Who's the Lewis Hamilton of Retail?

Annual Retail Racing Driving Challenge back in 2019

Last July, a race circuit in Bedfordshire hosted a driving challenge with a difference. A fiercely contested, high octane racing event that brought together senior leaders in digital retail from the likes of Dune Group, Pandora, Matches Fashion, Oliver Sweeney and retail suppliers going head-to-head in a series of driving challenges. The goal to crown one winner the Driving Champion 2018.

The networking and charity event was the brainchild of Kevin Ludford, CEO SQLI UKWith the objective being to create an industry event focused on building relationships around an experience –with trust building,, knowledge sharing with competitive spirit thrown in. Add the ability to develop personal networks and connecting retail expertise,this event ticked all those boxes and much more.

The 2019 event this July looks to be even bigger and better than last year. PalmerSport is again the location, world renowned for its corporate racing experience, this year with some exciting new race cars to compete in. The networking dinner and event is supported by an amazing line up of retail industry solutions providers, handpicked for their individual value propositions.

This year we a proud to have Valitor, DotDigital & C4Commerce return as sponsors from the last year’s event. We also welcome on board Magnolia CMS, RedAnt & Klarna, Peak.Ai and Scurri joining the line-up for 2019. The overall event being coordinated by Validify, Europe's fasting growing innovation discovery platform and community for leading retailers and brands.

“Feedback from guests and partners that attended last year’s event was amazing, I couldn’t have asked for more positive feedback and to see the value people gained from the event was fantastic. This year we have some exciting new retail solution providers covering a number of the key retail propositions,” said Ludford.

“Between racing, retailers can explore payment solutions across both omnichannel expertise of Valitor or as alternative payment methods of Klarna. We have RedAnt helping retailers deliver a connected store experience or Peak.AI leveraging data to build retail solution insight. Dotdigital driving digital engagement and Magnolia building digital content driven experiences.  Not forgetting the importance of maximising the post purchase delivery experience with Scurri. There’s lots to dive into.”

He added: “If you feel you’ve got what it takes to compete, or simply welcome the opportunity to network with industry peers and suppliers, then retailers can register interest at www.arrdc.co.uk or reach out to Validify or one of the above providers to get on the guest list.”

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