RetailEXPO, which unifies three leading retail shows - RBTE, RDSE and RDE - into an exciting new single show event that mirrors the transformation within the retail industry, is now open for 2019 visitor registration.
Taking place on 1 and 2 May 2019 at London Olympia, RetailEXPO will bring together more than 15,000 retailers, brands, tech exhibitors and retail design businesses. RetailEXPO gives retail and hospitality firms the insight, latest retail technology innovations and design inspiration to re-energise their businesses, enhance customer experience, and drive performance.
Across the two-day expo, retailers will be able to visit more than 500 retail industry suppliers across the distinct tech, design and digital signage areas of the show – from enterprise-level software providers to forward-thinking start-ups and scale-ups.
A reinvigorated conference programme brings together six streams of insightful content, presented by leading retailers and brands including Lego, Virgin Holidays, Naked Wines, Mamas and Papas and Asda, taking place on the Headline Stage and across the dedicated stages for payments, marketing & brand, operations and store design & experience. There will also be a TriED It Talks stage, which showcases how retailers and brands have worked with tech vendors and design businesses to create engaging shopping encounters that deliver enhanced customer experience.
The Discovery Zone will feature exhibitors not seen at the show before, whilst the Start-Up Safari curated by Baringa, showcasing the very latest disruptive technologies pushing the boundaries of retail innovation, returns for a second year due to popular demand.
There is also a strong international theme to the 2019 RetailEXPO, taking inspiration from retail best practice from around the globe, including a collaboration with Business France, which has handpicked eight of the best French retail tech start-ups to showcase their latest solutions in the Le French Tech Lounge.
Matt Bradley, Event Director of RetailEXPO, commented: ‘We’re excited to present the new format of the RetailEXPO show this year – its reinvention has been in direct response to the changing dynamic of the sector and how retailers themselves are reimagining their roles. Retailers widely acknowledge that curating engaging shopping experiences is the key to driving performance, and that a coming together of retail teams from across multiple departments, underpinned by innovative tech and striking design, is central to delivering this. RetailEXPO brings together the blend of inspiration and innovation retailers need to future-proof their businesses and reinvent the rules of new retail.”