Preview: Retail Expo 2019

London retail show draws design, technology and digital signage industries
Posted April 16, 2019

Now in its fifth year, the U.K. trade show formerly known as Retail Design Expo – composed of Retail Design Expo, Retail Business Technology Expo and Retail Digital Signage Expo – has rebranded as Retail Expo 2019. Once again, the show and conference will be held at London’s Olympia exhibit hall May 1-2, 2019.

More than 500 exhibitors across the store design, visual merchandising, technology and digital signage industries are expected to draw upwards of 15,000 visitors to the two-day show. A newly created Design Zone will feature design-related exhibitors organized in four micro-zones, including lighting; p-o-p, marketing and visual merchandising; shopfitting and store fixtures; and store design.

Turnaround expert Justin King, ex-CEO of Sainsbury’s and recently appointed Non-Executive Director at M&S, will keynote the conference program, which spans six stages and offers a program of more than 150 experts speaking on retail design, digital signage and tech. A dedicated Store Design & Experience Stage will focus on how brick-and-mortar stores can adapt to how today’s consumer shops.

VMSD Editor-in-Chief Jennifer Acevedo will moderate a panel discussion, “New Spaces and Experiences for Retailers – The role of shopping centres in the future of retail” on the Store Design & Experience stage May 1, from 3:55-4:25 p.m. local time. Among the panelists will be Kathryn Malloch, Group Head of Customer Experience, Hammerson Property Ltd.

For more information about Retail Expo, please visit retailexpo.com.

For curated coverage of Retail Expo products, please visit Preview: Retail Expo Exhibitors