The SYNAXON National Conference is just a couple of months away and we’re delighted to announce our Keynote Speaker – Gerald Ratner. The riches to rags and back to riches entrepreneur talks with typical candour and a great deal of humour about the rollercoaster journey. He even raises a smile when he produces The Sun’s list of the ‘50 biggest mistakes of all time’ – in which his is ranked top!
Don’t miss your chance to hear from Gerald Ratner by booking your place today.
Keynote Speaker – Gerald Ratner
Gerald’s comments at an IOD conference ranked top of The Sun’s list of the ‘50 biggest mistakes of all time.’ He now says that comparing his product to M&S prawn sandwiches (which cost the same but lasted much longer) cost him a billion pounds – “which in those days was a lot of money.”
Gerald Ratner took over the family jewellery chain in the mid-80s, becoming one of Britain’s best-known businessmen. He transformed it from 130 stores with sales of £13m to a public company with 2,500 stores and sales of over £1.2bn. By 1990, Ratner’s was the world’s largest jewellery retailer with profits in excess of £120m.
Following a widely reported gaffe in which he compared his products to M&S prawn sandwiches, Gerald was forced to sell the business. Reduced to virtually nothing and shunned by banks and prospective employers, he eventually picked himself up and clawed his way back – first with a health club then with geraldonline. The internet jewellery business is now the largest in the sector, perhaps presaging a return to the high street.
Now in its 8th year, the SYNAXON National Conference has established itself as one of the must-attend channel events where hundreds of SYNAXON members and dozens of channel vendors/distributors meet. With a format designed to provide the optimum opportunities to network and collaborate with colleagues and industry peers, this years Conference looks set to be the best one yet.
- Over 250 member attendees
- 55 exhibitors
- 1000’s of productive one-to-one meetings
- Industry leading keynotes
- 16 x Vendor& SYNAXON workshops
- VIP Speaker (Gerald Ratner)
- Exciting SYNAXON UK updates
- The legendary SYNAXON gala dinner!
- With infamous entertainment to be announced
Date & Time – Thursday 20th June to Friday 21st June
Location – Jury’s Inn Hinckley Island, Watling St, Burbage, Hinckley LE10 3JA
We look forward to seeing you there, but places are limited and expected to be taken up quickly so register for your FREE place today.
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