Preview: Retail Design Expo 2018

The annual trade show event will be held in London May 2-3, 2018
Posted April 3, 2018

This May 2-3, European retailers, designers, visual merchandisers and industry suppliers will converge on London’s Olympia exhibit hall for the fourth annual Retail Design Expo (RDE). The two-day trade show and conference will feature more than 250 exhibitors and 75-plus free, educational conference sessions. Exploring the future of visual merchandising, one panel session will be moderated by VMSD’s Editor-in-Chief Jennifer Acevedo, May 3, at 12:20 p.m. For more information about RDE, please visit 

Here's a sneak peek at some of the exhibitors at the show: 

3A Composites GmbH
CRYLUX offers a range of cast acrylic sheets in colored, opaque, matte, transparent or translucent designs for visual communications.
Booth = E188


Durable UK
DURAFRAME reportedly attaches to all smooth solid surfaces and allows the user to insert and exchange posters easily. The system holds two posters, can be used in both portrait and landscape settings, and comes in various sizes and colors.
Booth = F221


Greater Group
This company offers a range of design services, as seen here in New Balance’s lifestyle concept store ROPPONGI 19:06. The new concept aimed to be consumer-centric through its use of materials – from warm wood paneling to industrial concrete.
Booth = D237


McCue Crafted Fit
Lush recently reached out to this company to complete their new flagship store in London. A vital ingredient to the design was the immersive, sensory in-store experience.
Booth = G188


Northbanks Design
From pop-ups, shop-in-shops and standalone stores to fixtures and retail merchandising, among other services, this retail design agency utilizes shopper insight research and works with a range of start-ups and established brands.
Booth = K130


Ways2display Ltd.
Diamond LED Edge Lit Light Boxes are 20-mm. deep and can be customized in any size up to 1500- by 3000-mm. Using a front snap frame for easy graphic changeout, other depth options include 10-mm. or 16-mm.
Booth = H161


Alplas Ltd.
These Merchandising Hooks comprise glass fiber-reinforced nylon. Manufactured and designed on this company’s premises, colors can be matched using Pantone or RAL colors.
Booth = G228


LG Hausys
Combining the texture of raw concrete with the smooth finish of this company's solid surface material, HI-MACS, Concrete (shown) features an industrial aesthetic. Available in five various shades. 
Booth = C201


Quinine Design
This company works to create physical environments intended for face-to-face experiences. Based in Vancouver and London, they work globally with a range of service and product brands to deliver customers an immersive experience.
Booth = L107