RBTE call for papers now open

RBTE, Europe’s biggest and fastest growing retail solutions show, is looking for knock-out content for its 2014 educational programme and has launched its search for outstanding material with the opening of its call for papers for the RBTE 2014 conferences and seminars.

Previous speakers at RBTE have included Mark Fabes, CIO, McDonalds; Gary Barr, CIO, Morrisons (now at Dixons); Paul Coby, IT Director at John Lewis; Graham Benson, CIO M&M Direct; Julian Burnett, Head of IT Architecture, John Lewis; Simon Kerry, CIO, Charles Tyrwhitt Shirts; João Gunther Amaral, Head of Innovation, Sonae Continente and Adam Stewart, Marketing Director, Rakuten's Play.com, all attracting thousands of attendees to the FREE conference and seminar programme.

Innovative companies are invited to submit proposals for the opportunity to take part in Europe’s largest gathering of the retail industry, where topics such as loyalty, mobile, integration, payments, global expansion, real time inventory and fulfilment are just a small selection of the subjects under discussion. 

Nick Field, event director RBTE, said: "RBTE is the event that sets the agenda for the retail industry. Our visitors demand the most innovative and thought provoking speakers covering new ideas and topics which will appeal to the broad range of job functions that the show attracts.  RBTE is for the whole team, from the CEO to managers, and not just the IT Department, with visitors representing all the key business area’s from IT, marketing, eCommerce, mobile, supply chain, HR, finance, operations, payments, buying, merchandising, multichannel, loss prevention….. There’s something for everyone."

The comprehensive education programme at RBTE 2014 features three conference theatres, with one theatre dedicated entirely to payments, (plus the eCommerce bootcamps, the 20/20 theatre and the Innovation programme) providing  plenty of opportunities to hear the very best retail content there is to offer – all FREE! And as the educational programme is the star of a vast marketing campaign, speakers will benefit from an extensive publicity drive, pre and post show.

The call for papers deadline is October 16th 2013. More details and hints and tips on how to submit a proposal can be found here.

RBTE is held on March 11th & 12th 2014 at London’s Earls Court.


About RBTE

RBTE is the must-visit event for retail and hospitality organisations looking for the right tools, solutions and advice on how to best run their business.  It is a one stop shop, showcasing end to end solutions, from supply chain to the customer.  See the whole picture at RBTE – the UK and Europe’s leading solutions events.

RBTE, from Legend Exhibitions, a leading exhibitions company, combines an exhibition offering a comprehensive range of solutions with a free informative and interactive education programme incorporating seminars, workshops, and inspirational features, plus a host of networking opportunities and hospitality – all under one roof. It provides a platform for the most innovative suppliers from this sector to showcase their products and solutions.


For additional information, contact:

Emma Easterbrook, communications director RBTE

020 8 874 2728  emmae@rbtexpo.com