RetailEXPO is one of Europe’s leading events for retail design and technology, running from 1-2nd May 2019 at the Olympia, London.

The expo Provides innovation, stimulation, thought leadership and relevancy in today’s omnichannel market. It is a key event for retailers looking for the right tools, solutions and advice on how to best run their business.


For the first time, RetailEXPO unites three leading retail shows — Retail Business Technology Expo (RBTE), Retail Design Expo (RDE) and Retail Digital Signage Expo (RDSE).

The show will now be split into three zones under the one name:

The RetailEXPO Tech Zone is a dedicated area for retail technology: solutions, insights, innovations and more.  The Tech Zone will feature exhibitors who provide retail solutions in all things retail technology, including:

  • Payments
  • eCommerce & mCommerce
  • Operations and logistics
  • Customer insights, big data and analytics
  • Store operations such as cash management, epos solutions, self-checkout and scanners
  • Virtual reality and augmented reality
  • Robotics
  • Customer experience
  • Buying & merchandising
  • Employee management
  • Accounting, payroll and stock-take
  • Fraud & loss prevention
  • Blockchain
  • IoT
  • Facial recognition
  • Marketing
  • Artificial intelligence, and more…

The Design Zone at RetailEXPO will feature exhibitors who provide solutions in all things retail design, marketing, VM and shop fitting such as:

  • POP displays
  • Experiential design
  • Design consultants
  • Print and signage
  • Decorative & functional Lighting
  • Baskets & trolleys
  • Furniture & fixtures
  • Surfaces & materials
  • In-store & window displays
  • Architectural services
  • VM
  • Window graphics
  • Shop fitters
  • Light boxes, and more…

The RetailEXPO Digital Signage Zone will feature suppliers who provide solutions in all things retail digital signage, such as:

  • In-store advertising
  • Kiosks
  • Holograms
  • DOOH/outdoor signage
  • AV
  • Integration
  • Digital menu boards
  • Interactive displays
  • Totems
  • Content creation
  • Infotainment
  • LED & plasma
  • Magic mirrors
  • Networks and connectivity
  • Media players
  • Wayfinding solutions
  • Virtual reality & augmented reality
  • Proximity sensors
  • Point of purchase tools, and more…


The impressive conference programme is the beating heart of RetailEXPO. Discover the latest insights, ideas and analysis from some of the industry’s sharpest thinkers, retail heavyweights, innovators and market disruptors – people and companies that are really driving things forward in retail.

With six stages and 150+ expert speakers sharing case studies, inspirational ideas and best practice across tech, design and digital signage, the RetailEXPO agenda has never been more business critical. Whatever your objectives, you can shape an agenda that meets your business needs.

You can see inspirational speakers on the following stages:

Headline Stage – The prestigious headline stage is where you’ll see keynote presentations and high-profile discussions.

Payments Stage
The latest thinking in payments – both in-store and online – and how they can smooth out the checkout process.

Marketing & Branding –
The place to discover how companies connect with audiences to tell better brand stories.

Operations Stage –
Discover new tech that can improve efficiency, reduce costs and make the difference to your customer experience.

Store Design & Experience Stage –
Find out how brick and mortar stores can adapt to how today’s consumer shops.

TrIED It talks – A series of short, inspirational talks looking at real-life case studies to give you fresh inspiration and new ideas.


Ex-Sainsbury CEO, Justin King CBE, has been announced as keynote speaker at RetailEXPO.

Justin’s keynote session, ‘Cutting through the hype: Is this really a retailpocalypse?’, will examine the macroeconomic factors and trends impacting retailers – from consumer spending figures and the rise of internet shopping, to the implications of the current economic climate and the fallout from Brexit.  He will provide insight into navigating market turbulence and look ahead to retail in 2020 and beyond.

Justin King CBE, commented: “It seems that there has never been more change and greater pressures heaped upon the High Street.  From online growth to business rates, CVAs and Brexit – and all at a time of low consumer confidence – has meant many have claimed a “retail apocalypse” may be upon us.  We will take a look at some of the facts behind the headlines at the RetailEXPO this year and perhaps paint a somewhat different view of what the future might hold for retail.”

You can see Justin’s keynote on 01 May at 10:20 on the Headline Stage.

See the full schedule here.


Innovation Trail & Awards

The highly competitive RetailEXPO Innovation Awards celebrate vendors whose innovative products and services present visionary ideas on how retailers can re-energise their operations to deliver enhanced customer experience across their business, from in-store design and digital signage, to payment solutions, biometrics and robotics.

Discovery Zone
This is the place to discover solutions you haven’t seen before. Located in the Tech Zone and featuring suppliers who are exhibiting at RetailEXPO for the first time.

Start-Up Safari

Showcasing leading-edge tech start-ups, whose innovative and disruptive solutions are set to revolutionise the retail sector. Explore what’s next in retail’s revolution!

International VM Awards
The International VM Awards at RetailEXPO recognises and rewards the very best examples of VM displays, whether in windows or in-store.

Student Design Awards

Designed to celebrate, encourage and promote the future stars of retail design, students compete for internships at leading retailers and design consultancies.

Register for free entry here

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