RMS is delighted to announce that Diane Wehrle, Marketing & Insights Director at Springboard Research, will be joining us at Metro Connect to share her thoughts, views and opinions on the very latest retail insights.

Be sure to register today and join top retail and hospitality brands like New Look, Caffè Nero, One Stop, Peacocks, Schuh, The Co-op, Space NK, The Entertainer, and others as they come together at Metro Connect on Thursday, July 6th!


Diane holds a distinguished reputation as a top authority in the retail sector, boasting unmatched proficiency in comprehending present and emerging retail challenges and consumer patterns. As a frequent commentator on retail performance for national broadcast and print media, she regularly appears on the BBC, ITV, Sky News, and CNBC. Diane’s views are commonly cited in both national and regional publications in the UK.

With an impressive 30-year career in retail, Diane is a founding director of Springboard, established in 2002. She spearheads all of the company’s insights and writes many of their frequent commentaries, articles, assessments, and reports. Her expertise lies in providing valuable intelligence and insights on current retail performance and long-term retail trends to a diverse clientele, including retailers, hospitality occupiers, landlords, investors, and place managers. Diane’s outstanding contributions have earned her a spot among the world’s top 100 retail influencers in both 2021 and 2022, as recognized by Rethink Retail.

Metro Connect 2023 at a Glance:

  • Thursday 6th July 2023
  • Castle Malwood, Minstead, SO43 7PE
  • Metro Forum from 9:30 am to 5.30 pm
  • Networking, Dinner and Entertainment  from 6:30 pm to Late

Registration is free for retailers, hospitality and healthcare professionals and provides you unlimited access to the event, and the full forum programme, including the opportunity to join your peers for a full day of learning, networking, evening entertainment and fun. So, what are you waiting for? Mark your calendars and join us at Metro Connect 2023.


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