4 Reasons You Need to Attend RetailEXPO

Article by Martyn Jones | 29th April 2019

We’re just a few days away from this year’s RetailEXPO, Europe’s leading event for retail technology, design, and digital signage. Hosted in Olympia, London, from 1-2 May, the event is a must visit for retail and hospitality organisations looking for the right tools, solutions, and advice on how to best run their business.

But 2019’s RetailEXPO offers visitors something different from the usual event. For the first time, RetailEXPO unites the UK’s three leading retail shows – Retail Business Technology Expo (RBTE), Retail Design Expo (RDE) and Retail Digital Signage Expo (RDSE), to give you one incredible, multi-dimensional experience.

So, why else should you attend the exhibition? As if that’s not enough, we’ve explored four more reasons you need to attend RetailEXPO from May 1st.

1. VoCoVo is offering a jaw-dropping freebie

That’s right, we have a special show offer for a select few visitors: the first three retailers to sign up for a store trial at the RetailEXPO will receive a free 30-day proof of concept (POC) trial worth over £1,400*.

The three retailers will each work with our Customer Success Manager Olivia Robinson who will help them build a business case for VoCoVo, typically costing £1,450 per POC store.

Some of the work Olivia conducts involves gathering data from pedometers that measure improved productivity, videoing feedback from store colleagues, and putting together a PowerPoint presentation on the POC results, all of which can help drive a successful business case for the implementation of VoCoVo in your retailers.

Interested in finding out what exactly the retailers will be receiving, free of charge, with the POC? Read our article.

*POC applies to a single store, excludes the cost of VoCoVo devices & installation, offer not available to resellers

2. Learn from industry experts on the Headline Stage

RetailEXPO provides a central hub of intelligence and experience when it comes to retail and technology. The event boasts a wealth of industry experts offering high-profile case studies featuring some of the industry’s leading brands including ASDA, H&M, Virgin Holidays, and LEGO.

The Headline Stage will cover a range of topics, from analysing whether we are really facing a retail apocalypse, to discovering why and how retailers are leading the way to create a sustainable business. To cover some of these topics, RetailEXPO has invited thought-leading speakers from a variety of retail industries, including keynote speakers Justin King CBE, former CEO of Sainsbury’s, and two-star Michelin chef and TV personality Michel Roux Jr, to name but a few.

3. Witness the latest retail trends in the new Discovery Zone

Not only is RetailEXPO combining three shows into one, but they’ve also opened up the new Discovery Zone. Bringing together forward-facing innovations, brand new businesses, and inspiring start-ups, the Discovery Zone has been created to help you explore new ways to thrive in retail, and features fresh exhibitors that are looking to inspire you. Look out for the Discovery Zone located in the Tech Zone at RetailEXPO.

Looking to release the magic in your stores? The Tech Zone is where VoCoVo is exhibiting their latest innovations too. Visit stand 5F70 and discover Advanced Business Intelligence, VoCoVo’s latest devices – including the new Smart button and headsets – and learn how you can never miss another incoming customer call again. Not only that, but we’ll also be showcasing our new, vibrant branding.

For more information on what to expect at VoCoVo’s largest ever stand, click here.

4. Find out what the future of retail looks like

Retail is transforming from product-centric to customer-centric, and while the long-term future of retail remains unpredictable, we do know that customer demands are soaring, requiring a joined-up shopping experience.

By bringing together tech, design, and digital signage, RetailEXPO is promoting the same big idea, giving you the chance to discover how you can break new boundaries, move with the rapidly changing times, and create customer experiences beyond current imagining, whilst at the same time meeting their demands.

Bringing these opportunities into focus, meeting the new ideas and solutions face-to-face, and setting the right direction in your retail environment is what this year’s RetailEXPO is all about.

It’s not too late: impact and inspire your retail

The world of retail is forever changing and keeping up with these trends is a challenging prospect for brick-and-mortar retailers. But know that you are not alone.

By attending RetailEXPO from May 1st, you can hear from industry experts and thought leaders as they share their ideas and first-hand experience inspiring their industries to meet retail changes and customer expectations. Learn from the experts like VoCoVo when it comes to innovative solutions, and discover the latest technologies that are impacting staff colleagues and customers across Tier 1 European retailers, not to mention the chance to earn a free 30-day POC.

It’s not too late to register and visit this year’s RetailEXPO. Start your retailer’s journey towards a brighter future and prepare to be inspired – there’s every chance you’ll be left wanting more.

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