Mary “Queen of Shops” Portas will be the keynote speaker at Cycle Vision 2015, the Zyro dealer-show. Also new for this year is Zyro Independent Retailer Awards. Cycle Vision 2015 will be staged at Vinopolis in London on 19th and 20th October.
The show will also feature brand workshops with suppliers.
Portas will speak at an independent retailer seminar on the Monday evening. Zyro said she will “empower retailers with her foresight and unique knowledge of brands, retail trends and consumer insights.”
Following the seminar will be a banquet dinner and the first annual Zyro Independent Retailer Awards, recognising and awarding Zyro’s top UK and Irish independent retailers.
Zyro director Julie Ellison said: “With the fantastic growth in attendance over the last few years we continue to build on our Cycle Vision show. In enlisting Mary Portas to deliver an independent retailer seminar and hosting our first Independent Retailer Awards, we have made this an unmissable event for our retailers. As well as being able to see all of our market leading brands in one place, retailers will have the chance to visit our invaluable first-look brand workshops and speak directly to representatives of our brands.”
The show will open from 9.30am on both Monday and Tuesday; with product workshops running throughout the day and a light lunch will be available between 12.00pm and 2.00pm. All retailers who sign up and attend the show will have the opportunity to take advantage of show promotions.
Brands that will be on show are Abus, Altura, Bell, Blackburn, CamelBak, Cateye, Fenwick’s, Genuine Innovations, Giro, Hamax, Panaracer, SKS, Tifosi, TORQ and Tortec.