Our keynote sessions offer you the chance to learn from the North’s key influencers and experts, featuring the latest industry developments through real-world case studies.

Take a look at the programme below for day one with details on each speaker and a synopsis of their talk.

Northern eCommerce Brands Marketplaces

Marketing UX/CRO


Northern eCommerce Brands

 Time Northern eCommerce Brands Agenda
10:30 – 10:50 Ryan Cheyne, People Director, Rentalcars.com
10:50 – 11:10 Dan Cluderay, Founder, Approved Foods

“Approved Foods: From a market stall to international online seller, the challenge of understanding what the customer wants and developing our own AI tech.”

11:10 – 11:30 Michael Boyle, Head of Digital, Maniere De Voir



 Time Marketplaces Agenda
11:45 – 12:05 Nick Glynne, Managing Director, Buy It Direct
12:05 – 12:25 Fergus Campbell, Head of Communications & Marketing, Gumtree
12:25 – 12:45 Theodore Hettich, CSO, Fruugo.com

“Fruugo’s continued growth/rise as a Northern UK Company”

● Uncover invaluable insights by monitoring user behaviour
● The importance of design vs experience
● Working cross border
● Learn when to pivot
● Think global

Fruugo is a rapidly growing global marketplace enabling individual retailers to gain new customers from around the world. Fruugo’s marketplace is available to shoppers in 32 countries, in 17 languages and 22 currencies. The marketplace is growing at over 141% per year on average and now offers international shoppers millions of products and thousands of brands from retailers worldwide.

12:45 – 13:05 CJ Rosenbaum, Founder, Amazon Lawyers



 Time Marketing Agenda
13:20 – 13:40 To be announced
13:40 – 14:00 To be announced
14:00 – 14:20 Liam Howley, Group Marketing Director, Music Magpie

“Musicmagpie & Decluttr: Our markets, our future, disrupting markets and being disrupted.”



 Time UX/CRO Agenda
14:35 – 14:55 James Barley, Head of UX Research, Autotrader

“Innovating the automotive market through UX and experimentation”

Auto Trader is the UK’s largest automotive market place, and has retained this position by innovating and disrupting the industry, including itself. James’ talk will share some of the lessons learned from this, and how a focus on UX and experimentation is helping the brand’s strategy moving forward into a time of uncertainty and unknowns for the motor industry.”

14:55 – 15:15 Jon Cleaver, CTO, In The Style Fashion Ltd