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Read on for a wealth of info on a variety of upcoming retail industry events – exhibitions, trade shows, awards and more. If you would like to feature your event, please get in touch with Emma Mjekiqi on or by calling 0207 183 9560.

KPS Furniture Day

KPS Furniture Day

Furniture retailers, seeking the best ways to create seamless omnichannel customer journeys, should attend an event organised by Envoy Digital, part of KPS, a transformation consultancy focusing on retail.

The event, to be held on 27 September 2018 at SAP UK headquarters in Feltham, will provide delegates with the latest updates on digital furniture retail, using industry case study examples. Speakers will give first-hand insights into how furniture retailers can reduce delivery time and cost, whilst getting to know their customers better.

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Industry leader and innovator Mike Logue, CEO at Dreams, will speak at the event. Home24, an Internet startup retailer will provide insights into a recent transformation at one of Germany’s largest furniture retailers. Shane Finley, Chief Value Advisor atSAP UK, will focus on SAP’s solutions for the furniture retail industry and outline its roadmap for future developments.

Barnaby Moffat, Managing Director at Envoy Digital, commented: “Furniture Retailers are recognising the need to integrate their sales channels to better meet the needs of customers at each stage of the buying journey, whether online or in-store – which legacy systems are no longer able to deliver. Very few retailers, especially in the furniture industry, have created such an omnichannel solution so far.  This event will show how furniture retailers who build these strong foundations will be best placed to offer their customers the smoothest in-store experience, building customer loyalty and ultimately boosting their bottom line.”

For more information or to express interest in registering for this event, e-mail


eCommerce Awards takes place on Wednesday 26 September 2018 at London Marriott Hotel Grosvenor Square – full details on all aspects of the event are available at:

Now in their tenth year, the eCommerce Awards has consistently broken new ground in highlighting some of the very best online retailers, online companies, agencies, innovations, products and campaigns the ecommerce industry has to offer.

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Every year, hundreds of key players gather to recognise and honour the brilliant achievements of their peers. Not only do the Awards provide great networking opportunities, the evening is also a great social occasion.  The food and wines are always first class, and there’s fantastic entertainment into the early hours.

Previous attending companies have included American Express, Animal, Argos, ASOS, B&Q, Barclaycard, British Gas, Celtic FC, Dixons Carphone, Domino’s, Fortnum & Mason, Green Man Gaming, HMV, House of Fraser, Iceland Foods, Jack Daniels, Jack Wills, Jewson, John Lewis, Laura Ashley, Lidl, Lloyds Banking Group, MasterCard, Moss Bros, O2, QVC, Red Bull, Royal Mail, Santander, Schuh, Selfridges, Sony, The Trainline, Thomas Cook, Three, Time INC, Toys R Us, Very, Virgin, Vodafone, Wagamama, Wickes, Yotel to name but a few …

This year, eCommerce Awards categories have been tweaked and are split into 4 sections:  Industry, Campaigns, Specialist and Business. Online retailers, relevant agencies, marketers and any company who trades online are encouraged to enter as many categories as are applicable.  The best performing participants overall will automatically be put forward for the Online Gold Award for eCommerce.

So, if you are a retailer or an online company, shout about your achievements and ensure you reap the rewards from the PR and sales uplift that comes hand in hand as a result of a successful entry or two.  If you are an agency, and you have really delivered over the last year for your client, put in a joint entry with your client today and both of you can benefit from your hard work and achievements.

Check out the categories and entry criteria:




FOLLOW:   @eCommAwardsLDN

PayExpo 2018

PayExpo 2018

PayExpo is the annual conference where leaders in payments shape the future, build game-changing partnerships and showcase the very latest payments innovations.

Through a new partnership, PayExpo and the Internet Retailing Conference are combining expertise to offer the ultimate learning experience, providing unmissable insights into retail payment technology and solutions for retailers. In our dedicated retail payments conference theatre, retailers can discover the latest disruptive technology, hear from the industry’s visionaries and learn how to meet the increasingly complex needs of their customers.

Free passes are available for all retailers and other merchants.

Twitter: @PayExpo
Telephone: +44 (0)20 7384 7893

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Book your free pass and join us in October to:

    • Learn how their business can offer a truly seamless, localised and secure payments experience across every channel, helping prevent revenue loss and maximise conversion


    • Meet the partners and suppliers that will help them roll out your future payments strategy


    • Network and share best practice with their peers and industry leaders


  • Come away with the connections, ideas and inspiration to improve your strategy and grow your business.

Companies already confirmed to attend include Boots UK, Centrica, ASOS, Dyson, Sainsbury’s, Argos, William Hill, Specsavers and many more.

InternetRetailing Conference 2018

InternetRetailing Conference 2018 – Collaboration, Innovation, Expertise. A powerhouse of ideas to Re:generate Retail

Retail is re-structuring, re-formatting, re-skilling and re-connecting with consumers. In the current climate, success belongs to retailers that dare to be adaptive, creative and to take risks. Re-launching for 2018 – in a brand-new London venue – InternetRetailing Conference 2018 brings together 800+ retail board members, C-level executives and directors for a breath-taking day of inspiration and collaboration.

Twitter: @ir_conf 
Telephone: +44 (0)20 7384 7802

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We’ve rejected endless PowerPoint presentations and superficial networking. Instead, our new format is designed to encourage peer-to-peer learning and board-level collaboration to enable ideas to flourish and innovation to be fostered.

Test your strategies against each other in order to create an overall solution that attracts customers, builds loyalty and generates revenue. How are millennials reshaping the way we all shop? What role will the store play in the era of eCommerce? What are the ingredients to successful international expansion? How is a tougher regulatory environment – stemming from GDPR and Brexit – affecting trade? How can a retailer overcome the challenges of re-skilling its workforce for the eCommerce and multichannel retail age?

Our 50+ speakers include:

    • David Lloyd, Managing Director, UK & Nordics, Alibaba Group


    • Caroline Hazlehurst, Operations Director, Deliveroo


    • Rachel Humphrey, Director, Brand & Strategic Partnerships, Birchbox


  • Sara Prowse, Chief Executive Officer, Hotter

Form lasting connections, share insight and help share retail’s future. Join the retail revolution on October 11th, at the Business Design Centre in London.

InternetRetailing Conference 2018 – Dare to Re:Generate Retail

The conference’s unrivalled format rejects stale PowerPoint presentations – instead it encourages peer-to-peer learning and board-level collaboration to enable ideas to flourish and innovation to be fostered. Be immersed in the latest challenges and opportunities in the world of retail in 2018, from re-skilling the workforce, fast delivery and the role of the store in the multichannel world. Meet our head-turning speaker line-up featuring Alibaba, Harrods, ASDA, Hotter, amongst 50+ others. Form lasting connections, share insight and help share retail’s future. Join the retail revolution on October 11th in London.

SOMNEX | The Sleep Show

Visit SOMNEX | The Sleep Show on Saturday 13 & Sunday 14 October (10am til 6pm) at The Old Truman Brewery in London. 

Get exclusive access to expert advice, innovative new products, specialist exhibitors, multiple interactive workshops and immersive classes – all designed to help you understand how to improve your sleep and give you and your family a fun day out!

Sponsoring & Exhibiting
Bansri Shah

Upcoming Events

  • ECOMMERCE AWARDS 2018 26/09/2018 London Marriott Hotel Grosvenor Square, Grosvenor Square, Mayfair, London W1K 6JP, UK
  • KPS Furniture Retail Innovation Day 27/09/2018 SAP London Headquarters Equitable House, 47 King William St, London EC4R 9AF, UK
  • PayExpo 2018 09/10/2018 – 10/10/2018 Business Design Centre, London N1 0RH, UK
  • InternetRetailing Conference 2018 11/10/2018 Business Design Centre, London N1 0RH, UK
  • SOMNEX | The Sleep Show 13/10/2018 – 14/10/2018 The Old Truman Brewery, London E1, UK