‘Mary Queen of Shops’ star to speak at Advantage Conference

Retail guru and TV presenter Mary Portas will be a keynote speaker at the Advantage Conference in Madrid next year.

The star of reality TV show Mary Queen of Shops, Portas is credited with turning around Harvey Nichols and has worked with all types of independent high street businesses for the programme.

Portas is also founder and creative director of Yellowdoor, a creative communications agency in London.

Colin O’Neill, sales and marketing director at Advantage Travel Centres, said: “Mary’s extensive experience in many aspects of retail sales will provide an invaluable insight for members in running their own businesses. 

“We are confident that this insight will have equal value for leisure and corporate members.”

Taking place in Madrid from May 6-8 2011, the conference is expected to attract 450 member and business partner delegates.

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