The Essential Retail team is on the ground at RBTE 2017 over the next two days, dedicated to bringing you the latest news from the show's inspirational conference agenda.

With three streams and over 100 speakers, it's sure to be a busy couple of days. We're excited to hear from Toys R Us, Tesco, B&Q, JD Sports and John Lewis, as well as many more retailers discussing the digital challenges facing the industry today.

Be sure to pop into Theatre 2 tomorrow, where our Acting Editor, Caroline Baldwin, will be interviewing Expedia's VP of global merchandising, Dan Reed, live on stage at 11.10 am and also moderating a panel on the store of the future with Waitrose and Dixons Carphone later in the day at 2.40pm.

Do stop us and say hello if you see us making our way around the show floor and if we miss you there, we'll be sure to see you at the bar later on.