Events

Payment speed, security or a compromise? Insights from PayExpo 2019

There’s a great deal of innovation within the UK payments landscape – from the emergence of challenger banks, to fintechs driving simplification of infrastructure, to the use of AI in payments processing. We attended PayExpo the UK’s largest payment event this week (8th and 9th October) to hear about the latest trends. Payment speed, security …

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Building an effective customer journey across multiple touchpoints

Building an effective customer journey across multiple touchpoints was the topic passionately debated by Paul Kraftman, Chief Executive at Menkind, Rachael Jones, Former Head of E-commerce at Seedlip and David Kohn, Director of Ecommerce at Heal’s at Ecommerce Expo last week. Moderator Nick Everitt, Director of Advisory EMEA at Edge by Ascential, opened the panel …

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Event Preview: Restaurant & Bar Tech Live

Restaurant & Bar Tech Live will be hitting London’s ExCeL on the 19th and 20th November, and Retail Connections is delighted to be a media partner of the event. At Retail Connections, we recognise that retail and hospitality go hand in hand. This is why we’re proud to be working with the organisers to highlight …

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Event preview: Savant eCommerce London Conference

Customer experience (CX), digital transformation and data-driven digital commerce – just some of the hot topics being addressed at this year’s Savant eCommerce London Conference. Taking place on 17th and 18th September at Skyloft, Millbank Tower in London SW1, this is an unmissable opportunity for senior ecommerce professionals to learn, network and build meaningful relationships. …

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Event preview: AI in Retail & Advertising Summit

The AI in Retail & Advertising Summit returns to Europe this September for its third year. The London-based event explores the crossover of AI and Retail, and expects to attract over 600 delegates eager to network and share ideas about how to benefit from deep learning and AI. “AI applications in retail and advertising are …

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PayExpo Preview: Meet the game-changers of the payments industry

PayExpo is the UK’s largest payments conference and exhibition, this year taking place at the Business Design Centre in London on 8th and 9th October. Around 2,000 delegates are expected to attend, eager to see the latest technology in payments, hear case studies and learn about innovative payment trends from banks, retailers, government, trade bodies …

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Zalando breaks the Brexit business blockade

Amazon is such a massive distraction for UK retailers that they often forget that there are plenty of countries where Amazon is weak or even not present. In the current Brexit crisis that is clearly creating stasis, smart retailers are redoubling their efforts to grow their businesses abroad. In Europe, the stand-out opportunity for those …

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Event preview: Retail Customer Engagement Conference 2019

Already in its tenth year, the Retail Bulletin’s Retail Customer Engagement Conference is taking place in central London on 5th June 2019. Speakers from Decathlon, Google, Marks & Spencer and Feelunique.com – to name just a few – will provide a fantastic learning forum and a chance to share ideas on customer engagement. “Now is …

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How to get things done after Future Stores 2019

We’ve all had the conference experience. We leave fired up with enthusiasm to put what we have learned into action. A day later and business as usual has resumed. Then the weekend when real life takes over. And then Monday morning where the harsh reality of last week’s sales figures completely swamps any plans we …

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12 things we learned from the BRC’s Reinvention Retail event

‘Reinvention Retail’ proved to be a day of stimulating discussion around the future of retail, well attended by British Retail Consortium members and partners. Technology companies including True Fit, Qlik, YR Store and Hero were on hand in the Future Zone to demonstrate how technology is helping retailers realign to customer needs. Here are just …

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