Registration for the Retail Technology Show (RTS), the leading event that connects the industry’s changemakers and brings together Europe’s most forward-thinking retailers and leading tech innovators, is now open.
Having increased senior retail visitor numbers by 45% year-on-year in 2023 with almost 10,000 industry decision-makers attending RTS last year, the Retail Technology Show will be back bigger, better and bolder at London’s Olympia on 24-25 April 2024 in what promises to be a spellbinding event.
As the foremost event platform that fast-forwards retail transformation, RTS sets a course for the innovation and insight needed for retail businesses to adapt to the disruptive forces facing the sector, from economic uncertainty and the cost-of-living crisis, to ever changing and fast evolving consumer behaviours, and rapidly-evolving, transformative tech opportunities, including the acceleration of GenAI and Retail Media Network opportunities. With its mission to drive the industry forwards through innovation, the RTS will help retailers unlock more access to tech, more insight and debate, exciting new show features and unrivalled networking opportunities in 2024.
A one-stop shop for innovation
With over 85% of its 2024 floor space already sold-out and jampacked with the latest cutting-edge innovators, the RTS is a one-stop-shop for technology. Over 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.
“There’s such a diverse range of opinions, points of views and perspectives and then when you walk through the RTS exhibition hall, it is just a treasure trove of new technologies, potential partners, potential clients and everything in between.”
Dragon’s Den star and entrepreneur, Steven Bartlett
Returning for 2024, the ever-popular Discovery Zone gives retailers a first glimpse at the newest next-gen tech available. Meanwhile, a new dedicated Ecommerce Pavilion will showcase the latest technologies for digital commerce.
The inside-track that’s setting the sector’s agenda
The Retail Technology Show’s trademark conference programme, which brings the industry’s brightest minds and sharpest strategists to the stage, returns for 2024. To ensure that the RTS remains an event ‘for the industry, by the industry’, each session on its conference programme has been vetted by RTS’ Advisory Board, a collective of 40+ industry leaders, including Tesco, M&S, Currys, Trinny London, Iceland, Fortnum & Mason and John Lewis, to ensure it delivers maximum value and insight.
100+ retail leaders, tech juggernauts and industry luminaries will deliver unrivalled insight into retail’s hottest topics setting the sector’s agenda across six tracks including: leadership, economy and workforce; Sustainability, supply chain and delivery; AI data and innovation, Customer, marketing and loyalty, Ecommerce excellence and omnichannel; and Loss prevention, security and payments.
New for 2024, RTS will partner with ecommerce event and networking specialists, Commerce Futures, who will curate its ‘ecommerce excellence and omnichannel’ conference stream, which is dedicated to digital best practice. Handpicking a line-up of industry leaders who are shaping and redefining online retail, the Commerce Futures stage will deliver the inside track on ecommerce excellence and visionary insights for driving digital retailing success.
“There’s so much dialogue and conversation about the future of retail [at the event] – and that’s the magic of the Retail Technology Show.”
Nina Patel, ex-Director of Innovation, Farfetch
Unmissable networking opportunities
As well as its gold-standard tech exhibition and conference, the RTS will once again deliver its trademark opportunities for unrivalled networking – from the Big Party on Day 1 hosted at the Champagne Bar, private lunches and roundtables for peer-to-peer discussion, and the chance to unwind in the Retailers’ Lounge. New for 2024 the RTS will also be partnering with Commerce Futures to host a private dinner, where partners and retailers can share learnings under ‘Chatham House’ rules.
Matt Bradley, Event Director for the Retail Technology Show, commented: “At the Retail Technology Show, ground-breaking is a given – whether it’s the tech on our show floor, the topics discussed on stage or the conversations and value-exchanges we’re able to create through our networking opportunities. Retailers need bold innovation – and the partners to deliver it – now more than ever to underpin their businesses and drive performance, and its our mission to remain the central platform that brings those changemakers together.”
Register to attend the Retail Technology Show: here.