Mary Portas to speak at NOPEX

Natural & Organic Products Expo (NOPEX) has announced that the renowned retail expert,broadcaster, author and activist Mary Portas OBE will headline the trade exhibition, which takes place on April 14 and April 15 at ExCeL London. 

Mary is a highly influential figure in the retail world, with decades of experience and a successful track record of rebuilding businesses. Her TV series, ‘Mary Queen of Shops’, premiered in 2007 and she’s presented for BBC and Channel 4 ever since, becoming a trusted advisor for numerous brands – including many exhibitors at NOPEX.

Mary said: “Our High Streets lies at the heart of our economy and are the lifelines for our communities, playing a role in people’s wellbeing and sense of identity. Although they are experiencing unprecedented challenges, the opportunities are huge. I look forward to sharing my insights and answering questions in front of this important audience at NOPEX in April.”

During her keynote presentation, Mary will delve into the ever-evolving landscape of the natural and organic products industry, with a focus on sustainability, ethical practices, and consumer trends. She will speak on the Main Stage at 12pm on April 15. 


Event director Annie Lindsell said: “We are beyond excited to have Mary Portas join us as a keynote speaker at the NOPEX. Her vast experience and deep understanding of the retaillandscape will undoubtedly bring immense value to our attendees. Mary’s passion for sustainable and ethical practices aligns perfectly with the focus of our event, and we have no doubt that her talk will inspire and empower visitors.”

Since 1997, NOPEX has been a place where independent retailers, supermarkets, multiples and buying professionals meet to source the best natural, organic, planet-based, free-from and sustainable products. Co-located with Natural Food Expo and Natural Beauty Expo, NOPEX promises to be an exceptional opportunity for attendees to gain insights, discover new ranges, and deepen their understanding of the natural and organic products space.  

This year’s speaker line-up promises to be the best ever: more than 50 speakers will be taking to the stage with some fantastic names due to be announced over the coming weeks.

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