Registrations for retail’s golden ticket event, the Retail Technology Show, which brings together Europe’s most forward-thinking retailers and leading tech innovators, are now open, as it promises to bring a world of pure imagination, innovation and inspiration to the leading trade show.
Taking place at London’s Olympia on 26-27 April 2023, the Retail Technology Show will be back bigger, better and bolder than ever before.
Already the foremost platform for fast-forwarding retail’s digital transformation, it will blaze a trail for the envelope-pushing innovation needed for retailers to thrive and survive in the context of economic headwinds, intensified competition, new cohorts of cost-of-living consumers and evolving sustainability efforts. With its mission to drive the industry forwards through innovation, it will bring together the brightest minds in retail with the most transformative, future-forward technology providers, with even more tech, even more insight and debate, as well as exciting new show features.
An unrivalled hotbed of innovation
New for 2023, a newly expanded show floor will see the Retail Technology Show showcase even more cutting-edge tech.
With the success of the 2022 event significantly driving up demand, it will add an additional 2,000m2 of exhibition space by expanding into Olympia’s National Hall in addition to the Grand Hall that hosted last year’s show, delivering even more variety and value to the 8,400+ senior retail visitors expected to attend in 2023.
A one-stop-shop for technology, 300+ innovators – from tech’s biggest players, fast-growth disruptors and future-forward start-ups – will showcase transformative solutions. Spanning the full spectrum of tech to power every part of retailers’ operations, at Retail Technology Show retailers can discover the solutions to unlock competitive advantage across their supply chains, ecommerce and marketing capabilities, as well as through their workforce and new routes to market, including international and DTC, and emerging channels, such as the Metaverse and Web3.
“Events like RTS show the best of what’s available – the best tech, the best ideas – and at the end of the day it’s about meeting people, and retail is all about people.”
Mike Logue, former CEO of Dreams
Returning for 2023, the expanded Discovery Zone will give retailers a first-look at the newest next-gen tech on offer, while the Start-Up Safaris, which offer a preview tour of the hotbed of innovation coming out of the start-up community, is back by popular demand. Meanwhile innovation will once again be celebrated at the event with Retail Technology Show’s Innovation Awards.
Inside-track insight on retail’s hottest debates
Not satisfied with overhauling the breadth and depth of innovation on the exhibition floor, the Retail Technology Show has reinvigorated its conference programme to bring the industry’s brightest minds to its stages.
100+ retail leaders, tech juggernauts and industry luminaries will cover ‘no holds barred’ discussions on the hottest and most pressing topics shaping the retail agenda. With six tracks including leadership and culture, ecommerce, customer obsession, payments and supply chain, each session on the conference programme has been vetted by Retail Technology Show’s Advisory Board, a select group of 40+ industry leaders, including Morrisons, M&S, Deliveroo, Currys, Farfetch and Sweaty Betty, to ensure it delivers maximum value, insight and imagination.
“The amount of inspiration you get from being at the Retail Technology Show – seeing amazing new trends, listening to fantastic summits and inspiring speakers and really getting to grip with what’s actually happening in the market – it’s a really exciting opportunity.”
Deliciously Ella’s Founder, Ella Mills
Next-level networking opportunities with peers, partners and prospects
Famed as much for its cutting-edge technology exhibition and thought-leading conference as it is for its unrivalled networking opportunities, the Retail Technology Show 2023 sees the return of industry favourites, including the Big Party on Day 1 hosted at the Champagne Bar, private lunches for peer-to-peer mingling and discussion hosted by Mastercard and Zebra, as well as the buzzing Retailers’ Lounge, sponsored by Toshiba.
Matt Bradley, Event Director for the Retail Technology Show, commented:
“We know that change is a constant. Having already showed resilience and fortitude during the pandemic, retailers now face new, but not unfamiliar, tests as economic headwinds and the cost-of-living create new challenges, while grappling with opportunities to reinvent sustainably-driven business operations as well as new retail dimensions, such as the Metaverse. Everything is to play for – and that’s why we had to make sure the Retail Technology Show was ready to respond to retailers’ needs. And that means delivering a golden ticket event – more cutting edge tech, more hotly debated insight and a show that helps retailers unlock the answers they need to thrive and survive.”
To register to attend the Retail Technology Show, visit: https://bit.ly/RTS23