IRX 2016 Thousands expected to this year's Expo, which runs today and tomorrow
Thousands of visitors are expected at this year's Internet Retailing Expo (IRX 2016), which is now in full swing and runs today and tomorrow.
The event, now in its sixth year and co-located for the second year with eDelivery Expo, is expected to attract more than 6,000 visitors over the course of two days.
More than 300 exhibitors and sponsors will be at the show, owned by Clarion Events, to showcase the latest innovations innovations in online and multichannel retailing. Highlights from the exhibition will include zones focusing on the digital store and innovation, alongside theatres devoted to digital payments and to marketplaces.
Ahead of the show, Sam North, show director, said: “With over 300 exhibitors showcasing the latest innovations that are driving revenue for retailers, as well as the leading names in the sector, IRX and EDX offer visitors two days of education, networking and relationship building, all under one roof.
“Bigger and better than ever before, the expos bring together the most ambitious retailers with the leading suppliers to provide a commercial meeting place and thought leadership platform for the innovators of multichannel retail. We’re looking forward to record numbers of visitors all wanting to learn how best to sell online.”
This year's show takes the theme of balance, reflecting the need for retailers to balance and discover the different elements and channels of their retail business, rather than focusing on one to the detriment of the others.
More than 80 multichannel and ecommerce retailers, members of the IRUK Top500, will be sharing experiences and learnings in an event that includes eight free-to-attend conferences. These are under the themes of the Connected Store of the Future, Mobile in Multichannel, International & Cross Border, Digital Sales & Marketing, Insight & Experience, Digital Merchandising, Multichannel Fulfilment and Operations in Multichannel. There will also be 15 clinics, where traders can book a one-on-one 30 minute consultation session with free expert help around common retail challenges, and 20 workshops with hands-on, practical sessions delivered by leading industry suppliers.
eDelivery Expo (EDX), Europe’s only trade show for operations and fulfilment in multichannel, has meanwhile two dedicated conferences - Multichannel Fulfilment and Operations in Multichannel. Speakers from John Lewis, Ocado, Supergroup and Sainsbury’s will look in depth at the delivery and distribution side of internet retailing and at how to fulfil the multichannel promise. Service and solution providers will also join the party to showcase the latest technology in packaging, parcels, stock management, warehousing, logistics end-to-end and many more areas to help retailers improve their operations performance.
The Top500 lounge will offer the Top500 community the chance to meet, network and eat in a professional but relaxed atmosphere.
To learn more about Internet Retailing and eDelivery Expo, and to register for free, visit www.internetretailingexpo.com