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We are delighted to announce that at this year’s Retail Risk – London conference, we will feature keynote presentations from some very influential individuals. Watch this space for regular additions and updates…

Retail Risk – Global Survey: introduced by Corin Dennison of adidas Group and hosted by Paul Bessant, Founder of Retail Risk

Be among the first to take part – and benefit from – the Retail Risk – Global Survey. Since 2011 Retail Knowledge’s surveys of retailers primarily in the US, UK and Australia have become an indispensable tool for the industry to benchmark operations and find practical ways to beat fraudsters. Now the survey is going global, real time and widening its remit to cover the risk arena – to produce the most timely, accurate and relevant material ever available on all aspects of retail risk.

Using latest polling technology, the survey canvasses information from delegates at the conference and publishes the results in real time at the event. The material is then compiled into a detailed report.

Closing the gap on unknown shrink: Colin Stewart, Director of Asset Protection, Abercrombie & Fitch

With retail and LP budgets coming under increasing scrutiny, Colin will discuss how his team have utilised prescriptive analytics to get closer to what is driving shrink, in the moment, and optimise their approach.

Learn about some of the tools and strategies they have used to apply their resource to to their actual risk; allowing them to be more effective and close the gap on unknown shrink.

About Colin…

Colin Stewart is the Director of Asset Protection at Abercrombie and Fitch, with responsibility for fifteen Countries in Europe and the Middle East. Colin has oversight over loss prevention, investigations, business continuity and crisis management programs within these markets.

Prior to joining Abercrombie, Colin worked in various security and investigations management roles. Before what you could call modern-day loss prevention existed, he had an opportunity to work with some of the best around on the investigative end of the industry. As Colin mentions, “stomping the sales floors of Oxford Street in the late nineties, before many of the major malls existed exposed me to a range of crime you were unlikely to see anywhere else in Europe at that time”. “Whilst those years were spent on the less strategic, reactive end of the industry, they were tones of fun and gave me an awareness education like no other”. Colin managed the investigative arm of Proact Security Group servicing H&M mainly, but also spent time managing contracts for River Island, Benetton and GAP to name a few.

Colin graduated law school, before spending some time in criminal defense litigation where the allure of LP became too great, and was given an opportunity to help Abercrombie and Fitch develop their asset protection program in Europe.


Nick Markwell, APG Cash Drawer

APG Cash Drawer will explore how retailers can enhance cash visibility through integrated cash management technology. He will provide retail examples of how the SMARTtill™ Solution prevented fraudulent cash transactions at the PoS by monitoring all cash handling activities and identifying the shortages at transaction level, while alerting store management in real-time.

More about Nick…

Nick Markwell brings a wealth of experience in cash management and security solutions within the retail and finance sectors. For the last 15 years, he has worked closely with top retailers, banks and CIT companies in the UK, Europe, Australia and South America and understands the challenges that these organisations face today. Nick has also been involved in many projects with leading industry partners such as TGCS, Fujitsu, Wincor, NCR, G & D etc.

Nick joined APG Cash Drawer in 2014 and is very passionate about helping retailers. Ultimately he aims to increase efficiency and improve the customer experience with new and evolving cash management technologies such as the SMARTtill™ Solution.

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