The countdown to one of the retail industry’s premier events has begun, with fewer than 3 months remaining until RetailEXPO returns to Olympia London.
Taking place on the 29th and 30th April 2020, RetailEXPO is Europe’s leading retail trade show. It is the foremost event for retail solutions, designed for retail, brand and hospitality professionals looking to enhance great customer experiences, increase operational effectiveness and drive better outcomes for their business through retail technology and digital innovation.
Bringing together leaders of the retail industry, the event features an interactive exhibition floor with hundreds of cutting-edge suppliers, accompanied by a market-leading conference programme, and a host of networking opportunities – all helping to provide the right insight, inspiration and solutions to today’s retail issues.
The 2020 event is particularly special, as it is the 10th edition.
Retail is transforming from product-centric to customer-centric, from efficiency to flexibility, from optimisation to inspiration. RetailEXPO brings those challenges and opportunities into focus. It’s where you can meet new ideas and solutions face-to-face, helping you set the right direction in retail, at pace.
As we have come to expect, RetailEXPO 2020 will include cutting edge suppliers, an extensive conference programme, innovative discovery zone, leading-edge tech start-ups and multiple networking opportunities.
The 2019 event was one of the best yet. Insights from RetailEXPO’s post show report, which analysed data from the 12,676 across the two day show, held at London’s Olympia on 1st and 2nd May 2019, revealed that 75% of attendees came from Tier 1 or 2 sized retailers*. Similarly, almost a third (32%) of retail visitors had store estates of 500 stores or more.
With a growing international audience, the show attracted visitors from 78 different countries globally across key retail sectors. A fifth of the show’s audience (19%) was comprised of fashion, footwear and jewellery retailers, while one in eight (12%) of the retail businesses visiting the show were from the grocery sector. Other key retail verticals attending the show included general merchandise (10%); pure plays (9%); DIY, home furnishing and garden retail businesses (7%); specialist retailers (7%); and health and beauty businesses (6%).
A reinvigorated conference programme saw six streams of insightful content, presented by leading retailers including Lego, Virgin Holidays, Naked Wines, Mamas and Papas and Asda, with keynote sessions from Justin King, CBE and ex-CEO of Sainsbury’s, and Helen Dickinson, CEO at the British Retail Consortium.
A free visitor ticket covers the exhibition, conference and networking right across tech, design and digital signage. To find out more, please visit www.retailexpo.com.