Networking events, conferences & exhibitions
Make exciting new contacts and discover a world of industry insight at our range of events throughout the year.
The big benefits to our members:
- We offer a full calendar of events up and down the UK
- Discover the next big thing in your industry
- Learn something new from leading retail experts
- Make some fantastic new contacts
- Become part of a committee and help shape the future
- Enjoy a break from your business and return with renewed enthusiasm
We host a range of events and support various external events and exhibitions in the industry. In addition to these events, bira members meet continuously throughout the year at committee or branch meetings.
Just some of the ways you can connect
High Street Conference
bira brings together its membership base – independent retailers, product suppliers and service partners – for its High Street Conference each year. This national conference allows us to provide an update on current legislation, technologies and trends, and is a must-attend event on the bira calendar.
Webinars & Workshops
bira hosts a number of webinars and workshops to provide you with in-depth information from our service providers and industry partners.
We cover everything from workplace pensions to mobile marketing, PCI DSS Compliance to cyber protection, and fire protection to legal updates.
The webinars and workshops are free to join, and are a great way to keep up to date with mandatory new legislation, or learn about the latest trends.
Visits to your area
bira regularly tours the UK providing face to face business advice and support to our members. Look out for events local to you, or request a visit to your shop. You can also meet up with retailers in your region through branch meetings, which are informal member-led, regional catch ups.
To discover more, contact your Regional Membership Manager.
Retail Study Tours
bira Retail Study Tours allow members to go behind the scenes of some of the most inventive and exciting retailers in the UK. These trips provide valuable insights into how others successfully operate, and provide attendees with some unforgettable memories and great ideas!