Ross Bailey is the CEO & Founder of Appear Here, the leading online marketplace for short-term retail space. Based on the concept that renting retail space should be as easy as booking a hotel room, Appear Here’s mission is to create a world where anyone with an idea can find space to make it happen. Hailed a “Digital game changer for the high street” by The Guardian, Appear Here lists over 10,000 spaces across the UK, US and France.
With over 250,000 brands in its community, Appear Here works with everyone from Google, Chanel and Apple to start-ups including Daily Paper, Rip N Dip, Away and thousands more independents and creatives. Named as one of Wired’s ‘100 Hottest Start-Ups’, Appear Here has become the go-to destination to make innovative and creative ideas happen.
Ross started his entrepreneurial journey aged just 16 when he attended the Peter Jones Enterprise Academy. Determined to launch his own business, Ross tested his different ideas by launching a string of successful pop-up shops in destinations across London, including the Rock & Rule pop up for the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee. It was from this experience, Ross’ vision for Appear Here was born.
Widely quoted on retail, e-commerce and technology, Ross has appeared in many publications including GQ, Monocle, Wired, and TechCrunch. Recognised for his achievements, Ross has been named one of Fast Company’s Most Creative People in Business and British Airways’ 100 most influential Britons.
Tuesday, February 9, 2021
5:15 PM – 5:55 PM
With technology driving all real estate structural trends, fast forwarded by Covid-19, we look at whether companies are innovating fast enough and if the right steps are being taken to transform the industry.