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MIRC 2012: Discover how to increase shop footfall and maximise sales

Lisa Carter
MIRC 2012: Discover how to increase shop footfall and maximise sales

Practical ideas to improve your business are promised by speaker Ruth Boulton at next month's MI Retail Conference & Expo.

Director of The Training Point, Boulton has provided advice and training within the MI market for over 15 years, both in partnership  with the MIA and directly with retailers and suppliers. Projects undertaken have included: facilitation of strategy reviews; design and introduction of appraisal systems; sales training; leadership training; appraisal training.

Her session at MIRC, 'Your Shop, Your Future', will provide practical ideas to improve market awareness, increase traffic and make the most of every sales opportunity.

Now in its third year, the MI Retail Conference & Expo, in association with Musikmesse, is a trade event backed by MI Pro and organised by Intent Media, and is aimed solely at maximising retail sales.

The event takes place on Thursday June 28th at The Brewery, Chiswell Street, London.

The day is free for retailers to attend and will include a conference session in the morning, once again curated by the MIA's CEO Paul McManus.

Legendary prog rocker and raconteur Rick Wakeman will provide the keynote discussion.

After a free lunch, the expo will open, featuring the market's biggest manufacturers and distributors.

In addition, there will be a series of 'Break-Out Sessions' during the afternoon, giving distributors and manufacturers the opportunity to present technical or service sessions with smaller groups of dealers.

An after-show drinks reception, sponsored by Roland, will provide networking opportunities to round off the day's events. And all dealers will go home with the now-legendary VIP Gift Bag.

The UK's top 250 retailers are set to attend the event, and dealers can register. by emailing mirc@intentmedia.co.uk.

Musikmesse is the headline sponsor of the MI Retail Conference & Expo, with Platinum Partners including Barnes & Mullins, JHS, Casio, Ubisoft and Yamaha. Gold Partners include Audio-Technica, EMC/Tanglewood, Intermusic, Lamba, Mel Bay, Monacor, Soundking, Rotosound, Korg, Elixir and TC Group.

A limited number of additional Event Packages are available. Contact Darrell.Carter@intentmedia.co.uk or Jodie.Holdway@intentmedia.co.uk, or call 01992 535647 to find out more.

For all the latest news on the MI Retail Conference & Expo, follow our Twitter feed at @mirc2012. And bookmark the website at www.mirc-expo.com

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