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At RBTE we were impressed with the wealth and diversity of new products and innovation technology. Following our visit we have scoped and pursued several new projects with the aim to launch at least 3 into our Little Waitrose Stores this year.
Jemma Williams, Development Manager Operations, Waitrose
I attended the show to learn about technology trends in retail particularly around mobile payment. I saw some interesting technology which provoked plenty of thought and ideas which will be beneficial to me and the team. There was a great blend of supplier stands and informative seminars that would meet the needs of any retailer and I would recommend a visit – see you at RBTE14.
Mark Hayman, Project Manager - Retail Delivery, Boots
I found RBTE easy to navigate. There was a good mix of exhibitors, with plenty of theatre and some fascinating lectures. I could have easily spent 2 days here!
Lucy Haine, Business Partner Controller, Debenhams
The show is very impressive showing the technology that’s available. There’s some fairly advanced things going on here. The show is interesting for us in foods to come and see all the new technology that makes the process easier for customers as that’s our goal. There’s lots of things around RFID which is an exciting technology coming forward that we’re all excited about.
Chris Hockley, Business Analyst, Marks & Spencer
RBTE 2013 provided a fantastic opportunity to get to grips with the latest in retail technology innovation. There were some great food for thought and some enlightening presentations. I will definitely be back next year!
Mark Calrissian, Retail Design & Development Manager, EE
I think it’s a great show. Under one roof there are so many big brands and names. It also gives you the opportunity to speak to them on one to one basis and discuss their product in more depth. I am looking forward to next year’s one.
Amin Ibne, IT Manager, Planet Organic
The expo was very insightful on industry technological trends. There were two seminars in particular that I found very useful - Cybertill and one on mobile commerce. I only wish I was able to spend more time there to make the most of it.
Monica De La Cruz, Buying and Merchandising Supervisor, Vivienne Westwood
I was VERY impressed with the RBTE event, especially their organisational activities beforehand. They sent me a exhibitor catalogue with a detailed bio of each company. I was able to go to the event with 6 meetings already planned. One of the most efficient shows I've ever been too.
Jon Lawton, Web Team, Rocket Dog Brands International
Once again RBTE provided a wonderful opportunity to explore the breadth and depth of solutions and expertise on offer from suppliers.
Robert Moores, Isd Design Practice Manager, Asda Plc
I thoroughly enjoyed this year’s experience. It was very informative and well organised. "What a wonderful showcase under one platform."
Theepan Barthipan, Group Accountant, Radley + Co
The show is a fascinating collection of new and innovative technologies. As a major retailer John Lewis is on the hunt for new ideas as technology and innovation keeps us ahead and this is a great source of knowledge and insight into things that John Lewis is looking for. The show brings a lot of things that are relevant to John Lewis together in one place.
Julian Burnett, Head of IT Architecture, John Lewis
The show has come on in leaps and bounds from last year, and it seems to be full up with interesting products. We live in an environment where technology is moving fast, so it’s good to have it all under one roof. It’s good for us to see the functionality of new products.
Bilal Adham, Online Acquisition Manager, Monsoon
The show is very comprehensive - I am impressed by the size. What’s special about the show is how many people from many different areas of the business there are.
Jimmy Feeley, Programme Director, Tesco
RBTE is a great place to do all of your research in one go.
Amanda Lees, Treasury Manager, Moto Hospitality
There was a lot more digital at the show this year with a lot more focus on in store touch-points like digital signage, touch screens and tablets.
Craig Smith, IT Programme Manager, Marks & Spencer
This show is the benchmark for advancements in retail technology and the one place where I can gauge just how far we’ve come.
Robert Cooper, Project Manager/Business Analyst, Priority Travel Group
RBTE is a great show that gave me the most productive day of my year. Key product suppliers have now made multiple presentations to the company as a result of this show.
Lewis Graham, IT Systems Analyst, The Garden Centre Group
RBTE this year was fantastic. I took along one of my support analysts, and we had a very productive day, from attending a seminar on gamification of the help desk, to a great hot topic discussion on social media, and of course speaking to various companies providing potential helpdesk solutions for our business. Absolutely invaluable.
Tom Peach-Geraghty, IT Manager, The National Ice Centre and Capital FM Arena
This was a first for me – it won’t be the last. Value has been gained already!
Nick Connolly, Project Manager – Retail, Service & Support, Musgrave Retail Partners GB
My brief before attending was to understand where Carphone Warehouse can take advantage of the new developments in digital signage and mobile payment solutions. I’m pleased to say that the exhibitors and seminars met and exceeded my expectations and it was exciting to connect with so many people to help our business inspire and guide customers through the help of technology. A great exhibition and I’ll certainly be attending next year.
Adrian Cox, Demo Solutions Manager, Business Operations, The Carphone Warehouse
What can I say…..last year was inspiring and this year it was outstanding. You just keep getting better and better. You continue to attract top speakers, great content and the very best in retail solutions. It is the only International Retail Event with so much support and advice for free.
Sarah Pavlou, Independant Retail Consultant. Co Founder & Director. IWIB International Women in Business.
RBTE is an ideal opportunity to collaborate and network with online retailers as well as listen to insightful presentations. This year's event was a great success!
Laura Lane, Marketing and Communications Manager EMEA, ChannelAdvisor
We met a great deal of potential customers at RBTE. It provided exactly the right audience for our business and is key to our sales and marketing strategy. Nowhere else can you demonstrate your products to hundreds of relevant customers in just two days. It was definitely more than worthwhile.
Cerys Johnson, CFO, Tinderstone
This show just gets better and better.
Ritchie Jeune, CEO, Evolution
We had a great show at the third annual RBTE which has truly established itself as ‘the’ must attend Retail Tech show in the UK. We met lots of interesting retailers over the course of 2 days.
Tina Royall, Director, Futura
RBTE 2013 was the best ever. We were very pleased with the number of visitors to our stand and the leads we generated.
Phillip Moylan, Sales & Marketing Manager, Eurostop
The show exceeded our expectation in terms of quality of visitor and the qualified number of leads generated was double what we had set out to achieve.
Andrew Hall, Marketing Manager, Oki Europe
The RBTE show is a perfect place to introduce new products. This tradeshow gives us a much deeper reach into the international community. APG Cash Drawer will definitely be exhibiting again in 2014.
Walter Heyvaert, Business Development Manager Europe, APG Cash Drawer
At RBTE 2013 we engaged with leading retailers that otherwise might have been hard to reach. The show covered all areas of the retail technology market and was a very successful event for the third year running.
Chris Woodall, Regional Sales Manager, Cash Bases
This was our third year exhibiting at RBTE and it was bigger and better than ever before.
Alan Stephenson Brown, Managing Director Europe, Phoenix
For retail professionals it must save days of one-on-one meetings. We find that the aisles are not necessarily littered with IT Directors but those comms decisions makers who are present tend to be there for meaningful conversations which helps us deliver the R.O.I we’re looking for. I found the show both informative plus a great B2B networking opportunity.
Nick Healy, Suresite Card Services
It’s been very good. We’ve seen a variety of people from our target customer base in retail and hospitality but also potential partners. Mobile is the big ticket item here. This year’s show has been about mobile and interacting with consumers.
Mark Kusionowicz, Marketing Director, The Logic Group
The show has been good for us. The atmosphere is working well with us. It’s energetic, positive, great.
Akash Gahalaut, Marketing Manager, Wipro
The shows been excellent, there’s a real buzz here, and a good mix of people. We’ve seen a number of retailers from top high street stores and department stores. The atmosphere is friendly and buzzy. It’s great to be able to see all these technologies in one place.
Alison Wiltshire, Marketing, BT
It’s an excellent show, really good attendance, lots of key retailers, and a really good networking opportunity. We’ve seen Waitrose, Tesco, Boots, Sainsburys; you name it they’ve been here. The atmosphere is really buzzy. The feedback has been excellent. We’ve seen a huge benefit being here. We’ll definitely be back.
Ros Nyman, Account Manager, Oki
The show is going really well. Both days have been exciting with a lot of people come to the stand, both customers and prospects. The atmosphere is really good with a great buzz and new technology - the things retailers are excited about.
John Bailey, Retail VP, JDA Software
RBTE is a brilliant place for eCommerce. eCommere requires everything from websites to processing orders to dispatch and delivery and at RBTE you can find lots of partners to work together to provide you with the solution you require. This is a growing area. By doing delivery correctly you can make money. Next year we expect to see this area much bigger and more vibrant.
Shiran Liyange, Head of UK Marketing, MetaPack
The show has been fantastic. We are really excited as this is our first show and we’ve been incredibly busy. We’ve seen a whole range of visitors, from grocers, to speciality, to SME’s and poundstores.
Robin Lyon, Brand HW, Toshiba Global Commerce solutions
The show has being going very well, we’ve had good interest. We’ve seen large tier 1’s down to SME’s and a good mix of customers and visitors. We’ll be back next year. It’s been very good for us. It is the one big show of the year for retail. There’s lots of bigger brands here than last year. Very good response from everyone.
Andrew Reason, General Sales Manager, Casio
It’s a very good show, lots of customer interest, the stand has been packed on both days and there’s been lots of interest. We’ve seen everyone from Asda, to Virgin Media and Tesco and other big customers. There’s lots of interesting questions being asked, customers are coming to us with interesting challenges. We’ll definitely be back next year. The show is large, loud and vibrant.
Lennard Maronde, Strategy and Planning Manager, Samsung UK
The show has been fantastic. We’ve met a lot of good retailers. We’ve seen tier 2 & 3 retailers, and high end FMGC tier 1 retailers. It’s a fantastic atmosphere. The retailers are interested to see what’s here and what can enhance their business. We’ll be back next year. The ROI the show gives us makes it a must. We saw approximately 200 retailers yesterday with similar numbers today.
Raj Sanha, BDM, Herbert
We’ve had some very high quality visitors and saw retailers such as Tesco, Marks & Spencer’s and Next, so the show has gone really well. The show is a bit like a party. I love coming to RBTE because it’s a small industry and everyone knows everybody – but obviously a lot of serious business is done here. There’s a lot of innovation, especially around eCommerce. Will we back next year? Of course! It’s a great show for us. The show covers really neatly all aspects of the market.
Annette Tarlton, Marketing Director, Star Micronics
The shows been great, it’s a really good show for us. It was a really good opportunity to show off our newly launched products, with a great calibre of delegates - the right kind of people looking for cutting edge technology for their stores. We’ll be back next year.
Mark Jones, MD, Touch2View
It’s been a terrific show, really high level retail visitors. The show is vibrant. People have come here ready to engage with what’s going on.
Paul Rodgers, Chairman Vendorcom
The shows been fantastic and it’s been really busy despite the snow. We’ve had all sorts of retailers, from both stores, ops and IT. This year seems to be really buzzing, good and vibrant. It reflects the retail environment and it needs to be engaging. We’re going to be back here next year.
Tom O’Kill, Marketing and Operations Director, US
The shows been perfect and we’ve been so busy. It’s been made into a European event, not just UK. We’ve seen retailers from the UK and other countries, and also discovered new integrators and business partners, but the retailers are most important to us and there has been plenty of them. We will definitely be here next year. It’s the place to be!
Mirva Saarijarvi, Group Marketing Director, Nordic ID
This year’s show been fantastic for us, very busy and we’ve had a lot interest. We’ve seen a lot of fashion retailers. We’ll be back next year.
Roy Meunier, Overseas Support Manager Eurostop
Yesterday was absolutely fantastic, very good quality of retailer on the stand, we’re really pleased. We’ve seen a very high quality of retailer and we had Tesco, Asda, House of Fraser and Morrisons all on the stand at one time – you can’t get a better calibre than that. The atmosphere has been tremendous despite the bad weather. We’ll be back next year.
Ian Patterson, Sales Director, Box Technologies
The show has been really positive. Yesterday was particularly busy with lots of good visitors. We’ve seen lots of big retail names, plus lots of partner opportunities. The show is lively with a good buzz. We’ll be back next year. The show has been a success.
Anna Toomey, Marketing, Datacash
The show has been terrific. It’s our second year and we’re thrilled to be back. We’ve seen a variety of potential partners as well as retailers. The show is upbeat with more people than last year. Retailers are looking to spend more money. We’ll be back next year.
Karen Dutch, Senior VP Marketing, Revionics
The show being going really well, we’ve made some good connections. It’s a fantastic event and I look forward to next year’s show.
Bill Oglesby, Director Channel Sales, Kount
Seen a lot of interesting people, very retail heavy, lots of international . People are interested to find out about different content, experience and technologies in the industry today.
Dwight Agriel, Wireless Security Engineer, Airtight Networks
Great show! We introduced NFC to the show last year, with very few people understanding what it was about. This year everyone has got it and we have been pleased to see people using their NRF enabled phones. We’ve seen some fantastic retailers, all the big players that we wanted to see such as Tesco, Morrisons, ASDA, Halfords. They’re all here under one roof. We’ll definitely be back next year. This show is right in the heart of London, the size of the show is good and it’s a good visitor experience.
Mark Bartlett, Signbox, MD
The show been really good for us it’s been a mixture of different leads and contacts. We’ve seen lots of retailers and B2B leads. The show’s been bustling. Good steady stream of people, coming to see us with a purpose.
Caroline Rooke, Head of Marketing, Bybox
RBTE was a really fabulous show for us – a real step up on previous years, in various areas. The quality of visitor continues to improve, with the show clearly rising up the priority list of senior retailers. Looking past our own fortunes, the level of innovation continues to be high, with a clear focus on wireless & internet based technology. Well done all for a great show . We’re all excited to see what the team at Legend Exhibitions have up their sleeves for next year. See you there!
James Ussher-Smith, Director, The Pricing People