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T e event is aimed at helping retail, hospitality and leisure operators to run more successful businesses


Retail Business Technology Expo returns to Earls Court!


Retail Business Technology Expo and Cards & Payments Solutions, Europe’s fastest growing retail event, will take over Earls Court for two days this month. We take a quick look at the show highlights


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etail Business Technology Expo 2012 and Cards & Payments Solutions, the co-located business solution exhibi-


tion created for the retail market in the UK and mainland Europe is set to double in size for 2012. T e event will showcase – via an educational programme and exhibitors – the whole range of technology and multichannel solutions available to help retail, hospital- ity and leisure operators run more successful businesses, covering every sort of hard and soſt ware solution. T e sectors covered at the show include


EPoS, multichannel, supply chain, logistics, ecommerce, payments, ERP, loss preven- tion, mobile, CRM, workforce management, signage, home delivery, cash management, franchise systems, printers, merchandise and assortment planning, self-checkouts. Nick Field, event director, Retail Business


Technology Expo and Cards & Payments Solutions, said: “T e event was launched in March 2011 to great acclaim. T e 2012 show will feature more than 300 exhibiting tech- nology solution providers including many leading global companies, as well as an exten- sive educational programme of seminars, keynotes and panel discussions – and of course a full networking schedule.” Field added that the seminar programme


would be a particular highlight this year, as it will boast a number of sessions featuring European and global content. “T ere is a strong demand for an event


Retail, hospitality & leisure innovations – all under one roof Retail Business Technology Expo and Cards & Payments Solutions is a definitive event for retail and hospitality organisations in the UK and mainland Europe looking for the right tools, solutions and advice to run their businesses even more effectively. It’s the ideal destination to find out more about the latest trends, innovations, challenges, and the solutions for this thriving industry.


of this nature from mainland European retailers,” he said. “T ere are no compara- ble events within Europe where retailers can get an overview of the international retail landscape. With retailers having to look to overseas territories to grow their market


T e exhibition fl oor will showcase latest technology EVENT HIGHLIGHTS:


• Two major exhibitions featuring 300+ exhibiting technology solution providers including many leading global companies • Seminar and conference programme (free of charge) with four seminar theatres featuring more than 100 independent presentations and discussions, many with European retailers and global content) • Keynote speakers and panel discussions • A hosted CIO visit, with more than 80 senior decision makers from the top 150 European retailers • Even greater focus on multichannel retail and eCommerce • Study tours • A full networking schedule


share, and internationalisation on most major retailers’ agendas, it is business critical that there is a central and accessible annual event where the retail community can come and see all the latest innovations and meet face to face with the largest gathering of retail solution providers in Europe.” Keynote speakers include Mark Fabes, IT


director, McDonald’s; and Paul Willows, direc- tor of strategy, Boots. Session topics range from launching new consumer brands and technology to improving customer loyalty.


FREE REGISTRATION NOW OPEN AT www.retailbusinesstechnologyexpo.com RETAIL BUSINESS TECHNOLOGY EXPO and CARDS & PAYMENTS SOLUTIONS – the UK and Europe’s leading solutions events


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