• Shoreditch House (map)
  • 1 Ebor Street
  • London, England, E1 6AW
  • United Kingdom

For the second in a series of talks at Shoreditch House, we are hosting an exclusive panel discussion with industry leaders.

This is a Soho House Members event and booking is available on House Seven.

FashTech Talks: Brands After Brexit

With it being as easy to sell a product to a customer in Australia as it is in Acton, we discuss how technology is helping international trade, and if there is any benefits in trading blocks.


- William Hutchings, Formerly Head of European Consumer Luxury Goods, Goldman Sachs
William Hutchings works independently as an advisor to investors and brands in the fashion, lifestyle and consumer sectors. William previously worked at Goldman Sachs from 2007 to 2016 where he led the Retail and Luxury Goods coverage in equity research. He was responsible for industry and company research across Luxury, Sporting Goods, Eyewear, Apparel and E-commerce. 


- Heidy Rehman, Founder and MD, Rose & Willard
Heidy Rehman is the Founder & Managing Director of British womenswear brand, Rose & Willard. Prior to this she worked in the City for almost 14 years as an equity research analyst covering a wide range of sectors, including the Housebuilding, Construction, Leisure and Chemicals industries. Heidy was top ranked in the both Extel and Institutional Investor Emerging Europe surveys for the Chemicals and Construction /Industrial sectors. She is a Fellow of the Association of Chartered & Certified Accountants and is fully qualified. She has degrees in Mathematics and Applied Accounting.

- Jerome Laredo, VP EMEA, LightSpeed POS 
With over 20 years of experience in technology leadership, Jerome Laredo heads up Lightspeed in Europe. He has a wealth of knowledge about business strategy and international commerce in the EU and Asia. Under his leadership, Lightspeed continues to help independent high-street brands to grow and future-proof their businesses with digital technology.

Petah Marian, Senior Editor Retail Intelligence, WGSN
Petah Marian is Senior Editor of Retail Intelligence at trend forecaster WGSN. She is an award winning journalist who has spent her career tracking global fashion and retail trends. Previously, she was editor of trade publication Menswear Insight, was news and insights editor at Just-Style, and has written for Drapers and Retail Week. As WGSN’s Senior Editor of Retail Intelligence, Petah works with a network of contributors from across the world, and edits all of WGSN’s business and strategy reports.

Sponsored by Lightspeed www.lightspeedhq.co.uk