Welcome to R:Evolution 4.0

R:Evolution is our flagship retail and consumer conference created for industry leaders and influencers, senior investors and entrepreneurs

Now in its 4th year, R:Evolution answers the question: “What’s next for the retail and consumer sectors?”

R:Evolution brings together the leading lights of the industry to share knowledge and insight, and allow them to plug into the latest thinking, experiences, technology and innovation that will help keep us all ahead of the curve.



Battle of the Titans


Talent and agile working


Building retail business models for the future


Tools that help retailers to innovate and engage (Gen Z to Silver Surfers)

Themes covered at this year’s R:Evolution 4.0

Alongside international speakers, we'll host three think tanks. These engaging panels will be hosted by those shaping the face of our industry and will cover topics including technology and innovation, talent and agile working. Our hotly anticipated "Battle of the Titans" is a future-gazing panel of leadership figures exploring the areas that will be key to shaping our industry over the coming year. Back by popular demand, our high energy Dragons' Den will be the penultimate step in TrueStart's Summer Campaign to identify the hottest retail and consumer startups to invest in and the audience will play a key role in the selection process. There will be numerous networking opportunities throughout the day as well opportunities to explore the TrueStart Emporium that will feature a plethora of the most-up-date of industry-relevant innovation. An aftershow party will close the day's festivities for all attendees of the event only and will run from 8pm - 10pm.

Last year's agenda

Introducing 2017's Advisory Board

Sir Ian Cheshire



Sandrine Deveaux


Managing Director

Matthew Lawson

Ribble Cycles

Chief Digital Officer

Jonathan Wall

Shop Direct

Group eCommerce Director

John Vary

John Lewis

Innovation Director

JC Oliver


Chief Creative Officer

Jeremy Morris


Industry Head of Retail & Technology

Henry Holland

House of Holland


Edward Griffith



Deborah Weinswig

Fung Global Retail & Technology

Managing Director

Dan Warne


UK Managing Director

Cassandra Stavrou



Amy Cole


Head of Brand Development

2017 Sponsors

2017 venue

Tobacco Dock

18th May
2:30pm - 10pm

More information

Previous Years' Attendees