New digital content
We will build an entirely new dimension to the schedule which will explain the role of technology in retail strategy and bring a whole new layer of technology decision-makers to Retail Week Live for the first time.
Working with a technology expert, a curated tour will be created of the Live exhibition floor. Based on the expert’s knowledge and own research, they will take tours of retailers and brands round to exhibitors which they believe are ahead of the curve or just nailing great retailing. This is a great way to see the show floor and hear from an expert on the technology reinventing and redefining the sector.
Timetable and leader of the Expo Tours will be announced shortly.
Our unique talking tables format creates the opportunity for you to connect with people facing the same specific challenges so that you can get out of the theory and into the detail.
On the evening of the 25th March join us for Live Late, the industry party that will give you serious FOMO if you don't attend! A perfect opportunity to do some serious networking, bust a groove (should you wish) and enjoy some down time with your colleagues and new connections after a jam-packed first day at Live! This is your chance to meet new people, build connections and establish long-lasting relationships that could make a real difference to your business, so don't miss it!
This is a fantastic sponsorship opportunity, so if you’d like to be aligned with the best industry party then contact Rachel.martin@ascential for more information.
App - Book Meetings
Our new app will include the ability for retailers and sponsors to book on-to-one meetings with interested, relevant people which means that you can control who you meet and make more valuable connections.
Sometimes a beautiful relationship needs a helping hand. This is where Start-up Matchmaking comes in. Working with Co:Cubed we want to ensure you don’t miss out on the a key part of the show - the entrepreneurs and start-ups shaking up the industry.
Start-up Matchmaking at Retail Week Live will help connect retailers and brands with a passion for innovation to stellar start-ups with solutions that fit your needs.
How does the Matchmaking work?
All you need to do is give Co:Cubed your innovation goals and they’ll match you with the start-ups shaping the industry. Meet with 5 revolutionary start-ups in 30 minutes.
How do I join the Matchmaking sessions?
You can connect with Co:Cubed ahead of Retail Week Live who can organise you a bespoke session. Or you can join one of the existing sessions onsite and you will be able to find out the times on the app.
New for 2020 we are introducing the Meeting Lounge.
Retailers and brands know that they cannot keep up with the pace of change alone so at Live we want to ensure companies can meet to discuss strategic partnerships.
Using our app sponsors, start-ups, retailers and brands can arrange 20-minute meetings in the Meeting Lounge. The app will recommend people for you based on your preferences provided during registration to ensure you have tailored and specific meetings.
*Please note access to the meeting tool on the app is reserved for retailer pass holders, sponsors and start-ups only.
We are delighted that Lola’s Cupcakes will be partnering with us again to provide you with a plethora of sweet treats from brownies, to cupcakes, and rainbow cakes.
London Shoe Shine is also back again for 2020 – make sure your shoes are looking tip top by taking a seat in their pop up shop. You also never know who you might be sat next to and could meet your next business contact. Or use the London Shoe Shine area to have a meeting.
Working with DevOps Exchange, Live is delighted to announce that we will be hosting one of their famous DevOps Exchange Meetups on the evening of 25th March.
If you're a DevOps, Operations or Development person in any location, interested in hearing war stories surrounding DevOps from like-minded individuals, then you need to join the Live Meetup!
More info to be announced soon.