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Pulse 2017 speaker line-up announced

Speaker highlights at ShopTalk during Pulse 2017 includes talks from Kirsty Whyte, product manager at Heal's and Ruth Wasserman, head of design at

Shoptalk at Pulse 2017 is presented by 5X15 - curators of inspirational talks and workshops. The insightful conference programme is expertly devised to provide practical insights to support and inform creative retail businesses.

The 2017 talks programme includes speakers from Heal’s, The Design Museum,, Future & Found, Simple Shape and Skandium.

Highlights include Christina Schmidt, Owner & Co-Founder of and Skandium - In her talk Christina will reveal why storytelling is vital to help retail products stand out from the crowd and how this can be achieved through the power of design.

Kirsty Whyte, Product & Design Manager at Heal's, will explore what a designer collaboration looks like and why it can be mutually beneficial for both retailers and designers. Ruth Wasserman, 

Head of Design at will give an exclusive insight into what MADE.COM does to understand customers and how research into customer lifestyle informs its product offering. 

And Rebecca Hossain, Head of Retail and Publishing at The Design Museum will share her top ten tips for impactful visual merchandising, and how this can be replicated on a shoestring budget.

For the full ShopTalk line-up and to register for a free trade ticket visit

Pulse, a beautiful curated, boutique trade event for inspiring new gifts, modern living and fashion accessories, takes place at Olympia London from May 14-16. 

[photo caption above: Pictured L to R: Christina Schmidt, Kirsty Whyte, Ruth Wasserman)

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