, exchange and collaborate with the leading minds from outside of your discipline to expand your knowledge and network

See, hear and feel the latest solutions to your greatest challenges through our hand-selected, by-referral-only partners – at RetailFest, you’ll be connected with only the companies that are walking the walk, and not just talking the talk

And your colleagues learn, network and socialise together to strengthen team ties, create memories and go back to the office equipped with a wealth of ideas to accelerate your transformation strategies

Lift your head up from the home office, the hot desk or the hustle and bustle of the city to broaden your horizons in the tranquillity and luxury of Oakley Court’s luscious lawns on the banks of the River Thames

Combining hard-hitting and inspirational content, exciting and unique networking and social experiences, hand-selected innovative solution showcases and, of course, the interactive and takeaway-packed small group sessions synonymous with The Retail Hive, RetailFest is the one-stop destination for retail innovators.

RetailFest combines the content quality of a senior leadership conference, the networking opportunities of a members’ club and the fun of a festival to create a truly unique event experience.

Interspersed between inspirational Innovation Stage talks and unique networking opportunities, RetailFest is built on a foundation of high quality, conversational and collaborative small group sessions for leaders in Digital Marketing, Customer Experience, eCommerce, Technology and Architecture, and Sustainability.

Choose your hive:


For those at the forefront of their organisation’s customer acquisition strategy

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For leaders who are connecting the many dots of CX in an increasingly complex, omnichannel world

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Designed for technologists grappling with conflicting priorities and challenges

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Inspiring you to start or accelerate your own sustainability strategy through candid conversations and collaborations

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Innovators headlining RetailFest include

After a day of hearing from, speaking to and collaborating with our expert speakers and innovative partners, unwind, celebrate and party at our RetailRocks Summer Solstice Party with your colleagues and peers with food, drinks, live music and fun activities on the banks of the River Thames. 

Oh, and did we mention that there’s a lifesize, inflatable Stonehenge to throw into the mix? What better place to celebrate the Solstice (we’re just out by a day!) 

Fancy spending the day with us?


Calling all Retail Innovators! We have a limited number of super early bird tickets available for retailers and brands – grab yours now.