Over 12,000 visitors descended on London’s Olympia to visit RBTE & the co-located Retail Design Expo – and the visitors weren’t just from the UK, with over 1,500 international visitors. The events caused such a stir that even BBC Breakfast came along to check out what all the fuss was about!
With over 350 exhibitors and hours of outstanding content in the conference programme, the reviews on RBTE are sensational!
‘RBTE is a great place to come to see the latest developments in technology, to understand the way retail’s going and the way technology can take retail. It’s a great way of getting a lot of information in a short space of time.’
John Boyle, Chief Operating Officer, Ann Summers
‘RBTE is a really valuable opportunity for a company like John Lewis to be able to come and see all of the suppliers together in one place and actually get hands on with the technology and see what’s available and what we can use in our stores.’
Tim Linsell, IT Delivery Manager, John Lewis
‘What’s great about RBTE is literally the size of it. So pure scale and being able to see so many different suppliers, agencies, technology all in one place and actually be able to play with it, interact with the people that know all about it and really start applying some of that back to our own business.’
Doug Glenwright, Head of Transformation, TUI UK
‘Last year I was here as visitor, this year we’re exhibiting with Samsung. It’s bigger, it’s better, there’s more retailers, the names that are here are unbelievable. Just now we spoke to Gap, we’ve seen McDonalds, Sainsbury’s. The big guys are here. Even Walmart from America have come over.’
Spencer Shaw, CTO, Streetlike
‘We have been delighted with the quality of the visitors to this year's Retail Business Technology Expo. At one point John Lewis, Tesco, Clarks and Swarovski were all present on our stand, at the same time.’
Peter Lumsden, Content & Communications Manager, Ergonomic Solutions
‘RBTE is one of the leading retail shows for us, so it’s a great opportunity to get technology into the hands of customers for them to see how it can make their staff more efficient, for retailers to get their staff more efficient, to engage their customers and really just give their customers a much better experience on the stand.’
Dan Rob, Marketing Manager, Samsung
Two Retail Expos - One Mission
Co-located for the firs time ever with Retail Design Expo, the launch event has been hailed as an outstanding success .
Retail success in one place, at one time, under one roof.