Retail Racing at PalmerSport 2024

June 26, 2024
June 27, 2024
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Located on the scenic embankment of the Great River Ouse in Bedfordshire, The Swan Hotel in Bedford offers an unparalleled setting for building a robust professional network. With its luxurious rooms and tranquil surroundings, it serves as an ideal backdrop for retail leaders to forge meaningful business relationships. Leveraging this unique setting, retail leaders can effectively work towards expanding their professional network, sharing innovative ideas, and driving growth in the retail sector.



The Swan Hotel, Bedford


This exciting networking event will kick off with a series of expertly curated 1-2-1 meetings. These are more than just professional networking opportunities, they're a chance for senior retailers to establish enduring relationships with innovative software solutions providers who can help them to overcome challenges, enhance their tech offering, and gain a competitive edge in the fast-paced retail arena. For innovative retail tech providers, our event is a fantastic opportunity to grow your pipeline and connect with your key industry prospects, including retailers from some of the biggest brands in the UK.


After the initial formal introductions, attendees will enjoy a delicious, 3-course networking dinner. This opulent evening stands as one of our top-tier networking gatherings, carefully crafted to encourage connections in a comfortable and enjoyable atmosphere. Distinguished guests, including retail leaders, will have the chance to network and establish fresh relationships.


On the second day of our program, we offer an exclusive luxury driving adventure at PalmerSport. Participants will enjoy the rare privilege of commanding eight high-performance racing vehicles while engaging in a series of thrilling challenges. This experience goes beyond the rush of speed; it represents a noteworthy retail networking opportunity. Race, relax and make unforgettable memories as you connect with industry peers in this informal, fun environment.

What you will be driving

BMW M2 Competition
Caterham PalmerSport Edition
Caterham Pursuit
Land Rover Defender
Mclaren F3000
Palmer JP-LM
Renault Clio Cup Racer
Ginetta G56 GTA
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AN unforgettable event

The best networking and idea generation event in my calendar
Kevin Cooper
Such an amazing couple of days. From the fantastic conversations with fellow retailers and technology companies to the thrill and excitement of the racing itself. I've never been to an event like it - hope I get an invite next year!
Mark Hammond
Head of eCommerce and Marketing


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on the day

2-3pm - Registration and networking buffet lunch

3-5pm - 1-2-1 Meetings

5-7pm - Free time and Networking

7pm - Drinks Reception

7:30-10pm - Networking Dinner & Presentations

on the SECOND day

7.30am - Transport for those not driving to PalmerSports

8.00am - Registration and breakfast on location

8.30am - Full racing briefing 

9.00am - 4x racing challenges

1.00pm - Lunch

1.45pm - 4x racing challenges

4.30pm - Afternoon tea

4.45pm - Award Ceremonies 

5.30pm - Transport to Bedford for those not driving 

4.45pm - Award Ceremonies 

5.30pm - Transport to Bedford for those not driving 

We place our sponsors prominently before key retail decision-makers in an enjoyable, fun atmosphere. Our signature blend of dedicated retail industry events, thrilling driving experiences, and premium hospitality makes us an ideal platform for generating valuable business leads. 

We go the extra mile to bring retail decision-makers and senior retailers directly to you. Our objective is to make networking an unforgettable experience that cultivates meaningful connections and relationships within the retail industry.

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