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Innovation Trail & Awards

innovation trail


Innovation is crucial to the success of modern multichannel retailing, and that is why it sits at the heart of both Retail Design Expo and Retail Digital Signage Expo.

We know our exhibitors have amazing innovations that can dramatically change businesses. To connect the two sides of this equation we have created a dynamic platform for you to showcase your products, services and solutions that are set to reshape the retail and brand landscape. 

The call for entry is now open and this is your chance to submit your innovation to an expert judging panel that will pick the top innovations they believe will set the industry alight.

The chosen products or services  will be showcased in the Retail Design, Marketing and Digital Signage Innovation Awards and Trail. Each shortlisted exhibitor will feature a special certificate on their stand, used to guide visitors around innovation hotspots at the busy event. A dedicated innovation area will display all of the featured innovations on a winners wall and and 20.20 will host the presentation of the overall winners award.  

Innovation Trail & Awards Entry Form

DEADLINE: 10th March

Open for Retail Design Expo 2017 and Retail Digital  Signage Expo 2017 Exhibitors only.

Are you an innovative company? This is your chance to put your innovation in the spotlight. 


If sending a short video (no longer than 20 seconds, either mp4 or .mov formats, please email to valeria@retaildesignexpo.com.


Here’s what the 2016 winner had to say: 

'I was pleased yesterday to be on the shortlist, with all of this illustrious company. I’ve seen so many fantastic displays. To win this is remarkable and extraordinary. We are truly humbled.'

Mark Savage, Chief Commercial Officer, Icon 


Sponsor 20.20 was delighted with the outstanding quality of the shortlist and the overall winner: 

‘I am proud to be amongst you. You have done an amazing job’. 

Mariann Wenckheim, Director, 20.20 

Innovation Trail & Awards 2017 Judges:

Guy Smith
Head of Design
Arcadia Group 

Alan Taylor
Head of Retail Design

Katie Greenyer
Creative Director
Red or Dead

Gareth Roberts
Head of Merchandising
& Retail Marketing 
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