The British Independent Retailers Association (bira) has announced details of its next annual High Street Conference, which will take place on Thursday May 15 2014 at Four Pillars Hotel, Cotswold Water Park in Gloucestershire.

bira announces High Street Conference and Gala Awards 2014

The British Independent Retailers Association (bira) has announced details of its next annual High Street Conference, which will take place on Thursday May 15 2014 at Four Pillars Hotel, Cotswold Water Park in Gloucestershire.

bira announces High Street Conference and Gala Awards 2014

The conference will discuss ‘matters concerning independent retailers from across the retail sector and will offer advice and information on areas such as how to power sales, reduce overheads, boost profits and the pros and cons of going global or staying local’.

The conference interlinks with the bira direct (the central buying and invoicing subsidiary company of bira) Suppliers’ Conference, and service partners will be invited to talk about the benefits and preferential deals offered to bira members.

The event will end with a Gala Awards Dinner in the evening, when the achievements of young retailers, key suppliers and charitable champions of the retail industry will be celebrated.

To register an interest and receive exclusive information about the event programme as it develops visit www.bira.co.uk/conference.

Other key events on the bira calendar for 2014 include ‘CHA Independents Day’ which takes place on Monday March 24 at Eckington Manor cookery school in The Cotswolds and the Retail Study Tour to New York in June 2014.

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