Retail Racing 2022

The most exciting event in retail


29th & 30th June 2022

The Swan Hotel in Bedford and PalmerSport, Bedford MK44 2YP





Watch highlights from our last Retail Racing event



The event - day 1

Retail Racing is a unique networking and business development event that connects Executives within Retail and Digital together with Retail Solution providers for an unforgettable networking experience like no other. Day 1 will take place at The Swan Hotel in Bedford, which sits on the picturesque banks of the river Ouse.

The day will combine one to one meetings with a series of senior retail decision makers followed by a fantastic networking dinner which will include speeches and a briefing on the racing day ahead.


Curated one-to-one meetings

Our curated one to one meetings allow you to meet and connect with multiple retail decision makers.

Relevant information on the retailers challenges will be shared in advance of the event and you will get an opportunity to prepare information in order to make sure your one to one discussions are as productive as possible. Each meeting will will be 10 minutes in duration.


Networking dinner

The event starts with a networking dinner the night before race day providing an opportunity to meet teammates and sponsors. The evening unfolds with a series of presentations and a guest speaker, a charity auction and of course a full brief of the racing day ahead!

The event - day 2

Day 2 is an action-packed day of racing at Palmersport, where guests get to experience the high adrenaline world of motorsport, getting behind the wheel to drive a fleet of thoroughbred race cars. 

Racing day will include, breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea and of course trophies and prize giving. 


Action Packed Race Day

Next morning all guests are ferried to Palmersport to commerce an adrenaline fuelled day of racing. Guests get behind the wheel of eight high performance racing cars to compete in a series of racing challenges. Each guest will compete for team and individual awards across all heart-pumping, action-packed driving challenges.


Trophies & Prize Giving

Live timing provides real time data to track the action as it unfolds throughout the day. Trophies for both individual races and team achievements are presented at the end of the day by our event sponsors.

​Everyone is focused on the ultimate prize to win the Retail Racing Champion Trophy, awarded to the fastest overall driver of the day!

Guest registration form

Sign up today to avoid disappoint. Limited spaces available. 



Day One...


One to Ones Meetings & Network Dinner 

2.00pm - Guests check in at the Swan Hotel in Bedford

3.00pm - One to One meetings

5.30pm - Free time

7.00pm - Reception commences, guests are seated

7.30pm - 3x course meal and networking

8.00pm - Guest Speaker and sponsor introductions

9.30pm - Briefing for racing day

9.50pm - Charity Auction

10.00pm - Networking at private bar until 11pm

Day Two...


Race 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


“Best networking event I've attended in 30 years of marketing and corporate events.”


Gut Hipwell, Retail Executive, Board Member and NED

“The best event I have attended by a mile, hope I get invited back next year!”


VP of Digital, Pandora


Attended brands

Retail Racing is an exclusive event attended by senior digital decision makers from leading brands, including;


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