Retail Business Technology Expo (RBTE) and Eccomplished, the retail tech business accelerator, have announced the companies that are taking part in The Retail Innovation Theatre at RBTE, sponsored by Epson.
The companies currently selected include: BoscaBox, Donky, EDITD, Feefo, Intelligent Reach, ITAB Shop Products, Kiosked, MarketHub, Ometria, Pensio, Scurri, SMARTASSISTANT, Sayduck, StoreEnabler, Stylefinch, Talkdesk, YESpay and ZAPA with more to come.
Matt Bradley, Event Director, RBTE, said, "The Retail Innovation Theatre is the brain child of RBTE and Eccomplished in recognition of the importance of innovation in today's fast changing and challenging retail environment. You don't need to go anywhere else to see the very best innovation on offer for retail."
Companies were selected by a steering committee of retail tech thought leaders based on how their proposed solutions and ideas addressed the biggest challenges that retailers currently face.
There will be three streams on both days of RBTE. Each session will be introduced by leading retailers, including Nick Wheeler, Owner of Charles Tyrwhitt, who will provide an outline of the challenge, and then open the floor to the Innovators who will present and demonstrate their ideas, solutions and products. These sessions will be interactive, so all the challenges will include a lively Q&A session, followed by networking.
Matt James, at Eccomplished, said, "Both our organisations are passionate about retail and we're constantly impressed by the amazing innovations and entrepreneurs that we come across on a daily basis. All of the companies selected have the potential to dramatically change and improve the way retailers operate. The Innovation Theatre at RBTE gives these companies a stage to showcase their new and innovative technology."
"We love retail and that's why we are championing innovation- we think retail is the most exciting and dynamic industry to be a part of at the moment, and we believe that the people who work in retail deserve an event where they can celebrate the ground breaking innovation available to help run their business even better. We're putting the razzle dazzle back into retail," Bradley continued.
Here are the challenges that are being addressed:
Physical Retail Reinvented Discover technologies that seek to blur the lines between the physical and digital retail. Hear propositions aimed at enriching the retail in-store experience, bringing digital in-store to life. Customer Centric Commerce Discover innovations that build a single view of the customer and translate customer insight into effective loyalty and retention strategies. Customer Experience Transformed At the heart of successful retail is a happy customer. Discover emerging technologies providing customers with a seamless, world-class experiences across all channels.
Tomorrow's Retail World Technologies are emerging to change retail forever. Come and be inspired by technologies that are shaping the future of retail. Delivering The Promise With a myriad of solutions to enhance the front end of the customer experience, what about the operational aspects of retail? Delivery and reverse logistics is arguably the most important part of the retail experience. Discover technologies that seek to address the operational challenges of delivering the retail promise. Unlocking International Markets The growth of emerging economies such as China and India present massive opportunities for retailers. Find out about technologies that can help overcome some of the fundamental barriers of entry to these growth retail markets.
The Innovation Theatre is free for visitors to attend, although pre-registration is recommended to secure your seat in what will be a packed out theatre. (see www.rbtexpo.com)
RBTE is held on March 11th & 12th 2014 at London's Earls Court. Go to www.rbtexpo.com to register today for your FREE fast track badge.