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We are pleased to present an interview with Matt Bradley, Event Director of RetailEXPO. This fair will take place in London from May 1 to 2, 2019.
What novelties have you prepared for this 2019 edition?
For the first time, Retail Business Technology Expo (RBTE) is combining with Retail Digital Signage Expo (RDSE) and Retail Design Expo (RDE) as one unified show to mirror the transformation being seen in the retail industry and better meet the needs of its show audiences.
The new conference programme will feature the TrIED It Talks stage. This will showcase how retailers and brands have worked with tech vendors and design businesses to create engaging shopping encounters that deliver enhanced customer experience. The new Discovery Zone will feature exhibitors not seen at the show before, with solutions to inspire.
New in 2019 the Stylus VIP Masterclass, providing in-depth insight into the Five Key Shifts Impacting Retail, will be hosted by Katie Baron, Global Head of Retail for Stylus, the leading trends forecasting, research and advisory agency. Another new feature will be guided visitor tours, led by Alan Taylor, previously the Head of Design for B&Q, showcasing his ‘top picks’ of must-see design exhibitors in the Design and Digital Signage Zone.
Other popular show features making an appearance at this year’s show, include the Champagne Bar and the Innovation Awards, which celebrate businesses for their creative and cutting-edge approach to retail, with the winners highlighted on the show floor with the Innovation Trail.
The event presents a multifaceted programme with workshops at RetailEXPO, and special events. Which of the activities do you think are a must for the visitor or which of them do you highlight?
The Start-Up Safari, curated by Baringa, will be showcasing the very latest disruptive technologies that are pushing the boundaries of retail innovation, and 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.
What are the advantages of exhibiting at RetailEXPO?
The show is the must-attend event for retail and hospitality organisations looking for the right tools, solutions, innovations and advice on how to best run their business.
RetailEXPO brings together more than 15,000 retailers, brands, tech exhibitors and retail design businesses. In addition to the wealth of suppliers on show, we offer an outstanding free conference programme featuring leading independent expert speakers in more than 50 sessions with great interactive features. Moreover, guests can benefit from the networking opportunities on site, allowing them to connect with prospects and peers.
From 2 to 3 May 2018, Retail Business Technology Expo takes a place in London, and we interviewed Matt Bradley, Show Director for RBTE.
What news have you prepared for the 2018 edition? What are the highlights?
This year, we’ve made an even greater commitment to showcasing new, disruptive technologies and to championing the start-up community, whether it’s through the exhibitors featured in the Discovery Zone, or via our ‘Start-Up Safaris’. New to RBTE 2018, our ‘Start-Up Safaris’ are tours hosted by our partners, Baringa, which feature leading-edge tech start-ups whose solutions are set to revolutionise the sector. There’s also a strong international flavour; also, an RBTE first, we have teamed up with Business France to curate the hottest tech start-ups from across The Channel, which will be showcased in the French Pavilion.
Our Conference Programme is packed full of insights from over 80 forward-thinking retailers, who are using technology to drive forward their operations at each stage of the retail value chain – whether it's reimagining the supply chain, rethinking store formats and in-store innovation, or revolutionising customer engagement. From lifestyle brands, including ASOS and Birchbox, to grocery businesses, such as Iceland, Ocado and Coop, and department stores, including John Lewis, there’s a wealth of inspiration on offer from all walks of retail.
Add to this session from tech visionaries, Google – who, for the first time, is speaking at both our Retail Business and Retail Technology Conference streams – alongside AliPay and Samsung, and our Payment Conference stream, which will be showcasing next generation payments trends. It’s safe to say there’s a full line up on offer.
What are the advantages of exhibiting at Retail Business Technology Expo 2018?
Europe's leading event for the retail industry, RBTE is the must-attend event for retail and hospitality organisations looking for the right tools, solutions, innovations and advice on how to best run their business.
RBTE attracts movers and shakers from across the globe, all hungry for ideas, information, and products and solutions to help them run their retail organisations even more effectively. They come to do business with the wide range of exhibitors who enjoy a successful show.
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