RetailX Salon - a quarterly exchange of ideas

RetailX Salon is a quarterly, off-the-record meet-up series to support an exchange of ideas. 

The informal, confidential and peer-led programme balances ideas, experience and discussion.

We cover topics of commercial interest to leaders in digital D2C – retailers, brands selling direct, marketplaces and experiences.

Four, quarterly meetings constitute our first season, starting on 1 May, 2024.

The Salon is a space to make and change your mind!

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  • An inspiring and cozy venue (the penthouse at the Allbright Townhouse in London)
  • A lifebalance-friendly time (afternoon, 2.30~5.30pm)
  • Powered by afternoon tea, cakes and savouries.

RetailX will support the topics with a prepared Board Brief for both prep and reference afterwards, and supporting materials will be available to participants in the Salon online resource.


Over the years RetailX has hosted 157 executive networking dinners, and a growing sentiment has been the desire to spend more time talking with and learning from each other. 

At the end of 2023, at a Podcast Alumni dinner, some guests volunteered to share expertise, others suggested topics, and Georgia (our podcast co-host) and her team agreed to support the idea. The Salon series was born.



We’ll invite leaders to a group and arrange a quarterly meeting, polling the group for topics, questions and suggestions, and then facilitating the conversation with some research.




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Ian Jindal

Ian Jindal is the Editor in Chief of InternetRetailing, responsible for the editorial, strategic and research activities of the group. Ian also co-founded, the research and performance business that produces the ranking reports (eg Global Elite 1000), the Country Reports and our admired Annual and Sector Reports. You can connect with Ian via

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Georgia Scott

Georgia heads marketing for Adobe across UK, ME&A, is a C-level entrepreneur and co-hosts the RetailCraft Podcast.

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Jennifer Roebuck

Retailer, Entrepreneur, Founder, CMO and NED... and leading our first discussion on AI.

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Martin Shaw

Martin is RetailX's Research Director, leading both the primary research and the analyst teams.


Commercial leaders in digital D2C businesses. Whether retailers and brands from the Top500 ranking, marketplace leaders, or selling experiences to consumers in hospitality, entertainment, leisure… The conversation is driven by D2C professionals and so the Salon is not suited to B2B suppliers, agencies or consultants to the industry. If you’re unsure as to fit, relevance or criteria please contact Ian to discuss.


Membership is by invitation, but if we have missed you in error or you’d like to nominate someone then please contact Ian or Georgia, or complete the form below 👇. We read all incoming – no AI, just us.

Membership means that you are part of the 2024 cohort and you will be invited to all four Salons. If you can’t join us in person then you’ll still get the Board Brief and the Learning Points document post-events. 

Once signed up you’ll get access to the community site where you can access all conversations, materials and Salon details.

Don’t be reserved – tell us of your interest or nominate a peer!

Register for RetailX Salon 2024

Register your interest for RetailX Salon 2024. Places are limited to 24 attendees per session. We will contact you to confirm your availability and your tickets.

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