Featured Talk: Paul Currie, CEO Foyles,"Retail of the Future"

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Sunday, January 29, 2017 -
2:20pm to 3:30pm
Room: 
Northstar Ballroom

Foyles, once an old-school English bookshop, has made major changes in the past year. Paul Currie, appointed CEO of Foyles in April of 2015, has provided innovative leadership, ranging from merging online and in-store operations and having staff use digital devices on the floor, to rethinking the company's operations and logistics. In this talk, Currie will discuss his ideas of the future of bookselling, some of the highlights of recent changes in Foyles, and the new emphasis on customer service.

  • Paul Currie, CEO, Foyles (UK)
  • Oren Teicher, CEO, ABA (Moderator)

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Independent bookstores act as community anchors; they serve a unique role in promoting the open exchange of ideas, enriching the cultural life of communities, and creating economically vibrant neighborhoods.

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