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Retail Design Expo 2017 will provide visitors with a veritable cornucopia of all things retail design, marketing, visual merchandising and shopfitting.  In addition to the many suppliers on show, there will be a packed programme of conferences, seminars and extra special features including:

RETAIL DESIGN STUDENT AWARDS - Sponsored by ITAB UK -  Mentored by leading designers, students from top colleges will answer to live briefs from renowned brands and retailers. All shortlisted work will be displayed and the overall winner announced  at Retail Design Expo 2017.


INNOVATION TRAIL & AWARDS - Sponsored by 20.20 -  Exhibitors at Retail Design Expo and Retail Digital Signage Expo will be encouraged to submit their very best innovation, either a product or service, to an expert, independent judging panel. The panel will select the top innovations they believe will set the industry alight and select an overall winner which will be announced at Retail Design Expo 2017.

DESIGNER PAVILION -  The perfect place for visitors to meet cutting edge design consultancies and architects and form new partnerships.

RETAIL DESIGN AND MARKETING VISITOR LOUNGE - Sponsored by Kesslers - exclusive to conference speakers, retailers, brand marketers, architects, shopfitters and design consultants to meet up and network. 

VM LOUNGE - Sponsored by Kesslers - provides the perfect networking space for the VM industry - open to all VM professionals.


DESIGNER COFFEE SHOP - With so much to see and do at Retail Design Expo, you’re bound to need the odd breather. The Designer Coffee Shop, located on the exhibition floor, is the perfect place to relax with friends , colleagues, clients and suppliers – both old and new!

THE VM CHRISTMAS MARKET at Retail Design Expo will bring you dozens of new suppliers of Christmas decorations, fabrics, displays, props, furnishings, fabrics, garlands, greenery, trees, lighting, exterior decorations, both off the shelf and made to order. Together they will present you with an unparalleled array of stimulating Christmas ideas, themes and inspiration.The highly acclaimed RETAIL DESIGN EXPO conference programme will also feature sessions specifically about how to make the most of your Christmas displays. 

THE VM Christmas Awards - As Christmas windows, displays and interiors represent the epitome of the VM skill and art, we are launching the VM CHRISTMAS AWARDS that will recognize and reward the very best examples of Christmas 2016 VM across all sectors. An independent and prestigious judging panel of top retail designers, visual merchandisers and marketing experts will meet in March 2017 to decide the shortlist and the winners. All shortlisted entries will be displayed at RETAIL DESIGN EXPO 2017 and the winners will be announced at a glittering ceremony during the event. 

RETAIL DIGITAL SIGNAGE EXPO - Retail Design Expo & RBTE embrace the booming digital signage market with the launch of this dedicated new show located at Olympia, between RBTE and Retail Design Expo. In addition to the many exhibitors, there will be a dedicated digital signage conference sessions led by leading retailers, brands and designers.



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