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MIRC 2012: One month to go!

MIRC 2012: One month to go!

We're just one month away from this year's MI Retail Conference & Expo, so if you haven't yet registered for the event, sign up now.

It takes place on Thursday June 28th at The Brewery, Chiswell Street, London and the day will follow a similar format to previous events, with a conference in the morning and an expo in the afternoon. It is free for retailers to attend; they simply need to email or visit our dedicated website at

Director of The Training Point, Ruth Boulton will present a session, 'Your Shop, Your Future', which will focus on how to increase shop footfall and maximise sales.

'Top Tips from MI's Retail Stars' is a panel session, giving dealers the opportunity to learn from some of the industry's most successful stores.
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Another panel session, 'The Future Ain't What It Used To Be' will look at the future of MI retailing, while digital marketing specialist John Straw will highlight the new technologies that all dealers must embrace.

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

And all retailers who submit a question for any of the conference sessions will go into a draw to win an Apple TV media streaming system. Simply email with your question.

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

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

A limited number of additional Event Packages are available. Contact or, 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. Or visit our website at

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