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Innovation Trail & Awards

innovation trail logoInnovation 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 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

Entry Deadline: 10th March 2017

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 valeria@retaildesignexpo.com.

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Sidebar Exhibitor Testimonials

  • Testimonial 1

    I think the audience here is generally a very high standard. Not seen that many students around which is a good sign. It generally seems to be people who are employed in the industry and are actively looking for solutions, or ideas.

    Nick Smith, Pixel Inspiration, Technical Director

  • Testimonial 2

    Oh we’ve had many brand owners from lots of different vertical markets. We’ve had a visitors from BP, we’ve had Lloyds Bank and retail stores,.  I think they’ve definitely been the right demographic. We’re talking to digital innovators in those organisations, people in IT, conceptual store developers. I think that the quality of the people we’ve been getting past the show has been excellent and the footfall has been very consistent. Certainly, we’re on the second day now, and I’ve not seen a drop off in the attendance numbers. It looks like it’s a real success for us.

    Dave Williams, 3M, Business Manager, Electronic Division UK & Ireland

  • Testimonial 3

    As a new element of the retail show at Olympia, the cost and time invested into exhibiting at RDSE was a calculated risk, but we are confident it’s a risk that has already paid off. Comments from visitors to the stand have really enforced how integral digital signage has become to this market and it is abundantly clear that this aspect of the show has been well received, giving B-Tech a great opportunity to demonstrate our strengths in this field.

    Matt Nixon, Area Sales Manager for B-Tech International Ltd

Retailers need to reinvent themselves. They have spent many years improving internal processes, but today’s customers are asking retailers to focus on them, not on the systems. Retailers must become more extrovert, more people focused, more generous, and more innovative.

Mariann Wenckheim, Director of Retail, 20.20

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 

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