Sale Force

The Ecom Trends to Watch In 2017

Meet the founders of the world’s fastest growing online retailer



Thursday 17th November 2016, 8.45am – 10.30am

Interchange Triangle, NW1 8AB


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Exclusively for retailers, preview of what will matter in the year ahead in the world of eCommerce, from sales & marketing to product & customer experience!

We have summoned the five wisest men, men with fingers on more pulses than most GPs, to reveal what we should watch out for next year; vital information if you are looking for inspiration, validation or simply a better ROI for your time and money at work.

Who should attend? Senior decision makers in retail looking for growth in 2017

BONUS – FREE BOOK: All attendees will get a copy of the brand new ‘How To Sell Online – The Experts Guide To Making Your Business More Successful and Profitable Online’, published by Pearson (worth £17.99)


Jeff Chapin, Co-founder and Chief Product Officer at Casper
“Casper Went From $0 to $100 Million in Less Than 24 Months”

Nikolay Piriankov, Founder of Rare Pink
“The British Jewellers’ Association named them “Best New Jeweller of the Year”

David Lewis, Retail Trends Expert, RichRelevance
“RichRelevance has generated over $20 billion in sales for its clients, include Office Depot, Costco and Marks & Spencer”




Christer Holloman, CEO and Co-founder, Divido

Following their individual presentations Christer Holloman, CEO and co-founder of will run a moderated panel discussion where you can ask your questions and get involved in the debate!

Divido lets customers spread the cost of any purchase over a period of time while the merchant gets paid in full right away. Retailers that start offering finance as a new payment option increase basket sizes and conversation rates by 15-25%.

BONUS: All attendees will also get a copy of the brand new ‘How To Sell Online – The Experts Guide To Making Your Business More Succefull and Profitable Online’, published by Pearson Education (worth £17.99). For more details, please visit Amazon.


08.45 Registration Starts

09.00 Door Closes

09.05 Welcome & Intro

9.15 Keynote 1

9.25 Keynote 2

9.30 Keynote 3

9.45 Interactive Panel Discussion

10.15 Optional Networking

10.30 Ends

Fresh croissants and juice will be available during the morning



Feb: The Art of Up Selling Online

April: How to Minimise Shopping Cart Abandonment

June:  How to Prevent Online Retail Fraud

Aug: The Key Trends for Online Retailing in 2018

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The First Tuesday Award 2014

Once a year we name The UK’s Most Promising Internet Company with a Final at Internet World trade show attended by 11,000 industry professionals. Previous winners and finalists includes companies once tiny
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Deloitte provides audit, tax, consulting, and corporate finance services to public and private clients spanning multiple industries. The Global Technology, Media & Telecommunications Industry (TMT) group consists of the practices organised in the various member firms of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited (DTTL) and is dedicated to helping clients evaluate complex issues, develop fresh approaches to problems and implement practical solutions. Within the Technology practice in the UK, our clients range from FTSE100 globally renowned organisations, to high-tech, fast-growing SMEs; covering a range of sectors from hardware and hi-tech manufacturing, to software and internet.

The pace of technological change is one of the biggest challenges facing industry executives today. In a market of economic uncertainty, technology companies are changing their business strategies in order to adapt for success. We understand the challenges that technology companies face during their business growth cycle and tailor comprehensive solutions for our clients accordingly. By helping companies adapt quickly to this evolving terrain, we can unlock the innovative and creative thinking they need to compete.

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Then you should nominate it to the First Tuesday Award!

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New & Final Deadline: Sunday 8th June 2014, 6.00pm.

Once a year we name The UK’s Most Promising Internet Company with a Final at Internet World trade show attended by 11,000 industry professionals. Previous winners and finalists includes companies once tiny companies like and when they where making their way up! Apart from the recognition the winner will be offered 6 hours of consultation from Deloitte with a choice of industry specialists from across all their service areas including, Tax, Audit, Corporate Finance and Consulting.

How it works: A panel of VC’s (see below) will screen and shortlist 10 companies and 3 finalists. Each business is assessed based on the robustness of their business model (incl degree of innovation, USP vs competitors), market size/company growth, technical execution and quality of the team. The 3 companies indexing the highest on these variables will be the finalists that will be forwarded to the jury. The finalists will pitch to the jury and Internet World audience live on stage Tuesday 17th June 1pm.

The award is handed to the winner by the Jury Chairman.


Chairman: David Buttress, CEO,


David took the company public last month and raised £1.47bn in the process, making it London’s biggest technology listing in eight years. Just Eat has 5.9m active users who place takeaway orders through the online service.

Sanj Bhayro, Senior AVP – EMEA SMB,





EMEA Sales Leader at for over 8 years across multiple regions and market segments. Currently responsible for the EMEA Small to Medium Business Unit. Committed to aligning and helping start ups and fast growing companies achieve success. 15 yrs experience in technology across various industries and segments in EMEA.

David Cobb, Partner, Deloitte


Lead Deloitte’s  Transfer Pricing team with a focus on the Technology, Media & Telecoms industries for companies of all sizes.


Review Panel

Ben Tompkins, General Partner, Eden Ventures (Twitter: @b_tompkins)

72 Point / One Poll London Office Launch Party

With over €150 million under management, Eden has invested in over 35 European startups – typically initially investing at the seed/A round but with the capacity to invest up to €10 million in its best companies.

Grace Gould, Index Ventures (Twitter: @gracergould)


Grace works on the early stage technology investment team for Index Ventures. Previously she founded two startups, one in the health and one in the media space.

Linus Dahg, Wellington Partners (Twitter: @LDahg)


Early stage VC, Linus joined the Digital Media and Software team at Wellington Partners in 2014 His primary role is identifying investment opportunities and building relationships with the great entrepreneurs behind these companies. 

Mark Gracey, Principal, Scottish Equity Partners





Focused on software and web technology opportunities. Before joining SEP, Mark founded and ran the European operations of network security OEM. Previously he worked as an engineer for 7 years focusing on high-speed semiconductors.

Richard Marsh, Partner, DFJ


Richard is an experienced entrepreneur as well as a venture capitalist. He founded and built Datanomic, a Cambridge-based software company which was a pioneer of Data Quality software and was acquired by Oracle. As an investor, Richard has worked across software, hardware, mobile and cleantech sectors.

Wayne Gibbins, Vice President, Notion Capital (Twitter: @waynegibbins)





Wayne has worked in a variety of roles within the web technology sphere including in software engineering, product management, product marketing, marketing, operations, strategic partnerships, communications and branding.

Frederico Pirzio, Founder, Playfair Capital (Twitter @Fede_r1c0)


Founder of early stage investment fund Playfair Capital and has backed thirty one tech companies in the last three years. Under this guise Federico also started the coworking and incubator space Warner Yard, a startup hub and the London outpost of US accelerator Techstars.

Mike Chalfen, Experienced VC (Twitter: @chalfs)





Over the past 16 years, Mike has served on 20 boards and made around 35 investments across the technology and media sectors. Invests in enterprise software and mobile, e-commerce and internet service. Before Advent he worked as a partner at BCG.


First Tuesday was founded in 1998 and is today the UK’s largest network for the leaders of high growth technology companies, their investors and related service providers with over 5,000 registered contacts.

The first tuesday of a given month (hence the name) we gather the best connected individuals to discuss new opportunities within a trending vertical in the digital space. It’s a thought leadership forum for those interested in staying ahead of the curve.

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Source the best keynotes, leave with new and actionable insight
Actively manage the mix of attendees, meet great people
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