Business news anchor Penny Haslam will address trade at the PC/IT channel event

BBC Breakfast presenter to keynote at PCR Retail Boot Camp

Penny Haslam, BBC Breakfast business news presenter, will present a keynote at the upcoming PCR Retail Boot Camp.

Providing an update on the economic climate and discussing ways in which dealers can survive during these difficult times, Haslam’s session will round off what is shaping up to be a vibrant and informative conference programme.

Haslam has worked in broadcast journalism for over a decade, covering general news, business, personal finance, consumer and workplace programmes. Along with her regular spot on BBC Breakfast and the BBC News Channel, she has presented Panorama and worked on BBC Radio 5 Live and Radio 4 Extra. Amid the serious world of news and current affairs, she has done a stint as a stand-up comic.

"We’re delighted to announce Penny Haslam as our keynote speaker for the PCR Retail Boot Camp," said PCR publisher and Intent Media managing director Stuart Dinsey. "She is a familiar face as a serious business journalist, but she combines this with warm humour, making her perfect for our event."

Previously confirmed for the PCR Retail Boot Camp conference are Micro-P’s head of independent retail Mike Harris, whose session is entitled ‘There’s No Place Like The Connected Home’, plus GfK director Carl West, who will present ‘Where Do We Go From Here’.

PCR Retail Boot Camp is an exciting new conference and expo for the UK PC and IT channel, taking place on Wednesday May 2nd at The Brewery, Chiswell Street, London. It is free for retailers to attend and will provide a day of conference sessions, expo showcases and networking – all designed to help dealers improve their business. All retailers who attend will receive a VIP Gift Bag, including a free Apple TV.

In addition, there will be a series of ‘Break-Out Sessions’ during the afternoon, giving distributors and vendors the opportunity to present technical or service sessions with smaller groups of dealers.

Meanwhile, an after-show party, sponsored by VIP, will provide networking opportunities to round off the day’s events.

Dealers can register their interest in attending the event by emailing Or visit the dedicated PCR Retail Boot Camp website at to find out more.

Micro-P is the Connected Home Partner of PCR Retail Boot Camp, with Platinum Partners including EntaTech, GData, VIP and Arctic, plus Wasp, Realtime Distribution and TP-Link as Gold Partners.

A limited number of additional Event Partner Packages are available. Contact or to find out more.

And keep up to date with all the news by following our Twitter feed @PCRBootcamp.

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