5 reasons to visit RBTE 2017

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The Retail Business Technology Expo (RBTE) returns to London’s Olympia from 8-9th May, and free tickets are now available.

Set to attract more than 15,000 senior retailers, brands and hospitality companies, this year’s show will provide a unique opportunity to experience cutting-edge technology and strategic insights from one of Europe’s leading retail technology hubs.As well as the chance to meet more than 370 suppliers, here are five reasons why you should visit this year’s exhibition:

1. Learn from the experts

This year’s impressive – and free-to-attend – conference programme features over 60 sessions, covering the full customer experience, from omnichannel solutions, payments, loyalty and the supply chain, to loss prevention, ecommerce, RFID and analytics. The impressive speaker line-up includes Cathy McCabe, CIO at Jaeger; Frank Muzika, UK lead executive at Toys R Us; and Steve Moore, director of connected home at Dixons Carphone.

2. Discover the latest IOT developments

According to Gartner, the Internet of Things (IOT) will comprise 8.4 billion connected devices this year, up 31% from 2016, and is estimated to rise to more 20 billion by 2020. At RBTE, leading retailers will reveal how IOT factors into their customer engagement strategies; for example, learn how Tesco is using IOT to enhance its customers’ shopping experience in Tuesday’s keynote talk. Also, pay us a visit on the Fujitsu stand (670) discover how our software and solutions help you to digitally engage and interact with customers and enhance the omnichannel shopping experience.

3. Explore tomorrow’s solutions, today 

Retail is a dynamic industry, and innovation is crucial to multichannel retailers. RBTE’s Innovation Trail and Awards present visitors with the latest developments from some of RBTE’s most progressive exhibitors, offering a vision of how the industry will evolve. Meanwhile, on Tuesday, visit Theatre 2 to watch a panel discussion in which representatives from River Island, Dixons Carphone, Maplin and John Lewis talk innovation in retail.

4. Experience the future of in-store engagement 

Visit stand 670 to take in Fujitsu’s Connected Retail tour, which demonstrates how technology including virtual reality, RFID, self-check-out and PoS hardware - can be utilised to grow your business, increase efficiencies and enhance customer engagement in-store. Here, visual solutions specialist Skratch will also present an augmented reality section, with screens throughout the stand powered by Grassfish digital signage software.

5. Unwind in style 

From executive lounges to a champagne bar, there are plenty of opportunities to rest your feet at RBTE. And for anyone looking to shift things up a gear, there’s the Big Party at the end of the first day.

There will be plenty to explore and learn over the two days of RBTE 2017; don’t forget to visit us on stand 670 to discover how our software can help your business to innovate around your store customers. 

Get in touch with us to arrange a meeting at the show.

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