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Mark Faithful

Mark Faithful

Retail Journalist and Events Content Creator

Mark is an experienced retail journalist and events content creator, from major show dailies to online content, events content production to reports and corporate projects via  

A weekly contributor, Mark runs Retail Property Analyst, focused on the impact of trends on retail and leisure destinations.  

Editor-in-chief of MAPIC's editorial content, and editor for World Retail Congress., Mark also creates conference agendas, organise events and speakers worldwide and speak on retail trends. Clients include:; The Economist Intelligence Unit; Retail Touchpoints; Stores + Shops; Mayfair Times; Global Blue; Kingston BID; UK China Visa Alliance, etc. 



speech marks

  • "A brilliant variety of materials, Surface Design Show is always a great show to spot trends and see how they are evolving"
    Hamish Kilburn
    Editor, Hotel Designs
  • "Surface Design show is an incredible show for the sector, it has so many different materials and new ideas"
    Justine Fox
    Founder, Studio Justine Fox
  • "Surface Design Show has been a fantastic show for us, this year has been a busy show, and we have connected with lots of architects and interior designers. We will be back for Surface Design Show 2024"
    Matt Robb
    Digital Media Executive, Stone Federation Great Britain
  • "It has been a very good year for the show, creating a good opportunity to meet key players in the industry and for them to get to know our product"
    Guy Whitehead
    Group CEO, Armourcoat, Exhibitor 2023
  • "Surface Design Show 2023 has been especially good for us. It has been extremely busy with a good quality audience and very innovative materials on display"
    Laura Brown
    Rough Old Glass, Exhibitor 2023
  • "A very busy show which has given us multiple different enquiries this year. We will be leaving with lots of new inspiration!"
    Ka Shing Man
    Ritec, Exhibitor 2023



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