One month to go! A spotlight on the innovation at Retail Technology Show 2023

As the month countdown begins until Retail Technology Show, retail’s golden ticket event, returns for 2023 on 26 & 27 April at London’s Olympia, the latest trailblazing tech and innovations being showcased during the unmissable two-day event have been announced.  As the flagship event for retail that brings together Europe’s most forward-thinking retailers and leading tech innovators, the 2023 Retail Technology Show promises even more innovation and the best examples of the solutions needed to digitally transform the industry.

Unmissable headliners – from the Queen of Shops to Dragon’s Den stars

Hear from retail powerhouses Queen of Shops, Mary Portas, Dragon’s Den star Steven Bartlett, Former JD Sports CEO, Peter Cowgill, and broadcaster and High-Performance podcast host, Jake Humphrey, who will all headline on the Retail Technology Show stage.  They are joined by 100+ retail leaders, tech juggernauts and industry luminaries across six stage tracks over the two-day event, covering the hottest topics and most pressing issues that are redefining retail.  Tech vendors will also be hosting TECH Talks, deep dives into tech showcases and solutions, to help retailers understand how the latest innovation can power their businesses.

The best examples of bricks-and-mortar innovation

New for 2023 are the Retail Technology Show x RETHINK Retail store tours, hosted by retail influencer Ian Scott, which take place on the day before the show (25 April) and take in the bricks-and-mortar retailers shaking up and innovating the store scene.  From immersive brand experiences to digitally enabled store formats, Ian Scott and the RETINK Retail team will take retailers on a store tour showcasing London’s best examples of physical retail experiences.  Places are limited and are restricted to brand and retailers only.

Find first-mover advantage in the Discovery Zone

The very latest tech that can give retailers the edge they need to create first-mover advantage has been curated in the dedicated Discovery Zone, which showcases solutions exhibiting for the first time. New tech suppliers include CircularX, a SaaS solution enabling retailers to offer second hand or pre-loved commerce, chat and social commerce platform, SleekFlow, and Coalescent, a mobile robotics provider.

Take a tech tour on Baringa’s Start-up Safari

Taking place across the two-day event, the Start-Up Safari is a key part of Retail Technology Show’s continued commitment to driving the retail industry forwards through innovation.  Carefully curated by leading international consultancy, Baringa, the Start-Up Safari will take retail visitors on a journey of discovery as they explore the top picks of the most exciting technologies set to disrupt the retail sector, as well as profiling the high-octane start-up community.

Vive la technologie in the Business France Pavilion

Always looking to bring retail inspiration from around the globe, there is strong international representation at the Retail Technology Show. Business France Pavilion, curated in partnership with Business France, showcases the very best retail tech start-ups from across the Channel, including: Shopopop, the crowdshipping delivery solution;  augmented reality marketing platform, Popmii; and the modular and 100% customisable headless ecommerce platform, Gridbees.

Celebrating future-forward tech at the Innovation Awards

A mainstay of Retail Technology Show’s mission to showcase the most progressive innovations that help drive retail businesses forward, the Innovation Awards celebrate and recognise the most future-forward technologies at the show with the power to transform retailers’ operations.  The winner will be crowned at the BIG Retail Party, from 4.30pm on Day 1 at the Champagne Bar.

Retail’s 2023 Disruptors & Innovators, in partnership with Retail Insider

Partnering with retail influencer and journalist, Gynn Davies, from Retail Insider, the Retail Technology Show will be revealing the 2023 Disruptors & Innovators report, a who’s who of the industry trailblazers from retail and tech who are leading the charge on innovation this year.  The top 30 thought leaders making the 2023 list will be revealed ahead of the show.

Matt Bradley, Event Director for the Retail Technology Show, commented:

“The role of innovation in retail is an undeniable force for change and is driving retail’s revolution as it faces economic headwinds, channel explosion, a fast evolving consumer who’s demands are changing at pace and who’s behaviours have become more unpredictable in the context of the cost-of-living.  And that is why innovation sits front and centre of the Retail Technology Show, as a pivotal force for change and transformation and the enabler of the competitive advantages retail businesses seek.  We can’t wait to bring together the industry at the Retail Technology Show to showcase and celebrate the power of transformative technology.”

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