April 2022 | Dame Jessica Ennis-Hill among confirmed expert speakers

INDX Retail Insights: The Business of Sleep

Join us at INDX Beds & Bedroom for an exciting series of live speaker sessions!

INDX Beds & Bedroom is fast approaching and we look forward to unveiling a fantastic exhibitor showcase in addition to welcoming an exciting selection of key note speakers who will be delivering a series of Retail Insights exploring 'The Business of Sleep'.

Visitors can look forward to attending fascinating sessions from a number of industry experts, alongside Olympic & 3-times World Heptathlon Champion & Sleepeezee Brand Ambassador, Dame Jessica Ennis-Hill, who will be reflecting on her career as a world-class athlete and discussing how sleep affects all aspects of life.

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INDX Retail Insights Schedule

Championing Your Sleep with Dame Jessica Ennis-Hill 

Sleepeezee Brand Ambassador, Dame Jessica Ennis-Hill, will discuss how sleep can affect all aspects of life. Reflecting on her career as a world-class athlete, Jessica will share how sleep influences her daily routine, travel schedule and family life whilst providing insight on the importance of sleep and why your mattress matters. 


Circular Design with Richard Essery, Director of Sustainability & Innovation, Harrison Spinks

What is sustainability and how can we use it to improve the bed industry? Richard will lead a discussion on raw material selection and their relative merits in terms of circularity, considering what the missing piece of the jigsaw is and how innovation can help to solve it.


Sleep & Physical Rest with Hannah Shore, Sleep Knowledge and Research Manager at Silentnight

With a background in biomechanics, in Hannah's current role she explores everything that impacts the physical process of sleep, including physical support, comfort and heat & moisture management. Hannah is also studying Sleep Medicine at the University of Oxford part time, which is enhancing her knowledge of the neurological side of sleep.


Making Mattresses Circular with Angela Moran, ESG Director Silentnight

Angela will be discussing how the bed industry can reduce its environmental footprint by understanding more about carbon emissions, choice of materials, 3rd party accreditations and recycling, as well as exploring the latest ideas to drive change for a more sustainable future.


Sustainable Development: 10 Step Plan for Businesses with Richard Naylor, Sustainable Development Director, Hypnos

Do you want to be a sustainable business and not sure how to get started?…Richard will outline his 10 step guide on how to get started, from setting a purpose and building a business case through to governance, leadership and reporting. This whirlwind talk will help you think through the steps you have already taken or want to take in this decade of action.


Sleep Success with Kerry Davies, Sleep Practitioner for The Sleep Charity

Kerry will be leading an insighful session discussing the importance of sleep and how retailers can harness this knowledge when helping customers choose the right products for them. 


Hosted by leading UK buying group Associated Independent Stores (AIS) and open to all retailers, INDX Beds & Bedroom is organised by selectors with a wealth of experience in the furniture retail sector, providing an unmissable opportunity for suppliers and retailers to connect in a professional, informal and relaxed environment.


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